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Simple Joys #18: 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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#17. Simple Joys: Meeting My Partner For Lunch

He’s usually not free due to various meetings. It was nice to chat non stop.

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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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#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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#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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#3. Simple Joys – Riddle from Little Niece

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

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#2. Simple Joys – when they don’t run out of my favourite sandwich

When they don’t run out of my favourite tuna baguette.

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#1. Simple Joys – A Seat on the MRT

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

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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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10 Things I’m Grateful for & Why Oddly Enough the Cancer Feels like a Blessing

I’m in a bright side of life mood right now & I’ll update this list as I recall more sliver linings. It’s making me see how much everyone cares. My Uncle and Aunt who hardly text or take photos with their … 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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7 Reasons Why You Should Blog About Food

1. Makes me more self aware of what I’m consuming. I then try not to repeat a bad meal and also make more of an effort to try new things. 2. Revitalises me.  Intensifies and makes the experience of dining … Continue reading

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#95. Don’t Miss Out on the Little Ones Growing Up

I guess this one only applies if you have little ones in your family in Singapore. If you lived anywhere else or had to be posted overseas for work it would be such a downer. You’d miss out on their … Continue reading

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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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Do You Have a Hard Time Saying No?

This is not a motivational post that offers solutions. I can’t offer any solutions as I have a hard time saying no myself. The worse thing ever is a guilt trip. I often wish guilt trips wouldn’t work so easily … Continue reading

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Inspiring Life Snippets

Following up from my last post, I was so enthralled to get the responses from blog writers that I nominated for the Liebster award.  Thank you so much for putting effort into your responses and sharing such personal details and … Continue reading

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Why I Take Lots of Photos

I’m referring to photos I take of family. It’s a simple reason. It’s because I wish I had more photos with my dad. I do have my memories of sweet times with him but the photos help jog my memory … Continue reading

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My Darling Nieces

Love my nieces beyond words. Just one smile from them can last me for days. Even when they are grouchy they are so cute. When they are in distress you just want to make it better. Life is so much … Continue reading

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4 Things: Finding Happiness in the Supposedly Mundane

I was thinking about happiness and how I could find it without spending any money or leaving my house. 1. Well one thing I know for sure that would make me happy is if I successfully organize all my stuff … Continue reading

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#84. The Joy of Discovering Kampong Glam & Haji Lane

It was a total joy to rediscover Kampong Glam, our Muslim quarter.  The area has a new vibrancy with the emerging hip fashion district at Haji Lane. Even after visiting the place numerous times this year, I still feel there … Continue reading

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