Monthly Archives: June 2012

Religion and Such


A few years ago when my sons were about thirteen or fourteen, they were invited by their cousin to attend a Christmas function at City Harvest Church. As it was Christmas, I agreed to let them join their Christian cousin. … Continue reading

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Sometimes – Childhood in Cuppage Road


I am currently reading Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence and there is this chapter where all the sentences start with the word ‘Sometimes’, to describe what the protagonist had experienced when he is in this particular house. As a … Continue reading

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The Art of Receiving Criticism


The people around me have been feeling miserable recently, and one major reason is that they have all changed bosses (coincidentally). With the old boss gone, so too is the comfort level. Working with new bosses are hard especially if … Continue reading

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Love Rain – Korean Drama Review


I hope Korean TV dramas are not going to revert back to those early 90’s long-winded romance drama where the love is unrequited because of family’s opposition, cancer, or in this case first sickness, then blindness. It’s cliche and very dated. So … Continue reading

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10 Days Hokkaido – Onsen Experience


There are onsens (hot spring pool) in most hotels in Japan, even at the no-star hostel at Mount Fuji where I stayed two years ago. The usage of onsen is different in different country. In Korea and Taiwan, we were told to … Continue reading

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10 Days Hokkaido – Food Galore!


There has been a ramen boom in Singapore in recent years. More and more Japanese famous ramen chains have been setting up shops here, offering Hokkaido Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and such. So as soon as we touched down at Chitose Airport, we … Continue reading

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10 Days Hokkaido – Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa MIZU NO UTA


By the time we left Lake Mashu for the seven-hour drive to Lake Shikotsu, it was almost 2pm. The GPS indicated initially that we would reach our resort after 9pm. That’s means we would miss our dinner which we had paid … Continue reading

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