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My most exciting Bishop’s Opening ever

Game URL: https://lichess.org/pKHiu5ey/white#1 I did make a few serious blunders, hence it is not my best game. But it is certainly quite exciting. My heart pounded furiously as I played 22. f6! sacrificing my queen… If my opponent takes the … Continue reading

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Forest Man of India

Previously, I blogged about the Mountain Man of India: Mountain Man Motivational Story Today, I learnt that there is also a Forest Man of India. By planting one tree a day (for many years), Jadav Payeng (a.k.a Forest Man of … Continue reading

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Goby and Shrimp Video (GEP Science)

Amazing “teamwork” between a goby fish and a shrimp! Basically, the shrimp is in charge of digging the burrow, but it is almost blind. The goby fish acts as the sentry to alert the shrimp in case of danger. This … Continue reading

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Python Online Courses for Teenagers/Adults

If your child is interested in a Computer Science/Data Science career in the future, do consider learning Python beforehand. Computer Science is getting very popular in Singapore again. To see how popular it is, just check out the latest cut-off … Continue reading

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Superposition Principle of Linear Algebra

Superposition Principle If is a solution to , and is a solution to , then is a solution to . Proof: Properties of Matrix Transpose 1) 2) 3) 4)

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Hangout @ Chinatown

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
Well, today I have one day off and my husband also has time. We planned to go to Chinatown and have lunch there. He wanted to try a nasi lemak restaurant there. It’s the…

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To those starting JC life in today’s Singapore

Originally posted on GP & English Tutor with First Class Honours, NUS:
[Writer’s note: While this article is addressed specifically to Singapore-based students, it may hold some truth for students in many other places as well.] Dear young friend, I’m…

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Malayan Aqua Fern

This “Malayan Aqua Fern” is a very mysterious plant, there is very little information on Google about it. There are two views on it, based on online writings. First viewpoint on Malayan Aqua Fern: The “Malayan Aqua Fern” is none … Continue reading

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Chromatic Fingering for Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement

In Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement, there is a very fast stretch of chromatic notes in bar 187. I was wondering if the most basic fingering is good, or a more advanced fingering involving the 4th or even 5th finger … Continue reading

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BTS Fan Products

BTS is one of the most popular Korean bands. Previously, we wrote on how Scientists Use Math To Discover Why BTS Jin Is The Most Handsome. Their dance steps are also amazing, hence it is no question why they are so … Continue reading

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Free American Tourister 25” Luggage (Dumex)

Very good deal here, free 25 inch luggage (American Tourister brand) with purchase of Dumex milk powder! This is the official Dumex Qoo-10 store, by the way. [S$325.90](▼23%)[Dumex]Free 25 luggage(worth $220)【Bundle of 6】Dumex Mamil Gold Stage 2/ 3 / 4 … Continue reading

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Mathematician Couple’s Wedding Math Questions

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://m.facebook.com/nikita.nikolaev.752/posts/2208321356091587 It is fun for the guests who are also mathematicians like the wedding couple… Why don’t the IT couples do the same with computer questions (eg. private cloud, serverless, containers, DevOps,… )…

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The Best Way to Take Online Exams

Today the technology has changed a lot and the way the exams are being taken is changing too with the changing times. Gone are the days when people used to take the paper and pen test. This was time consuming. … Continue reading

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Cheap Portable Aircon

How to stay Cool in Singapore Singapore’s heat and humidity makes it quite unbearable to live without an air-conditioner. Especially for students who study, a hot and humid environment makes it harder to concentrate. For long term purposes, most families … Continue reading

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Cute Graph Cheatsheet

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Sir Michael Atiyah obituary

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
Atiyah is so-called the “2nd Newton” in being both a Mathematics & a Physics Grandmaster, his life achievement extends the ancient Greek Geometry to Topology and Algebra since Euclid till now, providing useful…

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China Education Documentary

Similar to Singapore, China has different tiers of universities. The top tier in China is Tier 1 (一本). Within Tier 1, there is a further differentiation of “Project 985” and “Project 211” universities, the former being more selective. That is, … Continue reading

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中国历法

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
Chinese calandre is both solar and lunar, unlike western (pure solar) and Muslim (pure lunar): https://youtu.be/qXFeQmb2gU8

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Byrne’s Euclid

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://www.c82.net/euclid/ My Modern Met: Geometry Lovers Will Enjoy This Interactive Version of Byrne’s Euclid. https://mymodernmet.com/byrnes-euclid-nicholas-rougeux/

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Modern Mathematics and the Langlands Program | Institute for Advanced Study

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://www.ias.edu/ideas/modern-mathematics-and-langlands-program

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The Error Function & The Integral of e^(-x^2)

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://youtu.be/jkytxdedxhU The Bell Curve: https://youtu.be/aSjWXMkDazY

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Delete Jetbrains toolbox Mac (Solved)

Jetbrains toolbox is a software that manages programs from the Jetbrains company, including the popular PyCharm interpreter. However, it did not work for me on Mac, and I was trying to remove it. The system did not let me remove … Continue reading

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Which JC is the best in Singapore?

