Random Finds Randomly 1

Posted on 3 Dec, 2012 | Play Magazine

Take a walk around your neighbourhood some day; you may be surprised by what you can find in that corner you may have forgotten about.

Just take a look at what we found:

We know Angry Bird is the craze these days, Angry Bird cable car, Angry Bird ang pows, Angry Bird theme park, and the list goes on…… But look, Angry Bird Fish Cakes!! Aren't they cute! They made my day when I spotted them (Ya, ya, ya, you people must be thinking what a simple person I am, Angry Bird Fish Cakes can make my day. I LIKE! Ha!)

A sleeping cat...

The Art of Charming Snakes

Posted on 27 May, 2012 | Play Magazine

They come slithering from under the bush, or an overhanging tree but whichever hiding place they emerge from for sure, seeing a live snake often evokes fear and paralysis. Just what can you do when your eyeball to eyeball with one?

But all this instinctive reaction just vanishes when you see a snake charmer in action. A common street entertainment in India, Singapore being a multi-racial melting pot has its own motley bunch of snake charmers from Malaysia and India. At some point of their lives, they were exposed to the risky activity of catching snakes and "domesticating" them. Of course snakes being reptiles, could never be tamed, somehow snake charmers...

Are you into Street Photography?

Posted on 15 May, 2012 | Play Magazine

Do you fancy going out in the streets  and chasing fleeting moments? Is lugging around your DSLR camera on your neck your cup of tea? Are you fearless enough to go out in the fierce heat of the sun, under a downpour and even upon an abrasive subject?  Head on to street photography!

While there are a wide array of specializations in photography, what I think is the most gut wrenching would always be street photography as it smacks of street journalism. Every shot you take is a combination of a sheer tenacity, luck and photography skills. You don’t control your room, your lights,...

Getting by in Singapore

Posted on 2 Apr, 2012 | Play Magazine

If you are planning for a holiday or have a short business trip to the island city of Singapore, the best way to be prepared is to have a smattering of simple, conversational Mandarin, Malay and of course Singlish. While the official languages of Singapore includes English – mind you British English – it would not hurt to know bits and pieces of these three other tongues just so that you get to bait some smiles, open doors and endear yourselves to  the locals. 

English is perfectly acceptable, and could be used as the default. But in case that doesn’t work, refer to the common terms below so when...

Tips and Tricks on Running

Posted on 24 Mar, 2012 | Play Magazine
                                   Photo credit: singaporesports.sg
Under  Singapore’s hot and humid weather it easy to have a heat injury, that is why it is critical that you drink before, during and after a race, to replace fluids you lost.  Several runners from Bedok and Chai Chee share this tip, and more. 
Prepping for the Race
  1. Train for at least 8 weeks before the run. If you cannot train at least 4 times a week, start training...

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