Author Archives: Natalie Koh

18 Signs You’re In Love With Your Mobile Phone

1. You can’t sleep easy without knowing it’s right by your side. “Hmmm… Sleepytime… WAIT WHERE’S MY PHONE?! IS IT THERE?!” 2. It’s the first thing you reach for when you wake up in the morning. And you freak the hell out when you can’t find it. 3. You feel anxious when it isn’t in […]

The Infinite Amount of Times Singaporeans Really Looked Out For Each Other

Okay, so maybe sometimes we don’t help people who drop their laptops or whatever. But I like to think that Singaporeans are generally good, kind-hearted, compassionate people. I’m not proud of many of our policies but let’s not forget that it’s not just ridiculously priced HDB flats or a lack of minimum wage that make Singapore, […]

26 Unforgettable Things That Happened in Popular Culture in 2013

1. Harlem Shake videos (It got annoying after a while, but now I kinda miss it!) 2. Hadouken photos 3. Game of Throne’s The Red Wedding Reactions: (I considered putting the actual clip of The Red Wedding, but I honestly didn’t want to relive the horror :/) 4. The end of Breaking Bad 5. The […]

21 Times Lee Hsien Loong Totally Nailed The Whole Social Media Thing

It’s always a risk posting anything remotely positive about the Singapore government – the anti-gov sentiments are so darn strong online! But I can’t help but marvel at prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s social media efforts. From food pics to humblebraggin’ posts, LHL’s various social media accounts have got all of them covered. Seriously. Props […]

RIP Nelson Mandela

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” – Nelson Mandela, 1994. “We tried in our simple way […]

36 Signs Christmas Is Coming

1. You are nursing your wounds (and empty pockets) from Black Friday shopping. 2. But on the bright side, that means your wardrobe is well stocked for Christmas parties. 3. And if it isn’t, it’s going to be real soon. Probably with red, white or green-coloured clothes with faux fur collars. 4. Which you’re probably […]

8 Reasons Why It’s Okay For National Service Men To Sing About Rape

Just a little bit of context: AWARE Singapore (a women’s rights group in Singapore) was alerted by seven National Service (NS) men to a verse of  Purple Light, an army marching song, that went like: “Booking out, see my girlfriend Saw her with another man Kill the man, rape my girlfriend With my rifle and […]

Thank you, Wordpress

Hello Amazing People! I’ve got a new widget on my side bar and I honestly, really have no idea how I got here, but I’m just really thankful to the WordPress editorial team for picking my piece on 20 Signs You Really, Really Hate People and putting it on their Freshly Pressed list two days […]

3 Days in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I’ve been procrastinating on this piece for like a month now. I’m not sure why lol. But I do know why I really want to write this post – because Cambodia was really one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to and I really wanted to journal that experience before I forget it, […]

20 Signs You Really, Really Hate People

1. The idea of getting your ass out of bed, dressing up and stepping out of your front door is just 2. When you take public transport, you can’t help but think: 3. You’re on your way to meet a friend and then you get a text from her saying she’s brought a tag-along. This […]