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Meritocracy – Thank your Lucky Stars

Luck, cannot be scientifically quantified and is beyond our sphere of control. We are afraid of it, deny its existence, and downplay the importance of its influence to our lives. As the Mule ages, his intelligence shrank, but at the same time he gained much wisdom, that is, blame everything to luck. Need proofs? How […]

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Meritocracy – Thank the System

It probably is too early to tell, but the Mule thought Mathematics might not be the Chieftain’s strength. The Chieftain’s has demonstrated his mathematics skills here and here. Furthermore, out of the 3 core subjects, the Chieftain seems to have “problems” only in mathematics, that is, he made more mistakes in his math homework than […]

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Meritocracy – Thank Your Fortune

Education is a hot topic recently again, the Mule dug into his old archiveĀ and found some articles that were not published, and here is one of the articles: The Chieftain told his Mule about a pair of twin girls in his class. Apparently, they do not hand up their home assignments most of the time. […]

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Vocabulary

The Mule bought a couple of exercise books (assessment books) for the Chieftain to practise during this June school holiday. One of the book is on vocabulary and has little pictures as hints, asking the students to form word describing the picture fromĀ  string of jumbled alphabets. So, we were on this picture showing a […]

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Meritocracy II – The Tortoise and the Hare

A couple of years ago, when Jie Jie was preparing for her ‘O’ Level, the Mule seeing how stressed she was, decided to share some of his misconceived wisdom. “Life is like running a marathon, and not a 100m sprint. When you see many dashing ahead of you, don’t despair, they might not have the […]

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Where are our Engineers?

There is another letter to the Straits Times forum today querying why companies thought foreign engineers are more qualified than local engineers and urged the universities & polytechnics to re-design the engineering courses to meet the industries’ demand. Sensitive topic. Let the Mule shares his distorted views on this topic besides *gasps* foreigners are cheaper. […]

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Mathematical Error Again

We were with the Grandmother today. During lunch, mummy told grandmother about the Chieftain’s maths joke. Mummy decided to re-test the Chieftain, this time using food that he likes. “If you have three egg-cream paos, and you ate one, how many paos will be left?” The Chieftain thought for awhile, and answered, “Can I have […]

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Mathematical Error

The Mule needs to be mentally prepared for frequent calls from the Chieftain’s mathematics teacher in future. The mummy brought the Chieftain to his holiday class this morning, and on their way there, while on the bus, the mummy tested the Chieftain’s mathematical capability. The mummy asked, “What is two minus one?” The chieftain held […]

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