You’ll be surprised how many cultures revere this sacred number

Jan 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Have you noticed how there are 12 months in a year, most people use a 12-hour clock, and we even have a dedicated word for “twelve units of something” (a dozen)? Yes, the number 12 is kind of special. Numbers are important to many cultures because it affects how calendars and dates are generated, which in turn affects significant events and holidays, and therefore everyday life….

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Save over $30,000 if you downsize these four simple items!

Jan 13th, 2018 Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

The default question for almost every fast food restaurant is: “Would you like to upsize that?”. Only very few places offer a downsizing option, and they’re mainly Japanese restaurants (CoCo Ichibanya and Ramen Santouka come to mind). It’s slightly cheaper if you downsize your portions. So we at The Popping Post thought to ourselves – what if started downsizing other purchases? Everyday purchases or big…

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

‘Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds’ is the movie version of Haw Par Villa and this is why

Jan 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Did you know that Haw Par Villa is actually operational? My editor didn’t, haw haw, and it seems that she isn’t the only one! If you were born in the 70’s or 80’s, a day trip to Haw Par Villa would have been unforgettable (to put it in an understated way). The ostensibly “educational” theme park features more than 1,000 statues in a series of…

Namiya. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What REAL people would do if they ever had the ability to time travel

Jan 8th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

Namiya, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Time Traveler’s Wife – these are all great films, but they ignore one rather critical fact – what living, breathing, logical human beings would ever do if they had the ability to time travel. Let’s face it, it’s nice to be all sappy about going back in time to confess your love or relive certain events, but…

The Greatest Showman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of the best classes in Singapore to get you ready for the circus

Dec 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

Want to run away and join the circus? You can, and here are the classes that will train you! Yes, the circus is serious work, and life as a circus showman/woman is gruelling. Just an idea of what you’re in for: the actual audition for Cirque du Soleil can take up to two days. Singapore has several local circus groups, like Circus in Motion, and some…

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5 new character types we’d love to see Jackie Chan play

Dec 23rd, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

Jackie Chan is one of those rare individuals who has found something he’s good at, keeps doing it, and makes loads of money from it – playing a character who fights incredibly well and speaks halting English (for English films like the Rush Hour or The Foreigner) or a simply a dude with funny and amazing martial arts skills (for Chinese movies like Skiptrace or…

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What we can learn about millennials from Pitch Perfect

Dec 21st, 2017 Comedy, Musical Marcus Goh 6 min read

We millennials are terrible. We find cereal way too much work to eat, and would rather buy avocado toast and overpriced coffee than save for a piece of property. But for all the talk about how millennials seem like a pain, employers do want to unlock the secrets to understanding us so they can better attract, hire and retain today’s workforce, and advertisers want to know our habits….

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Do you know that real animals voiced these famous movie characters?

Dec 19th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 6 min read

If you think we’re going to be telling you all about famous actors who voice talking animals in movies – nope! We’re going to be talking about real animals, the type that roar or grunt and bark, who have provided some of the most iconic sounds in movies. Chewbacca’s vocalisations, for instance, include the field recordings of real animals such as four different bears, a lion,…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 ways to waste time that don’t require a computer

Dec 14th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 15 min read

By wasting time, we mean “games”. I mean, that’s what they really are for, right? But it’s impossible to waste time play games without a computer. And nowadays computer games have those crappy things called microtransactions (paying for things in the game itself), so you not only have to pay for a game sometimes, you have to pay even more after buying it. What if I…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How to explain Star Wars to your girlfriend

Dec 11th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 24 min read

Update from editor: We have been overwhelmed by fans all over the world who were appalled by the mansplaining angle this article took, and we acknowledge that we had underestimated how strong the Force is with the Star Wars female fan base. After reading what everybody had to say, we pledged to do better next time, starting with this open-ended quiz contributed by Singaporean Star…