Monthly Archives: June 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence – Review


About twenty years ago, I brought my two sons, Andreas and Ivan, then three and four years old, to watch Independent Day and we enjoyed it tremendously. So even with the poor review for Independence Day (ID) 2, we decided for … Continue reading

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RIP Ah Chye


Today I received the sad news that a man who had made my childhood so much fun had passed away in his hometown in Lumut,  Perak,  Malaysia. Ah Chye,  as I had called him,  was my nanny’s, Ah Eng, husband. … Continue reading

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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee


   Having devoured To Kill A Mocking Bird for two years in preparation as the first batch of Nanyang girls to do English literature as an O’level subject, I had looked forward to reading this book like how I would be … Continue reading

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The Painters:Hero – review


Hailed as the No 1 drawing performance from Korea,  this comedy act combines art,  mime and dance in an eighty minutes performance.  Like NANTA COOKING, which I caught at Meongdong in Seoul,  this theatrical performance is another entertaining export from … Continue reading

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Dean’s Cafe


Located below a multi-storey car park in sleepy Toh Guan estate,  this seafood tze char restaurant boasts of live seafood swimming in tanks. I have been here once before and wasn’t as impressed as tonight. Hunger could be  good explanation. … Continue reading

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Jacques Brel is alive and well & living in Paris – Theatre Review


I was invited to this show last Saturday by Sing’Theatre (www.singtheatre.com) which I was happy to accept, chiefly because I am a huge fan of George Chan, who directed and acted in it. Other than that, both the company and the … Continue reading

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What Would I give – A CTSS musical


I was invited to this musical by a friend and for some unknown reason, was treated as a VIP at the event, with Mrs Vicky Toh printed in font 72 on an A4 paper tagged on my seat, much to … Continue reading

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