We eat, we read, we explore

Tanjong Pagar conservation area. Ann Siang. Duxton. Yes, I know these places are so… yesterday. “You’d know about them if you were in tune with the times,” you say. These times – when age is hip and vintage is current once again. I have been to the Tanjong Pagar part of town before – but … Continue reading


Left: with club soda.   Right: with cream soda. In conjunction with the upcoming Harry Potter movie finale, I tried making butterbeer with the mugglenet recipe today. It was way… way…way… too sweet to ingest. So I topped it up with a whole lotta club soda. and rum. And made my brother share it. He actually … Continue reading

Lift Lobby

This piece won a runner-up position in the Two Voices Competition, organised by Writing the City. It’s a great place to meet fellow writers, share your work and get critique. Also – they hold monthly themed competitions – so you get an incentive to start writing, and a launchpad for your story ideas. A useful … Continue reading

when the journey matters more than the destination

“Let’s take a train from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station before it closes in July!” Grown adults we were – but only one of us had ever been on a Singapore-Malaysia rail journey. So a date was set. 4 June, 2011. There were 6 takers. — The train was delayed. When we first got onto our … Continue reading

Passage to India

This gorgeously shot Anthropologie video makes me miss India. Granted, I’ve only just come back from that trip, but it was a veritable learning experience, full of fresh images, vibrant colors, exotic food, incredible architecture, mostly friendly folk… but also of dust, grime, heat and far too much social disparity. The abject poverty I passed … Continue reading

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