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Garden Of Lies: Review + Tour Stop

Garden Of Lies: Review + Tour Stop

I’ve waited so long for a book to rescue me from my reading slump. Garden of Lies did just that. After finding out that her close friend has died from unnatural causes, Ursula Kern sets out with a new mission: to nail her murderer. Resourceful and strong-willed, Ursula will stop at nothing to seek justice for Anne — even putting her own life in danger. Ursula’s client, Slater Roxton thinks she’s out of her mind. After hearing the unfortunate news from her, the archaeologist and adventurer offers his assistance. Of […]

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Sampan: Review

Sampan: Review

Who here used to be nuts about sampans? I remember when I was a kid, I would find brochures (I was already an environmentalist at that age) to fold them into boats. Instead of playing them by the river, I would improvise and place them in a bucket filled with water. I got a bit nostalgic while pouring through the pages. Sampan is a must-read book for people of all ages. These days, children especially, are too fixated on electronic gadgets that they’ve become unattached to well, everything else. To phrase […]

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Once and Always: Review

Once and Always: Review

Before I delved into Once and Always, I was expecting three things: sass, humour and sizzling sexual tension. Nada. If you’ve been sticking around this blog, you would know that I have a fond appreciation for characters with a smart answer for everything. (Think: Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls.) So when I read the book blurb of Once and Always and came across the phrase: “razor-sharp wit”, I knew I had to add it in my TBR list. Imagine my disappointment when I realised how trivial this book […]

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Robert and Johnson’s Space Adventure: Review

Robert and Johnson’s Space Adventure: Review

There once was a forest called Forest Friendly. How adorable is that? Robert and Johnson are best friends. They love music, and play the guitar and banjo respectively. Right after playing with the buttons on a spaceship (they initially thought it was a cave), the brown bear and badger immediately started to fly into the sky. Guess which planet they land on? I’ll give you a hint: it’s the premise of The Martian. Yup, that’s right. They’re on Mars! There’s even a new character introduced in Robert and Johnson’s Space Adventure: […]

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Micah and Grandma at the Singapore Botanic Gardens: Review

Micah and Grandma at the Singapore Botanic Gardens: Review

Botanic Gardens is by far the most underrated attraction in Singapore. I remember back when I was in my school days, my English teacher, Mdm E, instructed us to brainstorm for tourist spots in our country. The main criteria: it should be inexpensive. Places like the Universal Studios was out of the question. So I immediately thought of the Botanic Gardens. Admission is free, so that’s something right? Mdm E thought it was a good idea. And I thought so, too. The author and illustrator did a phenomenal job in capturing the […]

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The Daughter: Review + Tour Stop

The Daughter: Review + Tour Stop

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find your kid missing. Everyone lies. Everyone has secrets. The Daughter centres around the disappearance of Jenny’s youngest daughter, Naomi. Plot-wise, it’s painful and exaggerating. Jenny, the protagonist is ridiculously naïve. She has her qualities (like the part where she feels bad for the officer despite being worried about her missing daughter), but there’s something really unpleasant about her. I couldn’t connect with her though her emotions. Just then, I remembered her voice as she said good-bye, but strangely, I couldn’t remember if I […]

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