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An Ode to Karaoke

An Ode to Karaoke

It’s one in the morning and the drinks have been wiped out. The night is still young, and no one is ready to head home. You’re at a loose end until someone asks, “Karaoke night?” And that’s how you wind up at a karaoke bar screaming the words to My Chemical Romance till the break...

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Rediscovering

In the course of my elusive search for a job, running from pillar to post, I’ve had the opportunity of scouring through numerous job descriptions and interacting with recruiters across all spectrums. There are those who nod approvingly upon seeing my resume, while others treat it with disdain. While I may not necessarily meet the...

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[Alumni] No Mountain Too High: A 29,000 Feet Climb For Charity

[Alumni] No Mountain Too High: A 29,000 Feet Climb For Charity

Not many dreams that sprout in the halls of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine take shape at the peak of Mount Everest, but Dr. Kumaran Rasappan’s did. The soft-spoken 27-year-old doctor is the first Singaporean to have climbed Everest for a charitable cause. He first saw the peak of Everest from an aircraft...

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[Olympics] Defining the Olympics: Not Only About Sporting Excellence

[Olympics] Defining the Olympics: Not Only About Sporting Excellence

The World Gymnastics Championships, the World Aquatic Championships and the Fencing World Championships are the premier competitions in their respective fields, and yet they fail to generate anything even close to the global buzz and media coverage that the Olympics does. What is it about the Olympics that sets it apart from other discipline-specific sporting...

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Thinking Out Of the Box in the “Fine City”

Thinking Out Of the Box in the “Fine City”

Were you ever disenchanted by the very concept of restrained education during school? Did a snapshot of you twirling around the boundless realm of possibility just outside the cosmic box containing your educational experience instill hope in those dark times? Yes, the metaphor I was going for is ‘thinking out of the box’, a notion...