Author Archives: vickychong

About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.

Dubliners by James Joyce


Ireland was still fresh in my heart when I saw an invitation to the Bloomsday Book Club hosted at the residence of the Ambassador of Ireland. The book to read was Dubliners by James Joyce. I’ve never read James Joyce, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day


The phone rang at 7am this morning. My house phone rarely rings, and never this early so I gathered the call was an emergency. My Father-in-law (FIL) had trouble urinating and so my husband, Mike, had to rush down to … Continue reading

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AR tricks @ Trick Eye Museum Singapore


I was invited last week to a preview of the recently revamped Trickeye Museum located at Sentosa. Just in case you don’t know what that is, Trick Eye Museum, as the name suggests, is a museum where 2D paintings on … Continue reading

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Circle of Friends -Maeve Binchy


Reading this book is like travelling to Ireland all over again, as familiar place names other than Dublin like Aran Island, Kerry, Killaney pop up, although it might not necessarily be referring to the place, like when used in an … Continue reading

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Winford Manila Resort & Casino – a review


Here I am in my hotel room, waiting to check out after four days here. Outside my window of my 20th storey room, I hear the beeps of motorcycles and roar of traffic from Quezon City. Every 18 minutes or … Continue reading

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The Copper Beech


I’d never thought of visiting Ireland until I read books by Irish writer Maeve Binchy. A friend recommended her highly in 1997 and I’ve read all her books except this book and Circle of Friends, which are her earlier books, … Continue reading

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7 Days – Thai Movie


I watched this movie on Qatar Airways between Doha and Singapore. Thai movies are shown on only Asian routes, although I feel they also deserve a slot in other routes, together with Chinese, Korean and Japanese movies. This movie starts … Continue reading

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