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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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Flowers that demand you give them a second look

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 1 August 2014

We do not demand much from our flowers. They look quite pretty as they are and their role in our lives are also pretty standard thus far. But a few have gone beyond their call of duty and they certainly demand a second glance when the first didn’t quite catch the amazing similarity they withhold. We are talking about parts of or even the entire flower that resemble something else altogether.

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A hotel which doesn’t exist gets multiple reviews on Trip Advisor

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 1 August 2014

Don’t you just adore the rather quaint hotel featured in the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel? Apparently, some of us like it so much we have made fantasy trips to it and left reviews of our imaginary stays.

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Barker’s Brew: a beer for man’s best friend has finally arrived!

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 31 July 2014

Barker’s Brew is a new non-alcoholic beer made especially for dogs. It comes just as beautifully packaged as any edible product fit for human consumption, just in case doggie feels discriminated against. Available in two awesome flavors (chicken and beef), the doggie beer is also infused with Vitamin E because we know dogs look so […]

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This gigantic Banyan tree is bigger than your average Wal-Mart

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Thursday 31 July 2014

A gigantic Banyan tree located in Kolkata, India may look like a forest from far away, but it is actually made up of a myriad of aerial roots that cover 3.5 square acres of land (approximately 156,000 square feet or 14,400 square meters). Not only does this statistic qualify it as the world’s widest tree, […]

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A four hour concert was held underwater at a beautiful coral barrier reef in Florida

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 31 July 2014

On July 2 this year, about 500 divers and snorkelers gathered to enjoy the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. And they did it underwater. Held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, they submerged and listened to a local radio station’s […]

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This living, breathing tree is ladened with 40 kinds of fruit at the same time

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Thursday 31 July 2014

Would you believe us if we tell you this rather colorful tree can produce as many as 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries? Even almonds too. Or have we finally gone nuts? Truth be told, it is actually not as miraculous as it sounds. The amazing feat is achieved with human intervention via the rather mundane process of chip grafting.

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Woman out talks all and sundry at 11 words a second

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

According to the Guinness World Record, Fran Capo is currently the world’s fastest motor mouth of a woman who can recite The Three Little Pigs in 15 seconds flat and probably send the wolf running in real life. Yes, this woman can spit out over 600 words a minute. That’s about 11 words per second, and she can still breathe at the same time!

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Mum drew beautiful illustrations on sons’ lunch box napkins for 9 years and counting

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By Kenny Ong in New Illustration on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Since 2006, Nina Levy of Brooklyn has been drawing on the napkins for her two sons’ lunch boxes every single day! That’s like nine years and counting. The beautifully illustrated napkins are drawn mostly with ‘art markers’ and a few paint markers. Over nine hundred of the school lunchbox napkins are posted on her blog […]

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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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