As mentioned in the previous article, our experiential (present) self often dictates how we think and feel moment-to-moment. But we also have a future self which likely will view our present situation very differently. The future self also has different interests and goals, often in conflict with our present self. In a sense, many of our current world problems — even the biggies like climate change and species extinction — can be seen as a conflict between our present and future selves. (more…)
When people ask what’s the one thing that keeps me living a happy, frugal, and balanced life, I tell them that I like to “time travel”. Just about every day I converse with my future self. Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out.
While Valentine’s Day is traditionally touted as a time to celebrate love and happiness with a partner, for me, it’s also a reminder that unhealthy relationships exists and are actually quite common. No matter what age, gender, race, religion, education, or income level a person is, toxic relationships know no boundaries. Before I met my husband, I was in a relationship (during my uni years) which ended when a friend of mine intervened and drove me to the police station in the middle of the night.
This year marks 200 years since Raffles’ arrival in Singapore. To commemorate this milestone, a new month-long festival will take you on a journey to explore lesser-known micro-narratives of our past. Through films, performances, graphic novels, zines, and exhibitions, you might come to view people, communities, and places in a whole new light. This festival is called The Future of our Pasts Festival. (more…)
The Singapore Philatelic Museum and the Peranakan Museum will be closed for a major redevelopment beginning 18 March and 1 April, respectively. They will not open again until the end of 2020 (Singapore Philatelic Museum) and midyear 2021 (Peranakan Museum). This means that now is a fabulous time to visit these two historical heritage centres. (more…)