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About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.

Ayubowan Sri Lanka : Sigiriya Rock Fortress 


Ayubowan is the greeting in Sri Lanka,  which means may you have a long life. We arrived yesterday from  Singapore and after a hearty Sri Lankan buffet lunch,  my guide/driver drove four hours to bring us to this World Heritage … Continue reading

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International Day of Yoga 


21 June 2017 is when Singapore celebrated its third International Day of Yoga (IDY), which started in India and observed globally. This date is chosen because it the summer solstice,  which has the longest daylight in the year.  I am … Continue reading

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Singapore Love Stories – Edited by Verena Tay


As a fan of the romantic genre, I grew up reading Mills and Boons and I rarely chance across Singapore love stories. OK, I found a chit lit written by a Filipina author which didn’t click. So I think it’s … Continue reading

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Love in Harvard – Korean Drama 


This is an encore telecast and judging from the tiny mobile phones the actors are using in the drama,  it looks like it was filmed in the early 2000s. Hyun Woo,  son of a prominent lawyer goes to Harvard law … Continue reading

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Zhingkham Resort,  Bhutan 


Zhingkham Resort sits high on a hill, overlooking the Punakha Valley, where from my room,  I finally get what my guide, Phuntsho, was describing – Punakha Dzong,  the religious and winter government administrative building, is built on a piece of … Continue reading

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Sunrise over Phobjikha Valley 


Ah! Ah! Ah!  Like the coarse voice of teenage boy breaking  The cries of crows wake the valley as streaks of sunlight gently enlighten the Vast expanse of green medow  Dotted by grazing horses and cows  Flanked in the background … Continue reading

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 


I love this book,  which I had bought for my sons to read when the book was first published in 2003, but had never read it, thinking it was parked under the young adult coming of age genre. Better late … Continue reading

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