April 16, 2020

YLB #47 - Should we boycott GRAB & other food delivery apps and is “strenuous exercise” a reason to NOT wear a mask?

Restaurant owners are lobbying the big food delivery apps to lower commission fees, with some netizens pushing for a boycott. But is that fair? Earlier this week, the govt also made wearing masks mandatory, except during “strenuous exercise” like brisk w...

April 14, 2020

YLB #46 - Are migrant workers to blame for COVID19 spikes & the doctors who had sex with their patients

More COVID19 cases are popping up in migrant workers dorms. But some Singaporeans think the workers are to blame for not keeping their living quarters clean. Fair? Elsewhere, 2 doctors tarnished the name of frontline workers everywhere by taking "sexual ...

April 10, 2020

YLB #45 - 10 SHIOK THINGS for the week, as the world gets crazier

We really wanted to talk about the news, but what can we say that hasn’t already been said (by us). So we figured that we’d share some of the things that have kept us sane through the circuit breaker or made us want to punch ourselves in the face. Or bot...

April 05, 2020

YLB #44 - Why queue up at IKEA, Sports Stores and Bubble Tea shops days before we “Circuit Break”?

The weekend before our country went into “circuit breaker” mode to contain Covid19, many Singaporeans decided that it was their last chance to SHOP. The queues were insane, and the internet was pissed. But why would people do that? And are they wrong if ...

April 02, 2020

YLB #43 - What services really are “essential” during Covid19 and M’sian wives are told to “speak like Doraemon”

The French think pastry shops are "essential services", while the USA thinks gun shops are. Is there a right answer? In other news, domestic abuse cases increase worldwide as more people stay at home. Fortunately, a M’sian Ministry advised women (via rid...

March 29, 2020

YLB #42 - SG clubbers get slammed for partying amidst Covid-19, but are they wrong? And the upcoming condom shortage the world needs to prep for

Clubs and clubbers held 'farewell' parties ahead of stricter Covid-19 measures and got slammed by the public (and a Minister and at least 1 doctor). So should people socialize at all if Singapore isn’t in lockdown? And can business be blamed for wanting ...

March 25, 2020

YLB #41 - SG’s invasion of privacy shocks the New York Times and Malaysia’s Bomoh is back (and still ridiculous)

The New York Times wrote about civil rights plummeting worldwide as govts mine info to curb Covid-19. But does privacy even matter now? And Malaysia’s world-infamous Bomoh (a traditional shaman / mystic healer) is back with his shenanigans. But could the...

March 21, 2020

YLB #40 - A wet market, the Bible and the Quran - the 3 things in pictures that pissed Singaporeans off this week

Melissa Chen, a SG-born activist in the US famous for helping Amos Yee get asylum, faced backlash this week for using a picture of a local wet market in an article about Chinese wet markets. Why? In another picture that pissed off a bunch of people, a pa...

March 16, 2020

YLB #39 - Malaysia goes into lockdown to battle Covid-19 so should we stock up on toilet paper (again)?

Malaysia going into lockdown is the latest development in a week that saw Covid-19 become the most global event in recent times (besides the World Cup or the Olympics). So...toilet paper? Self-quarantine? Social distancing? And what the hell is herd immu...

March 08, 2020

YLB #38 - The SG student who got hate-punched in London and is it too soon to joke about Covid-19?

Jonathan Mok, an SG student in London, went viral around the world after he posted images of his punched-up eye after being jumped by a group of strangers in a coronavirus-related racist attack. And his is just one of many hate-attacks around the world. ...

February 29, 2020

YLB #37 - Mahathir goes full “Game of Thrones” and our noob-ish views on the future of the Coronavirus

Step aside Coronavirus, Malaysia has bigger shit to deal with - their government. What a week it’s been for our neighbours and we TRY to understand and explain what happened. But we can only not talk about the virus for so long, so we share our totally n...

February 21, 2020

YLB #36 - Minister Chan Chung Sing has a leaked (audio) tape and XiaXue’s accused of “fatphobia” (feat. Munah Bagharib)

A 25-min audio clip of Minister Chan Chun Sing spewing Singlish and scolding the “idiotic” hoarders of Singapore leaked online. Some people loved it, some didn’t. But did he go too far? Or is he “the Ah Beng” we deserve? Elsewhere, XiaXue ripped into the...

