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What a year! Top 12 Highlights from the Rollercoaster Ride of 2016

Love it or hate it, 2016 is definitely a year to remember. It was when I felt the wind getting knocked out of myself, as it seemed that one by one, the world seemed to veto the principles I thought were universal. It was the year when I realized, more than ever, that there is much to the world that I have yet to know, more perspectives that I have yet to comprehend, more life experiences that I have yet to open my heart to.Β  Continue reading What a year! Top 12 Highlights from the Rollercoaster Ride of 2016


Rethinking the Family Portrait: Our Day at the Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum - Shrink

After several monthsΒ of not having a single photo together, I’d say my family and I finally got to declare sweet revenge.Β Two hours, three albums, and 200+ pictures later, we could say that revenge was best served in a myriad of poses.
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It’s a Sign!

Get out of the sun if your skin tone matches this sign.

Spotted in sunny Sentosa were these hilarious signs, that I somehow failed to notice before. I am very sparing in my use of LOL, but kudos, Samantha Lo, that’s what your artwork exactly made me do.

Go Fly Kite

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Singapore After Dark

For me, Singapore is at its prettiest during the night. All the neons are bright, and the light shows are plenty.

As much as I love hopping on a plane and zipping off somewhere, I also love days when I just stroll around Singapore itself. Somehow, I almost always stumble upon something interesting, like a free concert, a flea market, or a bunch of ingenious buskers.

Hopefully, this vid will make people think of the city-state as not just another layover spot (although our airport is indeed king!), but as the bustling Lion City where surprises await to pounce on the curious wanderer.

Song: Sun Models by Odesza ft. Madelyn Grant


Six-Thousand Close Shaves

Six-thousand people signing up to get their heads shaved — now that’s something you don’t see everyday.

I’ve bungeed off ledges and jumped off cliffs — but on the subject of allowing someone to clip off all my hair, I’m afraid I’ll have to wimp out, thank you. Going for something less-thrilling-but-still-relevant instead, I volunteered to be a stage sweeper in this year’s Hair for Hope fundraising event, organized by Singapore’s Children’s Cancer Foundation. Continue reading Six-Thousand Close Shaves


Wakeboarding? Bangarang!

Bangarang (as defined in
1. Battle cry of the Lost Boys in the movie Hook.
2. Jamaican slang defined as a hubbub, uproar, disorder, or disturbance.
3. General exclamation meant to signify approval or amazement.

When almost everything in your entire country fits in one tiny island, you don’t get a lot of chances to go out to sea. That’s one of the main reasons why I love to head out to the Punggol Marina to don on those wakeboard boots — just to jump on a speedboat and feel the wind slap against my face as we zip to the vast open water — ah, this is the life! For a moment, the busy urban jungle that is Singapore feels like worlds away.

This is for Yuvraj, Parvind, Lawrence, Cecily and Dai Lin — our brave first-timers for this round, and for Gaurav, who seemed to have banished all anxieties of open water. Til next time!

Song: Bangarang by Skrillex
2012-03, Wakeboarding at Punggol Marina Country Club, Singapore


Occupy Tiong Bahru

I belong to the church of Ye-Does-Not-Have-To-Travel-Far-to-Explore. It’s a good thing that Singapore is one of those places that always has something brewing, whether it’s an event for the arts or a good old flea sale.

Dimsum may be the best way to a naughty girl's heart. Artist: Sokkuan Tye (

When I caught whiff of Oh! Occupy Tiong Bahru in the Honeycombers newsletter (one of my most dependable sources for choice weekend jaunts), I immediately jumped on the chance. I mean, a day spent enjoying art while poking around other people’s houses, especially in one of the more interesting boroughs in the Red Dot? Sounds like a brilliant day to me. Continue reading Occupy Tiong Bahru