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Pink Dot 2012

Yesterday, over 15,000 Singaporeans turned Hong Lim Park into a sea of shimmering pink lights, for the first-ever night Pink Dot. So what is the Pink dot? The Pink dot is an annual event that aims to “raise awareness and foster deeper understanding of the basic human need to love …

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Religion and Spirituality

The Fast Is Coming Soon.

Ramadan is arriving soon. You can almost taste it in the air, hear the distant rumblings from the mosques, and feel the excitement radiating from the elders and resentment from the youngsters. Welcome everyone to the Month of Fasting. Every year, millions of muslims around the world become one as …

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Pop CultureUncategorized

Fanfiction: Yes or No?

I have been procrastinating for about 4 days now. People have many different ways of procrastinating; almost anything can be a tool to distract yourself from doing any actual work. Some plop in front of the television, others immerse themselves in video games, or lose themselves on the wonderful world …

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Politics

This Is Not Art According To the Government

Over this past weekend, many Facebook feeds in Singapore were flooded with news that the authorities have arrested a 25-year-old woman, the ‘Sticker Lady’, for allegedly painting the words “My Grandfather Road” on some roads in Singapore. Last time, we discussed how Singapore is the land where Freedom of Speech comes to …

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ActivismPolitics

Speech! Speech! Speech!

Originally, this was going to be a post on an event that I was attending to commemorate the fact that 25 years ago, 24 people were arrested by the government, for an alleged Marxist conspiracy. They were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act, which gave the government free …

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Alternative MedicineAnti-Science

Don’t Poke Me With That

I have been having backaches for a week, and hearing my whines, a well-meaning friend recommended the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) called Acupuncture. Acupuncture originated from China and can be traced back for at least 2,500 years. In TCM, it is believed that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) …

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Religion and Spirituality

Bow Chicka Wo- NO : Islam & Sex

“Is masturbating haram?” That was the question whispered to me by my red-faced fifteen year old cousin, awkwardly avoiding eye-contact. I was of course taken aback and I was further thrown for a loop with her follow-up question.    “Is it wrong to watch porn?”   Whaaaaaat?

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