Political sciences and economics share similarity

Both deals with scarce resources to drive at achieving goals.


Selected university ranking in Singapore & Malaysia

The list is just selected few of the universities in the region, namely Singapore and Malaysia. The reason is because I wanted to enroll in a post-grad course and I wanted to compare the ranking plus education cost before making a decision. Note that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore is above the list.

university world rank (webometrics) country
natl university of singapore (nus) 53 singapore
universiti teknologi malaysia 587 malaysia
universiti sains malaysia (usm) 637 malaysia
universiti putra malaysia (upm) 681 malaysia
universiti kebangsaan malaysia 767 malaysia
singapore management university (smu) 902 singapore
universiti tenaga nasional (uniten) 1400 malaysia
intl islamic university of malaysia 1422 malaysia
universiti malaysia perlis 1566 malaysia
universiti utara malaysia 1665 malaysia
universiti tun hussein onn malaysia 1740 malaysia
university of nottingham malaysia 1901 malaysia
universiti malaysia pahang 1903 malaysia
universiti malaysia sabah 1996 malaysia
universiti malaysia sarawak 2190 malaysia
singapore mit alliance for research & technology 2524 singapore
singapore polytechnic (sp) 3109 singapore
open university malaysia (oum) 3777 malaysia
singapore institute of management 4412 singapore
duke-nus graduate medical school singapore 4844 singapore
james cook university singapore 5313 singapore
management development institute of singapore 6669 singapore
kaplan singapore 7189 singapore
psb academy singapore 11336 singapore
curtin university singapore 12955 singapore
singapore institute of technology singapore

Tap in the forehead gesture

It is my way to say “love/miss you”. 

Probably I don’t express myself well in this aspect, I would either kiss (my children) or gently tap (with two fingers, e.g. index and middle; for friends) on the forehead.

Today,  I missed many good people. Sobs. Wish them all the best. 

Of all the billions of people, we managed to share our lives together. A friend said, it is “fate”. 

Lost of slowmo members during excursion

During excursion, with heavy baggage and slow walkers, how to make sure no one is left behind?

  • First, delegate the task of handling heavy cargo to abled members.
  • Then, allow the slowmo walkers to take the lead instead.
  • If the slowmo is unfamiliar with the direction, then assign someone who knows the way to be in charge (navigating and taking care of slowmo).
  • When any members are lost, make use of phone to call them. Hence, make sure each members are given phone.
  • If all is unavailed, meet at starting point.