Jokes and Puns

ZT jokes and punsJokes and Puns:

Here are some jokes and puns that are bound to help you relax and let loose after this tense week.


  1. I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself this is the last thing I need.
  2. I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.
  3. Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink.
  4. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.




  1. When my wife starts to sing I always go out and do some garden work so our neighbours can see that there’s no domestic violence going on.


  1. Two Police officers crashed their car into a tree. After a minute of silence, one of them said: “Wow, that was the fastest we ever got to the accident site.


  1. Question: What’s bears without ears?

Answer: B

  1. 8 p.m.: I get an SMS from my girlfriend: Me or football?!

11 p.m.: I SMS my girlfriend: You of course.

  1. A fat guy and a thin guy meet:

Fat guy: “When I see you, I’d think a famine broke out!”

Thin guy: “And when I see you, I’d think you’re the one responsible for that!”

  1. Husband brings the child home from kindergarten and asks his wife, “He’s been crying the whole way home. Isn’t he sick or something?”

“No,” replies the wife, “he was just trying to tell you he isn’t our Frankie.”


Chow Zi Tian

3 Wisdom

The Joy Luck Club

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The Joy Luck Club, written by Amy Tan, was published in 1989. Unlike typical novels, The Joy Luck Club is broken down into four distinct sections with four chapters each, taking after the structure of a mah-jong game.

Set in San Francisco, the novel focuses on the mothers and daughters of four different Chinese immigrant families, who started the Joy Luck Club. The novel showcases 2 main themes of mother-daughter relationships and cultural differences,offering a variety of point-of-views from both mothers and daughters.  These two themes/issues are intertwined and are usually the root of conflict and tension throughout the novel.

I personally enjoy this book because it is rather relatable – especially the issue of cultural differences and cultural identity. In my generation, I am more inclined towards the western culture and I converse in English more often than in mandarin so there are inadvertently cultural clashes between my parents or grandparents and I. For example, up to today, I still do not understand some of the Chinese superstitions and beliefs that my parents or grandparents believe in but more often than not, I find myself subconsciously following them.  As mentioned earlier, language is also a problem I face with my grandparents because there are times when I am unable to translate my thoughts from English to Mandarin or dialect, thus causing misunderstandings at times.

Overall, I feel that this book has really taught me the importance of cultural identity and not forgetting one’s roots – like what the daughters in the novel had done.  It also evoked some emotions and sentiments when the mothers and daughters argued and when the child only missed her mother after she passed away. Hence, I really recommend you to read this book because it is especially relatable to us at this age.

Rachael Fong


Once Upon A Time

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Once Upon a Time… a classic opening to many stories that continue to capture the hearts of children with exciting fairy tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty. However, this clever opening quote is also the name of a brilliant television show. Filled with excitement, romance, adventure and more, Once Upon a Time has also captured the hearts of people of all ages, including myself.

Once Upon a Time is a very popular American fantasy show. It was created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the creators of another television show called “Lost”. The show premiered on October 23, 2011 and has been showing ever since, with its 7th season returning this October. It starts in the city of Boston, where a bail bondsperson by the name of Emma Swan is visited by her son, Henry, whom she gave up 10 years ago. He brings her back to the town of Storybrooke. He is convinced that everyone in the town are real-life fairy tale characters from his book that have been cursed for 28 years, with no memory of their real identity.

As the story progresses, we find out that Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming and she was abandoned by her parents in hopes that one day she may break the curse. You may be wondering and yes, I mean Snow White and Prince Charming from the classic animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Along the way, new characters are revealed, friendships are formed and romance blossoms.
During the release of its first season, the show was generally well received by critics. One review from IGN Movies states:

“It’s undeniable that fairy tales have universal appeal; we never tire of reading or watching them… it’s not easy to strike the right note between the real and the storybook; Once Upon a Time finds it though.                 ~Amy Ratcliffe, IGN

In my opinion, Once Upon a Time is the perfect show for me. Although it may seem long-winded at times, the complex characters and storylines keep me on edge. Sometimes, the fast-paced adventures keep me glued to my television screen.

As I watch more and more of the show, I connect with the characters. I find this show very different than others because not only is it medieval-like, in a way, it is also very modern. Although these are fairy tale characters whose lives are much different than ours, the situations they are in help me to identify with them more and help me understand the show even better.

I also enjoy the use of fairy tale characters. I would have never expected to be watching a show which placed Snow White, The Evil Queen and Captain Hook in one room. However, for some adults, it reminds them of the stories they read when they were young and for children, it continues to show them the magic of fairy tales and bedtime stories.

The main message of the show is hope. One quote that I take away from the show is “…the most important thing anyone can have. Hope. Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a very powerful thing.” It reminds me that I should never give up hope and that no matter how bad things are, I should always hope for a happy ending.
I recommend this show to anyone who is a fan of fantasy books, Disney classics or just anyone who is lost and wants to find that hope in their lives. Although Once Upon a Time is at its 7th season, it is still the show that holds a special place in my still childish, imaginative and hopeful heart.


Rachel Lie

1 Purity

Prince Cheese Potato (Taipei)

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On my previous trip to Taipei, I had a chance to try one of Taiwan’s must-eat street food and it tasted really good! For a cheese lover like me, it was almost hard to resist this snack as the smell of cheese and potato was lingering around as I passed by people savouring this snack.

The cheese potato is actually a snack that is in a box containing ingredients such as bacon bits, corn, ham, egg, turkey, together with mashed potato and overflowing nacho cheese on top of everything. At first, I was a little taken aback and curious about how all these ingredients tasted together but seeing how almost everyone had a box in their hands, I decided to try it.

On the first bite, I was overwhelmed by the different tastes clashing together all at once, but on the second try, the taste was much better in the sense that the cheese was not too cheesy for my liking and all the different tastes complemented each other making the snack really delicious. It was a really great feeling eating this warm snack in Taipei’s cold weather and frankly, I am rather missing it.

Overall, I feel that everyone should try this snack when you are in Taipei because it is really hard to come by and savouring the dish in the atmosphere of the night market is really a great experience!

Photo credits:

Rachael Fong

3 Truth