Komal’s Brain

It’s a little ironic how I am giving an introduction of myself in my last post (Haha). However, after discussing various reasons why people are not willing to take actions for the environment, I felt an urge to talk about how I became more inclined to act for the environment. When I was 14, I Read More…

Brainy Goal :) – Part 2

“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” – Aristotle Sorry for the late post! In this post, I will be emphasizing the efficiency of focusing on a single, specific environmental goal which I briefly talked about last week. Since this is Read More…

Brainy Goals?- Part 1

In the recent parliamentary speech, Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, mentioned that her ministry wants to take the soft approach of inculcating environmental consciousness among citizens as a step towards solving environmental issues (Abdullah, 2018). This is done by using a bottom-up approach instead of introducing legislation. Read More…

Kiasuism

Many Singaporeans proudly identify themselves for being “Kiasu”. But does Kiasuism affect our environment? To gain some insights on this topic, I spent some time with Shu Tian, our Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) senior whose final year project examines the link between Kiasuism and pro-environmental behavior. So, what exactly is Kiasuism? Kiasuism stems from Read More…

Bored?- Good!

One common complaint all Singaporeans share is “Got time meh?” Singapore has the longest working hours in the world (Straits Times, 2018), leaving us with little time to unwind ourselves and relax. Moreover, as a regular train commuter, I realized that almost everyone around me spends their spare time browsing through their phones. In fact, Read More…

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

What do you long for in your life at the moment? Find your better half 🙂 ? Be more confident? These are examples of different goals that we may seek to achieve currently. However diverse our wants may be, Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs model reveals that we all share a common set of needs we Read More…

B+

B+; When you first look at it, what does it mean to you? If you are thinking about grades, you are truly a product of Singapore’s meritocratic education system. Ha Ha. To me, B+ literally translates to “Be positive!” In the last post, I explained how fear is an ineffective tool for environmental actions and Read More…

Doom and gloom, is it necessary?

This is a commercial on climate change 52 years ago. Here is a recent climate change video. For over 50 years, the nature of videos depicting climate change is the same; melting ice caps, rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns causing large-scale destruction. However, why is climate change always presented in this way? The aim Read More…

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Komal and I am currently a fresh(wo)man studying Environmental Studies at National University of Singapore! The reason why I took environmental studies as my major is that over the years, I started gaining awareness about climate change, different forms of pollution, deforestation, etc which really inspired me to take serious Read More…