David Cook had me look up from my mac this evening in the latest round of American Idol. This performance of Chris Cornell’s arrangement of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean highlights his superior grasp.
The theme was “the year you were born,” so they all did songs from their birthyear. With YouTube, the “instant reply” is a click away…
Kok Sheng’s slightly evil looking mugshot appears in this NUS advertorial yesterday (25 Mar 2008):
He’s featured for the Chek Jawa UROPS project. Dan is mentioned too, and the department so they kept the good parts in. Its a good advertisement for the Science undergraduate research programme (UROPS), of which I am reasonably keen about.
Having 10% of the department’s students (i.e. 5) was mildly challenging, especially without the traditional lab space to host them like we used to be able to do. It required adjustment on my part but there was SMS (which they favour), IM (runner-up), Google Groups, GMail and of course my compulsory blogs allowed me to keep an eye on them.
Toddycat Ya Wen‘s essay for the 2007 Oxbridge Letter-Writing Competition bagged the first prize.
She wrote a letter to Minister of Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam about the competition for University places, entitled, “Tackling the quality-vs-quantity dilemma.”
See The Straits Times, 25 Mar 2008.