2016 has been a year of plenty of reading, and not so much the watching of films in paid cinema. The winners of my film list this year is none other than Fantastic Beasts, what with such loveable supporting characters like Jacob Kowalski, Percival Graves and Credence Barebone. Can’t wait to dig my hands into … More Films and Books of 2016
The Chifa book is a pictorial dictionary widely used by punters in Penang and throughout Malaysia for lottery games, and the artist who drew them was apparently my grandfather, Lim Chuin Wei (b. Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China in 1924). The book lists numbers beginning from 000 to 999 and consists of 1000 pictures showing a … More Who invented the Chifa?
Balestier House (01/07/2016) This morning I had a dream where I saw a beautiful house. It was an apartment unit located on the ground floor and it was in Balestier. I viewed the unit together with my younger sister from Australia. It had a fairly old and retro interior and the place was really clean … More Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)
In April this year, I had the great honour of winning second prize at a Shakespeare-themed writing competition. It was organised by the British Council in conjunction with a monthly writing group that I am part of, called Writing the City. Thanks to my friends who came to support me at the prize-giving ceremony, which … More Shakespeare win
Time has flown by so quickly, and without realising it I have neglected this blog almost unwittingly. It is now the middle of June and I have just enough time to sit down and think about where my last six months has gone – and how I am determined to spend my next six. I … More 6/6
(Clockwise from left) incubus at Hard Rock Sentosa, vacation in Sandakan, finalist at Esquire x Montblanc Fiction Project, Bersih 4.0 rally, Ambon in Indonesia, Ranong trip, Teddy to Singapore, white water rafting in Kenaboi, year-end trip to Krabi
Movies: 1) American Sniper – GV Cathay, Singapore (Jan) 2) Inherent Vice – Filmgarde Bugis+, Singapore (Feb) 3) Focus – Cineleisure, Singapore (Feb) 4) Fast and Furious 7 – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 5) Fast and Furious 7 – Cineleisure, Singapore (Apr) 6) Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 7) Mad … More The 2015 List: Books & Movies