I have moved to a new medium following changes in outlook in life. Here’s where you can follow me now: http://www.medium.com/@tanchuren
The referendum for Brexit has just concluded. ‘Leave’ won by 1.3 million votes (1.9%). It amazes me to think that because of 1.3 million people, the economic and political landscape is going to change. What is even more amazing, or shocking, is that right after the Brits woke up, some of them begun to regret… Continue reading Score for Democracy, ‘War’ for Humanity
While on exchange, I’ve noticed many people commenting about how certain things are better than others and failed to appreciate the better aspects. Thus, my topic on comparison. Which mountain is more beautiful? For example, in the two pictures above, two individuals can have different opinions on which mountain is more beautiful. BUT, what is… Continue reading On Comparison
After three weeks of travelling and having settled down in my accommodations at Konstanz, I have finally found some time to write. My travels before starting my exchange programme at University of Konstanz are as follows: 13.03-17.03: Stockholm, Sweden 17.03-27.03: Iceland 27.03-31.03: Tallinn, Estonia This post will be about Stockholm, my first stop in Europe. Stockholm is an… Continue reading Travelling Through Time Pt 1
(Death! Death! Death!) When I was a kid, I would think about life after death while in bed. This gave me extreme stress since I was just thinking about the unknown. I mean, who in this world can give you definite answers about the afterlife? Being a fanatic about history of warfare, I begun to… Continue reading Death
(Stop thinking about the marshmallows! Photo Credits: John Morgan) If you haven’t heard/read about the Stanford Marshmallow experiment, here’s a short summary of it: Walter Mischel, a psychologist, conducted an experiment with his colleagues more than 40 years ago. They put a child and a marshmallow together in a room and instructed the child to not eat… Continue reading Get Your Extra Marshmallows…Tomorrow
When I was a kid, I used to read a book every day. Now, whenever I pick up a book to read, chances are it’ll end up reading my head. All jokes aside, reading is becoming less and less prevalent. However, it is IMPORTANT for us to still read regularly. There are many benefits to reading.… Continue reading You Don’t Read Enough!
It gives me a headache every time I think about it. I took a horrible module called Mathematical Economics under Visiting Professor John Quah last semester. I was questioning the usefulness of this module throughout the whole semester until the final exam. Then I had an epiphany on applying it in life. I bet many of… Continue reading Maths is Useless!
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin There is a reason/story for this adage to be coined by Benjamin Franklin, one of USA’s founding fathers. Today, you will not read about how Benjamin Franklin came up with this quote, but rather, how I failed to heed his advice and… Continue reading How I Planned to Fail