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Property Update (16 February 2015)

Fewer apply for HDB flats under parenthood scheme | AsiaIne.com

SINGAPORE — The number of applications under a scheme to help married parents secure their first Housing Board flats has dropped, as more of them successfully attain units. 830 more words

Real Estate

hong kong television industry hitting new low?

A few nights ago I surfed the internet and scout for some Hong Kong shows to watch. I spent half of my life in Hong Kong growing up with TVB (monopoly of the television industry in Hong Kong). 490 more words


Through a Glass Darkly

It’s an overused cinematic trope: shattered glass, an obscured shot of a conflicted character through a broken window or reflected in a cracked mirror. A cliché of a person’s life coming apart or, more likely, a mind close to madness. 398 more words


The Evil Within

I’ll admit it: I was scared. It was just after midnight and I was possibly a little too immersed in The Evil Within- its haunting score, chilling surroundings and frightening creatures. 376 more words


The Man in the High Castle

Many of us are fascinated by the reclusive author: the literary sage who produces one work every few decades, holed up in a dusty castle of old books, worn-out typewriters and crumpled pages. 371 more words


Coconuts' Byron Perry profile

Admit it: you’re addicted to the internet. Given some downtime at work you turn to Facebook, only to find it mostly offers photos of cats and friends’ babies. 875 more words


Civil Disobedience by Thoreau

As pro-democracy protesters continue to peacefully fill Hong Kong’s streets, despite tear gas and paid thugs, we’re reminded of past successes.

Of Mahatma Gandhi’s fight for Indian independence, of Martin Luther King’s American civil rights movement – and of the man who inspired both, by being the first to define nonviolent resistance: author, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, in his essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” (first printed inAesthetic Papers by G.P. 312 more words