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A trip back to Miri

This picture was taken on Christmas day when Felix was down with fever. Incredibly proud of him for staying bubbly and cheerful despite the temperature. He is now at the age when he can interact meaningfully with us. Some of the things he says are really hilarious! On a more serious note, taking care of […]

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Chemistry in Daily life

Chemistry in Daily life Plastics is one of the most important inventions Chemistry has made in 19th century. It is so pervasive in our lives that we seldom stop to think just how much we depend on it. Have a look around your house, how many things are made of plastics? Try going to the […]

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Teacher’s Day

Last week was teacher’s day and i’m thankful for all my students who wrote me a card and gave food. This past month has been really busy and i anticipate it to continue on for probably another 6 weeks. By the time November rolls around, i would probably be very free. Which is great, because […]

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Meta Learning

Meta Learning I’ve recently completed my reading challenge for 2018, twelve book, in four months and a week. Realised that i’ve set too low a bar for myself. Walked right over it. Will be doubling the number of books to read for the rest of the year. Reading and learning are intricately linked, but reading […]

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A visit to National Junior College

Went for the choir performance at National JC last month. I must say i felt very proud of my student as she’s one of the four lead singers during the combined choir. Here’s a picture of her in action:   Choir performances always gives me the goosebumps…not in the bad sense. There’s something deeply moving […]

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Thanksgiving

Start-up phase It has been about one year since we started Mr Khemistry. Looking back in this 12 months, there’s plenty to give thanks for. Friends who have been there, done that. Thanks Irwin, for your encouragement, advice and all those chairs. Irwin runs a renowned GP tuition centre, Irwin’s Study¬†at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. […]

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Happy Belated Lunar New Year!

Over the CNY, my family took our maiden flight together back to Sarawak, Miri, to visit my in-laws. CNY visitation @ MiriThank God for good advice on how to distract little Felix with munchies as the plane ascends. I had been dreading the flight with this feisty little ball of energy after hearing all the […]

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Job Hazard of a Tuition Teacher

Tuition Teacher Job Hazards I never expected to find that the transition from a teacher in school to a private tuition teacher would be a significant one but i was wrong. If you are a teacher thinking about making the switch to a full-time tutor, do consider these issues before you take the plunge. First […]

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Teachers’ Day

Teacher’s Day haul this year: Incredibly, the student who gave me the bubble tea i’ve only ever taught her ONE lesson before. The tuition centre staff who baked cookies for me i only got to know her last month in person. The students who wrote the card, i only taught them 2 lessons before. Moral […]

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