Be the light of someone

There is a light of friendship when we look to the direction of the sun. Or may be we could be the light of someone we met along in our journey of life. In this world of many doubts and distrust of people, we can choose to be the boat on a rough sea, or…

The Tao of Plastic Society

By K.C. Toh The following link is a image showing the ‘food’ inside a whale before she died at the beach in Singapore. The skeleton of whale is now on display at theLee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in the National University of Singapore. http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2016/03/15/whale2mar15.jpg?itok=-VA6gGyL   绝圣弃智,民利百倍;绝仁弃义,民复孝慈;绝巧弃利,盗贼无有。此三者以为文不足,故令有所属;见素抱朴,少私寡欲;绝学无忧。 《道德经》19章 绝圣弃智 If the government stops to worship the sage…

Height and Epigenetics: The tale of short Asians and tall Europeans

Is gene alone determined our human height? Why are Europeans in generally taller than Asians. Here I will try to give some reasoning based on other studies, my own analysis, and observations. This article intends to stimulate people of all races and nationalities not to stop asking question about our own bias in viewing any phenomenon around us, especially people with a rational scientific mind.

新加坡人的国民认同

中国有一句话说:水至清无鱼,人至察无徒。说明环境和人的多样性的重要。这里主要用阐述作者一些关于培养人才多样性的一些观点,以新加坡和英国来作一些分析。

Finding Singaporean National Identities

There is a Chinese quote: When the water is too clean, the fish cannot survive in it. When we are too critical of everything, we would not manage to find anyone to be our partner (水至清则无鱼,人至察则无徒). Pure, focus, clean etc. are terms to describe somethings positive. Do they really bring positive impacts to our daily living? What is the role of diversity in providing a healthy soil for nurturing talents, and in building a nation?

Short Story and Photo Series of Indigenous People of Sarawak (1)

This post originally appeared at  http://www.jupiterstudio.com.sg/blog/2016/5/26/short-story-and-photo-series-of-indigenous-people-of-sarawak-1 I did not appreciate black and white photos until recent years that I started to love the beauty of simplicity in this type of photo in delivering a straightforward message to readers. These black and white photos shown in the above figure really bring out the character of a man…

Facebook and the real family and friends

To me, online friendship and real-world friendship are the same. There is a set of social code people needs to follow like in the real life. Most importantly we support, care, and love each other, as a family, or as friends. This is not the case in the online world. We tend to post everything…

Wake up

City is city and kampung (Malay word for village) is kampung, these two worlds seems to be separated by a milky way. Probably the city is more like a black hole sucking in everything around them, the kampung, the trees, the rivers, and the mountains. We are not afraid of losing everything around the city…

Surviving in nature

There are different tribes or aboriginal people or is more commonly called in Malay language as Orang Ulu that are living nearby the rivers in Sarawak, Borneo. This photo shows the ‘storeroom’ in a Kenyah family and it was taken because it shows many aspects of the life of the Orang Ulu. Can you tell…

Sarawak State Election 2016

Telang Usan electoral district N77. Some People Justice Party (PKR) 4WDs are heading into the mountains. This is the best road to go into the region before entering the logging roads that lead to the villages. Some logging roads are not accessible if heavy rain. Therefore even the villages are not far from each other,…

Winner

The Sarawak 2016 State Election is over, and the big winner is…