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About Romancing U   Romancing U is U Family's signature date night specially for couples, that was first known as "Pak Tok with U" when it started in 2008. This is the 7th year running that Romancing U is taking place and it seeks to bring forth a very important message: the need for romance and quality bonding in marriage. After all, a happy marriage is the foundation for a happy family life and a better work-life harmony. But if that's not reason enough for you, here are 10 solid reasons you shouldn't give Romancing U a miss this year.  ...
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About Catching Breath   Photographs courtesy of Andrew West Photography Catching Breath is a stunning work of contemporary art pulled off using a traditional medium - tapestry. While I personally am not very familiar with tapestry, this aptly named piece took my breath away. It features a veiled man looking outwards intently, and the viewer has the choice of whether or not to unveil him to reveal its hidden beauty. I find it difficult to appreciate contemporary art sometimes, especially when it looks like a 3-year-old jumped into a pot of paint and decided to roll on a canvas. But that's...
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1. Chewing over Jover Chew   This Sim Lim Square retailer named in the consumer watchdog’s blacklist made a tourist go on his knees for a refund. He packed up his shop and disappeared from sight, leaving in his wake questions about the adequacy of consumer protection laws.There was a man called Jover ChewWe hope his kind are far and fewToo many people did he screwAll they can do is rant and rueThe day they met Jover ChewWhat did he do, this Jover Chew?He made people pay more than their dueSo why not sue this Jover Chew?He cannot be foundHe’s made...
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Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore Part 2   “Facts aren’t guaranteed tonight, but laughter is!” - The Dim Sum Dollies What better way to welcome #SG50 than with a Dim Sum Dollies retelling of Singapore’s years starting from our independence in 1965? The sequel to the highly successful Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore, which ran in 2007 and 2008, The History of Singapore Part 2 will be in theatres from now till 23 December 2014. Theatre-goers need not fear if they missed the first instalment, as the Dim Sum Dollies do a quick and quirky recap at...
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About ZoukOut   Steadily gaining fans and party-goers every year, the turnout at ZoukOut this year promises to be exceptional. After all, there is something to celebrate - the success of the #SaveZouk campaign. As regular partygoers know, there was a scare this year when Zouk announced that its lease was expiring at the end of the year. However, a petition and 39,000 signatures later, it was announced that the lease was extended. ZoukOut is the largest and most notable outdoor dance and music festival in South East Asia, and this year's incarnation attracted world-renowned DJs Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero who...
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About Music Gives Back: Voices   “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” - Ruth Carter Stapleton Christmas is the season of giving, and what better way to do so then with a charity music concert! Music Gives Back - Voices promises a wide range of acts from different genres, including pop, jazz and even opera. With special guest appearances, prepare yourself to marvel at the wonders of the human voice. A 100% charity initiative, all proceeds will go to beneficiaries of HCA Hospice Care and its StarPals...
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Synopsis   Source: W!LD RICE Ltd, photo by Albert KS Lim © Most of us are familiar with the mischievous Monkey King from the Chinese epic Journey To The West. This well-loved story is Wild Rice’s Christmas pantomime for the year, albeit with a local twist. Written by Alfian Sa’at, the plot revolves around Ah Tang (Joshua Lim), a Sec 3 schoolboy who lives with his Aunty Fanny (Chua Enlai) and Uncle Moo (Lim Kay Siu) after his mum passed away. He also feels overshadowed by his cousin Xiao Hong (Kimberly Chan), who is an overachiever and wins lots of prizes for...
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Earlier this year, TSL wrote a piece on minimum wage and the problems it caused. In this article, the issue of cheap sourcing will be looked at by a guest writer. This problem is best illustrated by the story of Mohd, a security officer of 9 years who had just lost his job.   Cheap sourcing victims were model workers   For 9 years, 52 year old Mohd has kept students safe as they went about their daily activities in their secondary school.  His humble monthly gross pay of $1,760 from working up to 66 hours a week still allowed him to raise...
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About Waiting For Godot   I have long had a love-hate relationship with Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting For Godot. I first encountered it in university, and felt the immense agony that washed over me as I watched an adaptation of the production — a play that showed that life was tedious and meaningless isn't terribly uplifting. And yet, I was utterly charmed by Beckett’s eloquence — with few words, he articulates the pains of existing, the effort to get through the day as it wore on, and the fatigue of putting on an act of being when there really is nothing...
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About Waiting For Godot   Image Credits: ABA Productions Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot has been hailed as one of the most important English language plays in the 20th century. This Irish production, now in Singapore for only the second time, stars two tramps who get up to hijinks while waiting for Godot. Intellectuals will love this play, but be warned - fans of Michael Bay-esque productions will find it an uncomfortable two hours. This production stars Neill Fleming as Vladimir, Patrick O’Donnel as Estragon, Paul Kealyn as Pozzo, and Nick Devlin as Lucky. We managed to snag an interview with Peter Reid,...
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