Category Archives: Singapore Living

My First Experience with Snow

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I Just Watched the Wham! Documentary

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I Worry I’ll Run Out of Stories

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When Was the First Time you Took a Flight?

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I Used To Have A Dream Job

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When I was diagnosed with cancer

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What a Trip to Siem Reap Taught Me

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Been Writing at Another Place but I’m still here too.

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Beautiful Singapore Morning

14 April 2022 at 6.44am. Haven’t risen to see the sky this beautiful since, but I hope to. I pushed myself too much perhaps and now I’m down and needing to take a forced rest. Hope to get back to … Continue reading

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Things People in Singapore say

Just some things I overheard when travelling on the MRT or sitting at a cafe. Often I don’t even want to hear these conversations, especially those of business folks who seem so overconfident and love the sound of their own … Continue reading

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Plant Based: Who Knew it Could Be so Yummy

I had never heard of plant based calamari before and did not expect it to taste so good and be as chewy as squid. The ambience at Little Farms Bar and Grill at Serangoon Gardens is pretty nice especially after … Continue reading

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#20. Simple Joys: Singapore being cooler because of all the trees and plants

It’s something we take for granted. The rest of Southeast Asia is much hotter due to the lack of trees, even though Singapore lies closer to the equator. We also have the advantage of being an island. The surrounding water … Continue reading

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No More Masks on Trains or Buses

I was nervous when I heard the news that from Valentines Eve, no less, the rule to wear masks was being removed. You’d think I should be jumping for joy. Back when the rule was imposed, old me would have … Continue reading

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#19. Simple Joys: A Glimpse of Thaipusam and Devotees carrying Kavadis and Milk Pots

So glad my partner agreed to drive through Little India even with the traffic crunch. I really wanted a glimpse of the festivities. I truly respect the devotion of the devotees and was looking out for my cousin and her … Continue reading

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Finally Living Again in 2023 Post Covid

By living, I mean taking the bus and train more regularly as opposed to being stuck at home where you tend to be too sedentary. I honestly prefer these modes of transport to a taxi or car if I’m not … Continue reading

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#18. Simple Joys: A Dragon Dance

Just when I was thinking my life is so humdrum, I heard a cacophony of cymbals and drums and headed towards it. I felt so uplifted and blessed to be perfectly on time for a dragon dance. And in my … Continue reading

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Have Not Been Writing

I don’t feel an urge to write when I feel I can’t be completely honest. It’s like – what’s the point? In my entire life I have never lied other than doing it to spare someone’s feelings. Like an insecure … Continue reading

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Samy’s Curry at Dempsey has Been Renovated & We had a Good Lunch There

Went by for lunch. It was packed and there was a queue as we left. This is quite the institution for Singaporean style South Indian curry on a banana leaf. I truly love the cabbage dhal, fish curry and Mysore … Continue reading

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Why Do People in Singapore Boast So Much? I Want to See the Good Ones Win for a Change

Office folk seem to be taking to cafes to conduct job interviews and they talk at the top of their lungs. It’s annoying as covid cases rise and no one wears masks. I dread it when they plop down next … Continue reading

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#15. Simple Joys: Seeing Deepavali Decor in the train

Just seeing your upcoming festival being recognised was nice.

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