Why we should always volunteer?

Three semesters in a row of volunteering with Food Bank and I thought it would be a good time to have a reflection on this from my perspective as an instructor. Regardless of the number of time I do volunteering work with Food Bank, I always have this deep sense of satisfaction after seeing the…

My Three Teaching Motives Behind Arranging AVA Visit

This is my third semesters bringing my students to visit AVA. Strangely, I have never really blogged about AVA even though I have read many of my students’ postings about it. So for the first time in three semesters, this blog is dedicated to the unsung hero of our nation, AVA and to my students who…

And the moral of the story is …

Week 4. The week that I have planned to try to teach my students on the techniques and processes of Group Model Building. For the last two semesters, I have been trying to develop an effective learning activity that can deepen students’ knowledge and learning in Group Model Building, but with mixed success. I wrote…

Seeking Attention to Everything

Every year, we are always being reminded of how we should behave and conform to the societal norms. That we need to do more of this, focus more on that, so that we can be better and stronger than the previous year. I understand the good intention of people around me telling me all these….

Mono No Aware (物の哀れ)

Mono no aware (物の哀れ) is a Japanese term that I picked up when I read the book ‘Spark Joy’ written by Marie Kondo. If you don’t know who she is, she is a tidying expert and her best-selling books were sold worldwide and she has fan-based all over the world especially the western world. It is…

Becoming responsible for everything

  I was invited to the Sustainability+ dialogue jointly organized by the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) Student Committee and the Environmental Law Students Association (ELSA) of NUS law last Saturday as a panelist. During the panel session, a student from CAPT asked me a question that is something like this. There are so many…