Books transport us to a different realm when we allow them to. This rings true especially when writers seek to draw us into a time past, where elements that would normally be entrenched in history are brought to life with a clever injection of fictional prose. Enter “The Punkhawala and...
It’s that time of the year again - when we are stuffed from Christmas feasting and anticipating another round of food and drink to ring in the New Year. Some of us are planning to watch fireworks, some have boozy gatherings with friends scheduled, while the rest are still deciding if they should use their Rediscover SG vouchers over the long break.
It has been a couple of years since some of us at Akadot TV has been able to visit Japan, no thanks to the pandemic, so picture our delight when we found out that Nissin was going to provide us with their newly-launched frozen pastas for our year-end get together!
Japan is a land of four seasons, unlike here in Singapore where we have only two – hot or rainy. For this month, I want to focus on the current season– autumn, or aki in Japanese!
Seijo Ishii, a Tokyo-based supermarket chain specializing in imported and specialty foods, is known for its “ethnic” bento boxes based on various international cuisines. For its 3rd Singapore Fair this month, Seijo Ishii has released takeaway bento versions of four classic Peranakan delights: ayam sio (Peranakan-style braised chicken), beef rendang, dry mee siam and dry laksa.
Touched by Japanese craftsmen's single-minded devotion to quality, Tong hopes to emulate this spirit in Singapore with his watch straps. Each of his handcrafted straps is a piece of Japanese culture and tells its own unique story.
Despite my eager efforts to forge friendships and integrate into the Japanese society, why weren't things working? One major takeaway from my university experience in Japan is that friendly people do not mean friends.
This heritage center pays no shortage of tribute in memoriam to the local forces, but it also implores us to explore the gravitas of conflict and the measures that good men and women must take to prevent such atrocities from happening ever again.