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
Which JC is the best in Singapore? Feel free to leave any comments as to why you think your JC is the best in Singapore 🙂 Also, check out: Which Secondary school is the best in Singapore Take Our…

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Unable to view DBS/POSB Consolidated Statement

Recently, when I click the “View PDF” button, either I am led to a page “about:blank” or the DBS Welcome page itself. Hence, I am unable to view the DBS / POSB Consolidated E-statement. Upon waiting for a while on … Continue reading

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O Level Results 2019

Congratulations to all who did well in the ‘O’ Levels! Do check out our post on Latest JC Cut-off points COP, to see the trend of JC cut-off points to help you choose your desired school. (Remark: I am curious to … Continue reading

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Benefits of hiring Private Math Tutors

Being city-state of just 5.5 million people, Singapore is constantly ranked as one of the top countries that harbors great mathematic talents and has one of the most admired education systems in the world. Based on test scores from 76 … Continue reading

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RIP Sir Michael Atiyah

Rest in peace, Sir Michael Atiyah. Many scientists have called Atiyah the best mathematician in Britain since Isaac Newton. Read also our previous posts: Sir Michael Atiyah to reveal his awesome proof of the Riemann Hypothesis Interview of Michael Atiyah … Continue reading

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Betta Community Tank

My betta in a 5 Gallon tank, together with 2 Amano shrimp (I think that’s the breed though I am not 100% sure) and 1 Zebra Snail. Anyone knows the names of the aquatic plants? I know one of them … Continue reading

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The most beautiful and important mathematical equations

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/mathematical-equations-beautiful-30112018/amp/

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From Polynomial to Modern Algebra

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Examples Polynomial with degree > 5 https://youtu.be/3B0TqabK2a8

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13 classic mathematics books for lifelong learners

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://medium.com/however-mathematics/13-classic-mathematics-books-for-lifelong-learners-7ec2759142da?from=timeline Out of 13 must-read Popular Math books, our Singapore National Library NLB has 6 which I borrowed and read: eg. “Prime Obsession” , “What is Mathematics” , etc. Popular math books are…

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Logic & Math (Set Theory)

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
Cambridge Prof Peter Smith: You can download the book at the bottom link from the below web site. https://boingboing.net/2018/12/26/beyond-a-equals-a.html/amp?from=singlemessage Philosophy using Math – that is cool! Set Theory is Philosophy, see this “Set…

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How Singapore Data Scientists caught the subway MRT “Circle line” rogue train

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
https://blog.data.gov.sg/how-we-caught-the-circle-line-rogue-train-with-data-79405c86ab6a

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Quara: Strategy to teach yourself math from basic algebra to high level mathematics

Originally posted on Math Online Tom Circle:
If you had to teach yourself math from basic algebra to high level mathematics, what would be your strategy? https://www.quora.com/If-you-had-to-teach-yourself-math-from-basic-algebra-to-high-level-mathematics-what-would-be-your-strategy/answer/Cornelius-Goh?ch=3&share=be44143e&srid=oZzP

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Betta Fish Tank

Betta, also known as Siamese Fighting Fish, are ideal pets for Singaporeans since they require relatively less equipment. Firstly, they are labyrinth fish and can gulp oxygen from the air. Hence, theoretically they can survive without a filter. Filter is … Continue reading

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Indian Scientist: Albert Einstein was wrong and that gravitational waves should be renamed “Narendra Modi Waves”

Source: BBC According to BBC World News, Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress dismissed the findings of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Hindu mythology and religion-based theories have increasingly become part of the Indian Science Congress agenda. But … Continue reading

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American Health Concerns that many are unaware of

America (and prosperous European countries like UK and France), being 1st world countries, are sometimes concerned about “First World Problems” that most other countries do not have time/energy/money to care about. Two health concerns that are very popular in America, … Continue reading

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Egg Stuffed Mushroom

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
Since last time I cooked portobello mushroom last time, my husband had deeply fallen in love with this giant brown mushroom. He required to buy some portobello mushroom when we went out for shopping.…

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清朝妃子的“薪水”

