What are some characteristics of Singaporeans that you find attractive or unpleasant? Do you agree with Stephanie Micayle's opinion of Singaporeans?
There was a huge uproar when Kpop Star Hunt 3 finalist, Stephanie Micayle, uploaded the video 'Why I am not proud to be Singaporean.' I watched the video twice, this being the second time, and I was quite surprised at the various points she mentioned, like the majority of Singaporeans being narrow-minded, unhelpful, and not letting creativity flow in Singapore. I would also say that I actually agree with some of the points but also disagree with the others. Firstly, she stated in the video that the majority of Singaporeans were narrow-minded and she also mentioned that Singaporeans would have easily believed that the Singapore pay system is better than the minimum wage. I do not quite agree with this because that is not totally true. She merely compared the Singapore's pay system to Australia's pay system and concluded that the earning to spending ratio in Singapore is way more expensive than Australia which is not particularly true because you would have no idea how much the average Australian or Singaporean would spend so it would not be fair at all to just say that Singapore is more expensive to stay in than Australia. There are also forums available so Singaporeans are free to discuss on whether they agree or disagree with the headlines. Miss Stephanie also said that the majority of Singaporeans were unhelpful which is definitely not true at all. There have been so many news reporting that Singaporeans have gone around helping others like for example, Lucian Teo went around distributing masks and herbal tea to the elderly during the haze period back in 2013. This a huge act of kindness and there were plenty of volunteers who also helped as well so there is no proof to say that Singaporeans are not helpful, based on her experience only. Lastly, she also mentioned that Singaporeans do not allow...
...Pre-AP English II - Expository Historical Essay
Assessment: Write an expository, research based essay about an event concerning the topic of human exploitation which occurred during the years 600 C.E.-1600 C.E.*:
Research (Who, What and How):
* A description of the event including significant dates
* Significant persons and their involvement in the event
* Consequences of the event
* Analysis of the importance of the event
* Possibility of recurrence (Is it possible for this something like this event to happen again?)
* View a virtual museum with a connection to your event (this can be through the time period, thematically, subject matter, etc.)
* As the last paragraph, discuss how the virtual museum connects with your event using at least three items (paintings, sculptures, etc.) in the museum. (Remember, you must cite the museum as well.)
* At least one and a half pages, typed following MLA format standards
* MLA citation
* Use of at least three sources (not including the museum)
* Some teachers may require all sources printed out and attached to essay (For longer sources, print out first page and any other page information from which information is taken)
Remember the rules of writing essays:
* Do not use first person point of view (I, me, my).
* Limit the use of “to be” verbs (avoid using them if possible).
* Avoid opinions...
...Individuals make sacrifices and compromises in order to belong. Discuss.
In exploring the themes of identity and belonging, individuals (are the individuals exploring the themes? That’s how it reads.) will make sacrifices against certain things in order to belong in society, this usually results in the loss of identity. In life, many people will have to make very difficult decisions, which lead them to make sacrifices or compromise. The most common sacrifices and compromises are usually personal, such as against family which may lead certain people to take up another culture, against sexual orientation which may lead the person to quit something they love doing and against education which may result in the loss of family tradition.
Sacrifices are made against family so individuals can belong in society and different groups (phrasing). In the story of ‘Five Ways to Disappoint Your Vietnamese Mother’, Diana, who is the main character, makes a lot of sacrifices against her family to get what she wants. Diana was ugly when she was in high school, she described herself as an “Asian bookworm with big owl-eyed glasses and a brown school uniform two sizes large” (how are her looks relevant to the essay topic?). Her mother’s dream was for Diana to become a doctor, but Diana did not want this. The worst sacrifice she made was having a boyfriend (it was not a sacrifice to have a boyfriend), which to her mother was “a big no-no, no boyfriend until after university”. Diana’s...
Nowadays, performing poorly in school or academically is seen as lacking of ability of studying. And that is the situation almost every students are facing or once faced. When students doing poorly in school continue sly, it often leads to unpleasant result in the future life and work.
Firstly, performing poorly in school is a potential risk to become a criminal. There are reports indicating that around 3 million students drop out from high school each year in US alone. And the reporter also found that large percentage of violent criminals or drug dealers are high-school dropouts. The reason that they drop out the school is mainly because their terrible academic performances make them feel unconfident to continue studying.
Secondly, It's not news that those students doing poorly academically may be unable or less possible to enter higher-level education. There are entrance exams like SAT or GRE conducting in US to examine student’s academic performance. And scoring higher marks from these tests may enable students to go to college where they could have a better understanding of the knowledge that they want to expertise and even get involved to the most advanced research. Without performing well in school, those achievements will never be succeeded.
Thirdly, Poor performance in school may lead to fewer payrolls in work. It seems like a diploma or degree becomes a requirement of entering a big organization. And companies value employees with a proper academic...
