Category Archives: Culture & Society

My History

Some blogs are truly engaging. Often I am so drawn in that I feel compelled to leave a comment. Usually the writer has been incredibly generous and brave with their life story. I can’t help but wonder, am I wasting … Continue reading

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Must Watch on Netflix: Three Songs for Benazir

It’s one of those stories that will stay etched in your mind. Beautiful, tender tale of young love, set in Afghanistan. This young couple will captivate you and you will feel for them through their struggles. The couple who seem … Continue reading

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Can I Go Back to the Nineties Please?

I must be missing out I think, as I watch people get ecstatic on social media, posting jubilant memes in response to Singapore lifting some covid restrictions. Alcohol consumption will soon be allowed after 10.30 pm and live music. You … Continue reading

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Incredibly Frustrating

Incredibly frustrated when service staff at the frontline can’t speak even one word of English (supposed to be the working language in Singapore?). But seriously I don’t mind if I see that they put in effort and perhaps we could … Continue reading

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CNY 2013: Chinese New Year Festivities at People’s Park Complex

In Chinatown I like the immediate area around People’s Park Complex. Outside the complex there is authentic street food from China. I love the spicy buns. They are like chinese burgers – so delicious. But you have to be prepared … Continue reading

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Heavy Meal at Tanglin Mall

Had to come back to Chili’s for the tangy pulled pork burgers, but we should not have ordered ribs as well. Yummy, but just way too much food. I must say it was our first time choosing mashed potatoes as … Continue reading

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Reminded Me of Toddlers & Tiaras

We were wondering why it was impossible to get a parking space at Far East Plaza and we soon found out why. There was a ballroom dancing competition for kids. It seems cute and all but as I observed closer … Continue reading

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Tired of Being Politically Correct All the Time

Worried that I’m gonna have a ton of bricks coming my way, but I’ve just been feeling this way lately. Just had to say it. It’s quite a restricting feeling to have to watch every single thing you say and … Continue reading

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Annoying – Hovering at Dean & Deluca

One of my pet peeves  – people who hover over you hoping you’ll leave sooner so they can have your seat.  This happened recently at Dean and Deluca.  And we had hardly even started.

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Haw Par Villa: Gruesome & Strange, but a Once in a Lifetime Kinda Place

My mum recalls that when I was a toddler I used to love sitting on the plastic tiger at the entrance of Haw Par Villa. Back then we called the place Tiger Balm gardens. Try as I might I couldn’t … Continue reading

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