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Uniqlo’s New Collection Is Rather Promising

It’s been seven years since the first Uniqlo store opened in Singapore. In that time, the number of staples in Uniqlo stores have steadily increased. I remember as late as 2012, Uniqlo didn’t even sell shorts!

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Venice Travelogue: Italy’s Most Romantic City

I spent eleven days in Italy in early June last year as part of my graduation trip. Of the places I explored (Milan, Cinque Terre, Venice, Florence, Rome and the Vatican City), Venice was one of my favourites (the others being Cinque Terre and Vatican City) and was probably the most romantic of them all.

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Challenger’s Funan Closure Sale: Not Worth the Trip

I’ve been frequenting Funan for the past few weeks, hoping to see if there would be any ‘fire sale’. The short answer? No. The camera shops are still operating as per normal and the atrium has a The Headphones Gallery fair as per usual, where you can find laptop and camera bags cheaper than usual. …

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Batman v Superman: Still a Better Movie Than Deadpool

The first movie I watched in 2016 was Deadpool. Due to work commitments, it had been a while since I last watched a movie, so I was hoping it would be a great one. In the end, I left the theatre feeling the same way I did after watching Green Lantern–completely underwhelmed (Note to self: …

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Pen Shopping and the Uniball Signo DX 0.38mm

I stepped into a Popular bookstore the other day to shop for a few new pens. As a student in the recent past with no disposable income apart from a weekly/ monthly stipend, shopping for pens became a guilty pleasure when I was procrastinating and finding new motivation to do work. Over the years, I’ve …

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‘Lush Green’ It Is — The Future of Singapore Buses

Buses are pretty much the workhorses of our public transportation network. While you hear grumbles of train delays every now and then, or taxi drivers whizzing past you because they have ghost passengers in their cabs while still complaining that UberX and GrabCar drivers are stealing their ricebowls, you seldom hear anything about buses. They …

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Alfero Artisan Gelato — The Best Italian Gelato in Singapore

During my graduation trip to Italy last June, I binged on gelato every single day of the eleven days I was there. Gelato was the single thing that I missed the most from Italy. Normal ice cream just doesn’t taste the same.

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National Steps Challenge: A Week with the Actxa Stride Tracker

Update 10/10/16: Season 2 of the National Steps Challenge is now here! I’ve done a write-up about it here.

Update 17/4/16: I’ve been using the Actxa tracker for three months now and have experienced a few syncing hiccups along the way. Scroll down or click here to find out how I resolved them.

 

In November last year, the Health Promotion Board launched the inaugural National Steps Challenge. As part of the challenge, early birds would receive a complimentary Actxa Stride step tracker (pictured above), whereas those who missed the early bird deal will pay only a nominal fee of $5 (or $20 for foreigners). Of course, this isn’t relevant any longer since registration is now closed. However, I only managed to receive my step tracker in late January, after missing my earlier appointment in mid December 2015.

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How GPS Improved Our Lives

I remember one day, some ten years back, when I had to send a product to a service centre located deep within Ubi for a warranty claim. The logical thing to do back then was to head over to the Street Directory website and print out a map. Yes, print. Even with my printed map, …

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Waterway Point: The next NEX?

Truth be told, even as someone who lives in the north eastern region of Singapore, I’ve never set foot outside Punggol MRT before. The closest I’ve ever been to there was when I cycled to Punggol Waterways once back in 2013. Back then, all I could see around me were construction sites. Perhaps one of …

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Netflix Comes to Singapore. How Good Is It?

After a long wait, Netflix has finally made its way to our shores (and 129 others). From $10.98/month (or $13.98 for HD, which should be the no-brainer option for most), it’s about the cost of an additional entertainment package from StarHub or Singtel. With the option of a one-month free trial, I decided to check …

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