Life's So Like Dat by David Leo

Life's So Like Dat

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by David Leo

This title is out of print. 

Synopsis

What makes us uniquely Singaporean? Is it the way we speak, dress, work, play, spend our money and time? Or is there more? In Life's So Like Dat, Leo takes a dig at not just the Singaporean manner of speech but also the recognisable traits of Singaporean life. Together with David Liew's illustrations, this light-hearted collection of observations and thoughts is simply a celebration of a nation emerging with an identity of its own.

About the Author

David Leo is a compulsive writer in love with the written word. He has produced a wide repertoire of works that include poetry and prose. He was awarded the Publisher’s Prize for fiction (Ah... The Fragrance of Durians), NBDCS commendation (The Sins of the Fathers & Other Stories) and Singapore Literature Prize commendation (Wives, Lovers & Other Women). A fourth collection of short stories (News At Nine) is a recommended secondary school text.

Some of his short stories have been adapted for the stage and television. In 2003, two of his short stories, “Picnic” and “The Story of a Good Man” were adapted for MediaCorp TV12’s The Singapore Short Story Project.
Leo was also a judge in the nation’s prestigious NAC/SPH Golden Point Award competition for short stories in English in 2001. 
Between books, Leo writes commentaries on a wide range of subjects but specialises in aviation and customer service as a freelance columnist. He also enjoys travelling, swimming and word puzzles. A nature lover, he abhors cruelty to animals.

Other titles by David Leo:

Novel/Novella
Different Strokes (1993)
Shakespeare Can Wait (2009)

Short Stories
The Sins of the Fathers & Other Stories (1993)
News At Nine (2003)
Ah... The Fragrance of Durians (2012)
Wives, Lovers & Other Women (2012)

Non-Fiction
Life's So Like Dat (2008)

Poetry
One Journey, Many Rivers (1997)
Somewhere a Tiny Voice (1993)
iDENTiTY (2008)
Ubin Dreaming (You've Been Dreaming) (2012)

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ISBN: 978-981-08-0733-7
Published: 2008
Dimension: 142mm x 204mm
Extent: 122
Finish: Paperback