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Conspiracy Theories and Other Stories

By Anya Ow | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m beginning to fear my family’s Whatsapp chat. My Chinese Singaporean parents are in their late 60s and aren’t very good with technology, but sadly they’ve learned how to share videos and memes on the platform. Despite the Singapore Government’s crackdown on fake news, quite a few things they’ve shared won’t exactly meet any sort …

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Fantastic Scams and How to Avoid Them

By Anya Ow | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

I fell for a scam recently. It was one of those phishing emails, set up to look like something they’re not, leading to a landing page that usually asks you for credit card or personal details. In this case, it was a Woolies email about a “survey that I’d done”, arriving only days after I’d …

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Everything Is On Fire

By Anya Ow | January 6, 2020

I passed the new year’s celebration in Singapore, watching Australia burn. Our climate change doubter-in-chief, the Australian PM, Scott Morrison, released a hilarious New Years message that not only doesn’t link climate change to the bushfire crisis but which suggests that the current fire season is somehow business as usual: nevermind the apocalyptic images of …

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Happy Holidays!

By Anya Ow | December 21, 2019

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings! We’ll be back next year. See you then.

Mobile First Marketing

By Anya Ow | October 19, 2019

Every time I see a comment by someone lamenting that everyone nowadays is on their phone, I confess I get annoyed. Yes, I’m a millennial, and I like my phone. It’s the first thing I check in the morning and often the last thing I check at night. Through the phone, I can access my …

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Conspiracy Theories and Other Stories

I’m beginning to fear my family’s Whatsapp chat. My Chinese Singaporean parents are in their late 60s and aren’t very good with technology, but sadly they’ve learned how to share videos and memes on the platform. Despite the Singapore Government’s crackdown on fake news, quite a few things they’ve shared won’t exactly meet any sort …

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Just Mercy

What we’re watching: Michael B Jordan’s Just Mercy, a true story civil rights film about a lawyer defending a black man unjustly accused of murder. Via the Guardian: “You don’t know what you’re into down here in Alabama,” he warns. “Here you’re guilty from the moment you’re born.” That phrase could stand as a catchphrase …

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Magic Hour for Harley Davidson

Magic Hour is Droga5’s new campaign for Harley Davidson, an artistic, surreal ad that tries to capture the feeling of riding on a Harley.
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Hogwarts Coronavirus

Not even Hogwarts is exempt from Coronavirus, racism in general, or Sinophobia, as this hilarious skit from SBS’ The Feed shows.
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Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows is a National Geographic documentary featuring Sea Shepherd’s fight to save the highly endangered vaquitas. Via National Geographic: A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller …

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Chasing the Thunder

Chasing the Thunder

Chasing the Thunder is Sea Shepherd’s latest upcoming film, about the longest chase in modern maritime history, of the chase of an illegal poacher. This story was last seen as a great long-form article in the New York Times, which we recommend reading if you haven’t: Industrial-scale violators of fishing bans and protected areas are …

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Google’s Loretta

Google’s Loretta ad for the Superbowl is an incredibly moving, tear-jerker of an ad about an elderly man trying to remember his wife. According to Google’s chief marketing officer, it’s based on a true story: Ten years ago Google aired its first-ever commercial, during the 2010 Super Bowl. We’ve run several more Super Bowl ads …

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McDonalds Famous Orders

McDonalds’ Superbowl ad this year was Famous Orders by Wieden+Kennedy, inspired by a Kim Kardashian interview about chicken nuggets. It’s a simple, beautifully executed ad which shows that you don’t have to be super flash to have a great ad (though of course we can’t be sure how much McDs paid the celebrities mentioned in …

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Rick and Morty for Pringles?

Rick and Morty were in a Superbowl ad for Pringles? Wha? It’s a hilarious, very self-referential ad… much like the cartoon itself, and yes, there’s going to be an actual physical Pringle collaboration. Via CNN: It’s a pickle — or, rather, a pickle-inspired chip. For the third year in a row, Pringles is going all-in …

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