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Russell Matthew Loh

Russell Matthew Loh

Yes I have two names. no I'm not Eurasian. Self-professed David Fincher fan.
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day amidst the coronavirus epidemic
Humour

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day amidst the coronavirus epidemic

Ah Valentine’s Day. Most will say that it is a day to finally spend some quality time with your significant other. They are wrong. Valentine’s Day is a battle of wits and cunning, and we all know who the winner is — capitalism.  But this year stands to have more losers than usual. The coronavirus situation has escalated to an unprecedented level, and that means that public health safety is of the highest concern at the moment. What does this mean? It means no more hanky panky, you horny little devils!   But fret not! There are still ways to show…
The Heck Is: Chingay?
Guides

The Heck Is: Chingay?

Chingay. A name that pops up during the early periods of the new year, before quietly dissipating away from the public’s collective consciousness until the next year — It’s a cycle that many Singaporeans go through.  We may know Chingay, but do we actually know Chingay? Many will say that it is a parade. Yes, of course it is, that much is obvious. But what is it actually meant to be? This is something that I suspect many Singaporean may struggle to come up with an answer. Admittedly, I am someone who has not seen nor cared about it in…
Is the latest Hearthstone Expansion Galakrond’s Awakening worth it?
Gaming

Is the latest Hearthstone Expansion Galakrond’s Awakening worth it?

Galakrond’s Awakening is upon us, in a momentous rise aimed at shaking Hearthstone for all players. Its recently-released story mode features new collectible cards to be earned — and used in decks — which could lead to a shift in the Play Mode meta. The Battle So Far  If you’ve been following the lore, you’d know that Rafaam had been gathering allies earlier in the Year of the Dragon, forming the League of E.V.I.L to commit acts of villianary. Together, they pull off The Dalaran Heist, stealing quite literally the entire city before crashing into the ancient city of Uldum.…
Which language editor is the best for you?
Guides

Which language editor is the best for you?

Writing is not easy. Often you may think a sentence looks fine only to find spelling and grammar errors when it is too late.  Here are some online writing tools to use to upgrade your next writing project; whether it be a school report or a personal story project. Grammarly If you haven’t used it, you’ve definitely at least seen it.  Grammarly is a digital writing tool that you can install as a browser extension or use to write your draft on their website. The browser extension essentially acts as an upgraded spell-checker tool, not just immediately highlighting any wrong…
ICN 2020 – Nilanka brings folklore storytelling to the fore
Arts

ICN 2020 – Nilanka brings folklore storytelling to the fore

ICN Cultural Productions returns in 2020 for the 11th edition of their show — titled Nilanka: A Musical.  This year’s production sees them taking on Batak folklore, specifically “Dayang Bandir dan Sandean Raja” from Indonesia’s cultural heritage. In a story revolving around themes of identity and conformity, Nilanka invites audiences to follow the journey of the six characters as they struggle against facing established societal norms while trying to stay true to themselves. As with previous editions, Nilanka is produced solely from the efforts of the Indonesian students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU); overseeing every aspect of the production including…
The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday
Guides

The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

Working in Singapore can be a draining process. Luckily for us, Singapore also has one of the highest amounts of public holidays in the world, meaning just a few extra days without work to handle. For 2020 in particular, most of the eleven gazetted public holidays are situated on rather convenient days of the week. Take a look at our guide so that you can make the most out of these holidays and plan your next mini-vacation without sacrificing much of your leave: Chinese New Year Chinese New Year for 2020 falls on 25 January, a Saturday. This would mean…
Going cashless in Singapore: What to use and when
Guides

Going cashless in Singapore: What to use and when

Singapore is taking cues from China; a country where cashless now is deeply ingrained into society. As part of the government’s Smart Nation initiative, more establishments are making the move to cashless. In the case of public transport, cash top-up will no longer be an option at ticketing machines by 2020. Cashless is an inevitability, however, there’s still confusion over what cashless systems we have in Singapore and when to use them due to the variety of options available. This guide is here to help illustrate every system we have now and what situations to use them. NETS  The OG…
Gaming in 2020: What you should be expecting to see
Gaming

Gaming in 2020: What you should be expecting to see

2019 has gone and passed. We’ve had a number of major headlines dole out throughout the year; the highs of the unexpected success of Apex Legends, to the lows of the fallout from the Blizzard/Blitzchung debacle. But the past is the past, and we now head on to the year 2020, which is aiming to be one of the most exciting for the gaming industry. Here are the headlines that you should expect for gaming in the year 2020: An onslaught of GOTY contenders 2019 has been a quiet year for gaming. Yes, we had spectacular games in Sekiro: Shadows…
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: The everyday fitness smartwatch
Tech

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: The everyday fitness smartwatch

The smartwatch industry is at its peak right now, with health and fitness being a particularly important aspect for many people around the world to keep track of currently. Among the vast options available is the new Huawei Watch GT 2, the update to last year’s Watch GT. Right now, there are two sizes available for the Watch GT 2; A 46mm model, and a 42mm one, which is the one that has been tested. The 42mm itself has two variations, the regular Sports Edition and an Elegant Edition that will be released later. Though it seemingly has the word…
Huawei Freebuds 3 Review: A passive ANC competitor
Audio

Huawei Freebuds 3 Review: A passive ANC competitor

As always with Apple, they seem to somehow make new technology become the norm. They did it with the iPhone, and they’ve recently done it with the Airpods; making true wireless earbuds part of people’s lifestyles. Since then, many companies have taken a crack at making their own wireless earbuds including Huawei, whose latest product is the Freebuds 3. The Freebuds 3 aren’t any regular wireless earbuds though, it is an active noise cancellation capable one that comes with an open fit design. That means that it does not come with ear tips and sits on your ear instead of…
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