The 21st Century Singapore Undergrad: Eh, What Decides if You’ll Make or Break?
The 21st Century Singapore Undergrad: Eh, What Decides if You’ll Make or Break? 19th February 2019, 7pm-9pm
Life as a 21st Century Singapore Undergrad is tough. Sometimes the pressures of life and studies collide and you’re left spinning with the impact. In the forum, two National and International bestselling authors well known for their inimitable brand of humour, Gwee Li Sui and Neil Humphreys, spoke about what it takes to overcome adversity as an undergrad, drawing from their life experiences and Singlish to illustrate their thoughts. When Neil and Gwee collide the impact left our participants not spinning but splitting their sides with laughter and coming away with rare insights on how to nurture mental fortitude and grit in this complex and volatile world that we live in.
Neil Humphreys is a best-selling author with 20 titles to his name. His works on Singapore - from Notes from an Even Smaller Island (2001) to Saving a Sexier Island: Notes from an Old Singapore (2015) – are among the most popular titles in the past decade. His book Be My Baby (2008) chronicled his journey to parenthood and was his first international best-seller. For TV, Humphreys wrote and hosted the series, Return to a Sexy Island, for Channel NewsAsia and has been a panelist on a number of football shows. Humphreys also writes extensively for newspapers, magazines and websites in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, and the UK.
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