An Abundance That Echoes Throughout the Year
~ That’s probably why we eat our yu sheng first, not because it’s a salad, but because it’s a symbolic way of announcing what’s to come. Call it yu time, if you will, an ode to abundance, not just on chuxi night, but the rest of the year. ~ (549 words)
‘O’ Levels 2014, Question #1
・Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory?
Why Tourists Love Singapore
~ And being such a tiny island that takes less than an hour from east to west by car, Singapore really is, as Bourdain says, “the best place you can go for maximum bang in a minimum period of time.” And if you’re talking about hawker fare and street food, there’s that added bang for your dollar. ~ (564 words)
‘O’ Levels 2014, Question #2
・Which features of Singapore and its citizens make it a major tourist attraction for people from all over the world?
The Man Who Was Born Round
~ In his memoir Born Round, you find, within the first two pages, all the hallmarks of classic Bruni—that wonderful gift of showing, the clever wordplay, the wry humor, the ready self-deprecation. ~ (637 words)
‘O’ Levels 2014, Question #3
・Which person has the greatest influence on your life at the present time, and why?
Memories and Happy Moments
~ It was a private, solo salsa session—no cover charge, no closing hour, with the sea for a view and the sea breeze to keep cool. ~ (535 words)
‘O’ Levels 2014, Question #4
・’The best things in life are free.’ Write about some of the occasions when you have found this to be true.
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