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Worship Me – Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel (b.1988) is a Singaporean artist, most recognised for her work as a poet, singer and theatre-maker. Deborah’s gifts have taken her across oceans, from the spiritual settings of Bali and Kathmandu to the vibrant cities of Berlin, London and New York. Her powerful performances have been at select events like TEDx Singapore and The Performance Theatre, and have toured alongside performance poetry sensation Sarah Kay. 

Her writing continues to feature at poetry festivals like the Barcelona International Poetry Festival and the Makassar International Writers Festival and has even won competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. The quality and versatility of her craft have also seen her invited as a resident artist to respected spaces such as Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and The Watermill Center New York.

Deborah’s first poetry collection, When I Giggle In My Sleep, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books in early 2015. Her creative non-fiction work Rebel Rites, was self-published with a well-funded Pozible campaign in 2016. After the success of that, Deborah decided to release her third book Genesis: Visual Poetry Collection in 2018 with the same independence. She has also released multiple music albums as a lead vocalist and collaborated on many sound works. This, of course, includes her current biggest projects Mantravine and Polymorphism.

In the last few years, Deborah’s work has been heavily influenced by political and feminist discourse and a commitment to spiritual practice as the key to her personal revolution. This has led her to open up new abilities and pursue work in the healing arts as a shamanic practitioner and past life hypnotist. You can book a healing session below.

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Unidentifiable Object was mixed by Adam Yamin

A Real Man – Marc Nair

Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore, this is his poem, “A Real Man”

His works bear witness to beauty, truth and hope.

He has published and edited twelve books of poetry and is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, an online culture magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award.

His latest collection is Sightlines (2019, Math Paper Press), a collaboration of travel photography and poetry with Tay Tsen-Waye, a film photographer.

Marc was the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence and is the co-founder of Mackerel, a culture magazine. He has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder, and has collaborated with well-known Singapore musicians such as Bani Haykal, weish and Tim De Cotta on numerous live performances.

He has also worked with Lee Kin Mun, aka mrbrown, on the mrbrown show for over a decade, writing satirical audio and video sketches and songs. Marc’s list of authored and edited publications include Sightlines (2019), Handbook of Daily Movement (2019), Vital Possessions (2018), Auguries of Modern Innocence (2018), Intersection (2017), Spomenik (2016), This Is Not A Safety Barrier (2015), The Poet of Unlove (2015), Animal City (2014), Postal Code (2013), Chai: Travel Poems (2010), Along The Yellow Line (2007).

Marc is available for workshops, talks and spoken word performance bookings both locally and overseas.

Visit Marc’s website marcnair.com

Sampan – Marc Nair

Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore, this is his poem, “Sampan”

His works bear witness to beauty, truth and hope.

He has published and edited twelve books of poetry and is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, an online culture magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award.

His latest collection is Sightlines (2019, Math Paper Press), a collaboration of travel photography and poetry with Tay Tsen-Waye, a film photographer.

Marc was the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence and is the co-founder of Mackerel, a culture magazine. He has released two spoken word albums with his band, Neon and Wonder, and has collaborated with well-known Singapore musicians such as Bani Haykal, weish and Tim De Cotta on numerous live performances.

He has also worked with Lee Kin Mun, aka mrbrown, on the mrbrown show for over a decade, writing satirical audio and video sketches and songs. Marc’s list of authored and edited publications include Sightlines (2019), Handbook of Daily Movement (2019), Vital Possessions (2018), Auguries of Modern Innocence (2018), Intersection (2017), Spomenik (2016), This Is Not A Safety Barrier (2015), The Poet of Unlove (2015), Animal City (2014), Postal Code (2013), Chai: Travel Poems (2010), Along The Yellow Line (2007).

Marc is available for workshops, talks and spoken word performance bookings both locally and overseas.

Visit Marc’s website marcnair.com

Singapore Foodie – HamBaoBao | S3E6

Our search for a Singapore burger artist brought us to Chef Ryan of HamBaoBao, whose Ayam Buah Keluak burger was a megahit with foodies, with waiting times of up to 2 hours. We learn what goes into fusing Asian flavors in the classic American burger format, how important Hawker Culture is for Singaporeans and learn one of life’s great lessons. 

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Singapore Foodie – Tiong Bahru Bakery | S3E3

We all know “East Meets West”, but what about “West Meets East”? We venture down to the hipster central of Singapore to meet the finest French Bakery on the island to talk about the secrets of making amazing bread and pastries in the challenging humidity of Singapore, and how being part of the community is a cornerstone of how Tiong Bahru Bakery connects with its customers.

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COVID-19: George Putong – Marketing & Pivots | S3E3

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.  

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.  

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.   

For our third episode, we sat down with George Putong, currently at a tech company after over a decade working in the creative production industry. 

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COVID-19: Jackie They – Edutech Roadmap Asia | S3E2

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.

For our 2nd episode, we sat down with Jackie They, CEO of Edutech Roadmap Asia, who has pivoted many times in her career and is enormously experienced in production from her time running content creation for major agencies including DDB and BBDO

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COVID-19: Desmond Tan – Typical Films | S3E1

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and the impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new. 

If you’re looking for medical information, please visit the Ministry of Health website at moh.gov.sg

For the first episode of our COVID19 season, we sat down with the boss of an award-winning production company, Desmond Tan of Atypical Films

Singapore Foodie – Ah Seng Durian | S3E2

We hang out with the King – the King of Fruits! The amazing durian, a fruit that has almost defied description by noted writers over the years, has a (subjectively) obscene smell combined with beautiful a custard-like flesh. We visit Ghim Moh market to hang with an innovator in the Durian scene and hear how Ah Seng innovated multiple times in his 3 decades of selling Durians

Thanks to Paul Foster for reading the quotes, and Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee for the opening line about how durians smell!

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Unidentifiable Object – Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel (b.1988) is a Singaporean artist, most recognised for her work as a poet, singer and theatre-maker. Deborah’s gifts have taken her across oceans, from the spiritual settings of Bali and Kathmandu to the vibrant cities of Berlin, London and New York. Her powerful performances have been at select events like TEDx Singapore and The Performance Theatre, and have toured alongside performance poetry sensation Sarah Kay. 

Her writing continues to feature at poetry festivals like the Barcelona International Poetry Festival and the Makassar International Writers Festival and has even won competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. The quality and versatility of her craft have also seen her invited as a resident artist to respected spaces such as Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and The Watermill Center New York.

Deborah’s first poetry collection, When I Giggle In My Sleep, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books in early 2015. Her creative non-fiction work Rebel Rites, was self-published with a well-funded Pozible campaign in 2016. After the success of that, Deborah decided to release her third book Genesis: Visual Poetry Collection in 2018 with the same independence. She has also released multiple music albums as a lead vocalist and collaborated on many sound works. This, of course, includes her current biggest projects Mantravine and Polymorphism.

In the last few years, Deborah’s work has been heavily influenced by political and feminist discourse and a commitment to spiritual practice as the key to her personal revolution. This has led her to open up new abilities and pursue work in the healing arts as a shamanic practitioner and past life hypnotist. You can book a healing session below.

Website

Unidentifiable Object was mixed by Adam Yamin