Philo-byte Friday #1

Aesthetic expression D.W. Gotshalk. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art CriticismVol. 13, No. 1 (Sep., 1954), pp. 80-85Expression is some elements of an artwork (materials, forms) making some other deeper or more critical elements manifest (i.e. suggestive). To achieve such an effect, the elements must cohere well enough. Once achieved, such an expression becomes an … Continue reading Philo-byte Friday #1

How to identify a bird species from its nest? (Birders how-to series #1)

*Pssst, there is a Google drive for all the video clips of wildlife in my blogposts. You can access it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RCB9wnWZ56LPMoUj-PglJNXnypMpDIaL ;D It's the breeding season. A warm spring morning with brisk winds. You pace along the nature park trails, clenching at your binoculars and DSLRs, waiting for the sight of a rare bird. … Continue reading How to identify a bird species from its nest? (Birders how-to series #1)

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Migratory season special (09/12/2018)

Mid zone of Sungei Buloh mangroves Seaward zone of Sungei Buloh, now studded with the white plumage of herons MERRY CHRISTMAS!! The migratory season is finally here! It gives naturalists in warmer climates all the more reasons to celebrate a colourful Christmas *<:>> Migratory season spans from September to March next year, but from personal … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Migratory season special (09/12/2018)

18/11/18 Things I wish I’d known sooner — Rant and advice on excellence

"Fake it till you make it." This ancient word of wisdom has neurological basis. The problem is, very few of us have the socioeconomic privilege, psychological peace, neurological grounds and essential qualities, such as passion, determination and perseverance to verify this, especially in academia.Sounds intriguing to you? Go and have a read of Incognito: the … Continue reading 18/11/18 Things I wish I’d known sooner — Rant and advice on excellence