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When I see my nieces with their cousins, it makes my heart swell. I want them to be close all their lives, like they are right now, and have beautiful memories like I do. My childhood was not easy due … Continue reading
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
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
He’s usually not free due to various meetings. It was nice to chat non stop.
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
A meal is elevated by condiments, like all kinds of chilli and sauces. I always need spice in my meals.
I do love dry Laksa, so I was exited to spot the opening of this new dining place at Vivo. I haven’t reached 100 on my 100 Reasons to Be Happy in Singapore, but just found my number 98/100. Started … Continue reading
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
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
Brightened up my whole day. Because it’s rare, I’m so utterly thankful.
Honestly the highlight of my whole day. Anything they do automatically makes my heart sing. Here’s a riddle: A grandmother, two mothers and two daughters went to a café. Each of them ordered a cup of coffee. How many cups … Continue reading
When they don’t run out of my favourite tuna baguette.
Getting a seat on the train (MRT) . And I don’t mind taking a longer route and less crowded line, in order to get one. I previously had a Happiness in Singapore list but Janet’s ‘The Little Things’ post inspired … Continue reading
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
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
I have social anxiety, but I don’t feel it with people I’m comfortable with like my cousins. I practically saw them grow up, being the much older cousin. They were the cutest toddlers. It’s true what they say about cousins … Continue reading
I’m feeling so happy today. I bought a new piano book at Yamaha (the old time piano studio that still exists in Singapore after all these years). Playing something new helps me assess a different party of my brain, the … Continue reading
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
Decided to continue the list I started more than a decade ago. Since then probably some things on my list are no more, because Singapore is constantly morphing. But we are now blessed with Jewel and her majestic fountain. It … Continue reading
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