April 2016 archive

The Silk Road, Xuanzang and Journey to the West

Xuanzang [From "Mediation & Health"]

The Silk Road was not only a trade route in the early centuries. It was also the route where religion spread. Travellers moving on the Silk Road, spread religion such as Buddhism from India to China. Many monks travelled from China to India and Xuanzang was the most famous Buddhist monk who went on this …

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MAKING: Workshop at Orchard NLB on 3D Printing

MAKING session, clockwise from top-left: 1. My name sign accessory ; 2. Ultimaker2 printing a name sign; 3. Clip for sealing opened food packaging; 4. 3D printer (in-progress) created using Ultimaker2.

It’s no longer expensive and impractical for one to print your own accessories or figurines in a matter of minutes. Just last weekend, I attended the MAKING (3D printing workshop) at Orchard NLB. After attending another event in the Orchard library in March, I saw a group doing 3D printing, and put my name down …

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Stair Climbing

Amount of calories burnt from climbing the steps

Stair climbing is one of the best forms of exercise as it’s considered a form of vigorous exercise and burns more calories than jogging and can be done in a short period of time. Having not visited NTU for a few years, I was surprised to see stickers on the staircase stating how much energy we …

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