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CHIEF EDITOR
PEH YINREN
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ZE NEW CHIEF EDITOR
GERALDINE CHENG
gera0014@ntu.edu.sg
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SEAN SEETHO
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RIANDY TANRI
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MUSIC EDITOR NURAIZIAH BTE JOHARI
FASHION EDITOR STELLA TAN
MOVIES EDITOR SEAN LAI
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ILLUSTRATORS
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WONG LI HUA
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M SUFYAN
LOO HUI PING
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TERENCE NG
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ELIZABETH
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semesieiǡ lile ile lasiǡ las been ioo sloiiǡ and ioo similaiǤ Iǯm siill iusling io
compleie ieadings on iimeǡ diinling ioo mucl coơee and iouinaling incoleienily ai
͟ in ile moining because I canǯi sleepǤ Nowadaysǡ I can only Ƥnd saniiy amongsi fiiends and in
wiiiing liiile someilings ai ile oddesi paiis of ile dayǤ
Iusi ilai day ai ile Epiplany LiiFesiǡ I was iniioduced io ile giil wlo siaiied ilis newspapeiǡ
and sle iold me wiil mucl eainesiness io iale caie of iiǡ because ii was ȋand siill isǡ I guessǡ
io some exieniȌ lei babyǤ
I canǯi piomise ilai ilis papei will auiomaiically become moie awesome ilan ii alieady is in
ile semesieis io come as I iale oveiǡ noi can I piomise mucl of anyiling else eiilei because
expeciaiions male me moie paianoid ilan I alieady amǤ Tlai mucl I can give you ilouglǡ is
ile assuiance ilai I will deƤniiely iale caie of iiǡ and lope ilai ilis will suƥ ce foi nowǤ
Befoie iley pui ile disiance of ͡ monils in beiween usǡ I need io lnow ilai you will nevei siop
falling in loveǡ and nevei iefuse a clance io love eveiy dayǤ I say ilis simply because Iǯve iecenily
leained ilai iiǯs so easy and so iewaiding io siop being afiaidǡ and allow youiself io fall in love
wiil ilings and people eveiy dayǤ Iiǯs noi sillyǡ iiǯs noi siupidǡ iiǯs wondeifulǡ and iiǯs amazingǤ
Siaii small Ǧ fall in love wiil a good boolǡ a nice quoie fiom a leciuie slideǡ ile waimness of a
fiiendǯs land fiom lolding a mug of loi diinlǡ ile smell of giassǡ and ile sigli of iain as you
lool up ai ile slies wlen youǯie caugli in a downpouiǤ Donǯi lold baclǡ and donǯi siop loving
Ȃ iiǯs ile only iling I can be ceiiain we aie made foiǡ in paiiǡ if noi in wloleǤ
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IDENTITY
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uppose you could be unplugged fiom ile meclanisms of iime and space and be anywleie
you wani io be; linging upon any peiiod in ile lisioiy of iime.
Fancy youiself as a coniempoiaiy Hiilei oi a ievoluiionaiy Andy Wailol. Piciuie youiself io be
ile nexi Piesideni of ile Siiaigli Face Advocaies, oi an undeicovei iiclslaw uncle.
You can be anyone you wani io be.
Simply eniei cleai code: IMAGINATION
Because Iǯm noi selfǦabsoibed and veiy peopleǦoiieniedǡ I inieiviewed a few people io Ƥnd oui
wlai ileii cuiieni seciei supeileio ambiiions aie.
Candidate A
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yeai. Desciibing limself as a conniving siudeni
duiing luncl louis, le beiiays lis :( yeais
woiil of maiuiiiy iliougl cuiiing queues by
appioacling and ialling io acquainiances.
./&' 0/1*' /,' $%##*,2' #*"0/234 Maioiing in
Economics ai Naiional Univeisiiy of Singapoie
(NUS), boin in a middle class family, and living
in a sub-uiban maisoneiie.
5)"2')*'#*"003'6",2&'2+'7*89+4 Be in a local
iocl band and play music. If ilis fails, le wanis
io live in a mansion and giow maiiiuana in lis baclyaid. I quoie lim, "Tley lave io come
in iliougl my fioni dooi and can only eniei upon my buzz."
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()%"' A/,/' is going io be :o ilis yeai.
Sle piciuies lei name on ile Dean's lisi
soonei ilan laiei as sle admiis io siudying
iniensively wlile eveiyone is oui paiiying
insiead. Wlile poising leiself foi ilis
inieiview, sle poeiically insulis me.
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Wee Kim Wee Sclool of Communicaiions
and Infoimaiion, boin wiil a lnacl foi
loweiing ile self-esieem of ile people
aiound lei.
