January 30, 2010
July 28, 2009
Chew Soowei said:
The Monday after the July 12th episode of “Pillowfight With Soo”, first day of my annual leave, I received a phone call stating that I’d been taken off air and when I do come back from my leave I was coming back to a work situation where I was basically just “Helping Out/Subbing Others” around the office. The main reason as it was given to me for being taken off was that my English Language isn’t proficient enough and my hosting is and I quote “Just like I learnt it from the Outdoor emcees in Orchard Road”.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Seems like radio DJs in Singapore have very little job security. This 987FM DJ obviously has a lot to be unhappy about..."
February 19, 2009
Soh Tiang Keng said:
Despite signs of revival since the 1980s, a gradual extinction of the Peranakan culture and lifestyle will probably take place in decades to come. The fast-dwindling Singaporeans, steeped in Peranakan culture and practices, are becoming an endangered species which may fade into oblivion within the next 120 years or so.
Recommended by misty_cloud: "An interesting read on the origins of Peranakans. After the telecast of the Little Nonya TV series on Mediacorp Channel 8, there is this mad craze for "anything Peranakan" - from Peranakan food, music and fashion to history and tourism. An influx of visitors to Malacca to see for themselves the Peranakan culture.
But as the article says, is this sustainable? What will happen after the craze dies off? Is a TV series enough to revive the interest in Peranakan culture and the willingness to preserve that for the future generations?
Just some food for thought."
January 08, 2008
She has always been known for her fiery temper. This time round, she was allegedly seen slapping her husband, Hong Rong, thrice on his face after he tried to pacify her in a quarrel with another driver over a traffic dispute.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "the red hair lady strikes again."
November 02, 2006
After a polite round of applause for Mano's three years in the newspaper, they proceeded to the newsroom where Mano's resignation was announced to all the staff. All of Today's staff gathered outside Mano's room. Shaun announced the changes and talked about new directions, while Mano sat inside his room (glass walls) in full view to all the staff, with his face buried in his hands in front of his computer screen.
Recommended by Traminer: "The true story behind organisational changes in Today"
April 10, 2006
December 28, 2005
Aridewa on the recent Suriachannel telemovie: Hanyut
Picture this: Those whom already acted in the dramas or shows portraying social problems are guaranteed to have a fan base or a haters clan. Meaning they are known to the public. So, as public figures, so-called, would they make a fool out of themselves to get into trouble? To end up in the papers with the headlines, "Mamat Spider from Hanyut was sentenced to 2 year jail term because of [insert crime here]."?
July 29, 2005
Pilot n' Jo Show said:
I am convinced that there are Singaporean writers and directors (amongst other types of artistes) that can bring forth regionally excellent work. They are now limited by lack of opportunity because of the system currently in place and perpetuated by a media monopoly.
So let's do this for ourselves and for the future media scene of Singapore. We can compete with others regionally and internationally only if we break the current monopoly system and allow new voices and new creative/business models to emerge.
Let's stay wide awake for this decade's media revolution. Better yet, let's jump in and make it happen.
This guy explains why Mediacorp is going down. He's likely to be right, but only if individuals become 'content creators' and deviate from traditional media and media distribution.