Communicating Sociology

Author: Wei Yong (Page 1 of 8)

Coffee Meets Keyboard

After many years, I finally spilled coffee on the right side of my T460 keyboard. The laptop carried on like nothing happened. Lenovo weren’t kidding when they claimed that the ThinkPad laptops are life-resistant. Or, I made that up.

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Pledging For A Democratic Singapore

Today is Cooling Off Day. Singaporeans will go to vote tomorrow, on 10 July 2020.

I believe that the Singapore National Pledge functions as an unsinkable ballast to steer the nation. It’s been nearly two decades since I last recited the Pledge in school. I still remember it by heart.

“We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity
and progress for our nation.”

The Singapore National pledge

I hope Singapore turns out for the better and citizens maintain their fighting spirit. Come what may, we stand united. More than a cliche line, unity truly is strength. Such strength will see Singapore through dark, choppy, and dangerous waters.

A Future Of Automation

Automation and its effects have fascinated me ever since I came across the concept years ago. I saw gradual implementation of technology across the various sectors over the years. In the early 2010s, I worked as a Corporate Customer Service Executive for a local telco. 313@Somerset was a usual lunchtime haunt. One day, I spotted several touchscreen machines in a Yoshinoya outlet.

It was right there and then, I told myself that we would see touchscreen machines in fast food restaurant across the nation.

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