A reflection on the S Rajaratnam Lecture 2016

I had the privilege of attending the S Rajaratnam lecture on 11 November last year. Organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, the lecture bolsters the equipping of public servants with critical insights and knowledge to react wisely to dynamic landscapes beyond Singaporean waters. The event was graced by speaker, Mr George Yeo. As Chairman…

Mukbang: your online dining companion

It’s lunch time. You raise your head from work and realise that you’ll be eating alone again. No problem. Instead of making the awkward move inviting a colleague to share a table, many mealtime soloists are turning to Mukbang. In Korean, “muk” means “eat” while “bang” means “show”, which translates to “Eating shows”. Mukbang originated…

Student on a budget: Shopping on Taobao

So how does this Taobao thing work? You find what you want on Taobao, copy the link and paste it in ezbuy (it’s a middleman service that helps you ship your stuff over to Singapore from China)! You can actually just shop on ezbuy but I still prefer Taobao because it’s cheaper and you can…

Machida-Shoten 町田商店: A New Hope for ramen in SG

Japan Food Town at Wisma Atria houses quite a few gems and Machida-Shoten is just conveniently located among the first few shops from the main entrance. With austere wooden seating arrangements placed with almost OCD precision and only a bright red banner identifying the outlet, the decor is basic ‘Japanese noodle shop’. Machida-Shoten features 3…

Reward your daily grind with Habitica

Here’s the thing. To me, a useless, instant reward like a pixelated pet dragon is simply more motivating compared to an important, far away goal (A levels? What’s that?). Unfortunate, but true. Did I mention a pet dragon? Heck yeah! Being a JC student in Singapore is no joke. There’s got to be some way to manage our ridiculous mountain of work.…

Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

*No spoilers* Ghost in the Shell? Ok, but just don’t dwell on the details. This movie, with its stunning visuals and philosophical musings ultimately left me feeling satisfied, but a little wary about the kind of world its creators were painting for the audience. In this review, I will be highlighting the areas in which…