Bread & Butter (Episode 1)

Unseen/Unsaid: Bread & But­ter (Episode 1) from Redis­cov­er SG on Vimeo.

The Unseen/Unsaid 10-part mini series

Episode 1. Bread & But­ter
Derek Foo, Eliz­a­beth (Lizzy) Lee, Lim Song Lip and Jere­my Tan, 2011, 3 min­utes, Rat­ing TBA
Episode sum­ma­ry
These tra­di­tion­al bakeries/confectioneries have sur­vived longer than most of their com­peti­tors into the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry, and only a hand­ful of their kind remain in busi­ness still. Rain or shine, day or night, we can count on them to deliv­er the goods. The ded­i­ca­tion, con­sis­ten­cy and monot­o­ny of their craft is reflect­ed in many of our work­ing par­ents, who have cho­sen to give us the best self­less­ly, no mat­ter how dif­fi­cult the process of rais­ing us may be.

About Unseen/Unsaid
Using nar­ra­tives from every­day Sin­ga­pore­ans to per­son­i­fy for­got­ten trades and places, Unseen/Unsaid allow view­ers a glimpse into the per­son­al strug­gles of indi­vid­ual Sin­ga­pore­ans whose sto­ries draw a par­al­lel with the sur­round­ing places and land­scapes. The 10-part series is born out of a desire to pre­serve the frag­ments of Singapore’s past that is rapid­ly being replaced by new devel­op­ments.

One new episode will be released from 29 June, 2011, every Wednes­day, 11.00AM on till the week of 31 August, 2011.

paper toys
The Unseen/Unsaid Paper Toys Col­lec­tion
As a tie-in with our Unseen/Unsaid series, Lizzy and Jere­my of the Redis­cov­er­SG crew have spent the past few months design­ing a set of five paper toys relat­ed to the people/places fea­tured in our webisodes.

These DIY paper toys are retail­ing at $20 for a set of 5. 100% of the pro­ceeds from the first 500 sets sold will go to the MILK (Main­ly I Love Kids) fund to sup­port chil­dren from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds.

If you’ll like to buy a set, head over to our shop. Toys are sold while stocks last. We ship both local­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly.


  • Stefan

    June 29, 2011

    Con­grat­u­la­tions on an excep­tion­al piece of work. Well done, indeed! We eager­ly look for­ward to the rest of the series. A+, Gold Star, you guys go the head of the class! Ste­fan

  • jenny

    June 29, 2011

    Wow! nice piece of work! Enjoyed it so much, I actu­al­ly played it over and over again..and sort of bring back those nos­tal­gic days of my life.. Keep it up!!

  • Jason

    June 29, 2011

    Seri­ous­ly, don’t know what you are try­ing to express in this movie, that life in Sin­ga­pore is hope­less??? Life need not be like that and most of our par­ents aren’t like that either…

  • R

    June 29, 2011

    This is real­ly good. I felt pret­ty emo­tion­al watch­ing the video as well. Can’t wait for the rest of the episodes!

  • Eni

    June 29, 2011

    Well done! Enjoy­ing thor­ough­ly! Will def­i­nite­ly show it to my girls though they prob­a­bly have no clue what is all about but nev­er mind. It remind­ed me of my own par­ents espe­cial­ly my father who passed away long ago. Being a par­ent myself now, I can tru­ly under­stand the hard­work of par­ent­ing and but with­in that hard­work it brings immense joy!

  • Ruiting

    June 29, 2011

    Very nice con­cept and cin­e­matog­ra­phy! :’)

  • JH

    June 30, 2011

    Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful and heart­warm­ing! Well done!

    I grew up eat­ing the loafs and bread, going down the block to buy from the old uncle with his big bas­ket, always around the time of 4–5pm, those were the days, my child­hood days, thanks for bring­ing it back and you folks have done a great job record­ing, pre­serv­ing and shar­ing a piece of Singapore’s local cul­ture and his­to­ry!


  • Aileen

    July 1, 2011

    I’ve seen many videos about Sin­ga­pore + fad­ing her­itage before but I real­ly like this one. Its not just about the craft but real­ly a sto­ry about the per­son behind it — why he does what he does. Most of all I love the par­al­lel it makes between the mold­ing bread and mold­ing chil­dren! Not to men­tion the cin­e­matog­ra­phy is beau­ti­ful. Look­ing for­ward to more!

  • NH

    July 3, 2011

    Love this video; as a par­ent of two pri­ma­ry school boys, it’s like the voiceover is speak­ing my thoughts; as a Sin­ga­pore­an of a cer­tain “vin­tage” who grew up with this type of bread, it is a sen­ti­men­tal jour­ney. Thank you.

  • steph

    July 4, 2011

    such a beau­ti­ful video. once again, you guys nev­er fail to doc­u­ment a dai­ly but often over­looked part of Sin­ga­pore! Look­ing for­ward to more posts and videos from u guys! 🙂

  • kelvin

    July 6, 2011

    This is a very nice and touch­ing video…:)

  • Gary

    November 26, 2011

    Hav­ing viewed all four episodes of the series this one struck me the most! (Read the papers today and got to know about So glad I read the papers today-ha! Awe­some stuff you guys have here and are doing- jiay­ou! And THANKS!

    • lizzy

      November 27, 2011

      Hi Gary! Thanks for watch­ing! There are 10 episodes in the series! 🙂 Do remem­ber to watch the oth­er 6 as well!

  • WP | The Conscious Life

    November 29, 2011

    There’s a melan­cholic feel to the short clip, which appears to be pro­mot­ing par­ent­hood in a sub­tle yet pes­simistic way. This appears to over­shad­ow the objec­tive of high­light­ing tra­di­tion­al bakeries/confectioneries. But over­all, the clip is well-edit­ed, pro­fes­sion­al and artis­tic. Well-done!


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