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Typical Childhood in the 1950’s (Uncle A’s perspective), with a Preamble About Recording Stories

I’m noting down family details and it’s all these little stories and varying perspectives that may come in useful for a story about a typical Singaporean family that have their ancestral roots in Sri Lanka, specifically Jaffna. Of course no … Continue reading

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My Uncle relating to me the Story of when his Father Died in 1960 & How They All Coped

It sounded pretty traumatic to me. For all the 7 children ranging in ages from 10 to 24. My uncle was 17 years old and that was the year he had to prepare for his O levels. They received the … 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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Not a Political Blog

I find myself talking more and more about the elections and the personalities that have emerged. But Singapore Actually is not a political blog. It’s just a space for me to talk about whatever is consuming Singaporeans at the moment, … Continue reading

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My 3 Embarrassing Travel Confessions

This post is going to make me sound so utterly superficial and spoilt, but here goes.  I feel a bit embarrassed by this, but I have 3 confessions to make about travel: 1. One thing is, I am unable to … Continue reading

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Turning 40: My List of 40 Travel Memories

I’ll be turning 40 in a few weeks, and all year long I have been anticipating going into a deep funk. So far it hasn’t quite happened yet and I think I have to thank my blogger friends on WordPress … Continue reading

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Movies That Made Me Cry

I cry very easily. It’s easy to tug at my heartstrings. I have been known to even tear during a particularly sad commercial or while reading a book.  Don’t even get me started on sad songs.  At movies with heart … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Stories Filled with Midnight Feasts and Adventures for Girls

As a kid I loved Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – the books and the British TV Show.  Hearing the theme song again sure brings back memories.  George was the character that stuck in my mind. I think even then I … Continue reading

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My Milk Toof: The Cutest Blog Ever!

An unemployed artist, Inhae Lee, created these two marvellously adorable characters with stories that are cute beyond anything I’ve seen! The amount of work that must have gone into the creations is astounding. You must check it out at My Milk … Continue reading

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