Sunday, September 9, 2007

Missed Us?

I know you must have shed tears of agony over the summer when SMU Campus Radio took a break and alas, there was no one else to keep you company every Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We know the pain. We felt the pain. It was painful.

There is hope.

Never fear listeners of The Eclectic Room (that means three of you... uh.. two of which are myself and Ann)! We're back on air every Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3pm with


that is... The R List
it's a lot less kinky that it sounds xP

Every week we come up with a countdown of anything and everything that begins with R.

So far we've had:
The Reel List giving you all the kickass movies for the month
The Rags List, a sartorial advice for clueless SMU newblets (we love you guys, really, we just want to help)
The "Arrgh!" List of the spiffiest pirates in the entertainment world
The Ravenous List of gluttonous sunday brunch buffets

Stay tuned and look out for The Ravishing List - a list of the most delectable homo sapiens in SMU

Still can't figure out how to tune in? .......tch... imbeciles..=P

1. Log on to
2. Click the big red button

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


We decided to take a break for our Tuesday show, steering clear of the studio just in case any of the guys we featured will stake out the place and attempt to kill us. We will be back on Thursday with more exciting stuff.... provided that we're still alive by then too.

In the meantime, if you missed our Week 7 Thursday show here's a rerun of our SMU Bachelor's and just exactly why we think they're so eligible for this prestigious title.

Don't miss us too much!

Friday, February 16, 2007

SMU's Eligible Bachelors (or not)

Valentine's day and how it's overrated. commercialism and money spending becomes what defines TRUE love and forever happiness. never knew a trip to a fancy restaurant on Valentine's day meant the relationship was set in stone and meant to be. or we could just be lovelorn cynics. hahaha...

Friendster and it's quirky statuses. it's complicated? is it, really? go figure.

Highlight of the day's show:
featuring the cream of the crop, 7 eligible bachelors for the take. or so we think.

Our very own BE boys from School of Business...

DARYL TAY - funky guy who loves freshmen girls, owns kickass shirts and wields power in SMUBE, previously being programming director (music), and now vice president. loves Fall Out Boy and would love u to go to their upcoming concert with him. that's if you manage to get his attention. girls, fight hard!

TERENCE KOH - reigning president of SMUBE. also fitness instructor in our school gym. brains, brawn, and power. what else could a girl ask for?

ALEX LEE - though not the man himself (wang leehom is also know as Alex Lee Hom Wang on wikipedia), this guy is charming in his own way. gorgeous house, friendly personality, and very much funny. nothing attracts a girl like humor and charm.

School of Information Systems...

ANDREW WONG - vice-president of SA who also owns the 2006 Victoria Secrets show on his harddrive. friendly, helpful, and power. lethal combination.

KELVIN - no idea what his last name is, but nida finds him charming enough but ann should know him much better than anyone. president of SISS. power. nothing beats a man with power. notice how all our bachelors have some sort of power position?

School of Accountancy...

ZULFARHAN - freshman! represent. just when we thought no freshman would come out to pull the ranks. thinks of himself as a female (sensitive new age guy, girls). what else can u ask for? check out the zul a few years back (he's the one on the left). we promise he has since morphed into a piece of hot stuff.

School of Social Science...

AMOS SIOW - the name itself speaks volumes. famous amos. though he (unfortunately) doesn't own the cookie factory, he is very much a power-packed cookie in his own right. singapore rugby union, runs at the speed of light, and has his name in multiple articles, blogs, and what not. does kickass videos, studies hard, plays sports well. also loves Victoria Secret models. sounds too good to be true? sadly enough, it is. sorry girls! just found out that our very eligible bachelor has since been snatched up. see how hot our bachelors are? one's already lost!!! let us join our hands and mourn for a minute.

so before you lose your chance to swipe at our remaining 6 bachelors (or so we think they are), hurry and go google, wikipedia, oasis, or microsoft office email them!!! and if you find out they're single, GOOD FOR YOU! just don't tell them we told you =P we would very much want our lives. and if they're attached, OOPS. we promise we'll check thoroughly before we pimp people on the show.

forget CLEO's 50 Bachelors. we have our very own Bachelors in SMU. if not single men, at least Bachelor degrees.

Disclaimer: Having spent some time in our fashionista university, these men no longer resemble their respective mug shots. Do not be deceived! They are 8902310931453 times hotter in real life!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The One About The Grammies and the Wednesday Rule

And we are back on track with hot and toasty news from the press about


Record of the Year goes to the Dixie Chicks with Not Ready To Make Nice off their recent album Taking the Long Way. They won 4 grammy awards! Is it political? Is it any good? You decide for yourself:

We are so so glad that James Blunt didn't win anything. But we're completely baffled on how he managed to get 5 nominations!

