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Monthly Archives: March 2023
I either go to Very Lucky Turtle Soup at Berseh Food Centre or Ser Seng Herbs at Tai Thong Crescent for my turtle soup. Both establishments have been operating for decades. The difference between the two is subtle and not … Continue reading
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In 2019, a 49-year-old Australian, Andrew Gosling, flung a wine bottle from the seventh floor of a condominium, killing 73-year-old Nasiari Sunee. Gosling also shouted “religiously motivated vulgarities” after throwing the bottle. He was sentenced to four years in jail … Continue reading
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So Where Did it Come From?
Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have not been able to reach a consensus on the pandemic’s origins. The two most prominent theories posit that the virus may have been an accidental byproduct of lab experiments – which Wuhan’s … Continue reading
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The parrotfish is considered by many gourmets in Hong Kong as a much-coveted delicacy. It is often served at banquets. This tasty fish is a rich source of vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Plus being … Continue reading
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So You are a Big Kahuna?
There are people in their 30s who hold regional jobs with impressive titles. How capable are they? Certain types of companies tend to hand out fancy titles to employees still wet behind the ears. But you cannot take a youngster, … Continue reading
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2023 Confrerie du Sabre d’Or Singapore Grande Chapitre and AGM Gala Dinner
Last Saturday, I was “knighted” Commandeur at the 2023 Confrerie du Sabre d’Or Singapore Grande Chapitre and AGM Gala Dinner held at Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa. Of course I was ridiculed and pilloried, but that’s another story. What? Me … Continue reading
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The Real McCoy – Steeple’s Deli
Tanglin Shopping Centre has been sold en bloc. Most tenants have moved out. The famous Steeple’s Deli will move out next month. Where to? “Don’t know,” said 83-year-old grandma Susan who runs it with her 27-year-old grandson Johnny. (Grandpa started … Continue reading
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The Nest House
In 2014, Tong Chye Kiam, who was in the insurance business, came across a dilapidated 70-year-old house in Melaka and dreamed of transforming it into a hotel. So, he purchased it and after extensive work was done, he opened it … Continue reading
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Smartwatches? Thanks, but No Thanks!
I am eternally thankful to Alvin for gifting me with a pricey smartwatch two Christmases ago. It was a device that let me stay connected without constantly pulling out my cellular phone. It alerted me whenever I have received an … Continue reading
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What’s the Fuss?
Everyone’s talking about Everything Everywhere All at Once, described as absurdist comedy-drama film, starring Michelle Yeoh, 60-year-old ballet-trained actress from Malaysia. The film – which I didn’t enjoy – has been nominated for all kinds of shit, which surprised me. … Continue reading
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