The Year In Quotes — Practical Advice, Inspiration, and Humour Part 6

As yet another year comes to an end, we’re looking back at all the different people that we’ve had the pleasure to meet. What we like best is that all these come from people we’ve met on the streets — every day people, not always high-ranking CEOs or industry veterans, but always with a unique perspective and their own points of view. No matter where you came from, we’d like to thank each of you for being so incredibly open in sharing about yourselves, and in turn, inspiring us and our readers. Here’s our round up of the year in words, the sixth in a seven-part series — quotes, stories, and quips from our Shentonistas this year that might not have made the final cut, but have definitely stuck with us throughout 2015.


“Adam Road Nasi Lemak, Kay Lee Char Siew, Lucky Plaza Yong Tau Foo, Henderson Road Teochew Mui, MBS Prata Little India, Sergeant Chicken Rice…there also used to be a hawker centre at the Handicraft Centre, which is now Tanglin Mall; I ate there at least once a week growing up. And lastly, homemade Peranakan feasts!”

“I would say it is our local brand of music – the likes of Stoned Revivals, Side Show Judy, The Padres, the Oddfellows, Stomping Ground, I Am David Sparkle, Kopi Kat Klan, the BoredPhucks, Bushmen, Astreal, The Great Spy Experiment, Riot !n Magenta and so many who I have not mentioned. They have been the soundtrack to my life from youth till today, and have shaped my tastes in music and many other parts of my life, I’m sure.”

“The gazillion Hokkien swear words I weave into my impeccable ENGRISH!”
— Mike

“I was deliberating between chicken rice and Lee Kuan Yew, to be honest. The former is more palatable to accept, and the latter requires another three more paragraphs of justification to the disgruntled Singaporean. Let’s put it this way – I can’t eat my chicken rice at 11pm alone, under $10 (I order two drumsticks each time), without the risk of being robbed or getting food poisoning from fake chicken made out of cardboard, without Lee Kuan Yew. Perhaps I’d even have to wait longer for my table because priority is given to another race, if not for him. Perhaps midway through chewing on my drumstick, I’d be beaten up by a group of teenagers who have an issue with a girl looking androgynous, if not for him. So, I’d say chicken rice. For reminding me how lucky I am to be born in this country.”
— Pat

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