Monthly Archives: April 2010

Susannah’s Garden – Debbie Macomber


This is the second last book left from the Debbie Macomber series that is stocked at Jurong Library. I have just one more book of hers to read and then I’ll have to browse at a new shelf.   There was … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the morning


This morning, there was what appeared to be an abandon dog at the bus stop. He looked like a Maltese, skinny, poor coat, hair dropped from its tail and quite anxious about where his owner was. When I patted him, … Continue reading

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My car number was first prize last weekend!


In the early nineties, I was selling Du Pont’s Engineering plastics and was driving an almost ten year old Nissan Sunny which had belonged to my uncle, who I was working for.   At a visit to Tong Aik Plastic … Continue reading

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Appreciation Note


Yesterday turned out like any ordinary day, except that it turned out exceptionally well. I woke up and reconnected with a Sec 3/4 classmate in FB whom I’ve not seen since I left NY. Looking at her photo now, almost thirty years later, … Continue reading

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Mother tongue weightage to be cut in PSLE?


My sister was the top 8% in the SAP scheme at Nanyang during her school days, studying both English and Chinese as first languages. Her daughter Nat is studying Chinese weekly in Germany. She complained to me only on Saturday … Continue reading

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Laying Bricks


Last Friday at the CTSS award ceremony, the Guest of Honour was Miss Tay Siew Lian, Deputy Director of Training Branch. I was very impressed with the speech she gave. In fact, I had also been impressed by another Director from MOE, … Continue reading

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Writing for the Arts Workshop


Last weekend was a busy one for me. Other than participating in the 6km Run for Water on Sunday, I also took Saturday morning to attend a writing workshop conducted for the Arts’ Festivals 2010 on ‘Arts Writing’, more accurately, … Continue reading

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