Legends of the Foo – Part 4

When I was 17 or so, I stayed with my dad at his apartment part of the week since my mum had moved out to the suburbs, away from my school. This had two advantages: 1) it let me avoid an hour-long commute (or the need to change schools in …

Legends of the Foo – Part 3

My dad worked at the theatre for a long time, almost until he left Singapore for England. This allowed him to meet some movie stars when they were doing premieres, including one of his idols, Frank Sinatra. The most interesting one, however, was a young actress named Hayley Mills who …

Legends of the Foo, Part 2

As discussed previously, my dad grew up in the jungle, more or less. He and his family came back to Singapore after the war was over to rebuild their lives. At some point my dad got a job at a cinema as the assistant manager. Singapore’s not a very big …