Author Archives: Natalie Koh

Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew: A Man of Great Love

It has been well over a year since I last updated this blog (for reasons I may or may not one day divulge), and as I sit here in my living room watching the funeral procession of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, I can’t help but put pen to paper or, erm, fingers to […]

15 Reasons Food Delivery Is God’s Greatest Gift to Man

1. Because what else would you do when you’re stuck at home on a rainy day? 2. Or when mum’s not home to whip up a meal for you? 3. Or you’ve run out of cheese to make your signature grilled cheese? 4. Because sometimes, cup noodles and pop tarts just don’t hit the spot. 5. […]

27 Crushing Moments Of A Fresh Grad’s Job Hunt

1. It’s the end of your final semester, you’ve finished your last paper and you’re elated! You’ve got a grad trip planned and some money set aside to tide you over while you take your time searching for a job – life has never been better. 2. But when the excitement of finally putting 15 years […]

11 Disconcerting Things about Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty

So I’ve been hearing a lot of backlash over Avril Lavigne’s latest song and MV, Hello Kitty, and decided to take a look myself. I headed over to Youtube, thinking that people were just exaggerating over how shitty it is, and didn’t expect to be half bad. And now that I have seen it, I realised that […]

25 Amazingly Cool Records Held By Singapore/ Singaporeans

1. The world’s largest cupcake mosaic Who would’ve thought the cupcake craze would’ve put Singapore on the map? Made out of 20,000 cupcakes and measuring 110.60 square metres, the world’s largest cupcake mosaic was created by the Ayer Rajah Community Centre Youth Club, Shatec Institute and other volunteers in Singapore on 29 July 2012. 2. […]

10 Types of People to Unfollow on Social Media

Because there are a ton I would love to unfollow, and most probably have. The Obtuse The people who don’t understand and will probably never understand what satire is. Ever. The Spammer Exhibit A: Okay, we get it. You love Soulja Boy. The Troll The only reason why you had him on Facebook/Twitter in the […]

21 Game of Thrones Quotes to Remember Before Season 4

1. “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you.” 2. “A very small man can cost… a very large shadow” 3. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” 4. “Winter is coming.” 5. […]

18 Awesome Street Snacks From Singapore’s Past

Of course, these can still be found in places like Bugis Street, Chinatown, Pasar Malams, the occasional cart here and there, and in various parts of Malaysia, but it’s nice to relive these memories anyway. 1. Ding Dang Tang, also known as kok kok candy, which gets its name from the sound made when hacking […]

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Sherlock Season 3

1. Amanda Abbington, who plays John Watson’s new wife, Mary, in the series, is actually Martin Freeman’s long-time partner. 2. And the nice elderly couple in The Empty Hearse who turned out to be Sherlock’s parents? Well, they are actually Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents. 3. The code used to activate the bomb in The Empty Hearse […]

18 Things Asian Parents Say When Watching Western Shows

1. Why are they wearing shoes in the house? 2. Why would there be ghosts in broad daylight? 3. If there are ghosts out on Halloween, why would you let your kids out to play? 4. Why are the kids even dressed like that? Wouldn’t that just attract the ghosts? 5. Why are they (the […]