29 Sep 2015
6 times Singapore went viral
Singapore is known for several things: its cleanliness, the award-winning Changi Airport, the F1 night race, caning of vandals, being a "nanny state", and rarely does it ping the radars of journalists overseas for other reasons. But once in a blue moon, something bizarre like an “unbelievable” song or online post pops up and it becomes the talk of the town at home as well as abroad. Here are six times the little red dot went viral.
29 Sep 2015
When beauty blogger Juli ‘Bun Bun’ live critiqued her friend’s wedding
With friends like this, who needs enemies? Singapore beauty blogger Juli ‘Bun Bun’ earned herself the title of ‘Worst Wedding Guest Ever’ when she ripped apart the wedding of her husband’s pal in a live blog in 2015, critiquing every aspect of the event, from the bride’s gown and her bouquet, to the bridal car decoration and the wedding reception. She even claimed that people who peered into the bridal car were looking at her, thinking she was the bride - talk about having a massive ego.
Despite her scathing comments, Juli, who shot to fame in 2013 after sharing photos of her allergic reaction to a facial treatment, wrote that she was “not suggesting superiority over another couple’s decision” but just felt sad for the groom and also “sad that they kinda got ripped off”.
Her blog post drew the ire of netizens and went viral, even catching the attention of UK news sites. Though Juli has since deleted the post and changed her Instagram account to private, what’s on the Internet stays on the Internet. We just pity her husband. Must be awkward meeting his good friend after this.