Tag Archives: Chinese

Fully Satisfied My Peking Duck Craving at Asia Grand Restaurant (But Felt Guilty too)

The service at Asia Grand Restaurant is a lot more polite than other Chinese restaurants we’ve been to. Although I wasn’t as impressed with the Peking duck or the fresh fish this time considering the cost was S$180. The tofu … Continue reading

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Very Funny American Comedian from China: Joe Wong

Joe Wong who looks more like a scientist than a comedian, is brilliant at the Radio Television Correspondents’ Association (RTCA) Dinner in Washington. I think this video is going viral already. My sister just sent it to me and I … Continue reading

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Down to Chinatown for my Favourite Siew Pao

Whenever I’m in Chinatown, I head for my favourite S’ban siew pao. S’ban is short for Seremban in Malaysia, where siew pao originates I think. There’s chicken and pork, but the pork is tastier. The pastry is so buttery and … Continue reading

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Architecture: White Chinese Temple

Am not sure if this is a Taoist or Buddhist temple that I saw along Bukit Merah Road. I just thought – what a striking white, framed by the trees. I am assuming this is a temple. I am not … Continue reading

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Lorong 29 Geylang: Hokkien Mee

May not look very appetising, but it is. It’s straight out of the wok. Flavourful, but definitely artery clogging. I always try not to eat the pieces of lard, but some of my friends love them. The smallest portion is … Continue reading

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Peranakan Museum: Gold and A Wedding

The people behind the museum have done a great job. I absolutely love the muted pastel shades. I feel a sense of calm walking through this place. It’s much more fulfilling to spend time here than at another mall. I … Continue reading

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Peranakan Museum: Can you tell the Guardian Lion and Lioness Apart?

I only just learnt how. The lion has a ball under his foot.  The ball represents the flower of life. While the lioness has a little cub held protectively beneath her shaggy foot. The female represents Yin and the male … Continue reading

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The 4 Official Languages of Singapore

Saw this quadri-lingual sign and could not resist photographing it. English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay. English is our language of business and Malay our national language. Most Singaporeans are bilingual due to our education system which requires us to take … Continue reading

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Why Racial Harmony Day Annoys Me

In Singapore I am constantly being reminded about my race. It’s there in every official document and form I fill up – my passport, identity card, school report cards and job interview applications. I could go on. It’s just my … Continue reading

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Silver Ang was Adorable and Brilliant in the role of Vyjayanthi

I don’t watch local TV, but I watched the first 3 episodes of the Tamil TV show, Vyjayanthi and captured some screen shots of it to show you. I had to watch this moment of cross-cultural television history. I was … Continue reading

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