Monthly Archives: March 2011

Love’s measuring spoons


Last week, I managed to secure tickets for the Marriage Convention through my work. Mike and I had been persuaded to go ourselves but we thought our marriage is already pretty strong. We could even communicate telepathically sometimes. The tickets were hard … Continue reading

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A Layman Watching the ballet Romeo and Juliet by SDT


Thanks to my friend D’s invitation, I got the opportunity to watch a ballet last Friday. It’s been a long time since I last watched a ballet live. I remember Les Grands Ballets Canadiens during the 1984 Singapore Festivals of … Continue reading

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Three Dads and One Mom – Korean Drama


This was an encore from KBS. It’s a light-hearted comedy starring Eugene and the story totally unbelievable, so just watch it without thinking too much. Storyline asides, the script is funny and the three daddies – really cute to watch. This … Continue reading

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Observing Earth’s Hour


Did you observe Earth Hour last night? 8.30pm – 9.30pm yesterday was designated Earth’s Hour by WWF. I did not know about it until Aaron mentioned in passing while surfing the net. Saturdays are usually spent at my in-laws’ house … Continue reading

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The Leading Echo And The Golden Echo by Gerard Mansley Hopkins


I’ve always liked the idea of having a poem read during a funeral – especially one that is best representative of the deceased. It replaces the lack of religious ceremony for an agnostic like me.  It’s a daunting task to choose an appropriate one … Continue reading

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LEE KUAN YEW Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going – Book Review


There had been many excerpts from this books – especially the juicy bits – reproduced in The Straits’ Times but I had never felt compelled to read them. However, when the book came out, I was amongst the first to buy the first … Continue reading

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SWA Garden Restaurant 汕园潮洲酒楼


My sis-in-law’s recommended us this Teochew restaurant at 540 Macpherson Road ( Tel 67445009).  It’s located amongst a row of restaurants and zhicha shop houses at the end of Macpherson. I like the nostalgic look of the restaurant – tiled wall, laced-curtained glass door, friendly … Continue reading

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