Monthly Archives: September 2010

I Love My Libraries!


When I last visited my friend SF in KL, I was appalled at how untidy her 5ft desk was. Strewn on the tables were letters, papers, receipts and junk mails. Where does she have space for actual work? Since I … Continue reading

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A milestone for Andreas and for me


Today, my 18-year-old son had his first driving lesson – a milestone in any teenager’s life, and that of his mother as well. As a mother, regardless of what other people say, one is never quite prepared to accept the … Continue reading

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Stiff – The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach


Cadaver – a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse. When I was studying at NUS, an ex-classmate of mine, then a dentistry student, took my friend and I on a tour to the Medicine Faculty. There … Continue reading

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September Appreciation Note


The Mooncake Festival (or the Mid-Autumn Festival) is my favourite time of the year. I’d make time to slow down and admire the beauty of the full moon and partake in family bonding by sharing of mooncakes with family members. (Except … Continue reading

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Ivan, 加油!


Ivan has been studying very hard lately, staying back at the library until ten pm. Even on Sunday, he can be found at Bishan Library mugging away (I hope, or so he claimed). ‘Do they allow you to study at a … Continue reading

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Learning Indonesian


Yesterday, Aaron told me he needed twenty Indonesian words, expecting me to rattle off the tip of my tongue (he expects too much of his mother.) I told him to change to Tagalog instead.   ‘Why?’ Asked him. ‘Because Irene is Filipina, … Continue reading

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Exercise – A way of life


Last Wednesday after he removed my stitches, my doctor told me he’d give me one month MC. (How nice if I was working!)   I smiled and replied that I don’t work, so MC is not necessary, but when can … Continue reading

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