Regrets – Youth Innovation Challenge

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It’s an unspectacular end to my Entre journey and school-day endeavours with entrepreneurship: kicked out of the semifinals, in a competition that’s supposed to be a culmination of all our experience, in which we’re supposed to shine. …continue reading

Getting the Acer Aspire Switch 10

So after winning that HP ElitePad 900 tablet from SIR last month, I decided to sell it off since it’s a relatively old model (1.5 years old) with an aged processor, and, as a Windows 8 device, had very limited functionality without an included keyboard. Even though its retail price is $1,300, you know it’s clearly overpriced …continue reading

JA/HP Social Innovation Relay

Well after the disappointing SAGE finals, it’s really a pleasant surprise to be writing about the wonderful experience I had at the Social Innovation Relay (SIR) finals yesterday afternoon. Not just because we won, but because of the great organisation of the event and all the sincerity I could feel in a lot of the presentations. …continue reading

The Absurdity of SAGE Finals

I feel cheated. Cheated of all the effort I’ve put in, my team has put in. To an extent enough to break my almost 6-month hiatus from blogging. No words can describe how upset I am at the ridiculousness of the results of SAGE finals. …continue reading

Pre-JC Sentiments

Four years breezed past, and, in a flash, my secondary school life is over and I’ll be entering JC. The Year 5 induction programme begins next week, but in all honesty I’m still very much unprepared for what’s to come. We all have our preconceived notions of what JC will be like, based on the tons of things – be they facts, opinions or rumours – that we’ve heard from our seniors or through reading Raffles Press or RJ Confessions. Some are excited by the mere prospect of interactions with members of the opposite gender in school, or, for the social extroverts, making new friends, while most are more concerned about the daunting workload to come. For me, the new unknown world of JC actually kind of intimidates, as I approach it with ambivalence.  …continue reading

2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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