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Lifestyle 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lessons for mum the tutor

THOSE long, lazy summer days when the zip wire, trampoline and climbing frame were in full use as friends and their children converged at our place are just a distant memory. Freedom vanished as work and school took over and Hero#8217;s friends evaporated into classrooms while we questioned whether reading in bed with tea and toast until way too late counted as schooling. Suddenly, we were on our own.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A matter of mind vs speech

Many of us would have experienced instances when the mind plays tricks on what we actually want to say. This was what happened in my Year Five class a few days ago, and the #8216;victims#8217; were two of my pupils.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Power of recognition

This thought-provoking tale came through the e-mail by Tan Shu Li.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Magnificent Maasai Mara

In the conclusion to the tale of her dream-come-true safari in Kenya, N.H. PETRA #8211; with her kids, Imaan, Fafa and Mikey in tow #8211; visits the magnificent Maasai Mara game reserve where they have a close encounter with a feeding lioness and indulge in a serene balloon trip.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Words to live by

A Thousand pieces of Gold reviewed by Allan Koay.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

When men stray

The article on prostituion published on February 23 (I>Khir Toyo, Brothel-buster/I>) certainly touched a nerve #8211; we are I>still/Ireceiving letters in response to it. Here are two from very different positions: a daughter and a father (they're not related). Yet both are wondering the same thing: why do men stray?

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enough already

Writes Gavin Bong, Petaling Jaya.

Lifestyle 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Test your word power

ARE you totally at ease navigating the World Wide Web? Or do your attempts at surfing turn out more like the dog paddle? Either way, this quiz is for you.

Lifestyle 20 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A common divide

AN English friend of mine says that he nearly had a heart attack on a flight in the United States when the American pilot announced that the plane would be airborne #8220;momentarily#8221;.

Lifestyle 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

King of the game

HIS grandfather, Lim Boon Keng, was a doctor and community leader in Singapore. Hailed as the #8220;sage of Singapore#8221; upon his death, Boon Keng had bridged the British and Chinese worlds in a way no Singaporean had done before.