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My First Cousins


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It’s So Easy to Fall Out of a Routine of Good Habits

I fell out of my routine since my last holiday. You see, my routine was very much a forced thing. I was waking up pre dawn, as early as 4.30am, even though I’m naturally a night owl, and going to … Continue reading

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#16. Simple Joys: Reading Books with Kids

Reading books with the best kids. Books they actually enjoy. I get so much out of it and their comments and things they observe are so interesting. I appreciate good illustrations as well. Children’s books are very therapeutic and calming … Continue reading

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Revolted by the Article in Our Newspapers about Hitting Children

This article truly triggered me. It presents the findings of a survey that shows 40% of parents use corporal punishment. It doesn’t take any stand against it. It even seems to be excusing it. The study found that younger children … Continue reading

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5 Things I Thought I Would Have when I was a Child: Letting Go of My Expectations

This is my exercise in letting go of expectations. Sadly life never turns out the way you expect for many, but there have also been treasured joys I never expected as well. When I was a kid I always imagined … 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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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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Netflix: The Lost Daughter

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I really loathed and was actually repulsed by the main character Leda in ‘The Lost Daughter’, played by Olivia Coleman. She has an affair and leaves her two very young daughters for three … Continue reading

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Singapore Museums: The National Museum is Amazing & A Must Visit

It’s free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents so we really should take advantage of this. The building itself is spectacular and we are always awestruck looking up at the dome with the stain glass. As I went with two darling … Continue reading

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How the Society you live in Determines Happiness

Warning: this is yet another rambling, meandering post. Stream of consciousness? At first listening to the French Duolingo podcasts was inspiring but after a while I found a common theme. The protagonist surmounted all the odds to win a contest … Continue reading

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Best Day in Months

Visited my Aunt, Uncle and nieces today and felt so much joy and love it was indescribable. I was on cloud nine. Energized me so much that chemo fatigue was truly non existent. The innocence, pure love and exuberance of … Continue reading

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Finally Did it: River Safari

The River Safari is a mixture of an aquarium and a zoo. I enjoyed the it more than I thought I would. I’m not usually an outdoorsy type of person. My favourite exhibits would be the pandas, red pandas (more … Continue reading

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Peekaboo Books

I love Children’s Books that are well made. Gonna start writing about my favourite ones.

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Wish I Had a Playhouse when I was Little…

But back then the back of the couch was fine. There sure are some amazing playhouses in Singapore but they do come with a hefty price tag. Playtents are cheaper (Ikea) but I was attracted to this sturdier pretty one … Continue reading

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City Square for Kiddie Stuff

These days I’m interested in shopping – if it’s for baby or kiddie stuff. Recently I found that City Square is one such place.

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Happiness Gift that Banishes Negativity for a While

I need an off switch for my mind. Here I am, awake at 4am and unable to go back to sleep due to worry. What better to do than to compose a blog post. Haven’t been updating the blog lately … Continue reading

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Children in Hanoi During Tet

The children in Hanoi were enchanting, posing for their parents during the Tet festival. The Vietnamese people seem to be very family oriented and I noticed they were very gentle and loving with their kids. Here were children tucking into … Continue reading

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What Were You Sure of as a 6 Year Old?

It’s sad that life beats us down and we don’t have the confidence we were born with. Was feeling introspective the other day and wrote this. Please indulge me. Always eager to hear your thoughts.

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Reminded Me of Toddlers & Tiaras

We were wondering why it was impossible to get a parking space at Far East Plaza and we soon found out why. There was a ballroom dancing competition for kids. It seems cute and all but as I observed closer … Continue reading

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Art by Kids at Bay Front MRT

Took this some time ago and forgot about it. Decided it was time for a short post to appreciate the art at our MRT Stations.

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Moonrise Kingdom

Another wonderful movie I would recommend. Again, I greatly appreciate the loving attention to detail. Set in 1965, the musical score (Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra) brought back memories. I think this must have been played both … Continue reading

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Some Days this World is Hard to Fathom

I watched the movie The Dark Knight Rises and felt a chill when the random shooting scene came on. I can’t even begin to imagine how terrifying it must have been for the victims. The horrifying mass murder in a … Continue reading

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