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    Texts 1 and 2- an extract from a non-fiction piece titled 'Ghost Train to the Eastern Star' by Paul Theroux and a travel blog written by Cristian Bonetto from lonely planet.org entitled 'Singapore'- have in common the subject matter of Singapore. Even though both texts have a common thread of Singapore, the reader is shocked by the contrasting viewpoints that the texts offer on the same city of Singapore. While the audience of both texts is people who are looking for insightful information on…

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    Golden Age Of Aviation

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    and more powerful radial engines or supercharged piston engines. These created aircraft that were able to fly much further, faster and higher than the WW1 aircraft with greater manoeuvrability. Fighter aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane that was used by Royal Air Force for the Battle of Britain, still today hold its legacy in the 21st century which shows the technological advancement for aircraft technology development was well ahead of its time. Development for the…

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    Who was Ned Kelly? Ned Kelly was born somewhere between 1854 and 1855 at Beveridge, Victoria. His father was an Irishman, John “Red” Kelly who had been transported to Australia for stealing two pigs. His mother was Ellen Quinn. Ned had a pretty hard life growing up as his parents were poor and struggled to make ends meet. He did go to school for a few years, but this stopped when his father died in 1866. Ned was the oldest son so he became the breadwinner for the family. At this time, his…

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    Obesity Crisis Essay

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    According to the National Nutrition Survey (2004), nearly half of adult Singaporeans (49.3%) have eaten out. As a result of lifestyles, families have to eat out at hawker centers and fast food outlets six or more times per week. Likewise, an excess of energy intake of adult in Singaporean has increased from 31.8% to 48.2% between 1998 and 2004 (Pin, 2008). Owing to their diet includes fewer vegetables and more fat…

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    The Pearl Symbolism Essay

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    effects of stepping out of the conventionally established community system. Kino puts away his moral sense. He displaces his sense of filial and social being. Thus, he declares "this pearl has become my soul. If I give it up, I shall lose my soul…" (Hawker Ed Hayashi, Steinbeck.qtd 2012: 43). As an obsessed have-not Kino embraces false values. He equates the pearl, a symbol of material wealth with spirituality. At length, he frees himself from the adverse conditions in his life. He chooses…

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    C Perfringens Case Studies

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    Potter (2001) mentioned that C. perfringens spores may contaminate meat and meat products either before processing and survive cooking or after processing due to unhygienic handling of prepared food. Adak et al. (2002) reported that deaths due to C. perfringens (type A) food poisoning are rare but may occur in the elderly and debilitated. It is estimated to kill seven people in the USA, and between 50 and 100 people in UK yearly. Asha and Wilcox (2002) reported that the first C. perfringens…

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    Typically when people experience rough times, they depend on their family members for assurance. Similar to rural 1950’s India, Ruku and Nathan’s family sticks together and that is how they make it through their rough times. Family unity is very important in times of hardship. Without family unity, Rukmani’s family would not have been able to deal with the issue of starving. They bind together for: the loss of Raja, the return of Irrawaddy, and the tannery coming to town. In Nectar in a…

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    home, a place where the present alienation of the diasporic person did not exist. Because they knew there were no possibilities of physical return back to their home, therefore, spiritual, religious and emotional bonds were ongoing necessities. Like hawkers, they carried things such as a Ganapati idol, a dog-eared copy of the Gita or the Quran, an old sari or other deshi outfit, a photograph of pilgrimage or, in modern times, a video cassette of the latest hit from the home country along with…

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    wonderful vacation in a tourist destination with sun-drenched golden sandy beach, or a summer course for music, swimming, dancing, cooking, or simply sitting on a bench, watching TV, playing video games all day. It was following my mother – a street hawker to many streets to sell vegetables and fruits. A sheaf of water morning glory or spinach cost about 1,000VNĐ, which was equal to a golden coin, a cabbage cost twice so that meant the clients would give me 2 golden or 4 silver coins. When they…

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    In Mr Goh Chok Tong’s 1996 National Day Rally speech, he mentioned the importance of Singapore becoming a gracious society. Thus, the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), a non-profit and non-governmental organization, was set up to encourage graciousness amongst Singaporeans. It aims to spread awareness, influence people to spread kindness, and instill a sense of responsibility in themselves. (SKM, About) has also commissioned a survey called Social Graciousness Index (SGI) to measure…

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