Friday, August 17, 2012

Plenty of Indian food at Singapore - peaceful days!

Finally, I sit in the classroom with a stomach filled with Indian food. In China and Korea, I would frequently attend classes without having food [no time to cook], and many times my first meal of the day would be at 3 or 4 PM. I now realize how good it feels to study with a full stomach. You're not restless. You are at peace. You are calm. You can focus on the lecture. It's a positive change that I'm liking.

Friday, August 10, 2012 is going to be my primary source of news for the next few months (courtesy NUS)

Received an email from NUS today that all NUS students have complimentary access to the Premium subscription of This is a wonderful news, since I'm a prolific reader of news and I now have access to one of the highest-quality news websites in the world. So for the next few months, instead of hunting for high-quality news using Google News, I'm going to try to consume news only through I'm sure I'll enjoy it [except, of course, that FT's stance on political issues related to Iran, Libya, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, etc., is going to be as corrupt as that of any other Western nation].

For more balanced/diverse/unbiased reporting on international affairs, I'll continue to read a mix of RT, RIA Novosti, Xinhua, etc.