February 15, 2020

YLB #35 - A Chinese bride wears a Native American Headdress and the Internet loses it (feat. Noah Yap)

"She loves parrots" was one of the reasons given by friends of the Chinese bride. Weird reason aside, is this yet another case of "cultural appropriation" or are netizens being "too sensitive" again? We dive into this with the husky-voiced Noah Yap, one ...

February 07, 2020

YLB #34 - The PMD ban goes apeshit and were Shakira and J Lo too sexual? Feat. Caitanya Tan

Come April 2020, ALL motorised PMDs will be banned from footpaths (even hoverboards *gasp*) and users might even need to take theory tests! But are people as triggered or have we all moved on from anything PMD-related? On the other side of the world, Sha...

February 01, 2020

YLB #33 - Is Singapore’s travel ban on Chinese nationals xenophobic? And the school soccer game that ended 32-0

On 1 Feb, Singapore became yet another country that imposed travel restrictions because of the Corona virus BUT became the FIRST in the world to ban anyone with a Chinese passport. But is it a xenophobic policy? In other news, the Singapore Sports School...

January 25, 2020

YLB #32 - The Singaporean’s guide to the Wuhan Virus and Facebook calls China’s President Xi “Mr Shithole”

Do we really need to be that scared of the Wuhan Coronavirus? And is eating wild animals that wrong? In other China-related news, Facebook incorrectly translated a Facebook post by Aung San Suu Kyi and ended up referring to China’s President Xi “faeces h...

January 20, 2020

YLB #31 - Singapore Social-ed One Last time feat. Sukki Singapora

We thought our podcast series on SS was done and dusted when Sukki Singapora popped up suddenly in Singapore! We chatted not just about the show but also about the art of burlesque, in much greater detail than was ever covered in the show. Like the first...

January 12, 2020

YLB #30 - Thor cares about the bushfires but should we? And the SIA aircrew deemed "robotic" by UK YouTuber

So much has been said about the bushfires in Australia, but why is it still so easy to not give a damn? Should we even though? And a YouTuber made a video dissing SIA crew and got more than 100,000 views. And some people were triggered. What happens next...

January 05, 2020

YLB #29 - Can Singapore ever ban plastics and the ex-NTU valedictorian breast implant scammer

What better way to start 2020 than talking about Mother Earth and if Singapore can ever ban single-use plastics like our neighbours Thailand just did? Elsewhere, an ex-NTU student uses her intellectual assets to scam her friends into paying for an upgrad...

December 28, 2019

YLB #28 - 2019 Review Pt 2 : WTF Happened

The next half of us talking about big shit that happened during the year, based on your searches online (we know everything). Also, WE’VE GOT ANOTHER GIVEAWAY. So listen up. And since this is the last podcast of the year for us, we just wanna say a BIG T...

December 21, 2019

YLB #27 - 2019 Review Pt 1 : WTF Happened

We review the biggest things that happened this year, according to what we searched for online. Publicly AND privately. Also, our FIRST ever giveaway. But you gotta listen for the goodies. Part 1 of 2 so listen up for next week’s episode. Our "One Shiok ...

December 17, 2019

YLB #26 - Feat. Nicole Ong: Singapore Social Special Pt3

In the third of our series getting “Singapore Social”-ed, we chat with Nicole Ong. As the only one of the cast who wasn’t already dipping her toes in the media scene, she offered a very different perspective on the show. And she also talked about THAT co...

December 14, 2019

YLB #25 - Feat. Paul Foster: Singapore Social Special Pt2

In the second of our series diving into Netflix’s “Singapore Social”, we chat with Paul Foster, who we’ve verified to be as nice in person as he appears to be in the show. Admittedly, this was the first time we met him face to face, but things still flow...

December 13, 2019

YLB #24 - Parents label a(nother) school book "foul and blasphemous" and the police officer who kicked a PMD rider

A group of conservative parents in Singapore lobbied MOE (again) to remove the highly-acclaimed book “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” from a school’s reading list because it has 28 F-words. But do they have a point? In other news, a CI...