5 things that piss me off on the road

At the top of the list: 5. SIGNAL!!! SIGNAL!! USE THE DAMN SIGNAL!!!   4. Mobile lighthouses. If you’re not too bright, headlights can’t compensate. 3. People who drive like this. Especially on an expressway.   2. People who drive this, in the middle/right lanes and then drive faster than me.     1. People […]

A hawker as a profession

  I read this BBC article about our Singaporean hawker centres with keen interest. In 2010, I tried a hand at running a little stall, with little success. Fresh and with zero experience, I jumped into the wonderful world of foods and beverages, selling juices and fruits. It was here that I learned the hard […]

The Milkshake Hunt

  I’m no food blogger and have no intention to be. But living in Singapore, you can’t –not– talk about food. This island is a 500 sqm walk in menu and the inhabitants are in love with their food. We’re cheap people except when it comes to affairs of the palate. Spend $2 on a […]

The advertising landscape in Singapore

  Is the Singaporean advertising landscape too tame? Is there room for more bold expression, a more creative way to flaunt our Singaporean character? Meet Kiwi. Despite his New Zealand-ish name, the chap is a true blue Singaporean. His language explodes with Hokkien expletives, his skin thicker than a tank and his appetite is like […]

“Love at first sight” and other stories…

  Love at first sight, undying passion, unbridled, unquestioning love. How do some people know when they buy a car, chose a job, chose a life partner within moments of introduction, they know that it is the right choice for eternity? Like the downstairs uncle (sic) wanton noodle shop, delicious only 4 days out of 6. […]