Whispers

The easiest path to take is usually the one that is filled with the chanting of the crowds.

But when you feel like something doesn’t feel right, follow your instinct.

Your intuition is seldom wrong. However it doesn’t shout, it simply whispers.

You need to learn how to listen out for that soft voice stirring in your gut and take that gamble. You will be going against the crowd for this and you’ll be tested for your beliefs.

Hold you head up high and stand firm. Your patience will be rewarded.

 

Whispers

Dear God, No Thanks.

As the secular millennials grow up and have children of their own, the only Sunday morning tradition they may pass down is one everyone in the world can agree on: brunch.

There are so many other better things you can do with your limited time on earth than to give your time and energy to an institution that made up some bullshit about an imaginary impotent coward in the sky.

(via The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion)

Dear God, No Thanks.

Goodbye Lush 99.5

Like many in Singapore, I read the news with heavy heart.

In a Facebook post on 17th July:

Lush 99.5FM will be stopping transmission on 31st August at 1159pm after 13 years.

(Yes, the irony of reading this on Facebook is not lost on me.)

I loved this station for being a tastemaker, for crafting an identity that is the antithesis of mainstream radio. It had a bold voice, and it used that voice to build a community around the creative arts. Lush 99.5 championed the arts and local music more than any of us did.

It’s sad that Mediacorp Radio cannot recognise that, and even if they did, they couldn’t find any other way to preserve that unique voice.

It’s sadder that in an industry supported by airtime sales, there just isn’t enough advertisers who wants to target this community of listeners and fans who appreciate good taste in music and arts.

Saddest still, we will be forced to put up with the remaining stations, with lowest-common-denominator music tastes, interjected by the meaningless chatter of bland, bottom-of-the-barrel disc jockeys.

Goodbye, Lush 99.5. It’s been a great 13 years. You will be sorely missed.

Goodbye Lush 99.5

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It’s a coming-of-age film that happens to have a comic book super hero in it.

It had heart in the beats where it needed most and its quite endearing to see a superhero struggling with his worst adversaries—his teenage crush and hormones. It didn’t need to plough through a hero’s existential crisis or bear the weight of building a franchise, or worse, trudging through the origin story all over again.

Shoutout to Jon Watts for pulling this off. To be honest, I don’t know who he was until this film. Tom Holland and Michael Keaton really shined in their roles.

This is a 4 out of 5 for me. Thoroughly enjoyable and is more than enough to shed and forget the baggage of the previous Spider-Man movies.

Spider-Man: Homecoming