Reward your daily grind with Habitica

Here’s the thing. To me, a useless, instant reward like a pixelated pet dragon is simply more motivating compared to an important, far away goal (A levels? What’s that?). Unfortunate, but true. Did I mention a pet dragon? Heck yeah! Being a JC student in Singapore is no joke. There’s got to be some way to manage our ridiculous mountain of work.…

Encountering office politics as an ‘A’ Level graduate

by littlethundervoice The soft warm rays of the sun envelop me as I lie upon the soft sand. The sky is a beautiful shade of robin’s egg blue with a hint of cloud in the distance. The warm, salty ocean breeze dances through my hair, promising a languid summer afternoon that knows no end… That…

Complex Systems seminar proves science works in real life

2 August 2012 This reporter attended a seminar on “Complex Systems” aimed mainly at the secondary school crowd, organized by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) — a department under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A* STAR). Upon arrival at the lecture venue (Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis building) at 1430pm, attendees were…

Singapore Airshow (pt 3): the Wild Weasels

Having acquired a 4-day Trade pass to the Singapore Airshow 2012, KF-US chats with delegates about their jobs in the Aerospace industry. Interview with United States Air Force (USAF) personnel; Major Newell (N), and Colonel Konickski (K) Good afternoon, it is nice meeting you. N, K: Same here. The aircraft on display have names on…

Singapore Airshow (pt 2): The Bombardier Sales Exec

Having acquired a 4-day Trade pass to the Singapore Airshow 2012, KF-US chats with delegates about their jobs in the Aerospace industry. Mr. Aldo (A), Bombardier Aerospace Sales Executive shows off his product knowledge: How does one become a sales exec for an aerospace company? A: You’ve got to study hard, get a college engineering…