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
(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!