Author: Aditi Rai

  • How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

    How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

    Do you regularly stare at your wardrobe, filled with clothes, and not know what to wear? You are not alone. In a survey conducted by HYPE among 125 youths, 66 percent of respondents have difficulty styling an outfit. Many own many clothes, but that doesn’t always translate into greater outfit combinations, extra room for creativity,…

  • The Origins of Singapore’s Hawker Fare

    The Origins of Singapore’s Hawker Fare

    You may have queued for hours to watch Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay struggle to master the local dish, laksa [loosely translated to spicy sand in Chinese]. You probably didn’t know that earthworms were added to the well-loved dish in the 1950s or that bowls of mee pok were delivered to shophouses via an innovative pulley system. These…

  • Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue

    Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue

    It’s voyeurism taken to a new level. Many people ‘blog-hop’ [go from 1 blog to another] to read about occurrences in the daily lives of complete strangers. Bloggers seem to encourage this by being so open with intimate details of their lives, yet some would baulk if their own parents read their blogs. UrbanWire spoke to…

  • Secrets of Storytelling

    Secrets of Storytelling

    Once upon a time, storytelling was associated with grandparents regaling their grandchildren with tales from the past. Now, it is taught as an organization management tool, a method to engage children in school, and even to challenge audiences’ perceptions of certain traditions. There is an entire spectrum of storytelling, ranging from casual stories shared with…

  • Nathan Hartono: Before He’s Chou-sen

    Nathan Hartono: Before He’s Chou-sen

    UrbanWire spoke to the jazz singer last year – before he won a mentorship with Mandopop king Jay Chou. UrbanWire spoke to the jazz singer last year – before he won a mentorship with Mandopop king Jay Chou. Homegrown singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono has gained overnight fame in China. His standout performance on Sing! China recently…

  • New Year Starts With Bang

    New Year Starts With Bang

    If you missed the celebrations at Marina Bay, you missed 8 whole minutes of spectacular fireworks and the biggest countdown event of the year—Celebrate 2011. Held at The Float @ Marina Bay, Celebrate 2011 burst with star power and explosive performances from Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao and more as Singaporeans celebrated the final few hours…

  • Bae Fever

    Bae Fever

    A man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others, and Bae Yong Jun was brimming with confidence as he strolled into the press conference at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, captivating every person in the room. From the land of the rising sun to the metropolitan cities of Taiwan and Hong Kong, the suave…

  • The Social Network: Facebook Face-off

    The Social Network: Facebook Face-off

    FB Status Update: “Your best friend is suing you for $600 million.” Okay, not really, Not unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and only in the part fictitious version of your life in The Social Network playing in cinemas here from Oct 28. But as the movie’s tagline goes: You don’t get to 500 million…