Monthly Archives: October 2014

Temptation – Korean Drama


Over ten years after they made the very popular Stairway to Heaven, Kwong Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo reunite to make this drama. The plot, which sounded vaguely similar in the first episode to Hollywood movie Basic Instinct, is anything … Continue reading

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The Inlet by Claire Tham


Since I am now in a writer’s mentorship programme,  I thought I should read more books by local writers to evaluate the quality of work which attracts local publishers. This book, incidentally,  has been shortlisted for the Singapore’s Literary Award. … Continue reading

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Rites of Memory


I was in a writer’s residency two weeks ago. We were taken on a two-hour walking tour by Architect tour guide Vikas and then made to submit a writing assignment based on our genre by next morning.  I cracked my … Continue reading

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Words and Pictures – movie review


I watched this movie on the plane from Singapore to Bangkok.  The movie asked a very pertinent question: which has more value and worth – art or words? De Santo (Juliette Binoche) is a well known artist who has to … Continue reading

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Angel Eyes – Korean Drama


I am in a writer’s mentor programme and last week, my mentor said my second chapter drags. She advised me to only put down on writing things that bring the story forward. I see what what meant when I watch … Continue reading

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Wine Down @ Social Square


It’s my good friend Bee’s birthday. Rather than just giving her a meal treat like I have been doing for so many years, I decided to treat her to an experience. The Wine Down event organized by The Sunday Times … Continue reading

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Gender Stereotyping in Relationship


My next door neighbour is currently renovating the bathrooms for the kids’ room. I say kids here but really, they are adults, the eldest son being 28 and the daughter 26. When I asked about the inconvenience of them sharing … Continue reading

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