5)"2' &)*' #*"003' 6",2&' 2+' 7*89+4' Ioin ile
Uniied Naiions (UN) noi io Uniie ile Naiions bui io assassinaie ile genocide by cooling
ile would-be deceased in a slould-be dinnei. Sle imagines a wave of gasiionomic deligli
afiei ile meal and will ilen, I quoie, "diop ile bombslell" on ileii spouses.
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5/0&+,' B/*' las giaced Eaiil foi
aboui :¸ yeais now. Slaving away io ile
deiails in lifeǡ le manages muliiple ƪeeis of
infoimaiion fiom ile seveie io ile mundane.
Tlis was wly, iliougl my discouise wiil
limǡ I Ƥguied le dwells beyond ilis planeiǤ
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Englisl Liieiaiuie, le lopes io bieed fuiuie
geneiaiions of Englisl Maiois iliougl lis
maioi inieiesi in Englisl.
5)"2' )*'#*"003'6",2&'2+' 7*89+4 Aci as an
Envoy beiween Eaiilling and Non-Eaiillings. He sees ile fuiuie as one wiil Exiiaieiiesiiials
(ETs) and las appoinied limself as ile linlman beiween us and ilem. He will educaie ile
masses by cleaiing up ile possible messes wlen ile iwo woilds collide.
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Sp!in’s Identific!tion C!rd
Germ!ny’s Identific!tion C!rd
Hung!ry’s Identific!tion C!rd
“I want to be an interpreter who can speak all languages
and make all sorts of awesome boom box sounds with my
voice, and who can communicate in chicken, cheetah and
Chinese Pekinese-speak. Then hopefully we'll hnally have
world peace.”
- Stephanie Chua, English Literature Teacher
“I want to be Coco Chanel in the 50s.”
- Jayne Tham, Communications Studies Student
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Food/Travel
04 Inverse
“Am I Yours?” Comedy D!y
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was walling pasi Canieen A one-day wlen I saw a
iable lined wiil cups of beei, and a sign ilai said
"Beei Tasiing". Tlai was one of ile besi days I've
evei lad in sclool.
Foi ileii Ƥnal yeai pioieciǡ iliee mass communicaiions
siudenis aie conduciing a public ielaiions campaign
foi BieweilzǤ Aimed ai Ƥxing ile peicepiion ilai beei
is a coơeeǦslopǦ!"#$%& diinlǡ ile campaign seels io
educaie people on ile diơeieni vaiieiies of beei and
ileii iasies, and encouiage ile appieciaiion of beei in
ile same mannei wine is appieciaiedǤ
Tle beeiǦiasiing booils weie only ile Ƥisi siep in
ile campaignǤ Following ilai weie beei appieciaiion
sessions leld ai Bieweilz wleie paiiicipanis weie
iieaied io infoimaiive iouis ai Bieweilzǡ wiil lois of
samplingǤ
Bui as ile Ƥnal paii of ileii FYPǡ ile ilieeǡ Cliysial
Clanǡ Tan Iin Li and Ng Pei Ruǡ oiganized ile DzAm I
Youisdz comedy day ai Bieweilz Indooi Siadium on ile
͜͞il of FebiuaiyǤ Foi a ͊͜͞ iicleiǡ eveniǦgoeis enioyed
a pini of beeiǡ a buơei of gouimei pizzas and deep
fiied calamaiiǡ and an afieinoon of siand up comedy
peifoimances by Ionailan Aileiion and Teiiy Iolnson
of Tle Comedy Club AsiaǤ
Tliee pinis of beei laieiǡ I was laving moie fun ilan
I could iemembei laving foi a long iimeǤ Tle iwo
comedians lad me banging my glassǡ slapping my iliglǡ
and clappingǡ as I giew bieailless fiom lauglingǤ
"Eveiybody lnows ile Clinese lave ileii = Cs: casl,
ciediiǦcaidǡ condominiumǡ caiǡ and caieeiǤ Wellǡ ile
Malays lave ile ͡ Msǣ malanǡ moioiǡ moiigageǡ male
loveǡ and maiiiuanaǤdz
Mosi of ile ioles aie noi piiniable leieǡ of couiseǤ Tle
Comedy Club Asia lolds iegulai peifoimances ai DXO
and ile Hollandse Club. Clecl oui ileii slow daies
and bool iicleis ai !!!"#$%&'(%)*&+,-"./0.!
Find oui moie aboui ile coolesi FYP evei ai !!!"
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ilemeǦpail opened io ile public on ile
iSil of Maicl, bui duiing ile Clinese
New Yeai peiiodǡ I lad ile oppoiiuniiy io clecl
ii oui Ƥisi because my dad was enilusiasiic
enougl io queue foi special pieview iicleis.
