Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kampong Spirit Gotong Royong


I was informed two weeks ago that I had been selected to partake in the Mentor Access Programme (MAP) by National Arts Council (NAC). (yeepee!) My mentor is Josephine Chia, a Peranakan writer who writes mainly on her Peranakan culture. … Continue reading

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The Hundred Foot Journey


I took The Hundred Foot Journey at 12.20pm, when my stomach was growling and lunch was scheduled two hours away. Would the movie satisfy my hunger, as prescribed by the Chinese idiom 画食充饥 (using a drawing of food to curb hunger), or increase … Continue reading

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The Day The Ball Didn’t Bounce – Dr Peter Mack


This book is based on a true story about how Jay discovered his 16-year-old younger brother Nick hanging in his bedroom from a suicide attempt. After the incident, Jay tried to look for clues and reasons as to why Nick … Continue reading

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Bukit Brown Heritage Tour – Descendant’s Stories


It’s not every day that I play tourist in Singapore. There are many places I have not visited – the tourists’ areas in Sentosa, the new exhibits at the zoos. Two weeks ago, I made my first visit to the … Continue reading

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Lovers of Music – Korean Drama


This just ended on KBS. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this light-hearted romantic comedy. Perhaps it because I was taking a Korean Drama hiatus and to watch this brought forth a refreshing insight as to why I enjoy … Continue reading

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Here Comes Mr Oh – Korean Drama


There are period of a day when I am a captive audience to a TV program whether I like it or not. Sometimes it is a torture, like when Love was showing nightly and I was subjected to “我问天” from … Continue reading

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Old Path White Clouds – Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha by Thich Nhat Hanh


My brother finished this book in 4 days and couldn’t wait for me to share his enthusiasm for it. Unfortunately, there are some books that speak to me and others that I have to struggle through – this is one. … Continue reading

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