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Easter (and Good Friday) in the midst of Covid-19

My four girls and I have always enjoyed volunteering at Willing Hearts, especially during the Lenten season. When my youngest turned 8, she decided to celebrate by waking up early on a Saturday morning (at 5 am) on her birthday … Continue reading

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1440 minutes of potential every day

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to’ ~ Lao Tzu Going through my old Facebook posts yesterday, I came across this quote that I had posted 10 years ago. … Continue reading

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Doing this for 5 minutes everyday could make a difference to your life (and this is not a spam mail)

And I am not talking about a new diet, supplements or exercise regime. 3 weeks ago, at my team’s off-site meeting, we each received a gift – The Five Minute Journal. Normally, I would politely receive such a gift, privately … Continue reading

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A Monopoly of a holiday

In December, if you were in London and came across some Chinese kids standing under road signages having their pictures taken with no apparent tourist attractions in sight, that might have been us. At our family holiday in the UK … Continue reading

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6318 days left … how am I doing on my living list

290 days since I took stock of how many days I have left till I turn 60. 289 since I published my “bucket list”. Actually a more apt name for that list might be “my living list”, considering my focus … Continue reading

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I missed the floor I was to get off on today because of an NTUC love story (or: a toast to the constants in our lives)

I am borderline claustrophobic (and yet I love diving). I hate elevators, especially crowded ones. Since the building where my office is located started renovations a few months back, I have avoided going into the office like the plague, working … Continue reading

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6472 days left…how the bucket list is coming along

A few months back (or 136 days to be exact), I published my bucket list. And in between 4 kids, a full time job on vampire hours, and being a catechist for 10 youths, it’s been challenging to try to … Continue reading

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Am I Happy? Guilty as Charged!

Earlier this week, someone I was having coffee with asked me point blank as soon as we sat down with our cuppas: “Are you happy? Truly happy with your life as it is at the moment?” (You must be wondering where am … Continue reading

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And how are you crazy?

A friend forwarded me an NYT article recently titled “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person”. It was a well written article and the line that seized my imagination was: “In a wiser, more self-aware society than our own, a standard question … Continue reading

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Why you should smile (or better yet, grin) when you go running

This morning, I went for a run with a difference. Normally when I run, I put on my serious work-out face – sunglasses, no smile, just a determined focus on getting the distance/time done, cut off from the world with my ears … Continue reading

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