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Woo…woooo: Songs of the Hungry Ghost Festival, Singapore Getai

August 24, 2013


We must be now… mid-week? into that month of the year which everyone dreads/ looks forward to with morbid fascination. Someone once said to me, “What is it with Singaporeans and ghosts?” WELL, buster, we can’t help it if we get a little bit obsessed concerned when the gates of hell open for one entire […]

Homecoming Songs: Age 13 – 16

January 11, 2013


Turning th..thir…th…thirt…twenty-five sure makes one dreamily reminiscent about those darned teen years. I had my parents, the one or two friends I actually had who were real human beings and my penchant for reading soppy books about ballet to thank for my musical tastes pre-13; after that, peer pressure and mainstream radio took centerstage. (Perfect […]

Homecoming Songs: Age 0 – 13

August 16, 2012


“Homecoming” is meant quite literally here. I’m currently back in Sunny Singapura for 12 blissful days, and strangely, this trip has been a rather emotional one for me. Somehow I have managed to sashay jauntily across Shanghai (and etc) for the past 2+ years, tailfeather shaking and all, without missing – or indeed, thinking of […]

Sing ah, Sing-ah-pore!

May 15, 2012


Wow, I came across Nat Ho’s ambitious effort “Unleashed” today. . . So, it’s near-impossible for a Singaporean to comment on what is clearly a well-thought-out and well-planned creative project of a fellow Singaporean without all kinds of backlash, if the Youtube comments are anything to go by. Either you are an unsupportive asshole – […]