Films and Books of 2016

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 intoContinue reading “Films and Books of 2016”

Who invented the Chifa?

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 aContinue reading “Who invented the Chifa?”

Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)

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 cleanContinue reading “Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)”

The 2015 List: Books & Movies

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) MadContinue reading “The 2015 List: Books & Movies”