Last week we had a week off (it’s called ‘recess week’ but then seeing how it’s right before midterm exams, you probably shouldn’t take it as that. Well, I did.) and I went to Hong Kong! It was absolutely amazing and I fell in love with the city. I never thought I could be intrigued by chaos, but the chaos seemed oddly real and comfortable and made me realize once...
The ingredients that got me to read academic papers on kiasuism= having stumbled upon that word multiple times in the past few weeks + actually having to do reading for Macro right now. My curiosity about the notion behind kiasuism, which is said to define both Singaporean’s behaviour as well as Singapore’s behaviour as a state, first led me to urban dictionary, where one can read...
to mug - to cram for an exam/study really hard
Singlish would have its own word for that.