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Kenny Ong

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.

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An Italian alpine mountain retreat with panoramic views can be all yours for only €245,000

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

If you’re a lover of mountain trekking and all things Italian, you may just wanna pop by Ebay cos an entire Italian mountain retreat is on sale right now. Described as having the freshest of alpine air, the eagle eye of panoramic views, and only a stone’s throw away from touristy Turin, the quaint village […]

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The world’s first public toilet for dogs has been installed in Spain

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 25 July 2014

Public toilets for dogs sound like a great idea, especially in towns like El Vendrell in northern Spain where pet owners can be fined up to €750 for neglecting to pick up their dogs’ waste. Located along one of its busy thoroughfare, the stainless steel contraption consists of two sections installed side by side – a doggy potty and a doggy urinal.

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Someone is cutting onions! Writing on the pages of this book will make you cry

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Friday 25 July 2014

Notebook manufacturer Magnus Ferreus recently launched a quirky new product – the Onion Note. Although it doesn’t stink like an onion, it has the same effect as cutting one. This is because the pages of the Onion Note are treated with allyl propyl compounds – the same ones found in onion oil which bring people to tears.

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Dunking your Oreos into milk is so uninspiring when you can make art out of them

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 24 July 2014

Tisha Cherry is a nurse who happens to be a very talented food stylist with a huge soft spot for Oreos. While the rest of us celebrate our Oreos by dunking them into milk or scraping off the layer of cream with our tongues, Tisha shows her appreciation much more creatively with some highly skillful […]

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Strangely mesmerizing video of hundreds of scooters on their daily journey

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Thursday 24 July 2014

This video of hundreds of scooters in Taiwan moving forth is strangely mesmerizing. The approximately two-minute video is a real gem of a lesson in patience as it shows the riders in a seemingly unperturbed, trance-like state in what must have been a horrendous traffic jam to boot and probably something they have to endure every single day of their commute. [watch the video here]

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Sleepers will not be denied at furniture stores across China

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

If you think all IKEA stores around the world are alike, you haven’t been to one in China. We’re not talking about the furniture. Rather, it’s all about the visitors who have no qualms depositing their weary bodies on any bed, sofa or surface to catch up on some precious sleep. When asked about the […]

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Burden of ‘turtle shell’ removed from back of 8-year-old boy

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 21 July 2014

8-year-old Didier from Colombia was unkindly labelled as ‘Turtle boy’ after he developed a shell-like growth on his back caused by a rare illness called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. His mother Luz said, “He felt very bad as it impeded him from doing a lot of the activities he enjoyed doing. When he heard people calling […]

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Have your own front row seats at more than 13,000 concerts

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By Kenny Ong in New Music on Monday 21 July 2014

Music Vault has spent the past two years remastering more than 13,000 concert videos, and if that’s still not amazing enough, they’ve decided they want to share them with you on YouTube. Yes, you get to spend sleepless nights watching some serious footage that spans the last five decades, with fantastic performances by a wide […]

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Graffiti that blends in with surrounding trees? Oh, you mean “Graffitrees”

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 21 July 2014

There seems to be an emerging trend within the graffiti world. Where priority use to be focused on making the artwork shout out loud, some street artists like Polish artist Natalia Rak, Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and French street artist Vinie Graffiti take into consideration what’s occupying the site they have in mind and how […]

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‘Running’ fish make annual California appearance

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Monday 21 July 2014

Grunion are skinny, silvery, little fish that are only 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 centimeters) long. As they’re not harvested commercially, they are rather MEH if it weren’t for the unusual way they spawn. The females shimmy back and forth on the shore to release a clutch of up to 3,000 eggs. The males then circle the females and release milt which flows down their bodies and fertilizes the eggs.

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A huge underground ocean beneath our oceans that could just be the mother of all oceans

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Have you ever spared a thought about the origins of our oceans? Some geologists have made it their job to do so and a few have long postulated that these vast amounts of water may have come from icy comets that landed on Earth. This proposal have recently been refuted by an opposing group who […]

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Woman had herself Photoshopped in over 25 countries to clear up a beauty misconception

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Is there really an international beauty standard? This is what Esther Honig, a 24-year-old radio journalist in Kansas City, Missouri seek to find out about how people around the globe define female beauty. She started by sending her self-portrait to a designer in Sri Lanka with the simple request, ‘Hi, my name is Esther Honig. Make me look beautiful’.

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This is the best selling, hair-raising Barbie in history

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Talk about hair-raising. The Totally Hair Barbie was released in 1992 and might have provided some stiff competition for Rapunzel if the latter had ditched her prince and left her fairy tale. After all, the super doll with the impossible lady dimensions had ultra blonde hair as long as her entire body height.

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Ridiculous questions about private parts during interviews sparked protest in China

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 15 July 2014

You’ve dressed your best, behaved impeccably and just before your interview for a civil servant’s position ended, they asked: ‘When did you have your first period?’ and ‘Do you experience abdominal pain during menstruation?’ These seemingly irrelevant questions about their menstrual cycles during the federal government’s screening process for female applicants were enough to make the latter see red.

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Hundreds of adults play in the mud and it’s all for a good cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 14 July 2014

Wattoluempiade, or Mud Olympics, is an annual event held in the northern German city of Brunsbuettel. Each year about 500 athletes take part in soccer, volleyball, handball and other events, all to be competed in the muddy tidal flats common to the north German coast. Apart from the fun and laughter aplenty, this large scale […]

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