Monthly Archives: August 2015

Inside Out – Movie Review


I had a rare treat yesterday even though it was not my birthday. My cousin took us to her favourite Japanese restaurant and I had the best wagyu beef bowl. After lunch, I was treated to a movie by my … Continue reading

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Other Cities, Other Lives by Chew Kok Chang, Translated by Shelly Bryant


A Cultural Medallion Winner, Chew Kok Chang published in Chinese under many pen names. The translation of this book was made possible under National arts Council and Epigram books. I could probably have read the original in Chinese but the … Continue reading

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Ria Bintan Golf Lodge – a review


My son was participating in Bintan Ironman race and his parents decided to tag along as this was his first half ironman overseas. The race fee is steep as compared to local races and so it was decided that we … Continue reading

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7 Letters – Movie review


This local movie – comprising of seven short films – was an unexpected hit when it was on limited release. By popular demand, it is now showing in Golden Village cinemas. The seven short films were an SG50 project given … Continue reading

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Mask – Korean Drama


Yet another debt-ridden woman meeting filthy rich man drama, which makes it somewhat boring. There’s no good romantic comedy coming out of Korea nowadays. If there is, it’s not showing in my cable. I watched because of the subject of doppelgänger, a … Continue reading

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A Dance of Moths by Goh Poh Seng


This book was picked by NUSS Book Club for August. Unfortunately, as the meeting clashes with my yoga class, I couldn’t attend despite reading the book. It would have been interesting to hear what was discussed. Published in 1995, when … Continue reading

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A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment by ISB


I enrolled in this six-week course, run by Indian School of Business and taught by Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan for the simple reason : I wanted to know, what constitutes  a happy and fulfilling life. Prof Raj, seconded from the University of … Continue reading

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