Pages or blog posts tagged “NonFiction”:

  • A Short Romp In The US

    Copyright © 10 April 2000 Patrick Khoo So this was it. I was about to embark on a business trip that would take me halfway around the world. It had been four years since I was last in the US and I was certainly looking forward to the sights, sounds and tastes of this great land again. I was determined to stay awake during the entire 24…

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  • Negotiation In A Nutshell (Foreword)

    Negotiation in a Nutshell By Arlene Bastion Foreword By Patrick Khoo Foreword In his Inaugural Address as the President of the United States of America on 20 January 1961, John F. Kennedy presented his vision of peace throughout the world. During a time when the world lived in the shadow of possible glob…

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  • College Application Essay

    This is an actual essay written by a college applicant. The author, Hugh Gallaghere, now attends NYU. 3A. ESSAY: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSO…

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  • Musings On The English Language

    Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing ring…

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  • Happy In the East (^_^) Or Smiling :-) In the West

    By Andrew Pollack Copyright 1996 The New York Times Company TOKYO –When Yukihiro Furuse first began prowling international computer networks in the mid-1980’s, he was perplexed to encounter emoticons, the strange combinations of punctuation and accent marks and letters that Westerners used in electronic mail to indicate happiness, sadness and other emotions.…

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