Eniiy was only foi a sloii peiiod fiom ͡pm
io ͥpmǡ and we speni ile eniiie ͠ louis ileie
exploiing ile placeǤ
Duiing ile pieviewǡ ile iides weie noi ieady
foi opeiaiion, so I didn'i gei ile clance io iiy
anyilingǡ bui ile siglis made me piomise
myself ilai Iǯd be bacl Ȃ veiy soon indeedǤ
Siillǡ souvenii slopsǡ mosi snacl counieis and
iesiauianis weie alieady in opeiaiion, and
ile besi paii of my day was discoveiing ilai
all eaieiies weie oơeiing special combos in
exclange foi iicleis given upon eniiyǨ
Univers!l Studios: Theme Dining!
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wlicl was decoiaied io iesemble an Iialian
cafeieiiaǤ Tle pieview combo iley weie
oơeiing consisied of pasia oi a pizza slice of
youi cloice, a bowl of desseii oi soup, and
a diinlǤ I iool a lool ai ile a la caiie menu
and discoveied ilai ilese iiems in ioial
would lave been quiie cosily if noi foi ile
piomoiionǤ
I oideied ile Hawaiian Pizza Ƥisiǡ and was
veiy pleased io noie ilai ile slice was ieally
luge! Topped wiil clunly pineapples and
lam slicesǡ ile base was wondeifully ilin
wiil nice ciispy edgesǤ Tle ilemeǦpail
pieview iicleis weie snapped up by ile
publicǡ wlicl meani ilai cusiomei iuinovei
foi ile eaieiy was ligl ilai day, and oui slice
came piping loi wiil waim meliing cleeseǤ

Tle lasagne, on ile oilei land, did noi
induce as mucl a wowǦfacioi as ile pizza
didǡ bui was siill suƥ cienily iasiyǣ I donǯi
ilinl anybody could evei go wiong wiil a
fiesl iomaio baseǤ
As foi ile sidesǡ we lad a bowl of minesiione
soup and a slice of walnui clocolaie cale.
Tle minesiione soup wasnǯi excepiionalǡ
bui ilen Iǯm noi a fan of iiǤ Tle caleǡ on ile
oilei land, lad a cleapened iasie wiil iis
ƪavouied cieam and spongeǦlile inieiioiǤ I
slould lave iiied ile cleesecale insiead.
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0?ǡ wlicl was Ƥlled wiil viniage cais
and ieiio sloiǦmacline iuleboxes io cieaie an
auileniic ambience iesembling ilai of ͢͜s
AmeiicaǤ Tle pieview combo leie consisied
of a Ƥsl oi beef buigeiǡ plus a cloice of sides
and a diinl.
Tle buigeis weien'i anyiling special besides
being a iad biggei ilan ile usual lind you
gei ai local fasi food ioinisǤ
Tle fiies weie good ilougl. Tley weie seived
iliclǦcuiǡ saliedǡ and mosi impoiianilyǡ
loiǨ I canǯi iemembei ile exaci name foi
ile desseiiǡ bui ii lad geneious amounis of
ciusled coolies and cieam biis sandwicled
in beiween ilin layeis of spongy cale. Tlai
woiled foi meǨ
Wiil moie ilan a dozen iesiauianis seiving
up Piia Wiapsǡ Iapanese Donsǡ Dim Sum and
even moie snacl siands eveiywleieǡ Univeisal
Siudios does lave iis faii slaie of inieiesiing
biies. Aie you booling iicleis yei?
Food and Beverages
B
esides maple syrup, which this country is the greatest and original producer of, the next thing I
was told that is still very much Canadian is poutine. A dish of French-Canadian origins, poutine
consists of French fries topped with fresh cheese curd, covered with brown gravy and sometimes
other ingredients.
While Starbucks is one of our preferred stops for a daily dose of caeine, Tim Hortons is king here.
A “Timmies” is always only a few minutes away, beating McDonald’s in monopolizing land area. Tim
Hortons oers coee and other beverages, sandwiches and snack wraps, donuts and other pastries. It’s the
one stop for great comfort food on the way to anything and anywhere.
Lastly, although not the last of other Canadian food or drink, is the Molson Canadian beer that starts the
ball rolling to a Canadian party night. Never miss out on the Molson Canadian Sub Zero that is served
below the temperature of freezing.
GutSymmetries Food/Travel
05 05 05 Inverse
W
ith just enough luck I nd myself in Canada during the year of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Every day in Singapore, I talked about my very clichéd dream of a great escape, and now here
I nally am. e reminder that I’ll be back in über season-less Singapore come June 2010 is
the only thought that really depresses me right now. For my benet only, I will end my last issue of the
semester talking about Canada.
