Musings: Flea Market Fraternity

“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]

Travel: Washington DC, USA Highlights!

Ah, that iconic spotless white dome. The crowning glory of the temple of Democracy. I loved DC for its neoclassical monuments and divine architecture. And as a former Political Science major, this really made my inner history nerd smile. It cradles the heart of political America and I loved it because it was a great reprieve from the rush […]

Singapore Food Heroes: Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah

Yesterday afternoon, I took a walk down old Joo Chiat Rd to document the story of third generation owner of Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah — Michael Ker. 39-year-old Michael is running his family business of over 70 years since the 1930s, despite being a pharmacist by training and a bodybuilder in his free […]