6th Jan 2012 By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS In the final act of the first season ‘X Factor USA’, a powerful performance by Melanie Amaro delivered enough punch to claim the USD5 million top prize. I was wowed by all three finalists and it was an enrapture performance enjoyed by millions who watched it. ...

By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS 20th Jan 2012 When I chanced upon a Cosplay (costume play) event, about a year ago, I was fascinated by it. The concept of Cosplay allows common people to live out their imagination of being a hero or villain made famous by some comic series or epic movies. Of ...

<Faulty or Unique?> By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS 3rd Feb 2012 I recalled an intensely-scheduled visit, years ago, to a classic wine region for a wine festival. Together with another wine journalist, we spent a week exploring different sub-appellations of the region, as well as visiting several wineries to catch up with wines from ...

<Enjoying Wine in Context> By Lim Hwee Peng, CSW, FWS 24th Feb 2012 Months ago, when I was conducting a wine masterclass for a premium Australian wine, I have mentioned ‘tasting wine in context’. Subsequently, I have received some queries to elaborate on that comment. Tasting wine in context is not an uncommon comment among ...