Embrace Life.

Submit to life With all it’s delicious vagaries All the surprises, shocks Life happens outside the box Embrace it Whether to thrive or shrink Is a choice Life will happen inspite us We are too trivial Life is a journey

Powerlessness

Defines market economy Dependent upon market headwinds Depends upon egos Precarious as hell Two nonpayments to be thrown out Waiting to be jobless For some chat bot to take over Jobless growth is the norm Where will the normal graduate go?

Climate Thoughts

Predictive analytics and community level resilience have to couple up for climate adaptation to occur. Quantify impact of GHG emissions in Dollars and Cents, so that the impact is crystal clear. A lot of our impact assessment is qualitative bordering on vague as meaning making hinges many a time on the context.

Praxis than Paper

For more than a library of research papers on low income migration from the global south, a community organisation with lawyers and doctors do more to help deliver aid, than an academic who writes on the lived experience with out helping out in any tangible manner. How many papers do labor policy bureaucrats read?

Migrant Culture Mainstreamed

I am glad that the Migrant Culture scene in Singapore has evolved from being an opposition minded anti PAP theatre to one which is thoroughly mainstreamed. The poor migrant workers who are interested in aid and support primarily are spared from being used as a pawn by so called activists.

Weddings Create Work

Big Fat Weddings are good for business and they create jobs in the events sector. MICE is a big urban employment generator from Davos to Singapore. Social theorists who are criticising the large spends would probably vie for an endowed chair in a university sponsored by them. Jobs are real, and jobs created support lives, … More Weddings Create Work