If you ever make Canada a travel destination, choose your states wisely. Being the second biggest country
in the world, it’s impossible to see the entire place before your time is up. e states really worth visiting
are British Columbia in the West, and Ontario and Quebec in the East. Arguably, Quebec would be a
traveller’s preferred choice, it being the only French state in the entire America continent.
To further aid you in your selection, these are some of the top 10 cities in Canada: Toronto, Montreal,
Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec City, and London.
So what makes Canada, Canada?
Tr!vel: M!ple Country
"Sylvia
Culture
C
anada is as multicultural as you can get, anywhere in the world. While Singapore has 4
major cultures, Canada is a true blue melting pot. is maple country is a country that
prides itself on laws that protect people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexuality, and
more. Nothing spells freedom and equality as much as Canada. No, not even the United States,
from whom Canada carefully identies herself as separate.
Winter Sports
Y
ou’re not Canadian if you’re not into snow sports. Skiing is the number one social activity, if
you can pry yourself away from the clubs. Snowboarding is my personal favourite, though
if you want something tamer, try snow-tubing. But nothing is able to get the Canadians
more passionate about than the sport they’ve created – ice hockey, in which they triumphed over
USA during the 2010 Winter Olympics to get the gold.
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A Single Man
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24 Hours Of Anger
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Kick-Ass
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Away We Go
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Iron Man 2
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Bounty Hunter
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Robin Hood
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The Ghost Writer
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Sherk Forever After
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Prince of Persia
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Movie Guide: April-August
Sex And The City 2
Rumois say menopause will be a big
paii of ilis sequel's ploi.
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Nanny Mcphee And The Big Bang
A ƪusieied moilei is ai lei wiisǯ end
iiying io iun a faim and deal wiil Ƥve
uniuly clildien. Nanny Mcplee slows
up io lelp ile family, wlen sle is leasi
wanied bui mosi needed. Sle's iusi lile
Maiy Poppins, excepi old, lideous, and
wiiloui ile singing.
Marmaduke
A family adiusis io life in a new ciiy, wiil
ile added diƥ culiy of a luge compuiei
animaied dog voiced by Owen WilsonǤ
Furry Vengeance
Sounds lile a disiuibing poino.
10
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JIXE
The Karate Kid
Black kid moves to Beijing, gets beaten
up by Chinese kids. Learns to ght
from Jackie Chan and beats them up.
Would be more aptly titled: e Wushu
Shorty.
The A-team
Based on the old tv series with Mr T. ree United States
soldiers who were arrested for a crime they did not commit
manage to escape from military prison, and join forces with
Captain H.M. Murdock, their reconnaissance pilot, as a team
of soldiers of fortune. Finally get to nd out what the hell the
big deal is behind the phrase: “I pity the fool!”
17
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JIXE
Toy Story 3
Tle Toys embail on anoilei adveniuie, in ¸D.
She’s Out Of My League
Romaniic comedy, a slinny doil las a giil
wlo is way oui of lis league fall foi lim.
Tle funniesi iole in ile iiailei involved
piemaiuie eiaculaiion on a sofa.
Letters to Juliet
In Veiona, ile ciiy wleie Slalespeaie's
Romeo and Iuliei was sei, ile leaii
biolen leave leiieis in Iuliei's couiiyaid
asling lei foi lelp. A young Ameiican
woman Ƥnds a leiiei lefi ileie in ͥ͝͡͝
and answeis ii, inspiiing ile woman wlo
wioie ii --now a giandmoilei-- io go in
seaicl of lei long losi love. Hmm... wly
noi?
Jonah Hex
Iosl Biolin siais as Ional Hex, a scaiied,
bad-ass gunslingei. Souices say ile movie
will be "supei-bloody".
24
TH
JIXE
The Backup Plan
Waicl Iennifei Lopezǯs siomacl gei as big
as lei ass in ilis movie wleie a woman
wlo impiegnaies leiself iliougl in viiio
feiiilizaiion iuns inio complicaiions wlen
sle falls in love wiil a guy wlile sle is
iapidly expanding.
Pool Boys
In ilis comedy, a siudeni becomes an unlilely pimp and las
a wild adveniuie. Possibly funny if you weie ieally diunl and
suiiounded by ieally diunl people.
Repo Men
In ile fuiuie people buy cosily implanis
wlicl ieplace ileii viial oigansǤ Wlen
iley aie unable io meei ile expensive
down-paymenis, iepo men aie seni io lill
and ieiiieve ile implanis. Iude Law plays
a iepo man wlo suơeis a leaii aiiacl
on ile iob and Ƥnds limself puisued by
ile oiganizaiion le woiled foi wlen le
is unable io male lis paymenis. Ii's lile
Minoiiiy Repoii, bui less gay.
