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What happiness is

Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle didn’t fully agree on a definition of happiness. Socrates and Plato argued that it wasn’t just up to fate, luck, or the gods and it was up to the people themselves. To them, happiness was the ultimate goal, something far greater than mere earthly satisfaction. Aristotle, on the other hand, saw …

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COVID-19 and lessons

My deepest prayers with the ones combating the disease and sincere condolence to the bereaved family. No words can suffice to express gratitude to the forefront battling team of doctors, nurses, health staffs, polices and social volunteers. With the unprecedented spread of coronavirus and the occurring fatalities, many people have begun to question the existence …

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Hey Rain

Hey Rain. Just what are you? As a child, I used to think whenever god cried, his tears were you. As I grew up, my innocence blurred, I learned the precipitation process and could somewhat figure you out. But despite where you belong, I’m just so freakily surprised with the range of emotions that you …

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In-situ and laboratory determination of small-strain stiffness-suction-moisture relationship and its application

(Even though it’s a technical article, I shall describe it in a mixture of a formal and a narrative tone.) The title of my Master’s degree research was, “Insitu and Laboratory determination of small-strain stiffness-suction-moisture relationship and its application”. First, let’s explain the technical terms used so that what I was looking for becomes apparent …

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