Monthly Archives: December 2016

Last Day


Today is the last day I put on my purple uniform, but the farewells began yesterday.  As I stepped into Beauty World station,  I said a sullen goodbye to Fang,  whose kindness have made my daily travel to work so … Continue reading

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La La Land – Movie Review 


It was touted as a feel good movie with definite Oscar potential. Well,  midway during the movie I was looking at the clock.  I love a good old fashioned romance movie and I think the Koreans and Thai have nailed … Continue reading

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Mindfulness  Retreat


It’s great that here in Bali Silent Retreat,  we are constantly being reminded to be mindful. In the lodge where we eat,  posters of mindful eating are stuck every where. Eat not only with mindfulness,  but also with gratitude to … Continue reading

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Bali Silent Retreat – Day 2


The morning wake up gong sounded in the distance,  after the ring of my own alarm clock. In the warmth of my bed,  I heard footsteps and the creaking of the stairs in my two storey bungalow. Could it be … Continue reading

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Bali Silent Retreat – a mindfulness getaway 


Bali Silent Retreat is two hours from the airport. The car traveled via single traffic lanes meandering through villages with quaint Balinese architecture,  arriving finally in the middle of  a padi field with just a hut in sight. This is … Continue reading

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Easy Retreats for Novice 


This is my third spiritual  retreat and although it doesn’t make me an expert,  I thought  I’ll share with you my experiences.  I am neither religious nor spiritual, and that’s why I go on retreats,  hoping to discover that side … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng 


This book by Malaysian lawyer Tan Twan Eng was nominated for the Man Booker Prize.  A belated birthday gift to me by my Malaysian friend in April,  I was ecstatic to meet Tan during the recent Singapore Writers Festival.  I … Continue reading

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