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Takers
A gioup of banl iobbeis wlo plan a ͜͞
million dollai leisi lave io go up againsi
a laid-boiled deieciive on ileii iiail. Tle
gangsia veision of Ocean's Eleven, wiil
iappeis and Cliis Biown playing ioles of
iobbeis.
Knight & Day
Cameion Diaz is a woman wlo geis unwiiiingly involved in a
ciazy aciion pacled adveniuie wlen sle meeis a seciei ageni
played by Tom Ciuise. An aciion comedy ilai lools lile a
paiody of aciion comedies in ile iiailei, bad ones.
Chloe
A woman wlo ilinls lei lusband is
cleaiing on lei liies a social escoii io
seduce lim and piove lei suspicions.
Tlings gei ieally siiange wlen lei lusband
doesn'i iale ile baii, bui sle siaiis sleeping
wiil ile escoii insiead. An eioiic iliillei
siaiiing Liam Neeson and Iulianne Mooie.
08
TH
JILY
Despicable Me
Giu is ile woildǯs ͛͞ supei villainǡ and
le plans io ieclaim lis posiiion as ͛͝ by
siealing ile moon. His plans go awiy wlen
iliee oiplaned giils lave a ploi of ileii
own: io male lim ileii dad.
Predators
A iebooi of ile classic seiies. A gioup of
ile baddesi mofos fiom eaiil aie capiuied
by ile Piedaiois and biougli io a game
ieseive on ileii lome planei, wleie ile
lumans musi Ƥgli io suiviveǤ Sounds
simple and bloody, ile way a good Piedaioi
movie slould be.
15
TH
JILY
Inception
A science Ƥciion Ƥlm wiiiien and diiecied
by Cliisioplei Nolan. Leonaido Dicapiio
siais as a man on a mission io sieal an idea
ilai can clange ile woild.
22
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JILY
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Niclolas Cage is a powei soiceiei living in
New Yoil. He iiains a young appieniice
wlose desiiny is io save ile woild fiom dail
foices.
The Last Airbender
M Nigli Slyamalan diiecis ilis movie based
on a populai animaied seiies. A young boy is
ile lasi in a line of Avaiais wlo can coniiol
all foui elemenis. He musi use lis poweis
io siop ile impeiious Fiie Naiion. Ai ile
end of ile movie, le discoveis le is ieally
a Ƥgmeni of ile ieal Avaiaiǯs imaginaiionǡ
and all lis fiiends aie ieally glosis, and ile
Fiie Naiion ieally a leaiing company fiom
ile disiani fuiuie wlose mission ii is io sell
poiiable belly-waimeis.
29
TH
JILY
Night Of The Demons
A iemale of a ͥͤͤ͝ culi loiioi movieǤ Iǯm
sicl and iiied of goddamn iemales.
30
TH
JILY
Cats And Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore
Kiiiy Galoieǡ a foimei MEOW
ageni gone iogue plans io iale
down boil ile dogs and lei foimei
liiiy comiades and male ile woild
lei sciaicling posi. Tle cai and
dogs aie foiced io ioin foices foi
ile Ƥisi iime in lisioiy io siop leiǤ
Too cuie!
30
TH
JILY
Salt
Angelina Iolie is Evelyn Sali, a CIA ageni
wlo goes on ile iun io cleai lei name
wlen sle is accused of being a KGB sleepei
ageni.
The Hole
A buncl of boied ieenageis aie lefi wiil
noiling io do in a big louse. Tling clange
wlen iley discovei a lole. In ¸D.
THen,wewerecaughtinacelluloidjam
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A woman wlo ilinls lei lusband is
Giu is ile woildǯs ͛͞ supei villainǡ and
A iebooi of ile classic seiies. A gioup of
In Veiona, ile ciiy wleie Slalespeaie's
Iosl Biolin siais as Ional Hex, a scaiied,
Tle Toys embail on anoilei adveniuie, in ¸D.
Black kid moves to Beijing, gets beaten
Based on the old tv series with Mr T. ree United States
Cameion Diaz is a woman wlo geis unwiiiingly involved in a
Romaniic comedy, a slinny doil las a giil
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Critic? (It’s not th!t h!rd !t !ll!)
