The Evil Within. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Horror tropes that are staler than a rotting corpse

Oct 25th, 2017 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a horror film buff, you know how a good scary movie can make you feel alive. A top psychologist claims that “people are driven to see scary movies to escape from the tedium,” which makes sense if you think about it. Few things get the adrenaline running like a frightening flick does – even train breakdowns no longer get our blood pumping as…

Bad Genius. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Can you solve these 5 notoriously difficult test questions from Singapore?

Jun 9th, 2017 Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re in Singapore’s education system, you can’t just be average. You have to be a genius. Have you seen the PSLE Maths questions these days? Even the multiple-choice questions will make you tear your hair out. But then, we did top the recent PISA rankings. PISA stands for Programme for International Student Assessment, and it’s basically the “World Cup for education”. Singapore was literally first…

Suddenly 20. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why suddenly turning young again is disaster for Singaporeans

Mar 23rd, 2017 Adventure, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Judging from the number of skincare commercials I’ve seen on YouTube, it seems that becoming young again is the dream of every Singaporean. It’s the main reason why a certain Japanese luxury skincare brand which claims that it can stall the ageing process charges $2.58 for every milligram of its anti-ageing cream. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could do a Benjamin Button and become…

One Day. Credit: Channel Newsasia

How do you know that your Singaporean boyfriend loves you

Oct 27th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

Men are reticent creatures, and Singaporean males are no different. It’s hard enough for us to express any sort of emotion unless it’s to cheer for another one of Manchester United’s glorious goals. But yes, we do have emotions, if Facebook’s new Like emoticons are of any indication. Try standing between a man and his sandwich and you’ll know what I mean. Unfortunately, this tight-lipped…

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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…

May and her Track and Field crush in May WHO? Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 common names that everyone made fun of in school

Nov 2nd, 2015 Asian Cinema, Comedy Marcus Goh 8 min read

May is such popular nickname in Thailand that when you say “May,” people say “May who?” as the upcoming movie May WHO? show us. But Singaporean students across the ages haven’t been spared the juvenile creativity of young kids making fun of ordinary, everyday names. If you’ve had a name that was normal enough to have been spared any jokes, either you had very mature classmates…