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La Bonne Vie

Trattoria Lafiandra

I just contributed my first review to Hungrygowhere.com after dining at another up-and-coming Italian restaurant with Italian chef and local wife, Trattoria Lafiandra. Read my review here.

Phantom in good spirits

We watched the Phantom of the Opera yesterday evening and the performance was solid. The catch to starring in a big musical that everyone’s heard of many times before, is that it is difficult to produce an exceptional performance, because… Continue reading →

Costes

Over dinner, my family was recounting their time in Paris a few weeks ago. Yours truly had chosen not to go on this trip due to another recent overseas trip (to SXSW) and a pile of deadlines at work. The… Continue reading →

The Notebook

Over the last half a year, I’ve fallen in love with Moleskine notebooks. I bought my first Moleskines on my birthday last year while at the Museum Centro de Arte Reina SofĂ­a shop in Madrid. I soon regretted not buying… Continue reading →

Disney to make Famous Five cartoon

Hearing news like this makes me wonder whether to laugh or cry. Disney has bought the rights to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and will be making a modern-day cartoon. I was brought up on Enid Blyton books such as Noddy,… Continue reading →

Singapore Dreaming

We watched Singapore Dreaming yesterday. Overall, it was a good local movie with some stereotypical aspirations that Singaporeans would be familiar with – the 5Cs (cash, car, condo, credit card, country club) and an extra one thrown in for good… Continue reading →

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