Category Archives: Culture & Lifestylr

Freedom in learning

It’s Tuesday morning. The sun is hot and intense. The children are playing in the cool shade under the tree. Wei (12) picks up a Chinese yoyo and starts to play with it. He is confident and adept at spinning … Continue reading

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From hobby to money!

Well, it has been more than a week since Sam discovered the art of making marshmallows from YouTube. After causing a sugar explosion in my kitchen and getting an earful from me, Sam has changed her ways. Now, she has … Continue reading

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Instead of school (Part 1)

  Instead of school, which is rigid and unchangeable, we can build a learning community which is flexible and changeable, to accommodate each child’s unique learning preference. Children do not need a lot in order to learn and to grow … Continue reading

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“I am a vege-Arian!”

  Arian has been saying that he wants to be a vegetarian. It is hardly surprising since his sister is one. And so is his dad. But I was not convinced, not because I doubted his sincerity but because it … Continue reading

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Thinking Beyond Schooling

This is our response to a blog post by Christopher Teh http://christopherteh.com/blog/2012/06/homeschooling/ My motivation to teach my own stems less on how broken our education system is (although that is definitely one of the main reasons) but more on what … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

  It is really painful to see what human beings can do to one another when we let anger, fear and hatred dominate our hearts. Let’s not forget and continue to offer prayers to people who are still suffering till … Continue reading

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A Crownless King

We watched the Olympic badminton finals live on tv like many other badminton fans in the country. We rejoiced when Chong Wei appeared to take control early on in the game. We agonized when Olympic title slipped through his fingers … Continue reading

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