Originally posted on Chinese Tuition Singapore:
前一段时间,一部中国古装剧播得十分火——《延禧攻略》(Story of Yanxi Palace)。我经常在巴士上看到有人在手机或者平板电脑上观看,而在我家附近的购物商场卖家用电器的地方也在播这部电视剧。包括之前也十分火爆的《甄嬛传》都是在讲述清朝时期,皇帝后宫嫔妃之间的勾心斗角,恩恩怨怨。 之前,我在网上看到一个数字:紫禁城(皇帝以前住的地方,也就是现在的故宫)有8707间房子。由此可见,紫禁城里的人数庞大,从小小的宫女太监,到皇室贵族,形成了一个等级分明,制度严格的小社会。 后宫当中有严格的等级划分,清朝时每个皇帝拥有皇后一人、皇贵妃一人、贵妃二人、妃四人、嫔六人、贵人不定、常在不定、答应不定。 皇太后——后宫地位最高的当然是皇帝的母亲,薪水俸禄一应之物也是最多最好的。太后每年俸禄是黄金20两、白银2000两,换算成现在的人民币约是年薪44万。(以下均是RMB) 皇后——白银1000两,年薪20万元。 皇贵妃——白银800两,年薪16万元。 贵妃——白银600两,年薪12万元。 妃——白银300两,年薪10万元。 嫔——白银200两,年薪4万元。 贵人——白银100两,年薪2万元。 常在——白银50两,年薪1万元。 答应——白银30两,年薪0.6万元。 还有别的补贴。比如,每年到了各自的生日、节庆赏赐、生孩子赏赐、孩子满月赏赐、冬夏季节有冰敬碳敬、一年四季的衣料绸缎等等,如果哪个人平日里与皇帝走的近,受宠多,那皇帝随意一赏就不得了。 除了固定年奉外,每个等级的后妃每年还能得到固定的衣料。 生日的时候也有按等级发放的 “例钱”。比如每年皇后的生日,皇帝要恩赐:黄金90两、白银900两、缎纱45匹、蟒缎9匹、缎9匹、宁绸9匹、宫绸9匹、纱9匹、春绸9匹、绫9匹。其他等级的后宫嫔妃,按地位高低逐级加减。 生孩子,孩子满月时也会有红包。 因为“员工”数量众多,皇上又很少“裁员”,因此皇宫里仅是后妃们“工资”的支出,就已经是个非常庞大的数字。 在这些妃子的等级中,答应的地位最低,而且其地位仅次于宫女。住房方面,至于嫔以上才有自己的专房。无论时衣食住行,不同等级之间差距非常大,这也大概是为什么很多妃子不择手段要往上爬的原因吧 https://kknews.cc/zh-sg/history/eoz2byy.html

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Beef Wellington

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
? It just came to me that there was still a piece of beef fillet in my fridge last night, so I decided to cook beef wellington today. Main Ingredients: beef, chopped shiitake mushroom…

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Maths Tuition Blog

We have revamped our Maths Tuition Blog at: https://mathtuition88.blogspot.com/. It now features a “sticky” Home Page that showcases some useful JavaScript Apps. We have also increased the font size for easier reading. For instance, our most popular App is the App … Continue reading

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Nalgene Bottle Singapore

Since Singapore is such a hot country, it is important for students and adults to keep hydrated to avoid heatstroke. One of the most popular and best brands of water bottles is Nalgene, which is made in the USA. It … Continue reading

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Students about to major in Biology / Lifescience, read this first

Many countries (including Singapore) promote Biology/Lifescience as a very good major with plenty of jobs after graduation. However, students may want to read some opinions from multiple sources to get a balanced viewpoint. According to most of the answers, it … Continue reading

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Corn Soup

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
1. Cut all the kernels from a fresh corn. 2. Put corn in a pot. Add in 1/2 cup milk. Bring to boil then turn to low heat and simmer till corn is cooked.…

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What is 20+C+M+B+19? (Epiphany)

This looks like a Math question, actually it is an Epiphany tradition called Chalking the door. 20 and 19 stands for the year 2019. C, M, B stands for the names of the three magi, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. The plus sign is actually … Continue reading

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Korea’s Education System

Check out this interesting video highlighting Korea’s academic system. Seems at least thrice as stressful as Singapore, no? Recently, I do see quite a few Koreans studying in Singapore, possibly to them it is less stressful in Singapore compared to … Continue reading

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Official Website: Migrating to New Zealand from Singapore

Source: https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/why-choose-nz/compare-new-zealand/singapore New Zealand Government has set up an official website targeting Singaporeans to migrate to New Zealand. Check out the website here. Natural environment wise, New Zealand is fantastic, with great landscapes and low population density. Due to its faraway … Continue reading

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Centrum Vitamin Review

I used to think that with a balanced diet, there is no need to take vitamins. However, recently I read several articles that due to soil depletion, there is lack of minerals in the soil that is used to plant … Continue reading

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How to Study in Extreme Noisy Environment (+ Math of Decibel System)

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
[S$54.90][3M][STOCK IN SG] 3M Peltor H10A Optime 105 Earmuff Ear Muff Ear Protection Head Set. Noise Reduction Rating of 30dB http://WWW.QOO10.SG The exams are coming, but your neighbor decides to do a major renovation?…

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Probably the Best Yong Tau Foo I’ve Ever Had

Originally posted on Cooking For Fun:
Yong Tau Foo is a Hakka Chinese cuisine. Yet, I have never tried it in China before. Yong Tau Foo stall is quite similar to Chinese spicy hot pot (malatang). All the meat, vegetables…

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