We were disappointed that Imogen Heap - an artist we featured not too long ago - didn't win her nominee for Best New Artist. She lost out to America's Sweetheart Carrie Underwood.

For the rest of the list of winners.


Source picture: Makansutra

If you are a fan of chocolate cake, this is the cake for you! Jane's Cake Station at Jalan Kayu serves up the real deal. We're having none of that fluffy creamy chocolate mush, although fluffy creamy chocolate mush can be as tasty too. It's two layers of very soft chocolate sponge with a layer of fudge in between, enrobed in more chocolate fudge. It's not too sweet but very very chocolatey. It comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. The small size costs $28. Northerners should be familiar with Jalan Kayu hidden in the depths of Yio Chiu Kang and it's famous for its prata. Unfortunately you'll have to call in first to make sure you get a cake though! But we assure you it's worth the call.

Jane's Cake Station

265 Jalan Kayu
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-6.30pm,
Sun & Public Holidays 12pm-4pm
Closed on Wednesday
Phone: 6481-1322

The Wednesday Rule
If you wish to woo thy significant other over the weekend, ask her by Wednesday.

People have been asking questions about this rule. This rule commands that if you wish to date a girl, it's always a good idea to get the whole shebang of asking by Wednesday. Why? Because it just increases the chances of her saying yes, leaving your ego intact and your weekend filled with some fun activities. (:

Here's our reasoning:
Courtesy - It gives her ample time. She might want to prep for your date: buy a new dress, wax, do a swift gender repositioning surgery, etc. Who knows? It could be for your own benefit ;)
Cover - She may turn you down simply because she wants to look busy instead of sounding too eager or too free.
Casual - asking a girl a day or even two days before the D-day looks casual - too casual. If this is your intention, then so be it. You run the risk of making the date sound unimportant. Like i said this rule applies when you are trying to woo her. Don't be surprised if she refuses for some other more worthwhile activities such as cleaning out her belly-button fluff. If she really is cleaning out her belly button fluff over spending time with you..... she's probably not interested if you're alive or not.

But come on! This is SMU. Even if she is interested in you she might be genuinely busy with the multitude of project meetings, CCA meetings and general mugging. So before her calendar gets filled, reserve a space in her schedule and maybe you'll be able to reserve a space in her heart. (:

It's a theory, not a law, so take our advice with a pinch of salt and date wisely kids! Have fun on Vee-day!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Kebabs, OC, and old school music

today we played pop. tonnes of it. as much as you would like to argue and exclaim that you are so above teenybopper hits, you had to admit that at some point in your life, you bopped to them. so embrace it. just embrace it.

Featured Artist: Imogen Heap.
and no, it's not the name of a band. it's just one person. a woman, to be exact. her songs were featured on The OC, the one Marissa dies in. sadness fills the heart. and i'm not being sarcastic here. it really did fill my heart. what a sap i've become. anyways, that's besides the point. check this lady out (Imogen, not Marissa).

Kebab @ Paradiz
if you've long gotten sick of the food in kopitiam, killiney and pick&bite, give this place a visit. prices aren't a steal ($5-$8), but the food's not bad. authentic middle eastern food right here in paradiz. and there's actually a mcdonald's in paradiz! okay, that's besides the point.

Movies movies movies...
Miss Potter is out today you guys. go catch it! renee zellweger and ewan mcgregor can't go wrong.

next week...
personality tests and weighty horrors... *shivers*

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Coming up on our Tuesday Show....

HEALTHY FASTFOOD?!.... is the biggest oxymoron in the dieting world! We've got 10 'healthy' choices from the most popular fastfood chains in the world.
Friendster, Myspace, Facebook - the networking phenomenon that introduced more freaks into your daily life... and The Gahmen: are they really monitoring you?
Cake of the Week: fancy-pantsy Menotti's and plus we'll reveal a secret to getting these delicious goodies at a muuuuuuch cheaper deal ;)
y'know that Association of Southeast Asian Nations - attempts to get funky with the young people.
...and all the events coming up n the month of February

Friday, January 26, 2007

The final rant on Beyonce (or at least i think so)

so this week on The Eclectic...

we saw how the weird seem to have taken over the world. there was the man who chose to forgo his flight so as to "stand up for free speech", the pet owner who created beer for his dog (poor poor canine...), and the kazahk dude who smuggled 500 parrots in his Audi.
for those poor souls out there who are aimlessly lost and helplessly stressed, feel free to check out more of such weird news. they're all true. yahoo swears.

