Friday, February 27, 2015

Through the Brambles of Bukit Timah

New mock-up cover presented for funding

Side profile

Unfortunately, due to brief campaign period, the total for pre-orders was slightly more than $700, before deductions for services and contributions to world literacy programme. Hence, back to fund-raising to cover printing and promotional expenses.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Marcel Wave Swept the Shore of Singapore

The Sailor and the Singapore Damsel

In her own demure way, Mak was a 'Stylanista'.
She wore her hair short and crimped ala Marcel Wave, or commonly known as finger wave. Her outdoor attire were long, loose-fitting cheong-sams similar to the Vietnamese 'ao dai'. Her clutch purses were self-made from tafetta and other shiny cloths. Her mule slippers were equally fetching.
I said, "I like your hair when it was short and wavy ... like in that old picture."
"Oh, that's the Greta Garbo style. She acted in the film Mata Hari. It was about a beautiful spy," she said.