When I was a 13-year-old kid in Saint Joseph's Institution, I met a kid from the class next to mine named Timothy De Cotta. Every recess, we'd be on opposite teams on the street soccer court. In football, Tim was a baby-faced assassin, a gentleman of a player who played his way into the hearts … Continue reading Soul of The Warrior: Hangout with Tim De Cotta
Guys, I love Friends (the show) very much - it has kept me laughing through some very dark times (this was an age when local TV had VR Man and ABC DJ), but let's face it, there's not gonna be a reunion. At this point, I'm just happy if Matt LeBlanc's Episodes doesn't get cancelled. … Continue reading A F.R.I.E.N.D.S Reunion! (Sort Of)
Andrew Lincoln & Norman Reedus They're two of my favourite actors. One's from London, a serious method actor who I strongly suspect keeps Stanislavski's entire collection in the toilet for jamban reading. He also holds the distinct honour of being the last person to make holding up signs for a girl romantic. Yes - Andrew Lincoln … Continue reading An afternoon with Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus…and some zombies
As much as we don't like Iran's nuclear programs (pre-Hassan Rouhani at least), I have to go out of my way to say this: I freaking love Iranian food. There aren't many places in Singapore where you can get authentic Iranian or Middle Eastern cuisine, and where you do, they fail to appease that very … Continue reading Shiraz Mazzeh at Pasar Bella: ‘Like A Diamond In The Organic, Farm-Grown Rough’
7 years ago, U2 released the very fucking brilliant 'Window In The Skies' for their compilation album U218Singles. Whatever your interpretation of the song - whether it's about the spirituality of love, or about the need to install a sun roof in your car/sex vehicle, it is undoubtedly one of the most significant entries to … Continue reading Window In The Skies by U2: Directed by Jonas Odell
I had the exquisite pleasure of visiting Sabiana Paoli's Art Gallery recently for the inauguration of Robert Latos' remarkable new collection, Perceptions. The Polish-born figurative painter is a graduate from Kraków's Academy of Fine Arts, and an ardent student of Italian Renaissance masters Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) and Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco). Robert was the … Continue reading Perceptions by Robert Latos: A Journey In Light
It had to happen. Clarke Quay had to coruscate. First, there was the post-3am alcohol ban. Then Magnum's pleasure store took away the pleasure of seeing drunk people run across the fountain. The Clarke Quay Drunk-as-Fuck Rain Dance, I called it. Now, it's lost to a so-so ice-cream (give me a Paddle Pop any day) … Continue reading Chic As F.ck?
Support local humourist literature! So recently I sat down for an interview with Coconuts Singapore. Here's what went down (link at the bottom). http://singapore.coconuts.co/2013/10/10/homegrown-catching-struggling-artist-suffian-hakim
Zalora is more than just a couture merchant jacked up on HTML. It was Friday. The 13th. When it isn't being a painfully prolonged horror movie franchise, Friday the 13th plays at the back of our heads as a superstition hailed from a time of witches, where black cats were believed to be malevolent omens … Continue reading Friday The 13th With Zalora & River Island
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