Category Archives: Joy

#10. Simple Joys: Even Greater Ease to Check Out Library Books Using my Phone App

Love not having to queue and borrowing books by scanning the bar codes through my library App. Currently for only those books with a particular sticker, but I’m sure the efficient librarians will cover more books soon.

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#8. Simple Joys – Nice Strangers

The ethnically Malay grab delivery guy who got into the lift with me was so cheerful and nice. “Which level?” Wanted to press the button for me. And he said thanks as he left. He did me a favour but … Continue reading

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Bus Ride: Living Deliberately

Raindrops on the big glass panel. The coolness of a drizzly morning. Looking out I see teenaged joy. Two on a bike. An old lady with a blue umbrella dragging her trolley on the way to get her groceries. Bell … Continue reading

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#7. Simple Joys: Water feature inside a Mall

Love the blue. I’m a water sign after all.

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#6. Simple Joys: Beautiful Window Displays

Haven’t been to the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for a while and was drawn to this window display in particular. New sights are always refreshing. And I love the bubblegum shade of pink.

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One on One is Best for Me

Since the pandemic I realise more and more that I’m more comfortable having one on one conversations. No small talk for me. Life is too short for that. It’s why I find making new friends hard. I also don’t have … Continue reading

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What Do Kids Like? Through the Generations

When I was a kid the most fun I had was with my cousins, aunties and uncles. Wish I could relive just that part of my childhood. It was so sweet and joyous. We played cards like seven diamonds, ‘crocodile … Continue reading

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Blessed

I’m blessed with the best little angels and always want to take the time to record my deep gratitude. If one day they ever read this, I want them to know how much they mean to me. Actually at every … Continue reading

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#5. Simple Joys: Encouraging texts about my writing from mum, partner, uncle and aunties

This is a huge one and I appreciate every word so much. I often keep screenshots to look at so that I can feel happy when I’m down. It’s almost like a letter from the past. I have kept all … Continue reading

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#4. Simple Joys – Cute Text from Niece

Brightened up my whole day. Because it’s rare, I’m so utterly thankful.

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Sentimental Value – 21st Birthday Gift from My Father

As I regularly try to declutter for my peace of mind I come across a lot of things I don’t use but can’t part with. If I go by Marie Kondo’s rule of keeping things that spark joy, I have … Continue reading

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Fascinated by Salman Rushdie revealing the best period of his life

If I could go back and relive any time in my life, I’d start in 1979. I was just finishing Midnight’s Children and my first son was about to be born. In fact, I remember telling his mother to just … Continue reading

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The Best & Most Useful Gift from My Partner

I can clip this to my bed post to listen to my audiobooks. The sound is much better than the tinny sound from my phone itself. I try to get the speaker as close to me as possible, so that … Continue reading

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