Category: Miscellaneous (page 1 of 3)

Feb 7 Rainforest Restoration Project

This is our first meeting after the holiday. To be honest, I was a bit worried before going to the nursery. When we were back from the 1st term break (the break after I got back from South Africa), the nursery was ravaged upon recognition — by the power of

Revision for Biology: Photosynthesis and Transportation in plants

Definitions Photosynthesis – the process by which plants manufacture carbohydrates from raw materials using energy from light. Transpiration – loss of water vapour from plant leaves by evaporation of water at the surface of the mesophyll cells followed by diffusion of water vapour through the stomata. Autotroph – Example –

No masks?

As there are starting to have several cases of Wuhan Coronavirus in Singapore, people were rushing to buy masks to avoid being infected. However, while reading through the Straits Times half a week ago, I saw this: advisory on masks Everything is normal, except — why are we not allowed

Why do people add Chlorine in drinking water?

The exams of all subjects are coming in December. Today, we got a chemistry class, and one of the questions in the test confuses me a lot. The question asks: Why do people add Chlorine in drinking water? Add Chlorine to drinking water? 1 Is water with Chlorine drinkable? My

The Worst Mistake of the Month

I was revising for Chemistry as we have a test tmr. I started with a practice test paper and got stuck on a question about balancing the equation. The reactants are almost the same as the products, except there is one less hydrogen atom than the right-hand side. I thought

Economics from the very beginning

Economics is a very new subject to me. I had use this word in many essays, in English and Humanities, but never went into the subject. Now that I get into Grade 9, I start this mysterious subject. Our first task was to give examples of economics in daily life,

The Chair

Recently, my friend shared this smart little cartoon. I found it so creative so I shared it here. The cartoon is copyrighted under “我是白”. Do not copy unless gaining permission from the original illustrator, which can be contacted through wechat official account or Weibo. This cartoon could be just out

Analysis: Relationship between Video Game Violence and Long-Term Neuropsychological Outcomes

Recently, I read a report on a research project investigating the relationship between playing violent video games and aggressiveness. The report had lots of strength, but it also has a few drawbacks. (As I am just a beginner at Social Sciences, I am not going to talk about the technical

Leaving the Reading Group

Hey everyone. I was previously in a reading group with lots of Chinese students in Grade 10 and Grade 11. The reading group prompts you to read a certain amount of pages every day and a book every month. I found it exciting and helpful. However, recently I found the

“Why do Chinese Students Only Mingle with Themselves?”

Recently, I read this article written by a Chinese student at Columbia University at New York, named “Why do Chinese Students Only Mingle with Themselves?” ( It actually describes my situation so accurately when I first went to UWCSEA in Singapore. Although now everything gets nicer, sometimes I still find