Author Archives: vickychong

About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.

Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen


This book was another book club reading that was cancelled because of #circuitbreaker2020SG which I hadn’t planned to attend anyway, but read the book only after the event as I like the story summary on the book cover, the family … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat at Home


Last Sunday, I read an article on The Irish Times in which journalist Joe Humphreys asks, Is Covid-19 lockdown our chance to regain a sense of wonder? In the article, Joe quoted environmentalist and author Patrick Curry about his definition … Continue reading

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Cali Rochester – Restaurant Tabao Meals


Among the feed on Instagram and Facebook are the many posts of tempting food offers from restaurants in Singapore I have never heard of and probably would never go for reasons of distance, price or obscurity. Thanks to the current … Continue reading

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Crash Landing on You – A Review


After three years’ hiatus and two years after giving up my cable TV subscription, I reluctantly started watching Crash Landing on You via Dramacool, a streaming website, as I heard many friends harping over the clever script. So with the … Continue reading

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Inheritance by Balli Kaur Jaswal


This book was meant to be for our Singlit book club meeting which got canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I hadn’t intended to attend the meeting since I didn’t read the book, but now with extra time on hand, … Continue reading

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Staying active during #circuitbreaker2020SG


I started 2020 with a goal to be able to kick up into a handstand in the middle of a room and balance for 10 secs. This was a goal which was brought forward from 2018, then 2019 and the … Continue reading

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Counting Days #circuitbreaker2020SG


My friend from Holland, Gabby, was supposed to visit me on April 3 and we were looking forward to having a reunion after getting to know each other and bonding closely on a retreat in Morocco. In February, she sent … Continue reading

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