How NOT to write a romantic love letter

May 9th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Romance Rachel Chan 7 min read

You don’t need to be Shakespeare to win the heart of your lady love, or if you’re a woman, you don’t need to be Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in hit TV series Sex And The City) to nail your man. Just take the two main characters of Finding Mr Right 2: Book Of Love as an example. Xiao Ye (Tang Wei) and Daniel…

Mr. Right. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

8 really bad professions for a prospective boyfriend

Apr 21st, 2016 Action, Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

It may be that Asian parents have different priorities, but instead of asking their daughters the most important question about their newfound boyfriend, which is: “Do you really love each other?”, they will almost invariably focus on what he does for a living. (Read: How rich is he?) Unless you’re a doctor-lawyer who freelances as an investment banker, no job will ever be good enough. If…

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Did you spot these 7 classic couples on Valentine’s Day?

Feb 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Comedy, Deals & Promotions, Romance, Singles Marcus Goh 8 min read

Valentine’s Day ushered in the season of love, romance and hackneyed stereotypes last Sunday. Just like horoscopes, the millions of couples who were out on a date could be broken down into seven broad, sweeping categories. Maybe after that, you’d want to learn How To Be Single. But what are those seven types of couples that you’ll see in every restaurant? And most importantly, which…


5 convent school girl stereotypes

Feb 17th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Horror, Romance Marcus Goh 5 min read

At the risk of being eviscerated by all the convent school girls in Singapore, I’m going to go a limb here and point out that they do share many traits that mark them as, well, being from convent schools. There’s no smoke without a fire though, so let’s take a look at some of the sterotypes (warranted or unwarranted) that come along with being from…

6 famous people who didn’t let their disabilities stop them

Nov 13th, 2015 Asian Cinema, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

Return Of The Cuckoo (十月初五的月光) is based on the popular TVB drama series of the same name, where the mute protagonist Man Cho struggles with his disability as he makes his way through the world. But he’s not the only one – many famous folk who had similar handicaps didn’t let it stop them from accomplishing great things! Many a time, these great men and…

Do you remember these things we used to collect in the 1990s?

Oct 23rd, 2015 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Romance Rachel Chan 6 min read

Ah, the good ol’ 1990s – fondly remembered in popular culture for the rise of Mandopop idols and an era of supermodels. If you’re in your thirties or forties now, you may be able to identify your schoolyard days with the awkward Lin Truly in Our Times 我们的少女时代。 High school student Truly (played by Taiwanese newcomer Vivian Sung) is Andy Lau’s number one fan and self-proclaimed “wife”. She has…

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 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…

Margo (Cara Delevingne) from Paper Towns probably wouldn't run into monsters though. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

5 clichés to avoid when running away from home

Jul 20th, 2015 Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s tough running away from home – you’ve already got to figure out where to stay, how to feed yourself, and what to do when you run out of clean laundry. Then, because the world is full of weirdos, you’ve got a bucketful of clichés to avoid when running away from home. What’s an angsty teen to do these days? In Paper Towns, Quentin (Natt…