Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Wild Atlantic Way – Castle House B&B


I had left it to my husband, Mike, to book our accommodation and he selected this B&B for the ‘ocean view’. I was disappointed when I first saw it. There was no garden for my yoga. I had expected a … Continue reading

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The Belvedere Hotel @Dublin


The best thing about this hotel is the location, right in the heart of Dublin, where the airport bus Airlink drops you less than a kilometre away. We arrived early at 7.30am without our luggages, thanks to Qatar Airways who … Continue reading

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Intimate Strangers – Korean Movie


People live three lives – a public life, a private life and a secret life. Four men who grew up together gather for a housewarming dinner at the plastic surgeon’s house with each of their spouses, except for one who … Continue reading

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The Best of Catherine Lim


Thanks to the monthly talk ‘How to Fall in Love with Classics’ organised by my library and conducted by Dr Gwee Li Sui, I have been reading short stories by authors which I had neglected. In April, we would be … Continue reading

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Knots by Gunnhild Oyehaug


  This book was first published in Norway in 2004 and took ten years to be published in English. Translated into English by Keri Dickson, I read the review by James Wood in The New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/28/a-norwegian-master-of-the-short-story) and he was … Continue reading

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Moving to Wu Guangzhong’s art


Swaying to the silent music of Chinese artist Wu Guangzhong’s paintings at the Singapore National Gallery is not something people do, or even allowed, judging by the strict gaze from the museum ushers, who were quick, albeit polite, to tell … Continue reading

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