Category: Singapore

Thank You, Singapore!

Happy birthday, Singapore!  You are 47 this year and between you and me, we have been together for 14 years now. How time has passed. The first time I “saw” you, that was around 20 years ago (Gasp!), I was only a tourist who cramped into one hotel room with 7 others (4 adults, 4 […]

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Singapore Hidden Gem – Mdm. Saripah (The Artist Along Orchard Road)

Recently, I have been meeting many earthly angels in the form of “strangers” from all sort of places – hawker center, on the bus, in a cab, in a restaurant, etc. The “chosen” place this time, at the bus stop along Orchard Road. There is no coincidence, I really believe by now, I was “guided” […]

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Old Age is Such A Pain (An Article by Sumiko Tan)

A sunny Sunday afternoon, was sitting restlessly by the pool, spreading out the newspaper and eyes landed on an article by Sumiko Tan. Once I finished reading it, I forced 3 of my friends to read too. Once a gracious friend sent me the soft copy, I made sure 10 more friends of mine got […]

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Lichun or Chunli? Does It Really Matter?

Today … eh … yesterday – 4th of February 2012, was the first day of spring. Chinese calls it “Lichun” (立春). My friend said, Chinese believe what you do on this day, will set a precedent to the days to come in this new year. It’s apparently quite common that people will bank in cheque […]

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Full Circle Moment & What Would You Do If You Have 3 Days and 3 Nights in Singapore?

Life has its funny way of unfolding itself. In December 2008, I was planning a trip to Europe in 3 weeks (including 2 weeks of Visa application with lots of hope and prayers). It was all planned last minute and I seriously didn’t know what to do as I am simply not an average traveler. […]

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Have You Seen Blue Rice Before?

Look at it.It’s so beautiful, isn’t it?Well to some, it may be a scary sight.Blue/purplish rice?Hell yeah!It smells of lemon grass too.Heavenly! Don’t ask me what it’s made of but I know for sure it’s all natural 🙂 It was supposed to be a business meeting but it turned out to be one of the […]

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Got Tax?

The tax season is here again. Have you prepared yourself for it? In Singapore the cut-off date for filing it online will be on the 18th of April 2011. Normally, people will wait until the last minute to make sure they are all done properly. I can be considered one of those because I just […]

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A Love Story – Uniquely Singapore

The recent passing of Mrs. Lee, wife of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has definitely saddened the nation. I am not Singaporean nor I am very actively aware of the political scene of this country but I must admit, the love between both of them are so strong that every time they appeared on TV […]

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Even Taxi Driver Could Blog Regularly …

And I have been procrastinating for so long … shame on me! Yes, you heard me right. A taxi driver in Singapore has been blogging regularly since the start of his career. Though he has only been a taxi driver for 6 months due to an unfortunate event, during those period, he blogged simply to […]

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The Curious Case of NTU Singapore

Have you heard about the news that have been really hot in Singapore? Well, the university that I graduated from has apparently been in the limelight recently, for the wrong reasons. Dead bodies and blood are involved in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). For the news, lookie here: http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_347185.html It was said according to the news […]

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