Saturday, August 25, 2007
Until recently, many perfumes use animal products such as musk from the musk deer, castoreum from the beaver, civet from civet cats, etc. as fixatives to stabilize the scent and make it last longer. Most of these are secretions from some glands near the animals' genitals or anus. So if you think about it, in an attempt to make themselves attractive, women have been applying on themselves pretty much what the musk deer puts on its penis, haha.
It's the same with canned TUNA. No dolphins were harmed during the fishing process, but what about the poor tunas that get eaten by the humans?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
That's quite difficult for a Primary 5 student. I thought at this stage they should be reinforcing their fundamentals in additions,and multiplications. Remember the video I showed you the last time?
I disagree. Primary school kids should be about 2 years ahead of us when we were that age. Even average students should be at least 1 year ahead.
nobody does additions and multiplications in kindergarten, that's so hardcore. Not everyone's a genius; some don't even go to kindergarten. You must know that not everyone likes or is good at math. Primary school math should be at a level that the bulk of students can catch and of course there is a minimum standard which is to being better than the American junior school.
You're seriously underestimating Singapore children. Not only do they attend kindergarten, they also attend pre-nursery, abacus class, mental calculations, etc. Singapore kids definitely have no problems computing with speed and accuracy. The issue is whether they really understand what they are doing and why the numbers can be manipulated in such and such manner.
Friday, August 17, 2007
I recently came across brochures of some interesting classical music performances. One of them is "First Movements - Prague Sinfonia Orchestra". The elegantly designed glossy black brochure attracted my attention initially, followed by the word Prague and the picture of Min Lee, a.k.a Lee Huei Min. I have seen Min Lee once at an MRT station but never had the opportunity to attend a performance by Singapore's poster girl of classical music, so naturally this concert piqued my interest.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
OH cool, I still remember last year went to the dance marathon with a friend and her hiphop kakis....sweet...
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