Review: Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon

Everyone knows the typical plot in which the damsel in distress waits for her prince charming to sashay in, fashionably swing his fists around, defeat all the villains, and save the day. Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon, however, plays against type. As the title suggests, this k-drama stars an extraordinary woman endowed with superhuman strength, who manages…

Club Penguin closing? Waddle on!

29 March 2017 marks an important date in my life. Nope, it’s not my birthday, nor is it the day I will be receiving my final results. Instead, today marks the demise of my longtime bestie, Club Penguin. Yes, the much beloved online virtual game site, Club Penguin, is shutting down. Club Penguin was published in 2005…

Cheap and cheesy: 18 Chefs’ student meal deal

My friends and I frequently patronize the Eighteen Chefs branch at NEX during lunch break as campus is just a minute’s walk away. It’s common among us students to frequent this eatery because the student meal is tasty and affordable. Eighteen Chefs offers students a $6.40 meal that includes cheese-baked rice with the accompanying sauce and sides, as well…

SMU Seminar: ‘Trumponomics – Impact on the world’

During the March holiday, I attended the Singapore Management University (SMU) seminar: “Trumponomics – Impact on the world”, by Prof Augustine H H Tan. During the 2-hour long seminar, Prof Tan discussed how Mr Donald Trump got elected as President despite his radical and seemingly presumptuous policy proposals that are likely to adversely affect America…

Are you normal?

No one wants to be normal in Singapore. A ‘normal’ person takes 5 years to complete secondary education. That’s too slow. Not when ‘express’ only takes 4 years. If a person has to take an extra year to be schooled, they must be stupid and are an embarrassment to their parents who will never be…

Hashtag funds planeload of supplies to Somalia

It’s no secret that there are people facing starvation today, many of whom are in Africa. For the majority of us, we were once deeply concerned about their well-being and strongly desired to contribute to help relieve their plight when we first came to know of their situation. But over time, reality hit, making us realise…

Kimi No Nawa: an existential crisis

With an intriguing plot (few spoilers here) and impeccable pacing, Kimi No Nawa (Your Name) is a one-way ticket to an existential crisis. The movie starts slowly, patiently building anticipation, like being cranked up the first and steepest slope, then releasing into an exhilarating roller coaster ride full of sharp ups and downs, and unexpected turns. It…

Tiny box of tricks

Cool! A little puzzle box a friend got me as a souvenir from Japan! Apparently, it takes an easy 5 step sequence to get the box open. Going by this sample, the key has to be where the patterns misalign slightly. Ah! The first piece slides out a notch. Now the second piece unlocks and…

Review: Zhen Hao Noodles Lor Mee

Need to reward yourself with a steaming bowl of delectable piping hot noodles at the end of an honest day’s work? Look no further, for this unassuming bowl of noodles might just be it. Located in North Bridge Road Market, the humble Zhen Hao Noodles stall “珍好卤面” is well known for its prized lor mee (A Chinese-inspired dish comprising…