Flossie Says

Wine tasting and neighbourly chatter at Druggists bar

One dusky Sunday in late October, I found myself sampling wine and having a good ol’ natter with Corrine, the idyllic brains behind Druggists. Now, most craft beer lovers in Singapore will be familiar with Druggists. They will also be scratching their heads… wine tasting?…
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How to appreciate life through the lens of poetry

Although I am an avid reader, I have never been a fan of poetry. Whilst I will happily obliterate a weekend devouring volumes of Tolstoy, Dickens, Greene and other classic writers, the thought of reading a Shakespearean sonnet sends me to sleep! Well.. at least…
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Bossy Flossie has been busy studying and moving house

I am so touched to have received many inquiries as to my whereabouts lately. I haven’t posted a blog since February and a handful of people actually care. Well, not to worry. I have absolutely no intention of keeping silent for too long (although I…
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Why are gyms so expensive in Singapore

Why are gyms so expensive in Singapore?

When you first move to Singapore, it is a slow awakening to discover that it is a damn expensive place to live. Like a mirage, the cheap transportation and hawker food lures you into a false sense of financial security. The realisation I was living…
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Protest in Singapore and why Freedom of Speech is overrated

I was wandering around Raffles Place deciding what to buy for lunch, when I came across a crowd of people watching a single man in protest in Singapore against the Terrex conspiracy. He was holding a flimsy placard calling for the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to resign…
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Too many High Rises in Singapore causes Elevator Anxiety

There is a well-known saying in the UK… you know you’ve become a Londoner when waiting more than 2 minutes for a tube is a frustration. Whilst Londoners love to complain about the tube (signal failure on Metropolitan, District, Central and Circle lines, otherwise good…
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Horrible Airbnb Guests Taught me to Dislike People

I was an Airbnb host for one year, letting out a spare bedroom with ensuite in Central London. During the first 6 months I hosted 43 guests from more than 8 different countries with the average review being an okay 3 stars. However one too…
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Surviving the End, Best and Worst Apocalyptic Movies

The best and worst apocalyptic movies imagine the end of the world, whether it be caused by human destruction or natural occurrences beyond our control. The imaginations of humanity have run wild on this topic for centuries. The Mayan civilization of Mexico predicted 2012 would be…
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