I have just spent the last two weeks buried deep in Singapore WWII history, preparing for my first museum docent tour at the Former Ford Factory (FFF). While I know quite a lot about my country’s war history, I still had to be thorough with details, in order to handle any questions that come my … Continue reading The Incredible Story Of Newbigging’s Flag
One Must Always Have A Five-Year Plan
My sister taught me a very useful life lesson when she was fourteen and I was thirteen. In her teenage wisdom, she told me one night while taking a break from homework, that one must always have a five year plan. Since that day, I have always had a five-year plan. Most of them panned … Continue reading One Must Always Have A Five-Year Plan
The intense, harrowing, precious, serendipitous experience of writing a book with my mother
My third book ‘The House on Silat Road’ was finally released in December last year. Soon after that, I was caught up in an exhilarating but frantic whirlwind of events at literary festivals, workshops and author talks at schools and museums—which also accounts for why I had not had the chance to post for a … Continue reading The intense, harrowing, precious, serendipitous experience of writing a book with my mother
Is It 2019 Already??
Happy new year! Time really flies and it’s amazing that a year has passed so quickly. Thank you for coming along with me on my modest blogging journey through 2018. So grateful to have made a new friends along the way who have been all but encouraging and fun. You know who you are. So … Continue reading Is It 2019 Already??
Do Not Step on the Cirrus Clouds
I used to jog along East Coast beach every Sunday morning. I saw this scene on one of those days. An artist had installed this amazing piece along the beach, pointing to the open skies. It is also very near Changi where our airport is, and the planes fly over these skies frequently just after … Continue reading Do Not Step on the Cirrus Clouds
Thoughts on the Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb
First of all, let me state outright that this post may not go down well for some as it presents some ugly truths. On the anniversary of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many call for an end to nuclear weapons, while the Japanese who suffered the mushroom cloud mark the anniversary with tears … Continue reading Thoughts on the Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb
The Right Way to Call An Ape
The Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore is over. We've been treated to lots of spectacles on the streets, like the two leaders' great motorcades that caused half-hour jams at rush hour, KJU's running guards, and the dotard gushing over the despot. But it is sheer coincidence, I assure you, that my post immediately following the summit … Continue reading The Right Way to Call An Ape
The Suite in Singapore That Kim Jong Un Wanted
Singapore is all abuzz with the Trump-Kim Summit scheduled for this Tuesday. The road closures have begun, and the air space is now restricted for the time being. I am not not looking forward to having two of the most odious people visit my country. I can safely say I am not the only one … Continue reading The Suite in Singapore That Kim Jong Un Wanted
Exciting Times Ahead
The start of a new year is always an exciting time. It's full of promise in the blank spaces of my appointment schedule and my to-do list. That it's quite empty right now can be a little unsettling, but I also choose to see the excitement of possibility lying in there. What will I do … Continue reading Exciting Times Ahead
The Elusive Recipe, Mumps & Indigo Tigers
I've been following the blog Brilliant Viewpoint for some time now, and always enjoy her writing. Her recent post Authentic Italian Cooking recounts her search for an elusive recipe for a cake she enjoyed years ago, and recently found. It was a lucky, happy coincidence for her. It made me think about my elusive recipe which … Continue reading The Elusive Recipe, Mumps & Indigo Tigers
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