I may have gone a little overboard on what I thought about one of our Education Ministers.
This went viral on 9GAG back in February last year—exactly one year ago, in fact. And I’m going to say straight out, I really didn’t agree with this back then, and I really don’t agree with it now.
This is beginning to be as sensitive as talking about religion. And it’s getting worse and worse every year. Then there are all these positive initiatives getting people to share stories and PSLE T-scores in the name of telling Nintendo DS-denying parents grades don’t matter (she’s since learned an important lesson: be careful what you say in front of a journalist). First: I love … Continue reading The Big PSLE Freakout
Up until I was 35, I wanted to be successful, too. Or at least, I was taught to want it.
This is an appeal to any person, group or organisation that plans parenting talks, seminars, workshops, forums and conferences. Since I’ve started blogging as a parent, I’ve received invitations to attend (and a couple of times, sit in the panel of) quite a few of these parenting events. It wasn’t until recently that the messages some … Continue reading Please Stop Teaching Us How to Raise Successful Children
As progressive a nation as we have become in the last 50 years, our failure to accept failure also happens to be our biggest failure. And no, I’m not just talking about parents.
The week before, I took a day off to bring everyone to Kidzania Singapore to see if we could get tickets, but we arrived at Beach Station at 2pm, and seasoned parents of Kidzanians will point at us and mock us in utter noobery of not knowing that we can’t just get walk-in tickets into … Continue reading Kidzania: Understanding the Mania
Before the Blogfather resumes normal complaining tomorrow, I’d like to add my bit for Lee Kuan Yew’s passing. When Xander woke up for school yesterday morning, I turned on the television to watch the Channel NewsAsia broadcast announcing MM Lee’s passing and his various tribute clips. When I told him what had happened, he watched … Continue reading The Lee Our Children Don’t Know
50 years on, Singapore still has a lot to learn about being one united people, regardless of race, language or religion.
Happy New Year, Ms Tan Moi. May your online spur of the moment be a lesson for us all to show some respect.
SG50 is laden with 50 years worth of national baggage. But that is also precisely why it’s so important that our Golden anniversary as a nation must be celebrated.
It’s not often that an opinion piece in the Reflect section of ST’s Sunday Life! will get any noticeable attention. But this week, one did. Evidently the writer knew what was coming for sure, but The Blogfather would like to say some things in his defence.