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July 2017

Scenes at the kopitiam

By |2017-07-31T17:29:40+08:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: food, Identify Photographs, Memories|


When I visit the local kopitiam, I can’t help but stop and stare at such hawkers (like in the above photo). It’s fascinating to watch them cut up the meat with their ever-sharp cleaver, and they are really quick (I wouldn’t dare attempt such a feat at home, lest I loose my fingers!). Is it an inherited skill?

A machine to clean knives!

By |2017-07-14T11:55:01+08:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: history, Identify Photographs|

Before the invention of stainless steel, knives were very hard to keep clean and shiny. If they got too wet, they would get rusty and water could leak down into the handles, which were made of wood or bone. After simply wiping the knives after use, Victorian maids would use this special knife-cleaning machine to polish them up…(read more here)

Yes, such a thing actually existed – see the picture below.


Familiar Advertisement

By |2017-07-10T17:22:31+08:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: childhood, Identify Photographs, Memories|


I wonder how many of you remember this advertisement. We got this off the back back of an old exercise book.

What other products were advertised on the back of exercise books during your school days?

During my school days, the backs of our exercise books had no adverts – just the Rukunegara and probably the school song 🙂

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