Supposititious means ‘substituted for the real thing’.
Archive for April, 2016
Something being gimcrack means it is showy but cheap or badly made.
Mainbocher (1890 – 1976), American couturier
Perspicacious is a nice bombastic synonym for sagacious.
My JC senior Cheryl, a teacher, posted this status on her Facebook wall earlier today:
How to Co-operate
People are drawn together because some tasks are too big for one person. They say too many cooks spoil the broth, but they also say many hands make light work. The trick is having one person work on the soup and the rest on the electrics.
This was extracted from How to Be Normal by Guy Browning, which is a collection of short essays all titled ‘How to (Do Something)’. I didn’t really get its humour at all, and made myself finish it anyway. I thought the above snippet was the funniest part of the book! :P
I thought this letter was a pretty interesting perspective on the ‘over-regulation’ of void deck usage.
Losing kampung culture is part of progress
The functions of our void decks are evolving, but this is not necessarily a bad thing (“Voiding the kampung spirit?“; March 17).
These changes occur due to the country’s progress, which alters people’s demand of their living environment.
Fifty years ago, the kampung lifestyle was an essential part of the then Third World Singapore. Fast forward 50 years, and our country has evolved to become a world economic hub.
Operating Clean Room continues this weekend. Was clearing my secondary school stuff when I came across two cinquains written in Chinese for my CCA when I was in Secondary 1. (Cinquains, a type of five-line poem, were invented by American poet Adelaide Crapsey in the early 1900s. Read some of her cinquains here.)
吃草 跳跃 挖洞
起飞 滑翔 降落
Upon review 16 years later, I would rewrite the second poem thus, to remove all the repetitive words and make other improvements:
起飞 滑翔 降落