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Appreciation: 5 Special Readers who happen to Blog too

I just adore WordPress and glad I am blogging on this platform. Used to blog on Google till my cousin introduced me to this new site (although it took me 3 years to start here and get used to the … Continue reading

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It’s 12.12.12!

It’s 12.12.12. 12th of December 2012. Darn it. Should have posted this at 12.12 am. I almost missed the significance of this rare date and just let it go by. And I don’t think the world is coming to an … Continue reading

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Yes, Obama Won!

I am not an American but I am so happy that Obama won the election. Feels like I’m watching history in the making. Restores my faith somehow. My whole family – all Obama supporters. Happy as well. Also thinking of … Continue reading

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Yann Martel: The Literate Leader

This video made me wonder what PM Lee is reading. Or all our ministers for that fact. That would be a fascinating revelation. Some people felt that Yann Martel was being pretentious, but I think he had every right as … Continue reading

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NY Times: 36 Hours in Singapore

Interesting Read at the New York Times Travel Section. JUDGING from the number of cranes that dot the city’s skyline, Singapore is booming. In the last few years, casinos and hotels have sprung up; museums and galleries in former colonial … Continue reading

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Do you Hate being called Foreigner or Expat?

The word ‘Foreigner’ reminds of the the band of the same name and since I’ve never lived in a country apart from this Tiny Island I didn’t realize how bad the word made people feel. Please tell me how you … Continue reading

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14 Moments of Culture Shock

In my life so far, Culture Shock ranges from mild to extreme.  Television and movies have  reduced the total strangeness and unfamiliarity element, but not everything is captured on screen.  Here are some of my Alice in Wonderland moments: 1. … Continue reading

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The Haze Across the Border

It seems as bad in Johor Bahru as it is in Singapore. Heading back towards Singapore, you can see the HDB flats at Woodlands enveloped in smoky air.  A pretty dismal scene.  I feel sorry for the tourists who have … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2010: Chinatown’s World Lantern Display

While wandering around Chinatown with the tourists, we came across this hotchpotch display of lanterns and later discovered they were from all over the world.  If you wanna have a look, it’s just outside the Chinatown MRT (subway) station). We … Continue reading

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Miss Universe 2010 Interviews: USA, China and India

I went through a couple of the interview videos on YouTube, but most of them started so boring I couldn’t watch till the end.  These two, I watched till the end.  I try to pick out more of the Asian … Continue reading

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