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Pop Slays… 2011 in Retrospect

A decade ago, we were dancing till the world ends in anticipation of doomsday. While the infamous Mayan judgement day of 2012 never quite happened, here we are ten years later in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, craving to dance once again with high-bpm blockbusters such as Future Nostalgia and After Hours obliterating…

2020 Future Mainstream Classics

[Image Credit: WAP Official Video] If there was any force of good in the year most of us would like to forget, the music industry has been exceptionally generous with earworms this year. BBC documented that 2020 music is the fastest since 11 years ago in 2009, reversing the mellowing trap influence—a wave led by…

Travel Resolutions: A Retrospective Look

As shared in my previous posts, it’s no secret that 2018-2020 have been exceptionally busy years that I had to revisit my December 2017 travel resolution post to see how far I’ve come since then. My resolution success rate has been a mixed bag, but I am still proud to have achieved some of them,…

1 Year, 4 Trips: My 2020 Travel in Review

14 days. 4 trips. 3 countries; well, 4 countries if you count Singapore (I do!) Looking at my January head-start and bazillion unconsumed leave from 2019, it looked like 2020 was shaping up to be my most memorable year in travelling. 20 Dec-5 Jan: India (17D) – 5D in 2020, of which 2 leave days…

1 Year, 13 Trips: My 2019 Travel in Review

In retrospect, it’s bizarre that the year I skipped posting my yearly travel review would turn out to be the last pre-COVID19 year. 2019 was an exceptionally busy year, but weirdly it’s also the year I squeezed in a record-high 73 days on the road. 73 days. 13 trips. 10 countries. ONLY 7 leave days…