July 16th Show
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On today's show:
July cleaning, you get a week off,
and you get to hear about mine!
Back To School
Sarong Party Girls
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National Picnic Month
World Watercolor Month
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SARONG PARTY GIRLS
Back To School Movie List
Movies To Get Students in The Back-To-School Mood
The Breakfast Club
Reminds us that everyone feels like an outcast at some point
Dead Poets Society
Though medicine, law and business are noble pursuits, it's poetry, beauty, romance and love that ultimately nourish and educate the soul.
Stick to what you love
Like your friends for who they are, not what you wish them to be and avoid classmates with "cool" moms.
The lesson: It remains a refreshing look at time when fame was something attained only through achievement in a field of expertise, not simply an accomplishment in and of itself.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
10 Things I Hate About You
A modern update on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," Don't be afraid to be yourself.
Self-acceptance and loving your body the way it is, which is pretty much the best note ever to go back to school on.
Wes Anderson’s masterpiece.
Campus can be an insanely cool place if you find the right people, like Max Fischer, capitan of the calligraphy club.
celebrating weirdness, and remembering that the "class nerd" is sometimes the coolest person in school.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
"I don't know" is not an answer.
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
is a New York-based journalist and author of Sarong Party Girls, A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine, and the Baltimore Sun.
Sarong Party Girls
On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh—Western expat—husbands, with Chanel babies (the cutest status symbols of all) quickly to follow. Razor-sharp, spunky, and vulgarly brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a determined woman who doesn't lose.
As she fervently pursues her quest to find a white husband, this bombastic yet tenderly vulnerable gold-digger reveals the contentious gender politics and class tensions thrumming beneath the shiny exterior of Singapore’s glamorous nightclubs and busy streets, its grubby wet markets and seedy hawker centers. Moving through her colorful, stratified world, she realizes she cannot ignore the troubling incongruity of new money and old-world attitudes which threaten to crush her dreams. Desperate to move up in Asia’s financial and international capital, will Jazzy and her friends succeed?
Vividly told in Singlish—colorful Singaporean English with its distinctive cadence and slang—Sarong Party Girls brilliantly captures the unique voice of this young, striving woman caught between worlds. With remarkable vibrancy and empathy, Cheryl Tan brings not only Jazzy, but her city of Singapore, to dazzling, dizzying life.