What use is that?

I think one of the problems with us Asian parents, in particular Chinese, is that we often have a fixed opinion on the value of things. I am certainly guilty of it, as was my mom, and I am sure there are many others out there as well. What use are computer games? What use…

On Learning One’s Language

If someone told me 20 years ago that I would write this article, I would have laughed at his face. I hated learning Chinese (Mandarin) and didn’t feel that it would be anything useful. In Singapore, everything that mattered was and still is taught in English. However Singapore made it compulsory to learn a 2nd…

When “a x b” is not equals “b x a”…

When I first saw this article on how some apparently correct answers were marked wrong, my first thought was “what rubbish is this?”. More recently though, my wife talked about the incident in which a colleague of hers will be switching her kids to private school because her kids was deducted points for not showing…