Honey Creme, a Korean-style dessert chain from Taiwan has just opened its first Singapore store at 313@Somerset. It was with much anticipation that I went to try the much-hyped about handmade soft serve ice cream.
Honey Creme Singapore
Address: 313 Orchard Road #01-37, 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895 (next to Taxi Stand)
Tel: +65 6884 8468
Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Nearest Train Station: Somerset
The Golden Era recounts the life of Xiao Hong蕭紅, one of China’s most famous modern novelists and essayists, whose lyrical works reflected progressive thinking not frequently seen during the turbulent 1930s. Directed by award-winning director Ann Hui許鞍華, the movie opens with the main character announcing the dates of her birth and death directly to the audience. The narrative style of filming was very different, with characters accounting their experience with the protagonist Xiao Hong directly to the camera.
Born into a well-off family in Manchuria as Zhang Naiying, Xiao Hong (Tang Wei湯唯, from “Lust, Caution”) experienced an unhappy childhood fraught with paternal abuse. She later brought shame to the family by avoiding an arranged marriage and running away with a married cousin to Beijing. That didn’t last, and she was left destitute in Harbin where she winds up with the man she was suppoused to marry, who also ditches her in a hotel – pregnant, penniless and saddled with a $600 debt (a huge amount during those times).