All posts tagged: singapore

Art Opening of Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mäyry in Singapore

Soile Yli-Mäyry of Finland has been a painter for more than three decades and has had over 300 solo exhibitions in 30 countries such as Japan, China, India, the United States and many countries in Europe.   With strong colours and a sense of surrealism in her work, Soile makes her paintings by using a palette knife. She uses paint in three ways: a thin, even coat, thick lines and by scraping lines into the painted area, for a three-dimensional look. Soile’s main theme in her work is humanity and the person’s alienation from nature in the urban world. She recently held an art opening of selected works at B.NU gallery space in Singapore and the Finnish ambassador to Singapore, HE Ms Parviainen was present to grace the occasion. We hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Coke Saga Isn’t just uniquely American

…It’s a phenomenon which happens everywhere. Especially with globalisation. SO, have you heard about this Superbowl Big Game Commercial 2014, by Coca-Cola? It caused a major hoo-ha online. If you have no clue about what’s going on, WATCH: Actually, I thought it was a pretty decent commercial, if not unimpressive. But NO! Apparently some Americans were extremely disgusted by it. Why? Because the song America the Beautiful was sung in not the “official”, American language, but in multiple, alien-like foreign languages. The above CM incurred such a huge American wrath that it is not even funny; tweets flooded the internet saying that English is the official language of America, and no other languages can corrupt the beauty of America! That sounded contradictory to me at least– isn’t America a place which celebrates diversity? Anyway, here’s what my friend Juls said about the whole issue in her passionate facebook comments, which I’d compiled and edited with her permission for your reference. I always like her rants haha: Nazis would publicly post offensive tweets like what we’d seen. The …