Month: September 2016

Word on the Street: Irwan

I saw Tuscany in a travel documentary on TV when I was still in secondary school, way before the time of the Internet and social media. I was amazed at how beautiful the place was, and I told myself that I’ll take my future wife there some day…

Word on the Street: Evonne

Most people would not bother because they feel that it is but a “temporary arrangement”, but I’ve learnt from years of living in rented apartments that if you aren’t willing to spend a bit more to make a place feel like home, you’ll always feel dissatisfied somehow…

Word on the Street: Naufal

Performing on stage makes me feel honest, and it’s easy to express myself there. It has helped me in building my self-confidence and killing off the anxiety of meeting new people…

Word on the Street: Sabrina

I would have loved to live in different cities in the world. I wasn’t in hurry to do any grown up things like settling down. While I was becoming this person, 2015 happened. My mom passed on exactly a year ago; she lost her battle to lung cancer…

Dream Chasers: Interview with Travel Blogger Hendric Tay

The award-winning travel blogger from Singapore debunks the misconceptions of his chosen career path and shares exciting updates on his startup, The Travel Intern.

Word on the Street: Vivien

Ideally, I want to be like doing my own thing obviously, like publishing a book, touring the world as a musician, making funny films, doing stand-up comedy and whatnot…

Word on the Street: Fadil

Some people buy them for the sake of selling, but I’m a genuine fan of collecting them. Financially, it’s not a cheap hobby. For a man with his own family and two kids to raise, you really have to manage your finances well…

Word on the Street: Melina

It’s only now that my makeup’s of a decent standard that I’ve slowly built up the confidence to play Harley Quinn. She’s always been one of my favourite DC characters…

Word on the Street: Alexander

I chose the Joker because I wanted to reach new grounds with my makeup. Some cosplayers wear masks; those can be recycled. But when it comes to makeup, you don’t always achieve that same look that you want. I personally feel it’s an art form…

Word on the Street: Anis

I used to not like the character because she felt a bit outdated, but the way Gail wrote Diana is a lot more dynamic. She’s not just this goody two-shoes or this strong and empowered woman. Gail made her a lot more complex…

Word on the Street: Nicole

Why Hawkgirl? She’s been my favourite character for a very long time; I guess I’m just attracted to characters with wings. But more than that, she just feels very “me”…

Word on the Street: Jo

I’m cosplaying Abby from Ghostbusters today. After it was announced that the Ghostbusters movie would feature an all-female cast, I kinda felt represented. The characters come in all shapes and sizes, and that’s empowering…

Cosplay in Singapore: Living between Fantasy and Reality as Dynamic Spidey

In this documentary photo essay, Arman Shah takes an intimate look into the life of Jeremy, a cosplayer from Singapore whose passion lies in Marvel superhero and pop culture icon Spider-Man.

Word on the Street: Joey

Even though I’m no longer a nurse or flying, I feel like both experiences have helped me in my current role. I gained medical experience through nursing and developed good PR skills through being an air stewardess…

Word on the Street: Alfian

I’m now in this situation where if I’m overseas for work, I want to come home sooner, but when I’m home, I can’t wait to fly off again. I guess I just got accustomed to this lifestyle….

Word on the Street: Shila

We wanted a very unconventional wedding with a practical way to cut down the guest list, so we decided to have it in Phuket. It turned out to be a great idea because we got to have the relatively small wedding that we wanted plus all the frills…

Filmmaker Insights: Capturing the Pokémon GO Craze in Singapore

Student filmmaker Ng Kai Yuan talks about documenting the latest mobile gaming phenomenon to hit the city-state in his stunning time-lapse video.

Word on the Street: Nadia

I started wearing the hijab only after my mother came back from her Mecca pilgrimage in December last year. She used to nag at me to wear it all the time, but I’d just roll my eyes and pretend to be watching TV; I just wasn’t ready…

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