When “Work” summited the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2016, Rihanna collected her 14th number-one single in the US and surpassed Michael Jackson as the artist with the most fourth-largest number of chart-toppers in the country. Today, she holds tight to that position, behind only The Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Elvis Presley (17). […]Read More Can Rihanna surpass Mariah Carey as soloist with the most No. 1 hits?
Most articles you encounter online are likely to tell you the same old story: eau de parfums are the strongest, at approximately 10 to 20% of aromatic compounds, followed by eau de toilettes, then eau de colognes. I’m here to tell you the truth about what you really need to know about fragrance concentrations, based […]Read More Eau de what? The truth about fragrance concentrations
2017’s Wonder Woman became an instant landmark film the moment it was released this time last year. The fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe, directed by Patty Jenkins, was the first female superhero film by a major studio this entire decade, and the first after a 12-year drought that started after 20th Century Fox’s Elektra […]Read More One year later: What ‘Wonder Woman’ has changed about movies
Bionic. Flop. Even to this day, either words evoke the nostalgic memories of when I was a 16-year old teenager witnessing the miserable unfolding of Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album. The Bionic era is iconic for all the wrong reasons: my hopes were huge, fresh off of me discovering her discography a year earlier, and […]Read More ‘Bionic’: How Christina Aguilera became a flop (Xploring Xtina Part 4)
In lieu of the one-year anniversary of DC’s critically acclaimed box office hit Wonder Woman, I thought that it’d be cool to revisit the story of Diana Prince via its movie novelization, a book published last year to coincide with the film’s release. I always had a thing for novelizations when I was a child. […]Read More The ‘Wonder Woman’ novelization is better off an audiobook for the blind (review)
If it wasn’t for the fact that a movie adaptations is coming out this August, I wouldn’t have gotten around to finally opening Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, a book I actually already purchased four years earlier. Anna Wintour herself published an excerpt of the book in an issue of American Vogue and callled it […]Read More So this Singaporean finally read ‘Crazy Rich Asians’… (review)
I’m not a fan of country music. There, I’ve said it, so you can only imagine my initial reaction when I found out Kylie Minogue’s fourteenth studio album, Golden was taking a trip down Nashville. In fact, I ignored the album and its singles for ever, explaining this delayed review that I’m finally writing for […]Read More At 50, Kylie Minogue is ‘Golden’ and gleaming (review)