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How to explain stuff to Malaysians

My teammate who’s from a Chinese private school background was talking about one of the QC department scientists at our CMO, who likes to ask for a half a dozen more experiments than it would take to make anyone else … Continue reading

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Seorang Hobbit

Finally got around to seeing The Hobbit – it had been embargoed to my sibs and me because our parents wanted to watch it together. Overall it was pretty good, although as with the live-action Lord of the Rings films, … Continue reading

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Newspaper Rage II

How about just “Moronic”. We get it, your mummy-daddy or your elite JC or whatever made you study Western literature. This is assholic writing. The author goes on to talk about how Finland has done education its own way and … Continue reading

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The game of keep-away

Heaven knows I’m not a language prescriptivist. I’m one of those people who like using “they” in the singular on purpose because English lacks a gender-neutral 3rd person pronoun for adults. But I really can’t get my way around some … Continue reading

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