You can take a read of this article from Scene.sg about the top 10 lesser-known facts about Singapore.
My personal “I-didn’t-know” favourite fact is, as a Singaporean, I am eligible to vote in all elections in the United Kingdom and stand for elections in the House of Commons!
What’s your “aha!” factoid?
“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but giving up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair – these are the long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. You are as young as your faith and as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ― James E. Faust
10-yr Fine Oak: For uber casual drinking, no outstanding characteristics. I’d mix this with ginger ale. Akin to a plain, boring girl whom you’d overlook at a party.
12-yr Sherry Oak: The first thing that hits you is the full, chocolaty nose, mainly from the sherry oak. Loved it at first sniff. Then, the warm taste fills your mouth and you’re intrigued, excited, and then… *splat* nothing. No length. Akin to a hot, heavily made-up chick who looks amazing from afar. And then when she opens her mouth you realise she’s all crass.
15-yr Fine Oak: Main thing is the citrus notes. Light and fruity and… not particularly special. I’d drink this casually, in place of a cocktail. Akin to a young, cute girl clad in orange and yellow and green expressions, matched with classy leather oxfords.
17-yr Fine Oak: CLASSY. Floral notes are most prominent. Clean, long flavor. Akin to an educated, slender, elegant lady dressed in a just-so classic shift. With a touch of sexiness.
18-yr Sherry Oak: Full-bodied, warm, again thanks to the sherry oak. I couldn’t stop sipping this coz it was my favorite of the lot, although it just wasn’t va-va-voom compared to the Yamazaki 18. I’d say it was akin to a hot, curvaceous, musically-talented mama with an uber cute bub on her hip, and no baby-daddy in sight.
- with @pyrrhous