Category Archives: Me!

Investing in people

I read this sentence in an article today, ‘I did not want to invest in people I did not expect to see again.’ The first time I came across the phrase ‘investing in a person’ was when an ex-ACSI principal … Continue reading

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My Path

I attended Google’s Jolly Good Fellow Tan Chade Meng’s talk on ‘Why Buddhism For Me’ last week and walked away with the same reasons, well articulated by him. Buddhism in my early years, like him, involved idol worship, prayers for … Continue reading

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English, Singlish and Broken English

On Saturday, I went to the Speak Good English Movement Symposium just because I wanted to listen to speakers such as Gwee Li Siu and Adrain Tan, who were at last year’s Singapore Writers Festival closing debate and were so entertaining. … 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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Silk Carnations 

It’s was Mother’s Day yesterday.  My phone vibrated non-stop since early morning – girlfriends were sending me Mother’s Day messages, with photos of flowers and the joy of motherhood.  My second son sent a disappearing instagram message from Iceland which … Continue reading

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Seven R’s of a Repairing Apology

(This poem was inspired by David Chan from SMU on his article on ST Opinion May 6, 2017.) Recognize what you have done Do not trivialise your wrongdoing It’s not a blunder, a judgment error or unbalanced decision It’s integrity and … Continue reading

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Faberhills Park 

As I sit here at Faberhills playground watching over my niece and nephews, I suddenly realize how much the park,  as we have always called it,  has changed over the forty-plus years since we moved here in 1970. Kids now … Continue reading

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