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Brilliant Masterpiece

The reading habit in Singapore is dying if not already dead. From what I’ve observed, the situation in HK and China is probably not as bad. Bookshops there are still big and well-stocked. The compounding factor for the slump here in Singapore is that we are a single -minded , simple-minded and narrow-minded society that […]

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Beyond Forgetting

It is far less painful to forget what you wish to remember than to remember what you wish to forget. Chinese folklore has it that when all of one’s debts in his previous life are paid, he/she would be given a bowl of 孟婆汤 before he/she is born in the next life. 孟婆汤 is a […]

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Sammo Hung Interview

Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan. My first “encounter” with Sammo Hung was during my secondary school days around 1978-1979. Like […]

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April Fools Fake News Test

To celebrate April Fools day, here are some of the fake news that have gone viral and made their rounds on social media in China. Enjoy. Urban legend or news? A woman sprayed perfume in a car. Someone lighted a cigarette and caused an explosion. Ans: An urban legend that once went viral in China. […]

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Live Well, You’re Just Passing By

My friend shared this very meaningful video on Facebook. We can’t choose whether or not to come to this world. We are already here. We can’t choose to stay on for as long as we like. We need to leave when the time comes. Nothing is permanent. When your life is in the pits, tell […]

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Casting & Audition

For a country as vast as China, castings and auditions are incredibly competitive. The young and pretty from all over the country descend on these events like a hive of bees. Their dream – to star in TV programmes and become household names. Coulee Nazha (born 1992), an unknown Uighur woman from Urumqi, shot to […]

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Are You Cassandra?

We Chinese like to give auspicious and aspirational names to our children. Wealth, prosperity and cleverness, virtuousness, trustworthiness are all acceptable. Few if any Chinese people would name their children after ill-fated characters in history or mythology. Westerners do not seem to have the same issues even though I’ve not come across anyone named Macbeth […]

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Love Under Stress

Real life is seldom so dramatic, straightforward and convenient, even though I’ve ever overhead a woman say “Why bother to marry someone who’s not richer than you?”. How often are couples tested on their wedding? How often is the one who truly cares about you just standing next to you? If failure reveals the truth […]

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The Catcher

This is one job that I can consider in my retirement. It’s pretty secure as robots will never replace humans here. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check out our titles.

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Singapore Love Story

Here’s a commendable effort by a group of young Singaporeans. It’s a short film, a sugary romance featuring young, innocent youngsters. Cupcakes? The confrontational scene is a bit unconvincing. Is someone like Jessie likely to do something like this? There’s quite a bit of acting involved. It’s not easy. Considering the fact that they are […]

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