By: Tyler Boland
Retrieval Date: October 06, 2013
While rules are supposed to benefit people, some rules make matters more complicated. Our school system does a pretty good job at not making up or using these types of rules. However, every now and then the school system does make up a rule that can be a problem. For example, the rule I detest is the rule that says to make perfect attendance you may only have one early dismissal per quarter.
I don't agree with this rule because it is not fair to the students. If you've scheduled a doctor, dentist, or an orthodontist appointment before you know how hard it is to get the appointment in the late afternoon or during the weekend. There is an average of 70 days per quarter, and in that long amount of time we're expected to not get sick or have an appointment at a physicians no more than once?
There are two ways I think we can fix this rule. One way is to expand the amount of days you are permitted to leave early per quarter. Another way is to have the school call the physician's office and check to see if it is possible to schedule the appointment at a time when no school will be missed. If the school comes to the conclusion that the person could not make the appointment at a better time, the appointment should not account against the student.
I think by changing this rule more people will strive for perfect attendance and not be...
... How to deal with a Break-up
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Alfred Tennyson once said, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all". Dealing with a break-up can be extremely painful. Having an extraordinary connection with a person can reflect in numerous of feelings. Knowing how to cope through a hardship like a break-up is essential. Forgiveness, having a support system, and staying positive are some ways to best handle a break-up.
Forgiveness can be difficult to achieve when dealing with a break-up. Depending on what caused the break-up, it can almost feel impossible to do so. But, without forgiveness, you can't officially move on. Whether it is forgiving yourself, or forgiving that person, it is an important step to best deal with a break-up.
A support system is generally a group of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support. Having a group of people with these intentions is the most important part of best dealing with a break-up. Being able to cry it out to someone who genuinely cares is helpful for the healing process. The best part about having a support group is that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone. Going through a break-up alone can make it extremely difficult. Staying busy in this time of grief is very important. Having an amazing group of friends that are there for...
“Our identity is influenced by how others see us” Monica Ung 11B
A person's identity is the essence of who they really are. However, the way an individual is viewed can shape their identity but only slightly. Identity usually comes through from an individual’s beliefs, opinions and experiences nevertheless; appearance and social status can also play a role. In today’s society, perception and the way someone is seen tends to be more important instead of an individual’s ego and self-worth. This is because every one of us has a tendency to try and fit in society and follow its expectations and standards. We believe that the ‘ideals’ society has set up, is what we must follow and fulfil in order to be accepted. The image of a person can be deceiving as it reveals only the exterior of an individual, but not their true character. This is not always the case however. Identity can be determined by various factors such as relationship and particular people they choose to surround themselves with. Identity is not always influenced by the perception of others, it can be displayed though ones beliefs, feelings, attitudes and so on.
Perception is misleading as a false assumption can be made, and thus placing a stereotype on the individual. Within in society, labels are placed on certain races and religions. Whilst some carry positive connotations, majority carry negative. This can be...
Thesis Statement : Couples need loyalty, patience and understanding for the relationship to last longer
Christine Joy B. Aguilar
Why do you think couples nowadays force themselves to divorce with their partners? Well
there are a lot of reasons. Nowadays couples would enter a relationship without taking it seriously,
after three to five years both would decide to let their marriage be divorce. Some reasons of failed
marriages are lack of communication, sexual issues, money, expectations, poor time management,
addiction abuse and negative personality traits. If any of these issues are causing problems in marriage
it may be time to deal with them. If after your best effort there is no way to resolve your problems,
divorce is always an option.
First is loyalty. Loyalty plays a big part in couples marriage life. Once entering on a
marriage life couples should keep in mind that we should be always be loyal to our partners and trust
one another. It would be very difficult for the relationship to last without a loyalty. (The Marital Virtue
of Loyalty para 6 and 9). Nothing would make you and your partner separate the both of you if you
have a good relationship with each other. No matter what happens as long as you both are loyal and you
both seem to trust each other then nothing will let you think...
...thoroughly understand such conceptual ideas. To teach these theoretical concepts, one must not only equivalently utilize David Ausubel's Expository teaching model, but also retain an overall knowledge of other valuable strategies related to Ausubels's model (Woolfolk, 2004, p. 281). To Ausubel, the most significant idea is that of the advance organizer, a statement of introduction that aids students in organizing the information about to be presented. Also to a teacher's benefit are the ideas needed to form a concept, such as exemplars, defining features, irrelevant features, non-examples, and prototypes. Introducing the advance organizer, presenting ideas in terms of specific examples, and linking the content back to the advance organizer is Ausubel's model for expository teaching (Woolfolk, 2004, p. 283).
Ausubel's expository teaching primarily focuses on teaching general ideas to comprehend one specific concept, otherwise known as deductive reasoning. His approach always begins with an advance organizer (Woolfolk, 2004, p. 282). This statement aids in priming the students for the context and idea about to be described. It will help in developing schemas, or organizing information, and helps direct all attention to the key ideas coming from the material being presented.
The first of the two types of organizer is the expository organizer, which primarily focuses the introduction of new material. The...