Monthly Archives: March 2015

Queuing because I am a Singaporean.


I had expected the news but was surprised at my own emotion. Although a supporter, I am not one to grieve over a public figure. The low feeling upon hearing the news, the tears, was something which caught me off-guard. … Continue reading

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Where I was – a memoir from the margins by Constance Singam


I must warn readers that my review of her book may be a tad bias, since I read this book while the country’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew lay dying in hospital. Amid debates in the cyber sphere on … Continue reading

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Positive Psychology on Coursera by Dr Barbara Fredrickson


Despite being in the middle of an 8-week philosophy online course, a memoir workshop and a mentorship writing programme, I could not pass up the chance to learn more positive psychology, which I had read about. Thank goodness this 6-week … Continue reading

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Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack & Jennifer Kaufman


This is a fictional account of the affair between Sigmund Freud and his younger sister-in-law, Minna Barnays. After reading the book, I goggled Sigmund Fraud’s biography. Not that I have not heard of him, but the details were fuzzy. Like … Continue reading

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Healer – Korean Drama


At first, I didn’t like this drama. It was too clique, as if bits and parts were taken from other dramas to make up this show. I thought the show was merely the opportunity to show off two new stars. … Continue reading

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Turning Points


On Monday, I signed up for a Memoir writing workshop on the recommendation of my mentor. The five-day workshop is held once a week, and is meant for those who are 50 and above and had attended the autobiography workshop … Continue reading

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A Baba Boyhood by William Gwee Thian Hock


I chanced upon this book when I was researching on my childhood home at Cuppage Road. I was amazed that someone had actually lived there and written about it. The author lived in a rented house at 27, Cuppage Road … Continue reading

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