Devotions, when balanced with a healthy dose of intellectualism, can be a light in the darkness. But without intellectualism, it can be the flame that sets the whole house on fire.

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A Worrying Trend Arising Among Religions in Singapore

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Allow me to share something that has been bothering me for some time now. If you’ve been visiting Christian or Buddhist bookshops here in Singapore, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’d notice that over the past few years, there’s been a drop in the selection of intellectual books and a sharp rise in devotional materials. Here are two examples: Novena …

The Pantry Chefs at McNair Road

The Pantry Chefs – A Review and Case Study of What Went Wrong and How They Can Improve

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I used to live in McNair Road. It’s a sleepy and quiet neighbourhood that’s almost unknown to everyone. If you’re wondering where it is, it’s about 5-10 minutes away from Boon Keng MRT station. One thing I didn’t like about living in McNair all those years was the fact that there really wasn’t anything exciting within walking distance. The nearest …

Sweet sweet smells

Be Mesmerised and Intrigued by the Perfumes Personally Concocted by a Professional Perfume Maker in Singapore

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The other day, I was exploring Arab Street with a friend, and she decided to introduce me to her friend’s shop. It’s called, “Sifr Aromatics,” and it’s located at 42 Arab Street. Sifr Aromatics – a fragrant place to be Sifr Aromatics is a perfumery. Well, that’s a word you don’t see everyday. Let me explain. It’s a perfume shop. …

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The Fantastic Experience of Fine Dining at Casual Dining Prices – Roots Kitchen Bar @ Dickson Road

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Last week, I was invited to review a newly opened restaurant called, “Roots Kitchen Bar.” I was very intrigued by the idea behind their eatery and thought that it would be worthwhile to check it out. What attracted me was the concept behind their restaurant, which was so noble yet simple: To provide the experience of fine dining (i.e. professionally …

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A Singaporean Company that Makes Awfully Disgusting Buckwheat Coffees and Teas but Claims to be Singapore’s Best

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I have never written a highly negative and damning review before. If it’s a critical review, I’ll usually include something constructive or highlight the product’s redeeming qualities. But this is the first time in my life that I’ve encountered a product that’s so horrendous, there is absolutely nothing positive or redemptive about it that I could comment on. It is truly …

Fika Swedish Cafe

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro – Swedish Meatballs that Tastes Way Better than Ikea’s!

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A few days ago, a friend brought The Fiancée and I to a Swedish cafe. It’s called, “Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro,” and it is located at 257 Beach Road, at the intersection of Arab Street and Beach Road. (There’s another branch at Millenia Walk too) The front of the cafe. Neither of us have been there before, but we’ve …

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Oh My Bacon!

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A few days ago, I visited an eatery with a few friends. We’ve been yearning to visit it for quite some time. Why the yearning? Because it’s a place dedicated to… BACON! Yes! OH MY BACON is it’s name! And oh my bacon indeed! My friend told me about how this place sells everything with bacon in it – including …

Divine Wine Bar at Parkview Square, Singapore

Divine Wine Extraordinaire: A Place with Great Ambiance and Great Wines for Great Company

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A few days ago, I organised a little gathering with friends at the Divine Wine Extraordinaire Bar in Parkview Square. If you’ve never been to Parkview Square, it’s that majestic art deco building diagonally opposite Bugis Junction, that looks like it came out of Gotham City. Some call it the Gotham Building, or the Batman Building (because everybody knows Batman, …