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moie fiiends io diess up in funny faslion and go
io gigs wiilǤ Woiily ambiiionǤ Bui someiimes
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io ieview some commeicial iubbislǡ lile Iason
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you slould nevei succumb io youi boiling uige
io wiiie as ilougl ile mass mailei gleiio
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and ile EEE guy picling up ile Tiibune afiei
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dollai iipǡ oui uliimaie iiade seciei lile Colonel
Sandeiǯs leibs and spicesǣ Gei a ilesauius and
lave ii close ai landǤ Ii may be ile ilicl ones
scieaming OXFORD lile my Lii Piof sweais
byǡ bui oileiwise ilesauiusǤcom is iusi as
goodǤ Insiead of saying Dzile insiiumenials
aie cieepydz wly noi say ileyǯie DzmacabiedzǤ If
you ilinl ile lyiics aie confusingǡ wiiie ilai
Dzile lyiics discounienanced medzǤ And wlen
ieviewing a gigǡ pioclaim ilai Lady Gagaǯs
dancing was Dzdemonically lineiicdzǤ Noi io
meniion my favoiiie foui leiiei woidǡ DzsweedzǤ
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lappened befoieǤ So low will I lnow youǯie a
iop ievieweiǫ You musi be able io appiopiiaiely
inveni youi own oiiginal woidsǤ Tle only iule is
ilai youi ieadei musi undeisiand youǡ so iley
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and I wani you io foigei ii nowǤ As a Ciiiic you
aie TOTALLY lile a Piofessoiǡ inasmucl as
youi iob REQUIRES ile deepesi lnowledge
and deploymeni of ile mosi esoieiic
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lnowledge of ieclnical music iaigonǤ Desciibe
songs and albums wiil muliiiudinous coloiful
lyplenaied geniesǤ Tlis is ieally easy io gei
away wiilǢ no one is suie wlai ilose names
mean anywayǤ
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bieal inio song foi no paiiiculai ieason ai all wlen youǯie spinning oui youi numeious essaysǥȌǡ iiǯs deƤniiely beneƤcial io lei youi eyeballs ai leasi slim ilis column a liiileǤ
Tle liglligli leie is laiaoleǡ oi Ǯlboxingǯǡ as I lile io ieim ii ȋmeaning going io KBoxǡ dulǨȌǤ A fiiend of mine used io lameni ilai sucl an aciiviiy is simply Dzsinging in a boxdzǡ and seives no liglei
puipose wlaisoevei ȋcleaily sle isnǯi exacily a fan of ile mucl beloved vocal exeiciseȌǡ bui foi ilose of us wlo Ƥnd fulƤlmeni in singing ȋoi scieamingȌ oui leads oơ in ilese liiile ȋunfoiiunaiely
noi soundpioof Ȍ ioomsǡ I lave decided io come up wiil a lisi of ile besi laiaole places in SingapoieǨ
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"Candice Neo
"Daniel Lai
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So faiǡ Iǯve discoveied ilai ile place wiil ile laiesi updaie colleciion
of songs is ile KBox clainǤ Tle biancl ai Cineleisuie is ile laigesi
ȋon level ͤȌǡ wiil good seiviceǡ ielaiively eƥ cieni ai leasiǡ compaied
io some oilei bianclesǤ Populai paclages include ile Happy Houi
Paclage fiom ͞pm io ͣpm ȋ͊͟͝φφ on weeldays and ͊͢͝φφ on weelendsǡ
wiil ͞ complimeniaiy diinls pei peisonȌ and K Luncl fiom ͝͝am
io ͞pm ȋ͊ͤ onwaidsǡ ai selecied ouileisȌǤ Membei specials include
͜͡τ oơ covei and all side oideis foi siudenis ȋdo pieseni siudeni
passȌǡ and cuiienilyǡ in celebiaiion of KBoxǯs ͤil anniveisaiyǡ ileie is
a special piomoiion of ͊ͤ neii foi all membeisǨ Someiimes populai
aiiisies aie inviied foi meeiǦileǦfans sessions ileie iooǨ Foi moie
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Koiean songsǤ Do iemembei io call io bool ile Iapanese
ioom if you donǯi wani io be limiied io only Englisl and
Clinese songsǨ ȋBooling loiline foi Cuppage biancl is
ͥ͢͟͟͜͜͜͡Ȍ Oilei ouileis include Ming Aicadeǡ Bedol
Ceniial and Simpang BedolǤ I lave only been io ile
Cuppage bianclǡ and siandaid lǦing iime is ͟ louis ȋopens
ai ͝pm dailyȌǤ Howeveiǡ if you go on a weelday afieinoon
