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"ARE you double-barrelling your surname? Please tell me you're not double-barrelling your surname," a friend recently pleaded over lunch...

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HAVE you ever wondered why MRT grab handles are swingy, instead of fixed?

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ONE of my favourite moments from university was in a dank NUS seminar room: I was listening to a philosophy professor list - seemingly endlessly - all the ways an argument could appear logical, but...

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"YOU can get anything from Taobao, Kelly," a friend declared last week, aghast at my China e-commerce virginity...

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DO the buttons on dual-flush toilets annoy you as much as they do me? You know, where one round button is split into two half-moons - one to denote a less water-intensive flush (for a, well, less-...

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ADMIT it. It's not something you're proud of, but each night, you stay up way later than you should - lying in bed in your darkened room, face eerily lit by the glow of your iPhone,...

SOMETHING I've been thinking about, amid the pineapple tarts and bak kwa: Is it just me, or have roosters gotten the short end of the stick, at least in the English language? I mean, how many...

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I REMEMBER stepping into The Business Times newsroom six years ago, wondering what on earth I had gotten myself into: an English Literature major, allergic to numbers, going into financial journalism...

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THINK Christmas starts and ends with jolly old St Nicholas? Lean your ear this way, friends, for this festive season, BT's Offbeat column lives up to its name - by sharing some of the weirdest...

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EVERY election year, I witness an unfriending frenzy unfold on my Facebook feed. In 2016, it was mostly my American friends who were on a purging rampage - "If you're dumb enough to vote...