Prior to yesterday, Daryl Aiden Yow was a beloved Instagram influencer. With over 100,000 followers on the platform, Yow established himself as one of Singapore’s top “key opinion leaders” — one of a growing group of glitterati who induce #goals and #fomo to add happiness to our increasingly delusional and dull lives. Defining himself as […]
“Hi! Welcome to Heart of God Church!” For a brief moment, I could have sworn I had been teleported to Uniqlo. But no luck, as I entered the industrial lift for the Sunday service. The Heart of God Church in Geylang is headed by Pastor How and Pastor Lia, and has recently courted controversy online […]
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is back. Along with good food and obnoxious amounts of listicles regurgitating the same top 10 foods. Nearly a year ago, the bazaar was subject to controversy, after some stores were found to be not Halal certified. This year it seems the Bazaar is subject to new controversy – the pandemic […]
As a serial online dater for the last four years, I’ve had experiences that have left me vowing never to use dating apps again, to nearly marrying someone I met through Tinder (this is unfortunately true). In an attempt to make sense of the scientifically inexplicable, I’ve decided to collate and analyse the evidence I’ve accrued; humbly offering any of you considering joining the dating app world more information on what the whole game entails.
For the uninitiated, “GrabHitch is a social carpooling platform powered by every day, non-commercial drivers giving you a lift along the way to cover petrol costs.” There has been a long-standing debate about GrabHitch being the new platform for picking up girls (not just in a car). I’ve been using GrabHitch since October 2016 and […]
In Singapore’s own rendition of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, though involving a far less relevant and powerful man, a series of alleged sexual indiscretions by the God-worshipping good boy YouTuber Eden Ang have come to light in a recent exposé by Rice Media. While the strength and multiplicity of testimonies against him are compelling, I […]
If you’ve noticed the #MeToo hashtag trending on social media, you may or may not be aware that those who have posted it are doing so to stand in solidarity with people who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault, and to de-stigmatize the act of speaking out. The recent allegations made against Hollywood producer […]
“Study hard, play even harder” was the slogan centering Singapore Management University’s email last Wednesday (27 Sept) consisting of a promotion on discounted condoms. The email was quickly withdrawn – only an hour after it was disseminated. According to various news sources, an SMU spokesperson apologized afterwards, blaming it on an oversight by a new […]