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Tigers or not, the best parents are wise

Source: The Sunday Times, 23 January 2011 Some children benefit from being pushed hard, while others need more nurturing By Lee Wei Ling The excerpt from Yale law professor Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother – first published

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Don’t take the easy way out

Source: The Sunday Times, Jan 16 2011 Doctors should rely on senses, experience and eschew costly, unnecessary tests By Lee Wei Ling There have been many reports in recent years of doctors, in the United States especially, ordering too many

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Singapore must achieve more with less

By NGIAM TONG DOW  IN THE aftermath of GE 2011, a new buzzword entered our political vocabulary. Political reporters wrote about the ‘new normal’ of Singapore politics. Being an ‘old normal’, I wondered what was new. From third world to first:

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What Don Quixote, Ganesh remind me

Source: The Sunday Times, Jan 2, 2011 We have it in us to fight injustice, achieve our dreams, no matter how dire things seem By Lee Wei Ling Ganesh is a Hindu deity with an elephant head. He is the

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Caught in the trap of materialism

Source: The Sunday Times, Dec 19, 2010 I scorned those who flaunted wealth but found that I too cling on to material things By Lee Wei Ling Christmas is a big occasion in Singapore, even for non-Christians. It is an

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Ngiam Tong Dow the policy maker

Source: The straits times  NOVEMBER 21, 2010 Ngiam Tong Dow has always had Singapore’s best interests at heart, reports Vikram Khanna As a policymaker, Mr Ngiam Tong Dow has shepherded the Singapore economy through its transition from Third World to First.

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The mood of a nation

This article quoted the speech by head of Civil Service, Peter Ho, to explain why the rising demand and expectation of a new generation is a result of Singapore’s constant pursuit of excellence in everything. May be it is time that

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Soldiering on against all odds

Soruce: ST: Oct 10, 2010   G, a commando, remains strong after an accident turned his life upside down By Lee Wei Ling G is my patient and my friend. His story is one that many of us can learn

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Remember to Think Madonna

She is still on top of her game after three decades – and therein lies the life lesson of reinvention by shaun seow Source: Todayonline  Oct 08, 2010 MediaCorp’s Deputy CEO Shaun Seow spoke on the importance of reinventing oneself

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82-year-old Comeback Kid Lim Tow Yong (Inspiration story)

This is a real and touching Singapore story that makes one grown man cry. I have been looking high and low on the internet in vain except a short introduction from Adam Khoo’s website. I happen to chance upon my newspaper

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson