Category: Opinions

The one-step solution to prolonged concentration? Reflections on the past few months, December holidays and moving on…

Hi there, To begin, I’m not going to lie, it’s been a long time since the Origin* updated and I apologise on the behalf of the team . Rest assured, we’ll be a lot more active in time to come. Speaking about time, a lot has happened since the blog’s last post in August – ...

No more hiding in the toilets during DDD

Hi there! I wish to share something that really struck a chord with me awhile ago. A little more than a month ago, I attended a Brown-Bag session (Informal tea session with guest speakers held@EunoiaJC) with Ms Chan Chi Ling as the guest speaker. Prior to the tea session, Ms Chan had given a talk ...

Lessons in education from Finland

Finland’s education system has frequently been lauded as the best in world, coming out tops in global education system rankings every year. As such, many countries, Singapore included, have sought to adapt the Finnish system to their own. Some argue that the key element to implement the Finnish model to Singapore is how both societies ...

Letting Go of a Hobby

Hey, remember those piano lessons you took when you were 6, then stopped after 3 years? Remember how passionate you were about it at that time, how much you wanted your fingers to dance across the keys just like the pianist you saw on stage? Or perhaps you were a swimmer, spending 4-5 hours every ...

SJWs of the Internet Age

The acronym SJW would probably elicit a reaction of poorly masked confusion followed by a pretentious response of ‘Hmm, I’ve heard it before.’ and then procedure to go on Urban Dictionary to find the meaning of this elusive slang. Or perhaps you are true to yourself and admit that you have never heard of such ...

Who am i ?

How much of me is me? Who am i really. There comes a time when we truly ask ourselves, do i really know who i am? Am i me? Or am i simply playing a character? As I quote Shakespeare “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have ...

Do you have eating disorders?

Let me just start with saying that eating disorders are not that different from normal dieting! It is a matter of when they become so obsessed over losing weight that it becomes a health and emotional problem. Therefore it is not possible to know if you have an eating disorder until it is too late ...