Week of June 23, 2006

CANCER (Jun 21-Jul 22): Since it’s my birthday this week, I decided to take a break from business as usual. That’s why I outsourced the writing of our Cancerian horoscope to an astrologer in Bangladesh, Farhana Rasel. Here’s what she came up with: It is an auspicious time to use the good will you have […]

Just Sounds

Instead of sight, sound takes centerstage in the brilliant and eerie thriller Phobia.

Simply Sylvia

The fever of the elections has passed, the dust has settled. Sylvia Lim, Chairman of the Workers’ Party, leads the highest-scoring opposition team, winning 43.9 percent of votes at Aljunied GRC. Newly appointed as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), she gives Sharon Lim an insider view.

Sing a Song of Sixpence

I-S Arts and Entertainment Writer Ng Hui Hsien and friend went busking for a day, belted their hearts out—and earned a miniscule $8.70.

In The Cards

Tarot card reader Monica Raj is true to her craft. She tells us how she does it, and what she won’t do.

La Petite Cuisine

The folks behind French bistro La Cuisine French Restaurant have opened up a casual eatery just down the road, a good choice for cheap and friendly French food. Everything is pretty basic—tables indoors and out give the little place a transient feel (this is where you’d head to for a reliable quickie rather than a […]


Serving northern Indian specialties, no guesses what kind of food is its forte. Tandoor, of course.

No Signboard Seafood Restaurant

Seated beside the glass walls of this modern restaurant, we enjoyed a good view of the riverfront—accompanied by loud conversation and laughter. We liked that the waitress who took our order was attentive and efficient but not overbearing with her recommendations. In fact, service was promptly delivered without a hitch. And even better, all our […]