It is Verve Arts Fest 2013 this weekend! I only recently found out about this event through social media - how powerful is it nowadays eh - and it is quite an impressive line-up to behold. That's 12 hours they are promising of non-stop programs and activities. I am absolutely hyped and choosing between Zoukout or this and honestly, I'll probably find myself at the Arts House at some point. Here's my take on the most promising segment of each program: For Visual Arts: Tangram Tangram brings together works done by artists Bradley James Foisset, Ruben Pang and Tristan Lim. Hailing from different artistic experiences; the artists will showcase their explorations of the theme ‘The Art of Play”. Together, the artists will be piecing together their views on the pleasure principle, and the extremes and contradictions within the notion of play through their visually arresting artworks, presenting an exhibition that hopes...Last modified on
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Our daily #firstworldproblem "EH EH EH THAT STALL THE BAK CHOR MEE GOT QUEUE LEH! CONFIRM NICE ONE LA! DON’T BUY FROM HERE, GO QUEUE THERE! GO QUEUE THERE!" "EH OTHER PEOPLE ORDER ONE NO CHILLI, DON’T ORDER THE CHILLI ONE, YOU TRY AND LISTEN WHAT THEY ORDER THEN YOU FOLLOW THEM ORDER!" Welcome to Singapore. A “美食天堂” or a food haven. Singaporeans in general, live to eat. We can travel half the island to satisfy a craving or to get a taste of the latest “must try Wanton Mee”, ‘Best Bak Chor Mee’ or ‘One and Only Kong Bak Pau’. From all my other TSL reviews, Instagram, and Wordpress, you can tell that I love trying out new food. I enjoy checking out new cafes and recreating popular foods like Tiong Bahru Bakery’s Kouign Amann at home. All this sinful eating really does get to me sometimes but rather...Last modified on
You know the line-up for Zouk Out 2013. You know who you are going with. You know who you want to see. Now the question is - how long can you survive before begging for a cab home? Here is your survival guide to Zouk Out 2013: 1. Bring your photo ID with cash along with it Picture from Zouk Singapore The ladies are probably going in a bikini. Here's a tip for those not well-endowed - put your photo ID and cash into a little lanyard holder. Not only does it create the illusion of a cleavage (I feel sneaky sigh), but it also brings attention to it for the happier-endowed ones, whom by the way should just wear winter jackets and not make us poor girls sadder than we are. The guys are probably going to be in shorts - keep cash where your...Last modified on
The 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema concluded last Sunday. It is a collaboration between the Alliance French and most cinemas across Singapore to bring in French films for just one weekend. The films ranges from thrillers to romance (city of love after all) to erotica. It is quite an impressive variety and it is definitely no less the best because they chose exclusively what to screen. Because of my lousy time management and busy schedule, I managed to catch only one of the movies, which I will elaborate about later. But here's a rundown of their films, to pique your interest! Film Michael Kohlhass Synopsis The Cévennes in the 16th century. Michael Kohlhaas, a horse-dealer, leads a happy and prosperous family life until he suffers an injustice carried out by a lord. This pious and simple man raises an outlaw army and lays waste to the country by war in order...
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I have always been an aficionado of the French culture. I used to take French lessons - do you know they say numbers like multiplication tables? And I am watching French movies - it taught me the delicate art of quickly reading subtitles then watching the screen again. Cue a Wine & Cheese event and there I was! It was the first Wine & Cheese tasting event organised by The French Cellar done in partnership with 2 other companies - CheeseShop and Artisan Boulangerie Co. The excellent spread of cheese exclusively from The Cheese Shop. Artisan Boulangerie's exclusive, flown-in bottles of the night. Eran Mayer's helpings of absolutely delish bread. There were a range of wines from The French Cellar - from Bordeaux to Burgundy to Rhone valley to champagne. Their Saint Aubin 1er Cru Sur Gamary 2007 was very raved about by my table the whole night. I was asking...Last modified on
Can you do coaching in Singapore? Unlike in Western countries where it's common for people ranging from Olympic Athletes to businessmen to engage in coaches, coaching is still heavily under utilized in Singapore. You may not know this but even my husband Bryan Choo is currently under the tutelage of Silicon Valley American entrepreneur Vinnie Lauria, who helps him with TheSmartLocal. Bryan is quite Western influenced so he took his own initiative to seek out this mentorship. And so far Vinnie has been an amazing help behind the scenes in giving him direction and helping the portal grow from strength to strength. But the point is, why should you stop learning the moment you've left school and become an adult? We could always become better at what we do and upgrading yourself through coaching and training is just one of the ways. You could think of coaching as enrichment, to maximise...
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Madame Tussauds comes to Singapore! Sentosa has partnered with Merlin Entertainment and they will be bringing Madame Tussauds Singapore to the Images of Singapore (IOS) attraction. It will open at Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa in 2014. I've never been to a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum before so I'm quite keen to take a look when it opens. Here's a taste of things to come. Picture 2 (left to right): Wax figures of Jay Chou, Katy Perry, Kate Winslet at the news launch of Madam Tussauds Singapore. Here's the rest of the press release. About Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity experience and the world’s best known and most popular wax attraction. There are currently 15 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world (5 in Europe, 4 in the USA, 5 in Asia and 1 in Australia). Each of the attractions are unique and tailored to the host city and visitor...Last modified on
The Story in 20 seconds At 9.23pm on the 8th of December, it was reported that a foreign worker was involved in a fatal bus accident in Little India along Race Course Road. This accident sparked a riot which saw over 400 foreign nationals join in, first attacking the bus and then the emergency vehicles that responded to the situation. An ambulance was set on fire and exploded and police cars were turned over. 3 bus loads of riot police were called in and after about one hour of reaching the scene, the situation was effectively contained with 27 arrests and limited casualties reported. Update: A good recap by Yahoo with eyewitness accounts and a Little India resident explaining how things have bad in Little India for a while now and its especially unsafe at night and on Sundays. How the Riot in Little India began I'm not going to...Last modified on