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FDW: FIRST DAY OF WORK

It did not take Maria too long to understand that ‘FDW’ did not mean ‘First Day of Work’ but ‘Foreign Domestic Worker’. There were so many 1acronyms to get accustomed to in this unfamiliar country! ‘MOM’ (Ministry of Manpower), ‘WP’ (Work Permit), ‘EP’ (Employment Pass), ‘FT’ (Foreign Talent)… Maria caught on to the list of …

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GOING IDOL-CRAZY

They have become their idols, role models or examples of what they want to be and become in life, despite having neither met them nor talked to them. The phenomenon of idolising celebrities has existed since the dawn of the media, and is especially so in this era when television and the internet have brought …

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WAITING

“First Afghanistan, now Iraq. So who’s next? Syria? North Korea? Iran? Where will it all end?’ …the implication seems to be, pretty soon, horror of horrors, no murderously repressive regimes might remain.” – Daniel Kofman A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq It was the biggest flat screen television Yusuf had ever …

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GANGING UP

Have you ever been tempted to join gangs? Have you ever been asked by your peers to consider joining one? THINK AGAIN. If bars stand between you and society, how can you be accepted? Teens may initially feel a sense of belonging in joining a gang. however, what they fail to realise is that after …

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10 TRICKY SPELLING MISTAKES TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR ESSAYS 10 TRICK

Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but are spelt differently, and have different meanings. For example, “access” and “excess” are read the same way, but take note of their different spellings. While the spellings of some pairs of homophones are easy to remember, some of them do get us confused. As you read …

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