Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Barely six months after she was discharged from her almost three month-stay at the hospital, my 93 year old grandmother is back there with a broken hip again, this time on her right side. The fall which she sustained this … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy


The Daily Telegraph calls this book ‘A delicate complex moving novel’ but when Ivan, my son, recommended me, he said it was simple to read. He finished all 208 pages in three days. So what’s my take? This book is … Continue reading

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A Platinum Yogic experience


For the past 15 months, I have been a member of Platinum Yoga studio in Singapore. It took me almost a year to decide to commit to subscribing to a yoga studio, as I was afraid that I would under-utilize … Continue reading

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Micromastery by Robert Twigger and micromastering handstand


I rarely read self-improvement book but I’ve signed on a Masterclass for CNF by this writer and I thought I should perhaps find out more about this author by reading his book. This 241 page book is easy to read, … Continue reading

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Monstress (Stories) by Lysley Tenorio


Lysley is the first Filipino author I’ve read and I love this book of short stories, which I would not have purchased if not for his reading session at NUS-Yale where he was visiting. His reading of ‘The Brothers’ captivated … Continue reading

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Goodbye My Kampong! – Book Review


I should state that Josephine Chia is my mentor in a writing program so my review of her book may not be perceived as objective. This book is a sequel to Kampong Spirit (review here:¬†https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/kampong-spirit-gotong-royong/), which had readers requesting for … Continue reading

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Kueh Lapis Story


My sister used to travel to Medan for work and brought home Kuah Lapis – gifts from her clients-which I love. I like the spices and the generous amount of prunes, so different from the ones we get locally during … Continue reading

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