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Why it’s Better to Grow Up in Singapore Today Compared to the 70’s and 80’s

These are just my personal feelings (I’m a diary blogger & not a journalist by any means) based on my particular childhood experiences some of which I don’t wish to relive. Nothing set in concrete. I used to always think … Continue reading

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My Thoughts About Interviews & Ethics

In the past I’ve had a range of job interviews. Most of them have been soul crushing. It is why I will always be thankful to the interview panel at the New Zealand Embassy, even though I didn’t make it … Continue reading

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This Crazy Need to be Constantly Productive

I look at characters in movies and they get so much done within a day. It makes me feel like a sloth, as on some days, even waking up is a chore. There’s this constant need to be ticking off … Continue reading

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My History

Some blogs are truly engaging. Often I am so drawn in that I feel compelled to leave a comment. Usually the writer has been incredibly generous and brave with their life story. I can’t help but wonder, am I wasting … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Why Am I Wired This Way?

My brain has been wired by trauma to always think of the worse possible outcome, so that I can be prepared. I’m constantly in fight or flight mode. It’s a terrible state to be in and I wish I wasn’t … 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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Can I Go Back to the Nineties Please?

I must be missing out I think, as I watch people get ecstatic on social media, posting jubilant memes in response to Singapore lifting some covid restrictions. Alcohol consumption will soon be allowed after 10.30 pm and live music. You … Continue reading

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Funny Signs in Singapore

Naughty people stuck their stickers on this poor vendor’s notice. Singaporeans can be very lazy indeed when it comes to things like this that’s not considered litter. Also made me wonder. Who is now accepting 5 cent coins. And our … 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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Blogging Life: Been Away For So Long I Dropped Off Google

When I started blogging actively around 2011 on my own domain (.com) and not just on free sites (2005-2011), my traffic went up exponentially and I ranked on the first page of Google for years. Then cancer happened and after … Continue reading

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