Don't Think ... Feel.
That's the Way I Like It
Review by Ross Anthony

Shot in Singapore, "That's the way I like it" is in English (or as they say .. "Singlish") with no subtitles. We follow Ah Hock as he matures from a rather selfish young adult into a caring individual with a wider view of the world.

Still a kid at heart, Ah Hock is in love with Bruce Lee and a Triumph motorcycle his job at the grocery store could never support. But it's 1977 and "Saturday Night Fever" finally dances into Singapore. Hock grabs gal-buddy Mai and the two take lessons in hopes of winning a dance contest so Hock can buy the bike of his dreams.

The movie follows the classic plot line of US golden oldie films: underdog goes for a dream, gets advice from imaginary friend, is forced to take on the advisory and ultimately learns a greater lesson for the effort.

Starting out kind of sticky (like a student piece), the film slowly matures (much like it's primary character). Ultimately schmaltzy, you'll leave the theater and feel good all night.

  • That's the Way I Like It. Copyright © 1999.
  • Starring Adrian Pang, Madeline Tan and Pierre Png.
  • Written and Directed by Glen Goei.
  • Produced by Glen Goei, Jeffrey Chiang and Tan Chih Cong at Tiger Tiger.
  • Distributed by Miramax.


[Interview with Glen Goei]

Copyright © 1999 Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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