the biggest weird news from the day's show: DreamGirls gettin 8 Oscar Nominations. for you Oscar fans out there, the live telecast's gonna be on 25th Feb. can't wait to see just how many golden men DreamGirls brings home. perhaps this ain't the final rant on Beyonce, after all. hahahaha... the woman should just stick to singing and looking good in her music videos. Beyonce fans, feel free to make some noise.

and hooray for the bored. a new spot for you to crash and chill around. Botak Jones.
with selective outlets around singapore, botak jones offers a mouth-watering and gigantic portion of american food. enough said. check the website out =)

what's more, there's also the new burst of movie releases. One Last Dance (for the chinese action lovers), Pan's Labyrinth (for the creative kid stuck in a cultured adult's body), Bobby (for political activists), Happy Birthday (for the hopeless saps), the list just goes on. we're in SMU, for goodness' sake. cathay & GV's just next door. literally.

finally, tips for the clueless. you wanna ask this guy/girl who's been occupying your every waking thought out. if the event's over the weekend, for goodness' sake, ask him/her by wednesday. LATEST. anytime after that is just disrespectful and presumptuous. assuming the love of your life would be free every other day is just plain dumb.
but then again, there's only so much love advice two single girls can give. hahahahaha. take our advice at your own risk.

This week's Featured Artist: Fastball.
and if wikipedia or The Eclectic managed to hook you, check out the band's official site.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The One About Butter

On our Tuesday show......

Butter [or Buttah] - in rap lingo, butter means well-liked and smooth

And that's how we like it here at The Eclectic Room: buttery, artery clogging and so orgasmically sinful.

Cake of The Week
For this week's feature we picked out something buttery and well-liked:

The Donut Factory
You've heard about it, read about it and probably attempted to queue for it. We know we did and the 1 hour wait is worth every single bite of the donuts. The Donut Factory donuts are supposedly the closest thing to the legendary All-American Krispy Kreme - the Highest Pinnacle of Doughnut-hood EVAR - and it might be fitting. Their donuts are ever so light and melts in your mouth due to their special yeast raised dough which makes them so fluffy. Regular donuts are mammoth-like monstrosity in comparison. And the wait? They pamper each holey ring of goodness with such care. How can you resist?

Here's a list of their donuts to salivate over:Photo Credit: ST Foodies
From top left to right:Peanut butter glazed, strawberry white chocolate, spicy cheese, hazelnut milk chocolate, Lotus mocha, orange white chocolate, apple cinnamon, double chocolate, white strawberry heart, kaya with chocolate, blueberry glazed, peanut dark chocolate
Not shown: wasabi cheese, cheese tartar, normal glazed

The Donut Factory,
B1-61, Raffles City,
tel: 6337-6268.
Opening hours: 12.30pm to 10pm daily

Here on The Eclectic our philosophy is we work hard and we play hard, so it only make sense that we help you on how to study the smart way. We promise it's completely legal.

Effective Studying Tips
  1. Study with people you don't like talking to. Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer
  2. Plug in headphones to avoid people from disturbing you... even if you're not playing anything at all
  3. Never study in a GSR unless you've fulfilled no. 1

And of course the evil, hypocritical world of Class Participation:

How to Score Class Participation Without Incurring The Wrath of Your Class Mates
  1. Speak at least once a class, not once every 10 minutes.
  2. Don't hog 'air time". If you like hearing to the sound of your own voice, you should be in Campus Radio
  3. Make sure the TA and your teacher knows your name and if you're lucky, how to pronounce it properly. Flirting may be required.
  4. General Rule: If you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, shut up.
  5. Still oblivious? If more than 5 people are shooting you deadly amounts of death rays every time you open your mouth, here's a clue: shut it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

On our next show (Week 4, Tuesday, 2-4pm):
Salacious Tips on How to Study Smart in SMU

Class Participation: Public Enemy #1

Cake of the Week
The Most Celebrated & The Most Queued After: THE DONUT FACTORY

The Science of Donuts

..... And of course new movies, SA Week, nifty places to see and things to do!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

First Day On A Brand New Planet

ec·lec·tic // [i-klek-tik]

1.selecting or choosing from various sources.
2.not following any one system but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.
So what is The Eclectic Room?
We'll take you on a ride of the weird and wonderful. Each week we will introduce you to nifty little-known places to check out, super duper important lessons to learn, insanely delicious cakes to devour and songs you never knew you loved. So fall in love with life with us, Ann and Nida, and tune in to The Eclectic Room, Every Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4pm on Campus Radio - your station, your music!