Casting & AuditionCasting & 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?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 StressLove 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 CatcherThe 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 StorySingapore 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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