Monthly Archives: December 2010

7 Days in Japan – Private matters


It’s widely known that Japan is a clean country. Not a rubbish in sight and better still, very few rubbish bins. Yet, the streets are void of tissues, plastic bags and cigarette butts that are littered everywhere in Singapore despite … Continue reading

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7 Days in Japan – The plan


The planning for the trip started in Jan when we were informed by Delta Air that our free miles, accrued from an US trip in 2002 was expiring next July. Mike was very sure that the free miles from Northwest has no expiry … Continue reading

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Jia- A Novel of North Korea by HyeJin Kim


The book caught my attention because there were more than five copies (probably ten) on the shelves. With North Korea in the news recently, plus my interest in everything Korean, this book piqued my interest. The author wrote this as … Continue reading

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When Hainan meets Teochew – Movie Review


If you are a romcom fan like me, you’ll see the connection in the title between this movie and the most famous romcom of all time.  (Sigh…don’t know? When Harry Meets Sally!) That, however, is where the similarity ends. This director/writer Han Yew Kwang, … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Troll


Thanks to Straits Times which reproduced this article from NYT, I learn about trolling. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/opinion/30zhuo.html) Trolling is defined as the act of posting inflammatory, derogatory or provocative messages in public forums, often by someone hiding behind a veil of  anonymity. According … Continue reading

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