Monthly Archives: August 2013

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson


‘There are no mysteries to solve, no sinners seeking redemption, no ambitions that need fulfilling.’ Quoted Journalist John Lui on his review of award-winning movie Ilo Ilo on The Straits Times LIFE! yesterday. I thought, how apt, for this was exactly my thoughts after … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus – Korean Review


The series on KBS ended last night and I was disappointed with the ending. But let’s not allow my disappointment to influence the review, for the whole 20-episode series had me glued to the TV every Monday and Tuesday night. … Continue reading

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Bachelor’s Vegetable Store – Korean Drama


I watched this series on Starhub Demand, and finished all 24 episodes last week although the show is still being telecast every weekend. The beginning was promising. Teenagers Han Tae Yang and Jin Jin Shim are sweethearts in a farming village. Jin … Continue reading

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That Girl in Pinafore(我的朋友, 我的同学, 我爱过的一切) – Movie Review


It was the National Day weekend and coincided with my sister’s last weekend in Singapore before her return to Germany. Mike suggested we take her to the movies, something she probably hasn’t done for a long time, perhaps other than … Continue reading

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50 Stories from my life by S R Nathan


I didn’t read President Nathan’s memoirs Path to the Presidency: An Unexpected Journey, which I expect to be too ‘heavy’ (in the words of a friend) for my intellectual as well as reading pleasure. This book for young readers, which was … Continue reading

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Till death do us part…the criteria for a long-lasting marriage


I read this article in the tabloid section of weekend Zaobao and thought I will share it here. This is my translation from the Chinese article: For those contemplating marriage, there are a few criteria one must have to avoid divorce … Continue reading

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Sarawak in June: Hiking in Mulu


Mulu Park provides good hiking trails, from the extreme difficult ones to relative simple ones on boardwalk. If you have the time and fitness, a 2-day hike and climb to the Pinnacles should provide some adventure and reward you with a … Continue reading

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