5 of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps characters which would make perfect pets

Oct 28th, 2015 Animation, Child-friendly, Horror Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Monsters are so misunderstood! If you think of characters like Shrek, Frankenstein’s Monster and King Kong, you’ll find that they are just innocent creatures thrust into circumstances beyond their control. If you grew up reading R.L. Stine, you might remember how some of the characters like the Living Dummy, the Werewolf of Fever Swamp and The Scarecrow seemed to jump out of the pages and…

How to cook 2 real-life Michelin-restaurant dishes from Burnt

Oct 25th, 2015 Celebrities Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Bradley Cooper on any given day, just doing nothing is already hot to me… but Bradley Cooper in the kitchen whipping up Michelin-restaurant dishes in his latest film Burnt makes him absolutely sizzling! In Burnt, Bradley Cooper plays Chef Adam Jones, a talented chef who had it all—and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the…

5 ways a member of the opposite sex can give you a heart attack

Oct 14th, 2015 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Romance Holly Jean Aroozoo 7 min read

Your pulse quickens even though you haven’t been running. A tingle runs down your spine at the slightest touch. You feel giddy with joy when he or she is near, black despair when you are apart, and your heart feels like it could break into a million pieces at the thought of losing him or her forever. Yes, when you fall in love, it could feel as though your…

5 haunted parks in Singapore to avoid

Oct 11th, 2015 GV Exclusive, Horror, Thriller Holly Jean Aroozoo 10 min read

As we recover from being spooked during the Hungry Ghost Festival, and await the ghouls coming this Halloween, let’s have a look at some parks in Singapore where spirits are said to roam. Here are five haunted parks in Singapore to avoid (or to check out… if you like “nightclubs”). Bidadari Park The word “Bidadari” is Malay for “fairy” or “angel”. Bidadari Cemetery, one of the…

5 worst disasters on Everest

Sep 23rd, 2015 Action Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

What compels man to risk life and limb to conquer mountains is something few would understand. Perhaps it is within our primal need to explore and challenge ourselves. Indeed, it is that hunger for adventure that takes us to the peaks of Everest which have long been seen as the pinnacle of achievement of undoubtedly brave men and women. However, over the decades, hundreds of climbers have lost their lives trying to summit Mt. Everest. Here are…

5 signs you’re not the youngest chick in the office

Sep 22nd, 2015 Celebrities, Comedy, Romance Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Remember the days you were a doe-eyed xiao di di (young dude) or xiao mei mei (young chick) fresh out of school, when colleagues used the words “cute” and “adorable” to gush about your hair and your outfits? Then as the years go past, “cute” became “smart”, priorities shifted, and congrats, you’ve climbed the ladder. But here’s the trade-off: You’re no longer the youngest chick in the…

10 drama queens you ought to know

Aug 28th, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Romance Holly Jean Aroozoo 12 min read

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the power of a drama queen on screen. A good dramatic actress make or break a movie. She can pull you into her world and keep you at the edge of your seat. These are my top 10 drama queens who were perfect in dramatic roles. 1. Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold This historical movie tells the true…

5 regular joes turned movie heroes

Aug 27th, 2015 Action Holly Jean Aroozoo 5 min read

In human nature, there’s this vulnerable spirit within us which relates to the hopelessness of being trapped, or the desperation to survive. We find escape movies so entertaining and exciting because the desire for freedom resonates in us all. Here are five escape movies where regular joes turn into heroes when they’re cornered and need to escape. Be it an escape from war, prison, or other forms of entrapment, these movies…

Charlie Charlie… Don’t say his name! The Gallows

Aug 27th, 2015 Horror Holly Jean Aroozoo 3 min read

A few months ago, the Charlie Challenge went viral. Social media channels were flooded with clips of people who were trying to summon the spirit of Charlie using a piece of paper and a couple of pencils. Now no one knew who Charlie was or how this challenge even came about. But it became especially popular with teenagers, who were all too eager to take up the challenge…

Do you hear these voices inside your head?

Aug 24th, 2015 Animation, Child-friendly Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Very often, I can hear my own thoughts. Everyone can! Which is why Inside Out is a film that is not just entertaining but also absolutely relatable. The story takes place inside the mind of a young girl named Riley. In her head, lives five characters that represent her emotions: Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, and Fear. The story is of a cute little girl named Riley, who…