hard not to make comparisons with The Brewing Ground

Replated potted salad (PHOTO: Zat Astha/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

Replated potted salad (PHOTO: Zat Astha/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

SINGAPORE — HotChic2 joins the happy bevy of restaurant openings in 2021; post-pandemic, optimism in their heart, and hope by the balls of their feet. I understand the ambition, but I can’t wrap my head around why HotChic2 chose the ungodly location of The Grandstand for a premiere outpost.

Half my lunch here was spent discussing its clientele. Office workers? We’re in the middle of Bukit Timah, where work is a leisurely tea by the balcony. Families? On weekends, sure. But on weekdays? Honey, even the rich have to get an education. 

The Grandstand is, for all intents and purposes, destination dining wrapped in an infrastructure that’s old, dated, and in desperate need of sprucing up.

HotChic2 Ceviche (PHOTO: Zat Astha/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

HotChic2 Ceviche (PHOTO: Zat Astha/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

The space is ripe for food influencers who only take beautiful food shots with a brief review that hardly

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Is Learning Japanese Hard? No! And The Pros Outweigh The Cons

Did you know learning a second language makes you smarter? Research shows that bilingualism increases cognitive function as you age and delays the onset of dementia. In addition, you become more tolerant and improve your cultural intelligence. That’s a competitive edge for people who work with globally distributed teams.

Although it may be a herculean task to speak like a local, being bilingual, or even a polyglot, builds your brain muscles. An MRI scan has proven that some parts of language students’ brains have enlarged compared to those in a control group. So, if you want to develop more of your global and social skills, then why not learn Japanese? It’s not that tough as you think, and learning it has more pros than cons.

Pros of Learning Japanese

Study Learn a new language without being overwhelmed. Set a time for yourself and explore Nihonggo. Photo: Pixabay

It Isn’t a

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