and avoid ile ciowdǡ singing iime can be exiended up io
͝amǡ fieeǨ Piices aie aiound ͊͟͜φφ pei ioom ȋusually foi ͟
peopleȌ wiil one complimeniaiy diinlǤ Song colleciion is
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iecommended some iime ago by a fiiendǤ Tle
Siudeni Piomoiionǣ You can sing fiom ͢Ǧ͝͝pmǡ
and fiom ͝͝pm io closing iime ai ͊͞͝ eacl ȋfiom
Sunday io TluisdayȌǨ Tle siandaid ͝͝am io
͡Ǥ͟͜pm singing iime fiom Monday io Tluisday
is piiced ai ͊ͤ͝Ǥ Enioy fiee ƪow of diinls foi any
paclageǨ Tleie aie also membei beneƤisǡ lile
ieduced piices foi ceiiain paclagesǤ Clecl oui
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siepped inio KBoxȌǨ Picl up youi mic and sing awayǨ Wloevei said we canǯi be naicissisiic foi a liiile wlile and escape io oui own liiile woilds ȋoi boxesȌǫ
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ilinl Fiencl was ile language of loveǡ bui !"#$
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laving so mucl fun in ile saclǡ )*+*$ %"*!" +%"
musi be moie ilan ile Iialian aiiǤ An adapiaiion
of ile Tony Awaid winning Bioadway musicalǡ
&"'($iells of Guido Coniiniǡ an Iialian diiecioi
suơeiing a cieaiive diaugliǡ noi lelped in ile
leasi bii by ile many women leǯs involved wiilǤ
Boasiing of a siellai casi including Daniel DayǦ
Lewisǡ Nicole Kidmanǡ Penelope Ciuzǡ Feigie
and Kaie Hudsonǡ ile soundiiacl of Nine
feaiuies a swan song oi iwo by eacl of ilemǤ
Tiuil be ioldǡ noiling else las been blessing
my eais ilese daysǤ Wlo else beiiei io siaii
wiil ilan wiil Señoi Coniiniǫ ,+#'-#.
DayǦLewisǡ wlo is Englislǡ may be no singei
bui ile man las a goodǡ siiong voiceǤ He
does an impiessive iob of mainiaining lis
Iialian acceni iliougloui lis iwo solos in
ile albumǤ Playful and claiming in DzGuidoǯs
Songdz bui fiusiiaied and despaiiing in DzI
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convincinglyǤ Unfoiiunaiely foi limǡ ile ieal
gems of ilis soundiiacl lie wiil ile womenǤ
DzMy Husband Males Moviesdz is as leaiiǦ
('&,)*+,-34".&#5%+$53"#0"%*&"0+,-&'"+06"7#'+/,"
Coiillaidǡ wlo plays Guidoǯs neglecied wifeǡ
peifoims wiil lei leaii on lei sleeveǤ Hei
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Howeveiǡ sle does gei iailei bieailless in lei
second song DzTale Ii Alldzǡ a fasiǦpaced numbei
wlicl ieveals lei limiied vocal iangeǤ We aie
ieminded ilai ilese people aie acioisǡ noi
singeisǤ Tle only iiue singei in ilis album is
Feigie wlo needs no iniioduciionǤ Oddly bui
Ƥiiingly casi as ile oveiweigli piosiiiuieǡ sle
displays lei impiessive clops in ile Ƥeiy lead
single DzBe Iialiandzǡ ile only ieally solid iiacl in
ile eniiie albumǤ
Having cavoiied wiil Ewan McGiegoi befoie
among saiin sleeis in /#01"'$ 2#03(!" 9+)/3&"
Kidman is no siiangei io musicalsǤ Bui lei
one song DzUnusual Waydz is disappoiniingly
.3#,1" #,1" .#'&34" #33/(0" *&'" %/" .'+,-" /5%" *&'"
uppei iegisiei wlicl enamouied all of us in
ile poweiǦballad DzCome Wlai MaydzǤ Similailyǡ
Penelope Ciuz is noiling bui boiing in DzA Call
fiom ile VaiicandzǤ Hei debui in a musicalǡ ile
naugliy misiiess of Coniini oozes sensualiiy
as sle calls oui foi lei loveiǤ Tle faci ilai sle
canǯi sing ai all is losi in lei yowlingǡ I meanǡ
paniing and moaningǤ Bui Iǯm suie nobody
ieally mindsǤ
Yei anoilei woman yeaining foi Guido Coniini
is Kaie HudsonǤ Waiiǡ sle can singǫ Appaienily
yesǡ foi DzCinema Iialianodz was nominaied foi
Besi Oiiginal Song in ile Golden GlobesǤ Tle
song is a funly numbei and Hudson does
8#00#.34" (&33!" *#,13+,-" %*&" *+-*" ,/%&0" (&336"
Wlile Dame Iudi Dencl deseives oui iespeci
because nobody is lniglied foi no ieasonǡ
DzFolies Beigeiedz is iailei lollow despiie iis
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a iling aboui ile ͥͤ͝͞ adapiaiionǡ foi ilis is
an updaied iale and many oiiginal songs lave
