Archive for February 19th, 2010

Damned Either Way

It’s ironic how when Singapore gained independence from the British and was subsequently kicked out of Malaysia, naysayers said we were doomed to fail because we were such a tiny country. Now that we’re successful, people say that success was only possible cos we’re so small – as if hard work and good governance don’t […]

Had my department Chinese New Year dinner just now. Was seated next to our Chief Operating Officer. During the dinner, the conversation somehow steered to the pressure cooker education system in Singapore. My COO who’s from Holland was very against it. He said that children should not be straddled with stressful exams. One of the […]




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