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by lexis
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: Let's Talk about National Service
Replies: 2102
Views: 332643

Re: Let's Talk about National Service

Do December babies enlist later than their peers? Or your date of birth is irrelevant?
by lexis
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: St. Joseph's Institution
Replies: 1452
Views: 349078

Re: St. Joseph's Institution

Don't have a son in SJI IB but what is "English" in IB? Isn't it the Group 1 subject - Lit?
by lexis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Replies: 5428
Views: 1272882

Re: Hwa Chong Institution [*IP]

English. Although the irony of it all is that my J1 son (who cleared HCL in sec 4) now wishes he had spent more time learning chinese properly in High School. He really laments the lack of opportunities to use Chinese in school now (since no one at home speaks it) and he is finding it actually reall...
by lexis
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Social, Outings, and Games
Topic: PENAL CODE 377A Significance
Replies: 89
Views: 7855

Re: PENAL CODE 377A Significance

Are the younger generation so easily influenced? Without a mind of their own, or ability to sift thoughts , analyse and make their own decisions, esp those in RI ACSI (i only mention these two schools because those were the quoted examples above). I was from a convent school and we had nuns for teac...
by lexis
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Social, Outings, and Games
Topic: PENAL CODE 377A Significance
Replies: 89
Views: 7855

Re: PENAL CODE 377A Significance

And if you don’t support and your children are LGBT? Would you cast them aside and disown them, or choose to love and accept them?
by lexis
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Social, Outings, and Games
Topic: PENAL CODE 377A Significance
Replies: 89
Views: 7855

Re: PENAL CODE 377A Significance

I didn't say western values. Slavery was acceptable in the past, both for east and west. But society progressed, and these norms in the past are now no longer acceptable. I think we can agree to disagree, no need to say there will be 天谴. And yup, i agree it's normal to get emotional when it comes to...
by lexis
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Social, Outings, and Games
Topic: PENAL CODE 377A Significance
Replies: 89
Views: 7855

Re: PENAL CODE 377A Significance

Another issue i have with having 377A is that it lends justification to discrimination. It's a form of legalised discrimination, isn't it? Already there is so much discrimination - R21 rating for Modern Family on netflix because of a gay couple, some organisations won't hire people based on their se...
by lexis
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Social, Outings, and Games
Topic: PENAL CODE 377A Significance
Replies: 89
Views: 7855

Re: PENAL CODE 377A Significance

Maybe the ones who are causing the breakdown of the family unit are those who oppose gay relationships, and make it hard for their loved ones to come out because they know they won't be accepted. It is your right to "guide personally at [sic] the comfort & security of home", and no one is refuting t...
by lexis
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Replies: 5428
Views: 1272882

Re: Hwa Chong Institution [*IP]

Thank you very much, Lexis. Your table is a great help! Seems like if you take CP in Year 5, you are headed only for Computing in Uni, as Physics or Chemistry would be required for engineering courses. Is a great combi though if that’s DC’s strength/interest. Will see how this all pans out. :) Thin...
by lexis
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Replies: 5428
Views: 1272882

Re: Hwa Chong Institution [*IP]

The minimum requirement forA levels is 3H2 1H1 content subject, one of which must be contrasting. Even if you do 4H2, your worst H2 will be "downgraded" to a H1. A large number of HCI kids do 4H2 because it makes a difference when it comes to scholarship applications (something about Academic units....