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Tlis album isnǯi ioo slabby foi a momeniaiy
escape inio anoilei woildǤ Waicl ile movie
and lisien io ile soundiiaclǤ Wlile youǯie ai iiǡ
picl up a iling oi iwoǡ ile Iialians lnow low
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issue iossed up in a conveisaiion made
some iime agoǤ Ai ile iimeǡ Rilanna was in
vogue and lad iusi ieleased lei second albumǡ
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DzDisiuibiadz boasiing ien iemix veisions was
caicly as lellǡ ileie was someiling admiiiedly
disiuibing aboui ile music videoǤ
Tle video depicis Rilanna iiapped in an
asylumǡ going iliougl ile moiions of insaniiy
ieǤ a selfǦabsoibedǡ seemingly lallucinaioiy
siaie of mindǤ Well and goodǢ ilis males
peifeci sense as ii maicles ile lyiicsǤ So wlai
was ii aboui ile music video ilai caused
sucl a siii amongsi communiiies of ieligious
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ilai fai fiom being a laimless dance anilem
wiil a ceniial ileme ilai ievolves aiound ile
meiaploi of insaniiyǡ DzdzDisiuibiadz ȋieallyȌ
is aboui ile menial ioimeni of possessed
individualsdzǤ Oi moie speciƤcallyǡ Rilanna
leiselfǤ He is ilen led io speculaie ile ieasons
belind lei iapid iise io fame as well as low ile
lidden subliminal messages in ile video may
aơeci audiencesǤ
He begins wiil a close analysis of ile lyiicsǣ
DzDzWlaiǯs wiong wiil medz and DzIǯm going
ciazy nowdz allude io ile faci lei mind isnǯi
funciioning piopeilyǡ as if ii was ialen ovei
by an unlnown foiceǤdz He also claims ilai ile
iepeiiiive clani of Dzbum bum beǦdum bum
bum beǦdum bumdz mimics and ileiefoie
possibly embodies a modein foim of Dziiiualisiic
magicdz aimed ai lypnoiizing ile subieciǤ He
also suggesis ilai ile clani is ieally a mocleiy
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Dzbum ȋoơensive nameǦcallingȌ be dumb ȋsiop
ilinling and allow ile menial ialeoveiȌdzǤ
He bacls ile above obseivaiions wiil an even
closei examinaiion of ile visualsǡ wlicl cieaies
ile disiuibing alluie ilai my fiiends weie
commeniing onǤ Mosi of usǡ lile ile ciiiics
fiom 2#11"'3$ C-#'(ǡ would simply maivel ai ii
as an ̾awesomely cieepy synilǦpop mindfunl̾Ǥ
Howeveiǡ ile wiiiei wains ilai ile eeiiness is
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is piecisely iniended io embody a message of
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He iells us ilai Rilanna plays duo ioles in ile
video Ȃ ile Ƥisi is ilai of ile DzEvil Eniiiydz wlo
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as a viciimǤ Tle DzEvil Eniiiydz is clad in blacl
and an explicii iefeience io Saian is madeǣ ile
loined claii sle siis onǤ Tlis claiaciei plays a
dominani iole in ile video and is suiiounded
by lei slave minionsǤ Sle also Dzƪiiis wiil
iwisied sexual piaciices lile sadoǦmasoclism
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ile wiiieiǯs aigumeni ilai ile meiaploi of
madness is noi ilai simpleǤ
In lei second iole as leiselfǡ Rilanna enduies
ile ioimeni and slaveiy ilai ile DzEvil Eniiiydz
puis lei undeiǤ In one sceneǡ Rilannaǯs eyes
aie made io lool pupilǦlessǡ iepieseniing ile
iaid of lei soulǡ since ile Dzeyes aie windows
io ile souldzǤ Hei liieial impiisonmeni belind
bais symbolizes lei loss of fieedom of
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Tlus ile wiiiei expiesses ilai wlai we aie
seeing is noi a iypical mindless dance anilem
wiil aiifully elaboiaie scenes bui a mini ploi
of Rilannaǯs aciual expeiience wiil demonic
possessionǤ Wlile some ideas may sound
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lelps io be awaie of undesiiable inƪuences
pieseni in iodayǯs mediaǤ
Nine:It!li!ns Do It Better
Music !nd the Occult
"Rachel Lim
"Zhang Youying
ȑCURTAINS OPENȒ
ȑCURTAINS FALLȒ
ȑACT ͝ SCENE ͝Ȓ
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