By: Damien Teo
Would you work as a cook at a fast food restraurant if I told you it would be a valuable experience? How about a waiter? Or even a dishwasher?
A year ago I made a seemingly crazy decision to work as a cook at a local fast food restaurant, Best Fries Forever, and discovered that there was a lot more to gain from working in a low paying job than I expected.
By: Shaun Tan
When I first heard the news that two major supermarket chains in Singapore – Carrefour and NTUC FairPrice – had announced in January 2012 that they were discontinuing the sale of sharks’ fins here, I was surprised, to say the least.
I greeted the news with more skepticism than cheer, poking and prodding at the announcement as a cynic would. Yet, the movement seemed to be growing here, especially after Shangri-La announced a couple of weeks later that it had banned shark’s fins from all of its 72 hotels, most of which are located in Asia.
By: Amelia Chen
Not once could I come up with a definitive answer to myself and say: “Yeap, it’s Uni (University) for sure. Nothing else.” I wish I could, but I would always face that cyclical dilemma about ‘what really matters’ echoing in my mind.
Why is it so difficult for a tertiary student to make that decision on what our next educational step should be? Then I realized I was not 12 anymore; Neither was I 16.