Traditional Asian Ice Cream: Ais Krim Potong

August 30, 2009 / Culture / 11 Comments

While surfing around YouTube yesterday, I stumbled some old Klondike bar ads and had a sudden revelation (and a sudden craving!). It looks a lot like the traditional Singaporean / Malaysian ice-cream called ais krim potong my parents used to eat as kids. Translated to English, ais krim potong means cut-out ice cream. It probably…


An Night of Adventure in Singapore

May 21, 2009 / Culture, Daily Life / 4 Comments

It’s been a while since I wrote an entry on my daily life, probably because most of my days are just not worth writing about anymore – unfortunately. But I did do something worth writing about last weekend – and I have pictures too! Singapore Art Festival – Hélios 2 So a few friends and…


Which Part of the World Should I Live In?

March 29, 2009 / Culture, Internet Memes / 10 Comments

Found this mini quiz on the Twittersphere the other day. It shows you to which part of the world or rather, to which culture your personality is most suited. The quiz scores you according to 4 categories: America, England & Israel “You are often business oriented and enjoy status symbols. You are confident and impatient…


Stuff Singaporeans Like: #1 Acronyms

February 19, 2009 / Culture / 26 Comments

Tip: Hover your mouse over the acronyms to find out what they stand for. To survive in Singapore, you need to know your AYEs, BKEs and CTEs. Singaporeans have acronyms for just about everything – from government bodies like MOE and MOF, swear words like KNN and CCB, to even people like their Minister Mentor…


Sashimi Feast in Photos

October 26, 2008 / Culture, Photography, Reviews / 27 Comments

In an effort to get to know Singapore’s blogosphere, I went to a ping.sg (singaporean blogger community) dinner at a ritzy izakaya-style Japanese restaurant called En (えん). Met some pretty cool people like Brainy Bimbo, Claudia, Leonard and HisFoodBlog; and had some pretty fresh sashimi! For those unfamiliar with Japanese food, go eat some now!…


The 1KM Tall Tower

October 16, 2008 / Internet Memes / 23 Comments

The Nakheel Tower aka Al Burj is one of the many skyscrapers that will be constructed by 2020. According to CNN, Al Burj is set to be 1KM in height. Yes, I said 1 kilometer – as in 1000 meters, as in more than half a mile. I’ve never been a huge fan of architecture…


Tears from the Ear

September 20, 2008 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

One morning in the subway, I almost cried. It was the song playing on my mp3 player – a Japanese song called ‘Motherland’ by a half-Korean half-African American singer, Crystal Kay. I’ve had this song on my playlist for more than 5 years, but I’ve never paid any attention to it. I always thought that…