Learning to Play with Others

I’ve always liked playing with other people, perhaps it comes from growing up in a ragtag family of five siblings and neighbourhood play gangs in Singapore during the 1970s-80s. Yet until recently, collaborations have been an uphill struggle that bore little fruit for me. 2016, however, seems to be the year when they are finally…

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My little bit of something beautiful

There are days when you wake up your head filled with words, phrases and titles that you struggle to put down on paper before they go pffft right out of your mind. And then there are days when you sit before the keyboard, fingers poised, readings primed and structure ready, only to be somehow unable…

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Research & Resilience

A friend and I were chatting yesterday about his current lack of sleep. He complained about going to bed only to wake up, unable to continue slumbering from 2am in the morning. Diagnosis? Stress from multiple deadlines and postgraduate research. Most people think success in postgraduate research is about intelligence. Well, you need a certain…

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