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Deepa D/O Sundararaju

Animal and music lover, bookworm and movie enthusiast. #blackismyhappycolour
Movie Review: ‘One Cut Of The Dead’ Gives A Jocular View On Indie Filmmaking
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Movie Review: ‘One Cut Of The Dead’ Gives A Jocular View On Indie Filmmaking

After a string of award-winning short films, One Cut Of The Dead (Japanese Title: Camera wo Tomeru na) is director Shinichiro Ueda’s feature film debut. Having successfully earned 250 times its working budget in the box office, the film has also recently won the Audience Choice at the Singapore International Film Festival 2018 (SGIFF). The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. The film’s director (Takayuki Hamatsu) is exasperated with the actress’ (Yuzuki Akiyama) acting skills and even takes it out on the actor (Kazuaki Nagaya). The crew takes a break…
Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2019: A Celebration of Urban Art and Youth Subcultures
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Aliwal Urban Art Festival 2019: A Celebration of Urban Art and Youth Subcultures

Aliwal Urban Art Festival is back for its sixth edition as part of Singapore Art Week 2019! Held at Aliwal Arts Centre on 19 January 2019 from 4pm till late, the urban art festival will feature graffiti and graphic art, dance battles, live performances and more. The festival also offers opportunities for all to explore, enjoy, and experience various facets of urban art and youth subcultures showcased during the festival. Dance: Radikal Forze Jam Curated by Darren ‘dt‘ Toh, this year’s festival features special showcases by the hip-hop community. Audiences will also get to witness the Radikal Forze Jam 2019…
Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>
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Jasmine Sokko Rises to Top 15 in ‘Rave Now’ <<即刻电音 >>

Jasmine Sokko rises to the top 15 in China’s hottest electronic music reality show <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show pits electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at Tomorrowland 2019 at Boom, Belgium. Performing her winning number ‘1057’ with a refreshed look that charmed all three celebrity mentors, Jasmine Sokko once again showcased her musical diversity with an up-tempo production. The performance also saw her masterfully incorporating Lay Zhang’s vocal sample into an original single, winning his vote of confidence. Lay Zhang remarked on Jasmine’s impeccable knack for top-line…
Just A Breath Away Movie Review: An Unconventional Take On Post-Apocalyptic Thrillers
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Just A Breath Away Movie Review: An Unconventional Take On Post-Apocalyptic Thrillers

Post-apocalyptic thriller ‘Just a Breath Away’ (French title: Dans la Brume) takes to the rooftops of Paris as the film follows a family of three attempting to escape amidst the poisonous gas cloud that has blanketed the city. The film starts with Mathieu (Roman Duris) arriving back from Canada, where he was trying to find a cure for his 11-year-old daughter’s immunodeficiency disorder. It was introduced later in the film that his wife, Anna (Olga Kurylenko), and daughter, Sarah (Fantine Harduin) live in a state-of-the-art hermetic bubble. The film wastes no time as an earthquake hits Paris, unleashing a thick…
Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019
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Quick Beats: Music Events for January 2019

The year has only just begun, but music events in Singapore for the first month of 2019 are already in full swing! To save you from scouring through the internet – and from information overload – we’ve come up with a list of concerts that will be taking place this month so you won’t miss out on your favourite music acts. 12 Jan – The Vienna Boys Choir: Fly With Me The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir returns to Singapore for a special one-night only concert. Singaporeans can show their support for local talent as well – among their choristers are…
From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC
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From Rio To Singapore: CARIUMA Sneakers Are Now Exclusively Available at kapok NDC

Although CARIUMA was founded in September 2016, the brand only debuted six months ago in May 2018, with its first pop-up and online store debut just days apart. Their efforts were met with resounding success, as seen from how its sneakers were sold in 21 countries – in just three weeks. View this post on Instagram Spotted in Singapore, CATIBA Low Black Leather. ? @glenntaubenfeld Show us your CARIUMA by tagging us! A post shared by C A R I U M A® (@cariuma) on Nov 6, 2018 at 8:00am PST CARIUMA’s logo, the leaf, is reflective of the rich…
Feeling Peckish This Festive Season? Here Are Five Places You Can Visit For A Satisfying Meal
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Feeling Peckish This Festive Season? Here Are Five Places You Can Visit For A Satisfying Meal

Christmas is around the corner, and there are endless options for Christmas-curated menus at every turn. If you love food, you’ll be having a hard time picking the right spot. To ease things up, we’ve come up with recommended picks of Singapore’s finest culinary highlights this festive season – whether it is buffets for gatherings, course meals for a more private setting with your significant other, and takeaway feasts for those who would like to enjoy Christmas in the comfort of their own home – we’ve got you covered. Perfect for Families: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway’s [email protected] Christmas from the Heart Festive…
Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday
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Spreading The Good Cheer: 12 Christmas Songs You Need In Your Playlist This Holiday

Christmas lights, Black Friday sales, shopping for gifts, and gathering with family and friends – the holiday season is in full swing! That also means it’s time to get yourself a good Christmas playlist. This year, we present you with both religious and romantic Christmas songs across a range of genres to get you into the festive mood. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Pentatonix (2014) This simply-arranged poignant tune is sure to set the mood this Christmas. Carol of the Bells – Lindsey Stirling (2017) Acclaimed violinist and artist Lindsey Stirling presents a mesmerizing take to this timeless masterpiece.…
Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>
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Local Musician Jasmine Sokko Steals the Limelight in China’s EDM Talent Show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>

Singapore’s rising singer-producer Jasmine Sokko makes her first foray into China with her participation in the country’s hottest electronic music reality show, <<即刻电音 Rave Now>>. The online reality show will pit electronic music producers through weekly elimination rounds, with the winner earning the prestigious honour of performing at the world’s biggest dance music festival, Tomorrowland 2019. Celebrity mentors include Mando-popstar Lay Zhang 张艺兴 (member of K-pop group EXO), electronic pop starlet Laure Shang 尚雯婕, Chinese singer/actor Wowkie Zhang 大张伟 and Norwegian super star DJ Alan Walker. Jasmine Sokko won over celebrity mentors Lay Zhang and Alan Walker during her debut appearance…
Sink or Swim Movie Review: A Lighthearted Take On Self-Discovery Through Sychronised Swimming
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Sink or Swim Movie Review: A Lighthearted Take On Self-Discovery Through Sychronised Swimming

“You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole, and you can’t fit a round peg in a square hole”. Directed by Gilles Lellouche, the premise of Sink or Swim (French title: Le Grand Bain) attempts to falsify the above-mentioned statement. Sink or Swim is a comedy film about a ragtag bunch of “losers” who form an unlikely team of male synchronized swimmers. Viewers who are well-versed with French cinema will notice that the majority of the main cast are prominent actors in French cinema, some of whom even have directorial and filmmaking experience.  The plot starts with Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), an unemployed father of…
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