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Trainer From Hell?

At a Tae Kwon Do grading exercise at Braddell Heights CC. I heard people calling him Bruce Lee. I’m not sure if his kick is as good as Bruce Lee, but he sure looked like…


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退休的感觉真好

退休的感觉真好。一大早起来跑步。和赶着上班的人们擦肩而过。感觉上好像他们”跑 “得比我还要快。哈哈哈。。。。 © Chan Joon Yee Dewdrop Books


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Sexy Novel

China’s new wave of micro films like 干爹 are truly impressive. Sex is the seasoning, but there is, of course, quite a bit of theme, characterisation and substance under the sheets. These films may not…


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How To Tell A Krathoey

In Thailand, appearances always come before substance. School girls modify their school uniforms and spend all their pocket money on makeup and hairdos. There are many office ladies who spend a considerable amount of time…


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True Love

A pretty cool China-made short film featuring sex, lust, money and true love. In real life, the girl wouldn’t be so simple. She would have moved on to find her next 干爹. When she’s no…


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Poor Thing

It was in 1991. I was living alone in a shophouse in Hougang and I bought my first minicompo with a CD player. In those days, when cassette tapes were not fully replaced yet, audio…


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Dickens’ Women

Charles Dickens is indisputably the greatest writer of the Victorian era. The term “Victorian” owns a wide range of connotations, most specifically the high and strict moral standards. With corsets and hoops skirts being the…


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The Right Of Reply

I hated it when I wrote to the Straits Times 20 years ago. Back then, I was always making fun of the simplistic interpretation of the “Asian Way” and our bilingual policy causing Singaporeans to…


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游鴻明–餘情難了

This is a song that sounds like a poem. I like his imagery of two people on a crowded street, walking closer and closer towards each other, then bouncing off on their own paths just…


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Lost Innocence

Another almost 20-year-old music video. I like the way MV directors back then incorporated touching and coherent stories into the videos. This is one of Malaysian singer 梁靜茹’s earlier songs. It’s also one of my…