Book Reviews

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two) by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

The last couple of weeks saw me overseas where I was busy working on a film set in Paris and Tokyo, so when I came back to Singapore on the weekend, I was way too knackered and jet-lagged to make it to the 7.01am bookstore event celebrating Harry Pot...[Read More]

Review: Polite Fiction by Colin Cheong

Despite the unassuming title, Colin Cheong’s Polite Fiction is anything but. In the guise of numerous interconnected short stories that come together to make a disjointed semblance of a narrative, it gives us insight into the human condition, and the...[Read More]

Review: The 7 coolest colouring books for grown-ups!

Colouring books are no longer just for kids! Unless you live under a rock, walking into any good bookstore these days finds you greeted by rows and rows of colouring books for grown ups :) Their global popularity is a no-brainer since adults are real...[Read More]


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Review: Find Peace with Tai Chi – A Teach Yourself Guide by Robert Parry

A holistic exercise that fully embraces mind, body and spirit, Tai Chi Chuan is similar to Yoga and it was many, many years ago when I first learnt Tai Chi (also known as Taiji) with my father... but some memories will always stick. Moving gracefu...[Read More]

Review: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye presented by Sonny Liew (Epigram Books)

I love my country and am truly proud to be Singaporean. But to be completely honest, what I know of Singapore came primarily through school textbooks and "official" documentaries/ plays... with a little sprinkling of WW2 stories from my 93-year-old T...[Read More]

Review: More Than Half The Sky: Creative Writings By Thirty Singaporean Women

Women comprise half of the human race; Singaporean women represent nearly half the nation’s population. Constituted differently from men, women are likely to be shaped by different kinds of experience, probably perceive things differently from men, a...[Read More]

Review: Origami: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Animals, Flowers, Planes, Boats, and More by Yukiko Duke, Norio Torimoto

If you read my book review last week you'd known what a nut I was about origami ever since I was a little girl! It fascinated me how unlimited possibilities could come out from from a single square sheet of paper... and in fact, it still does! I'd...[Read More]


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Review: 3D Origami Fun! 25 Fantastic, Foldable Paper Projects by Stephanie Martyn

One of the most treasured books in my personal library would be the traditional origami book my father got me when I was very young. In it, I learnt the foundations of the Japanese art of paper folding and appreciated how it helped to be patient and ...[Read More]

Review: Teenage Rebels by Kaiwen Leong with Elaine Leong

When I first read Elaine Leong & Dr Leong Kaiwen's "Pleasure Factory", I felt anger and a sense of outrage. After reading "Teenage Rebels", I felt disgust (especially the chapter on "Husband Hunter"), but mostly, I felt sadness. Many armchair cr...[Read More]

The approach by Jamie D. Grant

Jamie D. Grant is a canadian magician who has created some pretty cool effects. You might know him from his effect called Industrial Revolution. In this effect the magicians puts a coin through a box of cards and after opening the box you will find a...[Read More]

Review: The Monographs – A comprehensive manual on all you need to know to become an expert Deductionist by Ben Cardall

Have you ever want to be Sherlock Holmes? I do, I would like to have his powers of deduction and memory. In this book The Monographs you will find all of the answers how to become a real life Sherlock in todays society. Ben Cardall is a English me...[Read More]

Review: Pleasure Factory – Horrors of the Singapore Flesh Trade by Kaiwen Leong with Elaine Leong

"Pleasure Factory" is not Pretty Woman. Be warned, parts of the book are very disturbing. Dr Leong Kaiwen lifts the lid off the prostitution subculture for all to see. It was interesting to see the pecking order involved. For example, a "working g...[Read More]

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