Let’s Sleep More, Let’s Sleep Better

TODAY, youths like us don’t get enough sleep. Studies show that Singapore is the second in the world with the least hours of sleep, clocking of an average of 6 hours 32 minutes per day. That’s close to two hours short of the requisite eight. Continue reading


Marching On With Technology

ELECTRONIC devices and school are inextricable. Many schools require that their students own a laptop, some even a tablet. The beauty of electronic devices is that they connect you to the vast world of information out there. I can just sit by my desk, get on my MacBook, and look up a myriad of facts on “velocity,” for instance. Continue reading

Death to Distractions

SMARTPHONES are so widely used that they have become something of a social evil. People slouch into their iPhones or androids, sucked into a cyber world buzzing with all kinds of distractions: Likes and Shares, Tweets and WhatsApp messages, YouTube and music videos, newsfeeds, Snapchat and WeChat, the noise never stops. Having said that, anyone without a smartphone must surely be from a dinosaur age, unenlightened by the vast resources out there, that wondrous world we call the Internet.  Continue reading

My Handsome Yellow Songster

I HAVE always wanted to have a pet dog, but my kid sister Cynthia has severe allergy. So we decided to have a pet bird instead, and we named him Terry. That was almost a year ago. My father bought us a canary, a handsome yellow songster who would delight us with such cheerful tunes almost everyday, especially when the sun is out. Continue reading