Monthly Archives: June 2010

Home Coming for the Toh Clan


It was a homecoming like no other.   Exactly 60 years ago when he was a lad of 15, Ah Kong (my father-in-law), left his hometown in Chaoan and travelled to Shantou, where he boarded a boat at Hankang to … Continue reading

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My new born Bulbuls – please stay safe


It’s 7am. The sky is not even bright. Like all new borns, the little ones are already crying for food. Their beaks open up to the sky. The parents are out but soon they’ll be back with breakfast, and midmorning snack, … Continue reading

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Buddha – by Deepak Chopra


  When I first pick up the book from my shelf, Australian Women’s Weekly also ran an interview with the author in its April 2010 issue as part of his Australian tour. I took that as a sign that I should give … Continue reading

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The Compass by Tammy Kling & John Spencer Ellis


    In the cover jacket, this book is described as "more than a book…The Compass is a movement. And it’s about YOU – discovering what moves you, what inspires you and what mark you can make on the world." … Continue reading

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Marriot Mai Kao Phuket June 2010


We got this accommodation ‘free’ from a company that was in the papers last week for being warned by CASE. And yes, we had attended the 90 mins presentation ‘sponsored’ by Citibank card members and were wowed by the resorts … Continue reading

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Nando’s Bugis Junction


When the bunch of swakus (country bumpkins) decended into town looking for food before watching The Full Monty, we were at a loss as to where we should go.   Call Cass, she is now very ‘in’, unlike us, one … Continue reading

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The Full Monty – The Musical by Pangdemonium


The ST Life! gave it a glowing review. My friend’s friends who had seen it said it was laughter throughout. Yet, as I sat watching George Chan prance around in a red thong as a member of Chippendale in the … Continue reading

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