Author Archives: Hun Boon

About Hun Boon

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

Behind-the-scenes preview of 938Live radio interview

I haven’t listened to radio for a long time. It was partly the tired playlists, but Glenn Ong’s tasteless antics and unfunny jokes on Class95 had tipped me over the edge years ago. So I didn’t know what to expect … Continue reading

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How I came out at the Singapore Canoe Marathon 2014

Marathons are dime a dozen in Singapore. But a canoe marathon? There’s only one. The Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) just held its annual Singapore Canoe Marathon last Sunday (12 Jan 2014), but with a twist: it was the first time … Continue reading

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Paddle for a Cause at the 2014 Singapore Canoe Marathon

Paddle for a Cause at the 2014 Singapore Canoe Marathon We’ve all heard of Black Friday (shopping), and more recently Cyber Monday (online shopping) and even a Small Business Saturday (support your local mom-and-pop shops). Do you know there is … Continue reading

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My first 3 days on a Google Chromebook

I’ve always been attracted by the idea of a lightweight computer that I could use on-the-go and lounging on the bed. My main computer is a 16.4 inch behemoth of a laptop with noisy whirring fans and a battery that … Continue reading

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New typing game by creator of Minecraft A deceptively addictive typing game created by the maker of Minecraft, in the mould of an old-school typing programme. Words appear in a spiral with spinning cubes and shapes in the background. You … Continue reading

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What do you get when you combine origami with a kayak?

Canoe and Kayak Magazine: Newest Kayak “in the Fold” I once bought an inflatable kayak. The darn thing was so heavy I practically need to trolley to chug it around, and takes so long to assemble I’ve used it … Continue reading

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What’s the opposite of “schadenfreude”?

Shep naches is Yiddish for “happiness at another’s success”. No idea how to pronounce it but it sure sounds wonderful.

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