Tag: nostalgia

This book brought tears of sweet nostalgia to my eyes

July 28th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Singapore in the 60s

Do you know that Dhoby Ghaut, which means “washing place”, got its name from dhobis or laundry men who plied their trade there?

Or that dead pigs could sometimes be seen floating along the river near Queenstown back in the 60s?
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Relive the Glorious Past at Singapore HeritageFest

July 23rd, 2012   •   no comments   

Launch of Singapore HeritageFest 2012
Join in the heritage party this July!

Celebrating its 9th year at 9 heartland malls, 2 satellite hubs and lots of other places, Singapore HeritageFest 2012 serves you a yummy spread of heritage goodies across the island. With the theme Recollect, Reflect and Reconnect, the National Heritage Board’s annual extravaganza promises lots of activities that tug at the heartstrings while bringing back fond memories of yesteryear.

Indulge your lust for a blast from the past! From batik to dance to cinemas to traditional toys to food (we’re Singaporeans after all), feast on the good old days at our heartlands. Embark on a heritage walk at Tiong Bahru, enjoy traditional Indian dance performances at Hougang Mall, learn the intricacies of Peranakan beadwork at 112 Katong, or go moist-eyed with nostalgia as legendary storyteller Lee Dai Soh shares his timeless craft.
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Customised Curated Memories

July 5th, 2012   •   no comments   

Ethan’s birth was one of my life’s biggest moments

In a consumer world awash with an endless stream of innovative products and services, there appear to be one thing that’s missing. And that is to tap onto a customer’s deep and intimate memories.

Now wait a minute. Isn’t that the same as what peddlers of nostalgia goods are already doing?

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Employing Nostalgia in Marketing

May 5th, 2009   •   2 comments   

Courtesy of doombride

We have all been victims at one point or other. Apparently, the older one gets, the more one suffers from it.

This syndrome is manifested in a periodic penchant for the past. Life was more carefree then, unfettered by the stresses and strains of modernity and technology.
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Believe It Or Not!

August 2nd, 2007   •   11 comments   

Got this tag from Jacklyn Ker about meaningful lyrics from a song and decided to choose this upbeat ditty from Joey Scarbury. I don’t know if you guys are familiar with this song which came from a very old television series (Greatest America Hero) featuring Ralph Hinkley as an un-superhero who ends up crashing into trees and buildings while saving the world.

Kind of like George of the Jungle or Super Grover.
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6 Reasons to Buy This Book

July 19th, 2007   •   4 comments   

Here are six reasons why you should get a copy of the above book “Horse-powered & Man-powered Transport: a philatelic excursion”:

1) It is authored by three dear friends of mine, namely Victor, Wee Kiat and Noel. I hear that it is Victor’s maiden effort.
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