Life

A little bit of food, a little bit of literature, a little bit of everyday fashion, a little bit of shopping, a little bit of love; it all comes together to form a rather sizeable… lump. It’s difficult to fully define what this vertical covers, but it encompasses everything that makes life enjoyable – anything that shines a light on your day belongs right here in Life.

What Documentary Film ‘Shirkers’ Could Mean for Singapore

Shirker (noun):Someone who avoids something, especially work (Cambridge English Dictionary). If you aren’t sure what the film is about, even after watching the trailer, you will not be alone. The mysterious trailer raises several questions while giving almost nothing away. Nevertheless, let me try and break it down for you. Premiering at the Singapore Film Society’s 60th anniversary event on 20 October and globally on Netflix on 26 October, Shirkers is a documentary by Singaporean-born film-maker Sandi Tan. The film chronicles the story of Sandi and her friends’ first movie-making experience back in 1992. The group filmed a Singapore-based indie…

How to Choose the Right Window Blinds for Your Home

I have never thought much about window treatments for my home until I had to plan for my renovation a few months ago. In fact, window treatments are the most underrated part of home renovations, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. What most of us do not know, is this: window treatments – such as blinds, curtains, and shades – are more than just dressing for your window. With the right consideration and planning, these treatments are functional and essential in privacy control, and filtering natural light (and sounds!) for your homes. Based on the style of your…

The Great Moscow Circus Is “Massive”: Rola Bola Artist Sascha Williams Reveals

This October, The Great Moscow Circus – “the world’s favourite circus”– is returning to Singapore for the first time in over a decade. As one would expect, the show promises to be a heart-pounding family spectacular. It will feature 45 world-renowned circus performers, including Britain’s Got Talent’s semi-finalist Sascha Williams, who thrilled audiences with his jaw-dropping balancing act performances. The performer will be bringing back his signature stunts in the show alongside other talent highlights, including daredevil motorcyclists, aerial stunt performers, jugglers and illusionists, all of whom will be supported by a live circus band (and no, there will be…

Cakerholic: Turning Crazy Cake Ideas Into Reality

If you could wish for any birthday cake in the world, what would it be? Mine would be some sort of a savoury cake, you know, like a twelve-inch burger or a mountain of salmon with a candle on top. I’m just a savoury over sweet kind of person. But my only gripe is, those ‘cakes’ aren’t really cakes. It’s just a round, gigantic version of what we eat for lunch and dinner. I wished there was something that looks like a cake, that makes for a good dessert course and yet, savoury. And then, one day, a fairy god-baker…

Crazy Rich Asians: Game Theory and the Gospel

Everybody wants to know what everyone else thinks about Crazy Rich Asians (CRA), particularly, if you’re Asian. Many commentators have already weighed in about how CRA is either a triumph of representation for the Asian community, or an opulent neo-colonial misrepresentation of the Singaporean, Asian, and Asian-American ethnic groups, and an actively discriminatory film. These are critical issues that deserve attention, but they ultimately grapple with the contexts that the film interacts with, and not the heart of the film itself. If we want to understand what the film means to the people who are watching it, then we should…

Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily to Mentor Singaporean Content Creators

Popular Internet video blogger Nuseir Yassin, the face of travel series Nas Daily, will be mentoring three Singapore content creators for SMF Ignite, a four-day event that will be part of Singapore Media Festival 2018. Held this year, SMF Ignite will run from 4 to 7 December 2018, and its focus is “The Convergence of Big Data, AI and Storytelling”. Yassin will be speaking on topics that includes building digital audiences, digital storytelling for online platforms, and how audience responses have shaped his content. The Internet star confirmed his attendance of the event in a 17-second video at the press event for Singapore Media…

Sweet Taste of Early Success: An Interview with KH Roberts’ Chua Xin Yi

While most of her peers continued on to university after graduating from polytechnic, Chua Xin Yi made a bold move – she decided to enrol in the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme instead. Having obtained a Diploma in Food Science and Technology, her reason for choosing to pursue the unconventional route was simple: she wanted to be certain that the industry was right for her. “I was very sure that I wanted to reaffirm my interests. I didn’t want to dive straight into it and regret (doing so) later on,” she explained. The programme is a work-learn programme that allows…

Bring on the Night: The Best of Singapore Night Festival 2018

Indeed, no words in the vernacular can describe this great event… the Singapore Night Festival 2018 has returned. Our previous article covered some of the Singapore Night Festival’s Night Lights; this time, we bring to you the lowdown on the Festival Village, and what really stood out in this extravaganza. While the Singapore Night Festival has ended on 25 August, we reminiscence on some of the highlights that skirted the heart of Singapore’s town area. Late Night Texting brought some of our city’s brightest sparks in the theatre sphere at Centre 42, with a collection of over 30 plays by…

Ginett: Casual French Dining Without the Price Tag

Occupying one of the street-level units of Hotel G Singapore, Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar seems imposing. Despite the casual vibes, everything is impeccably put together: from the tall ceiling, the mezzanine, a wall of wine glasses dangling over the bar counter, to the tiled floor. You probably wouldn’t take a second look at this place even if you have a loose budget. This place looks expensive. Except it isn’t. Poring through the menu, you’d find a glass of wine starting at $6, a cup of latte at $5, and a serving of pasta at $16, all of which doesn’t…

Review: The Philips SpeedPro Max Makes Cleaning Swift, Smooth and Stylish

The SpeedPro Max, a new cordless cleaner from Philips, is said to be one of the better cordless vacuums in the market. The two-in-one cleaner clocked in the fastest cordless cleaning experience. The vacuum is able to deliver suction in every direction through its 360-degree nozzle (that comes with stylish LED lights) and is powered by a 25.2V lithium-ion rechargeable battery that allows for a cordless vacuuming time of up to 65 minutes. The Philips Speedpro Max is the perfect home appliance to clean up every nook and cranny of your home. The vacuum is designed to address the tiresome…
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