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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
They say that every novel is some form of autobiography. You can’t be a great writer if your life has always been a bed of roses. If you don’t hurt, you can’t write. I guess it’s the same with musicians or for that matter, any artist. Joie Tan is a young Singaporean musician and she […]
What have you learned in 2018? What plans do you have for 2019? Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check out our titles.
If it’s a teardrop on the cheek of eternity (Tagore), then it must have been hanging on that cheek for 370 years. Transient it is not. Eternal it is not. Built out of love and sorrow, the love and sorrow only last as long as the mourner/builder. Beyond that, should the beholders pity the emperor? […]
You can do something about the present and the future. But what’s gone is gone. It’s good to remember lessons from the past, but don’t ever dwell in the past and edit the details with an emotive pen. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check […]
Even those organisms at the top of the food chain must eventually slide to the bottom to be decomposed by the tiniest organisms – bacteria. Life is not permanent. Greatness is not permanent. Suffering is also not permanent. Dewdrop Books – Fiction and non-fiction with a focus on the colourful and exotic Asian realm. Check […]