Tag: greed

22
Apr
2010

Can You See Meat as Mere Food?

Unless one does not understand what meat is from, it is impossible to just see meat as food, instead of…

14
Dec
2009

From Dystopia to Utopia

Yah: I’m apolitical. Jat: More like apathetic. Yah: Apathetic to politics… yes! Jat: How so? Yah: Because politics has too…

23
Nov
2009

All that Glitters

In the whimsical tale of  ‘The Eternal Smile’ by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, a mercenary frog craves…

23
Sep
2009

Everyone Wants to be Happy

No one wants to be unhappy due to being greedy. Some might not know how to be content. Why not…

25
Aug
2009

An Overrated Green Scarf

Guy: Why do you shop? Gal: When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then…

18
Aug
2009

Charity & Lottery

My nephew asked me to buy charity draw tickets, as urged by his school to sell. It always struck me…

11
Aug
2009

Our Hidden Nanomites

Featured in the ‘G.I. Joe’ movie are nanomites, which are super-microscopic robots measuring in nanometres. They are used in missile…

03
Aug
2009

Layers Upon Layers

Layers upon layers of shops at the new Ion Orchard mall. Even the American guy behind exclaimed – ‘Look at…

12
Jul
2009

Pay More than Needed for the Unneeded?

I saw the dual-version single(s) of Depeche Mode’s ‘Home’ (from the album ‘Ultra’) from some years back selling at Gramophone…

22
Jun
2009

Educational ‘School Days with a Pig’

DHARMA@CINEMA: School Days with a Pig (Strictly by registration only) A movie screening and sharing by Shen Shi’an Based on…

26
Apr
2009

Kids As Living Koans

If a chubby child, who already should have had his fill cries for more and refuses to stop, what do…

13
Apr
2009

How to Live Forever

In ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’, the first emperor of China (Qin Shihuang), after his conquest of the…

13
Apr
2009

Bittersweet ‘School Days with a Pig’?

< Movie poster for Singapore The award-winning movie ‘School Days with a Pig’ tells of a teacher’s special project for…

31
Mar
2009

How Many Horses Do You Need?

Retelling of a Tibetan folk story: Brother One has 99 horses. Brother Two has 1 horse. None feel they have…

31
Mar
2009

The Delusion of the Masses

In a ‘post-Lehman Brothers’ world, an investment ad in the subway ironically reads, ‘Be humble, the stock market is probably…

27
Feb
2009

Intense Intention Creates Intense Karma

Q: If a child makes a mistake out of ignorance or delusion, that he is not aware of as wrong…

04
Jan
2009

Hunger : Rise & Fall

In ‘Marvel Zombies 2′ by Robert Kirkman, it continues the adventures of key Marvel comics’ ‘deceased’ heroes, who have become…

20
Dec
2008

Meat : Gratitude Vs Greed

An interesting question was raised during a recent class – ‘Is it okay to feel gratitude for the meat we…