Week of February 17, 2006

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Fashion designer Ennio Capasa was asked if he found his work difficult. “If it wasn’t difficult, I wouldn’t enjoy it,” he replied. That’s the kind of activity you will specialize in during the coming week, Aquarius. The more it stretches your capacity and forces you to dig deeper into yourself for […]

Ah Hoi’s Kitchen

Renowned for its seafood and local cuisine, this veteran hotel poolside restaurant is a favorite among many. The place, complete with a high timber ceiling and swirling metal fans, exudes a relaxed rustic charm. It is open air, but covered for a tropical feel, with blowers blasting cool air to keep you comfortable. Think coffee […]

Film and theater director, Ekachai Uekrongtham

Awards and standing ovations aren’t new to film and theater director Ekachai Uekrongtham. His works such as Beautiful Boxer, Chang & Eng and Ka-Ra-You OK? were the talking points of several film and theater goers.What is your current state of mind?Calmer than I should be.What did you want to be when you grew up?When I […]

Malinky Robot’s Sonny Liew

US-based comic book illustrator Sonny Liew is a self-professed “Causeway kid” (having grown up on both this island and in Malaysia). I-S draws up a chair for a chat with the patriarch of the award-winning Malinky Robot series.

Game Time

Melbourne is home to several elite sporting events and there’s no better time to go than when thousands of athletes from round the world will be there for the Commonwealth Games.

Safe speech

If anyone actually stops to think about it, he or she will quickly come to the realization that, with so much diversity in the world, anything anyone says will very likely offend someone or other. Well, almost anything. Upon further reflection, we realized that there are actually many things which are not likely to offend […]

My Mum’s Cuisine

As the name of this restaurant implies, it offers home style cooking in a cozy environment. Marble tables and wooden seats reminiscent of an old kopitiam, not to mention affordable prices, fast service and a convenient central location, have made the place a relative hit—even though the food is not extraordinary. So when we went […]