One man, one blog, one crazy love for film, and 422 film reviews

By: Damien Teo

He has always had a crazy love for film and cinema, regularly watching movies since childhood. In 2005, he decided to take this insatiable love to a new level and created his own movie review blog with a focus on Singaporean cinema,, and started writing an unbelievable number of reviews every year.

Stefan Shih, 41, is a salesperson by day and film critic by night. His record was in 2008 alone, he wrote 260 movie reviews on theatrical releases, 121 on festival films, and 41 DVD reviews, which adds to a total of 422 film reviews in one year – more than one article everyday!

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Creative outlet for their passion for creativity

By: Damien Teo

Pixiekrane, an online digest of fashion, arts and culture, has been steadily growing and gaining popularity since its inception in April last year. It has been featured in local newspaper Straits Times, popular magazines such as Seventeen, famous websites like We Found Nothing, and local online TV channel SinemaTV.

Created to celebrate creative minds with a special focus on the local arts scene, the website is the brainchild of two eccentric but funky and stylish ladies, Alexa Michelle Lee, 23, a marketing executive and Sarah Chan, 21, undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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Mervyn Hi: Barber / Black Sheep

By: Shaun Tan

It was not the first time I was having my hair cut by a stranger, but what felt new to me was how comfortable I was; no fear, or even wariness of the man I’d paid to take a razor to my hair.

I’ve seen my share of barbers, with their different styles of cutting – even shearing – hair. Some remained decidedly old school, drawing from their diverse repertoire of two hairstyles – completely bald or the crew cut. Others went up the decidedly high-tech route, with UV-sterilized combs and the promise of a complete haircut within ten-minutes.

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