Category Archives: Culture & Society

A Blog Post by Ivan Chew that Shook me to the Core

Every now and then I come across a blog post that is just so powerful and moving. I read it some time ago but could not get it out of my head. I just had to share Ivan Chew’s story … Continue reading

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Thaipusam 2012 in Singapore

The yearly Thaipusam festival is very much part of my consciousness growing up. Used to watch the Hindu religious event as a kid. I always couldn’t look directly at the piercings then and it wowed me that faith made their … Continue reading

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The Revolutionary 1984 Mac Ad

I may have seen this as a kid and most likely didn’t understand it. But it sure is amazing to watch decades later. If something can stand the test of time then it must really be great. What were your … Continue reading

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Girl Loses her Temper (California State University Northridge Library)

I wonder if I’m the only one who feels sorry for this girl. I have been in noisy libraries before and it can drive you up the wall. Even noise at home when I am trying to concentrate makes me … Continue reading

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Anderson Cooper Mocks Singaporeans

But I still adore him and I have to agree. I was shocked too.  We’re second coolest in the world after Brazil? Never thought of Singaporeans as one of the coolest in the world. Mongolians, sure. And the reason given … Continue reading

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Massive Crowds at Ikea Tampines

Just a reminder to myself to avoid Ikea on the weekends. The main crowds were at the restaurant, food area and kids section which was treated like a free playground. It was utter chaos. Like our MRT stations at peak … Continue reading

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The Story of Halloween

Living in Singapore all my life, I have never seen kids Trick or Treating and it always looked like fun on TV. Most Singaporeans like myself don’t really know the origins of Halloween which has become another commercialized holiday. Thought … Continue reading

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Little India Deepavali Decorations 2011

Haven’t yet seen the street lights at Little India, but took a look at the decorations during the day. This year Deepavali falls on my uncle’s birthday, 26th October. The peacock is the perfect majestic and auspicious symbol for Deepavali … Continue reading

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Utterly Shocked & Incredibly Saddened by the Death of Steve Jobs

We all knew Steve Jobs was ill, but to still hear it, the news that the man behind Apple is no more, is still shocking. I think me and the rest of the world have been in denial since we … Continue reading

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TLC TV Mums: Dressing a Tot as a Prostitute & Kate Gosselin’s Dramatics over Pizza

In Singapore we are very exposed to the American media and we grew up on American TV.  Even without TV, we have YouTube and sometimes I can’t help watching the train wreck reality shows on TLC.  Singapore TV is low … Continue reading

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