Category: Culture

Alain de Botton Quotes

7 Alain de Botton Empath Quotes on Fame

  Who is Alain de Botton? A Swiss-born British writer with eclectic interests and remarkable eloquence. He surfaced in 1969 and published a bestseller novel in 1993. His first non-fiction book came in 1997, straddling genre boundaries and spanning topics from philosophy to architecture to work to travel. In 2008,...

A Sociological Empath

10 Most Thoughtful But Less Popular Singapore Blogs

What would you do to find the best content that people in Singapore blog? You’d likely Google top Singapore blogs. Yet like all search engines, Google is powered by algorithms which use quantity as indicative to quality. The first result was a Top 50 list from ASEAN Up, which analyzed...

Sociology of Gender Studies

Reading List: NUS SC2220 Gender Studies

Gender is a hot topic among Sociology students. And so it is among American citizens. The failed campaign of what would be the first female US president coincided with the election of someone recorded on tape boasting of sexual misconduct. If you take a cultural angle towards politics, the backlash...

Are Street Buskers Marginalized in Singapore?

Buskers are rooted while pedestrians keep moving. They are passively labelled an ‘other’, to the extent they cannot perceive possibilities beyond entertainment.

Kranji Countryside - Bollywood Veggies - Pond

Kranji Countryside: The “Rural” Face of Singapore

Three dollars and you get a seat on the hourly shuttle bus from the Kranji train station to Kranji Countryside. I chose to drop off at Bollywood Veggies, a 10-acre farm featuring huge varieties of plants. This was only matched by the handwritten signs educating visitors on the crops they...

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