Textbook that’s heavy.
Paper that’s light.
Now, paper on top of textbook; let’s try this.
One, two – and three!
Plop goes the textbook – and paper. Pop goes my heart, because the Physics teacher then does something none of my ex-teachers are likely to have done… heck, most students couldn’t have done it either with his self-assuredness.
Not about Liking your own posts and having no one else do the same.
I have well-connected (liberal with Add Friend button) younger cousins who easily garner hundreds of Likes and the wrath of my silent envy. These are people for whom the inverse relationship between no. of posts and no. of Likes does not apply. I hope they enjoy their teenage glory while it lasts. But of course, my cynicism shall return to bite me, when they turn out to be the next Taylor Swifts and Sam Smiths and I am forced to stubbornly shout out from my one-man saloon and still insatiably show them my thumbs-up, man!
Alright, enough with the melodrama.
She has become all the buzz this new year. Her unrestrained criticism of Singapore has garnered much attention and stirred passionate discussion. Her viral video has received many thumbs up. Yet, many others are also concerned. Some bloggers gave witty responses; one of them even critiqued the video in Application Question style (GP students anyone?). Some decide to duel with her on Twitter. Clearly, while some like her guts, others hate it.
Rather than plunging into false yes/no dichotomies, we should perhaps take a step back and consider: What is Singapore? Continue reading