Same same but different at NAFA

My eyes lit up when Pangzi asked for inspiration to start on his school project. “You gotta follow me to NAFA then,” I said helpfully. “They have this exhibition going on showcasing their students’ graduation projects.” “The NAFA in Bugis?” Pangzi asked. “I thought that’s an arts school. My project is not…” “It’s okay,” I …

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XM Studios the superhero museum

“So many Marvel movies out recently, daddy,” Pangzi openly pled. “When we watching any?” Indeed the timing was right, but I thought it was even more opportune to visit XM Studios, home to an impressive collection of superhero action figures. “Listen, before we step into the cinema,” I announced, “I think it’s important we visit …

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i12 Katong ticking all the right boxes

“Daddy, what’s sustainability? We’re asked to write a long essay about it,” Pangzi said. “That’s easy. You just need to break it up into two words: sustain and ability,” I offered helpfully. ”Oh, ability I know. But what’s sustain?” ”That’s easy too. Break it up further: suck and stain.” By now Pangzi was all confused. …

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Finding love at Singapore Art Museum

“Daddy, how do I get myself a date on Valentine’s Day?” Pangzi asked, a few years too early. “Why do you want a date?” I said, non committal. “I dunno, but it seems cool to have one,” he said. “Everyone else in school does.” “You sure? Anyway if you’re hard up for one, I know …

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Free bag at Former Ford Factory

“Daddy, why are we here?” Pangzi asked as he found himself at the Former Ford Factory in Bukit Timah for seemingly no reason. “There are not even cars on display.” “This place used to assemble cars before it was converted to producing war planes,” I explained. “And you’re here to learn about war history.” Of course, …

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Get hangry at Art Commune Gallery

“Daddy, why am I always hungry?” Pangzi asked straight after lunch. “Obviously you’re still a growing baby,” I said triumphantly, because he had just given me an excuse to visit the Art Commune Gallery. Before he could react, he found himself on the way to Carlton Hotel where the gallery was located. “Are we here …

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First cut in Action City

“Daddy, I’m bored,” Pangzi lamented as exams drew to a close. “Should I start a TikTok channel?” “What’s TikTok?” I feigned ignorance. “It’s an action movie theatre. I need some action!” “Is that so? Thought you wouldn’t ask,” I said opportunistically. “Come, let’s go to Action City.” “Which country is that city in?” he asked …

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It’s criminal to go Changi Chapel

“Daddy, when can we go for a vacation?” Pangzi asked insensitively, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. “Anytime actually,” I said sarcastically. “Just commit a crime and someone will send you to your free holiday in Changi.” “Oh, what’s so great in Changi?” he said, still in hope. “Free meals. No school. What’s not …

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How to hang cryptoart?

“Daddy, why do my classmates get more pocket money than me?” Pangzi realised one day finally. “Because they have richer daddies?” I readily answered. “Anyway, money doesn’t grow on trees.” “I hear that all the time. Then where does money grow?” “Nowadays it grows on computers.” “How’s that possible?!!” he challenged. “To answer that question,” …

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I am your father at ArtScience Museum

“Daddy, school’s out but we can’t go anywhere. How do we get through the whole month?” Pangzi sounded desperate. “Who says we can’t go out. I’m taking you to the Star Wars Identities exhibition at the ArtScience Museum,” I happily announced. “Why? There’s the coronavirus going on!” “Because I am your father. Enough said. Let’s …

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