just sayin’ #4

This post was prompted by Charlene Chua’s article on The Rubbish New Paper (Singapore). I don’t wish to contribute to her fame notoriety as an entertainment writer because apparently, this is not the first time she has “offended” (her word, not mine) fangirls, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time. But she’s not…

dream cast for CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Okay, let’s play producer. I have just finished reading CRAZY RICH ASIANS. It was for the most part a fun read with its tongue-in-cheek commentary on the lifestyles of the rich and richer in this side of the world, though I have beef on the ending. It gives the impression that Kevin Kwan is going…

pandatherapy: Xiao Liwu, Bai Yun & Kai Kai

This is just too cute not to post. This is Xiao Liwu, San Diego’s sixth panda cub born last July, during his 18th exam: Photo from @sandiegozoo’s Flickr page and was captioned as “MINE!” That green ball is the cub’s new favorite toy. buzzfeed chose Xiao Liwu’s photo as the top happiest photo taken in…

pandatherapy: happy birthday Kai Kai!

My favorite panda in the entire world turned five today. He was born on September 14, 2007, in China. Happy birthday Kai Kai!!! In 2008 when he was one-year old, Kai Kai had a rather very eventful year. He appeared in the film, Trail of the Panda, as one of the 10 cubs in the…

pandamonium!

I love pandas. I mean, who doesn’t? Some people say they’re useless (not doing anything but sleep or eat bamboos all day) but I beg to disagree. They’re a stressreliever through what my friends and I call panda therapy. There are a few channels on YouTube that are devoted to pandas from Chengdu in China…

don’ts in the hungry ghost month

We just closed the magazine today and this week’s issue will be on Hungry Ghost, the Chinese equivalent of Halloween if you may. It is believed that during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the “gates of hell” open and let loose spirits to wander the earth for food. So you should be…

‘Uncle’ Joseph

When I first heard that Joseph Chang Xiao Quan was going to be Rainie Yang Cheng Lin’s leading man in “Love You” (said to be the sequel to “Fated To Love You” but believe me, it ain’t in so many ways), I thought the pairing was weird. I wasn’t the only one, many fans felt…