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"WHERE got such thing?!" my mum exclaimed at the dinner table, when my brother and I said that newlyweds didn't need to give angbaos...

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FEW things incense me more than sloppy ads. I don't mean the ones that could've used spellcheck or good ol' margin alignments, although those are certainly bad, too...

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WHILE "new year, new me" declarations may seem kind of hokey, the making of new year's resolutions is actually a time-honoured, sacred practice. The ancient Babylonians - the first...

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LIKE every other plebeian, I was engrossed last week in the coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement. Amid devouring news about how he proposed, where the diamonds came from, and...

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I DIDN'T even call to break it off. I just upped and left, leaving my new beau to explain why I was leaving my ex...

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FOR more than a decade now, my husband has been harping on about how "ketchup in Singapore tastes different from ketchup in Canada" (his birthplace). Each time, I've rolled my eyes and...

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I'VE NEVER been a fan of angmoh-style cakes; I much prefer local, soupy desserts such as ice kacang, cheng tng, orh nee, tau suan, pulut hitam... I could truly go on forever...

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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...