Karen Wong
Karen is a pop culture enthusiast who is particularly obsessed with the horror genre. She has previously written on fashion, beauty and lifestyle but enjoys dissecting and contextualising popular trends across history and culture. She likes long walks among greenery, but not pina coladas, and especially hates getting caught in the rain.
4 Comedies About The Struggles And Triumphs Of Working Women
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4 Comedies About The Struggles And Triumphs Of Working Women

We’ve come a long way since Hollywood portrayed women as victims being forced to choose between finding love or having a career. While there’s still the odd Netflix rom-com that will play up that stereotype, the better movies capture the multi-faceted reality of working women in this day and age.  Mother, daughter, sister, wife – […]

We’ve come a long way since Hollywood portrayed women as victims being forced to choose between finding love or having

Christmas Sucks, But Michael Bublé Sucks More
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Christmas Sucks, But Michael Bublé Sucks More

It’s childish and unnecessarily spiteful to hate someone you’ve never met, but I’m sorry, Michael Bublé sucks. It’s around now that the self-appointed patron saint of Christmas wages his war on the senses with his tepid elevator muzak. Essentially making it the worst time of the year.  There’s also the rampant consumerism and crowds that’s […]

It’s childish and unnecessarily spiteful to hate someone you’ve never met, but I’m sorry, Michael Bublé sucks. It’s around now

11 Things We Need To Start Letting Go After Lockdown
Wellness & Health

11 Things We Need To Start Letting Go After Lockdown

It’s time to start letting go as lockdown lifts. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a call to burn our face masks and let our unsanitised freak flag fly.  Rather, after two years of staying in, as flights become ungrounded, borders reopen and movement become less controlled, surely and safely, we must make our way […]

It’s time to start letting go as lockdown lifts. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a call to burn our

4 Ways to Gift A Zero Waste Christmas
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4 Ways to Gift A Zero Waste Christmas

The Season of Giving is upon us and while it may seem contrary to the Zero Waste movement, I’m here to assure you a Zero Waste Christmas is possible. Christmas is chock-full of gifts – advent calendars, presents under the tree, the hanging sock filled with candy. Treats rule the occasion and while I’m not […]

The Season of Giving is upon us and while it may seem contrary to the Zero Waste movement, I’m here

When Did Astrology Become Fact And Not Fiction?
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When Did Astrology Become Fact And Not Fiction?

Turns out in Western astrology, your personality is a lot more than the month you were born in! Did you know that the Aquarius zodiac sign, despite being commonly known as the water-bearer, isn’t actually a water sign? It’s an air sign, and the horoscope your birthday falls on is also your sun sign. Which isn’t […]

Turns out in Western astrology, your personality is a lot more than the month you were born in! Did you know

Squid Game vs Alice in Borderland – Which Is Better?
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Squid Game vs Alice in Borderland – Which Is Better?

Let’s settle the debate of 2021. Which is better – Squid Game or Alice in Borderland?  Since it’s premier on Netflix in September, Squid Game has sparked a million memes, ruffled the feathers of school and parenting groups worldwide, and no doubt was the Halloween costume of 2021. But is it the right East Asian […]

Let’s settle the debate of 2021. Which is better – Squid Game or Alice in Borderland?  Since it’s premier on

7 Underrated Netflix Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween
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7 Underrated Netflix Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween

If you’re seeking the perfect film to get your creep on, look no further. These seven underrated Netflix horror movies will do just that for you. They’re future horror classics, running the gamut from fun slasher, to insidious occult, and scary haunted houses. And best of all, some of them pack a powerful message underneath […]

If you’re seeking the perfect film to get your creep on, look no further. These seven underrated Netflix horror movies

How Horror Is Actually The Most Feminist Movie Genre
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How Horror Is Actually The Most Feminist Movie Genre

“Torture the women!” Alfred Hitchcock once said with regards to creating effective horror movies. Thankfully, modern day horror directors have rubbished that incredibly misogynistic sentiment to make horror the most feminist genre today. Since the days of the incredibly drawn-out bathroom murder scene in Psycho and the unfortunate real-life trauma endured by Shelley Duvall in […]

“Torture the women!” Alfred Hitchcock once said with regards to creating effective horror movies. Thankfully, modern day horror directors have

Why You Should Care About China Banning Effeminate Men
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Why You Should Care About China Banning Effeminate Men

It’s 2021 and China has just banned “sissy men” on television. According to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), celebrities need to conform to a “correct beauty standard”. It’s not by any means one that embraces effeminate men. It forbids the use of heavy makeup on both women and men, and specifies masculinity inline with traditional […]

It’s 2021 and China has just banned “sissy men” on television. According to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), celebrities need

How Naomi Osaka’s Mental Health Focus Redefined The Idea of Winning
Wellness & Health

How Naomi Osaka’s Mental Health Focus Redefined The Idea of Winning

When tennis player Naomi Osaka announced she wouldn’t be attending post-match press conferences during the 2021 French Open, her declaration hit like a lightning ace serve. She made the decision to protect her mental health as her anxiety, introverted nature, and savage press inquiries, particularly after a poor performance, made for a destructive combo. In […]

When tennis player Naomi Osaka announced she wouldn’t be attending post-match press conferences during the 2021 French Open, her declaration

6 Tried-And-Tested Tips To Optimise Your Work From Home Situation
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6 Tried-And-Tested Tips To Optimise Your Work From Home Situation

Just when it looked like life might go back to normal, the Delta Variant of Covid-19 came in like a wrecking ball to all our collective plans. While we mourn the brunches that could have been, and on a less glib note, spare a thought for the frontliners working overtime given hospitals globally are nearing […]

Just when it looked like life might go back to normal, the Delta Variant of Covid-19 came in like a

What Sexism And Misogyny Are And How To Spot Them
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What Sexism And Misogyny Are And How To Spot Them

At the age of ten, the one thing I wanted to be most in the world was a boy. This was how I was first aware of the existence of sexism and misogyny. Growing up in a conservative Asian household, I had learned that being female meant learning piano instead of Taekwondo. Being gifted with […]

At the age of ten, the one thing I wanted to be most in the world was a boy. This

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