Downsizing. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

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…

A happy taxi driver in A Taxi Driver. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Should you be a driver-for-hire? Try our quiz!

Dec 7th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

So the saying goes: Those who can do, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who have a driver’s licence become Grab or Uber drivers. You get to work whenever you want, wherever you want, plus potentially, your car pays for itself. Life doesn’t get much better than this, right? That’s why people are signing up in droves to be Grab and Uber drivers –…

Pokemon: I Choose You Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Singapore’s greatest collectors (of anything and everything)

Nov 23rd, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore may be a tiny red dot, our HDB houses are frequently described as shoebox flats, and we’re always broke – but we’ve got some of the greatest collectors in the world living amidst us. Not just collectors of anything – some of the finest purveyors and connoisseurs of pop culture are right here in our country! If there’s a collectible, there’s a high chance…

Victoria and Abdul. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know Queen Victoria was born the same year Singapore was founded?

Nov 9th, 2017 Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you haven’t disappointed your History teachers, then you’ll remember that 1819 was the year when Singapore was founded by the British – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, to be exact. It was also the year that Britain’s most famous queen was born, Queen Victoria. Her name is where we get the term “Victorian era” from, and it was an era of great positive change for…

Mary and the Witch's Flower. Credit: Purple Plan

7 regular plants that have unbelievable magical powers

Oct 13th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 15 min read

You don’t need to have attended Professor Pomona Sprout’s Herbology lesson at Hogwarts to know that plants and flowers are not just good to look at – many of them possess medicinal properties which make them seem almost magical. Granted, we often see all kinds of flowers in our Garden City – bougainvilleas, ixoras, hibiscuses, and others – which may be why they don’t carry…

A KNPU lesson in Midnight Runners. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why the Korean National Police University is like a real-life Hogwarts

Sep 9th, 2017 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

You can’t get into Hogwarts, but don’t fret. The Popping Post has found the next best thing – the Korean National Police University (KNPU). Enrolling in the KNPU is almost like studying in Hogwarts, if you don’t mind not learning how to cast magic spells. You do learn how to be the real-life equivalent of an Auror (a magical policeman) though. KNPU has so many…

Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in Tokyou Ghoul. Credit: Encore Films

All you ever wanted to know about ghouls in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Aug 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The¬†ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul aren’t just undead monsters running around the bustling metropolis. Besides being stronger and faster than average humans, they each possess a Kagune, a special weapon that’s more powerful than any manmade weapon around (except for a nuclear warhead, perhaps). What can ghouls do? Here’s all you need to know about their powers and weaknesses.   Powers 1. Special predator organs called…

The Emoji Movie. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 amazing facts you never knew about emojis

Aug 9th, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 10 min read

Emojis are lifesavers. When someone you don’t really know messages you a whole lot of stuff that you don’t really care about, emojis are the perfect reply. You just have to choose the face with the most appropriate response to whatever it is that acquaintance sent you, and voila! You’ve responded in a caring, thoughtful way without actually caring or thinking about what they said….

Annabelle: Creation. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 haunted dolls that exist right here in sunny Singapore

Aug 9th, 2017 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

You might think that haunted dolls (or toys, for that matter) only exist far far away, and certainly not in Singapore. You always see television shows or movies about them, but it’s not like Singapore would have a haunted doll right? If we did, you can bet that it’ll be Instagrammed so much that it’d have its own hashtag. Guess what? There isn’t just one…