Category Archives: Living Well

A New Look at Resolutions

  My experience with New Year Resolutions has been…inconsistent. When I was younger, it was just something to do but it held little meaning for me. Strike 1. As an adult, I gave it another go but the things that … Continue reading

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Perspective.

That’s what the cadaverous food critic orders in Ratatouille and what strikes me now, at this odd moment after breakfast in my neighbourhood kopitiam (coffee shop) while reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. When self-help books first flooded bookstores, … Continue reading

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Yearning to Learn Again

Every now and then, I’m struck by the thought that my past work surpasses what I’m doing now. It comes every time I catch a glimpse of articles or even essays I’d written years ago, and I feel amazed, thinking … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It’s been three years since I became a hybrid – with one foot planted in the PR world and the other firmly in the editorial; and learning to work partially in an office and the rest of the time at … Continue reading

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Merdeka Reflections

On Saturday morning, I went to church – there was a special mass to commemorate our national day of independence and for once I was moved to attend.  It saddened me that the mass was being held in the small … Continue reading

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Where does the money go?

I love summer action flicks – it’s a crazy-sometimes-silly ride that you don’t have to strain your head over or get emotionally involved with.  However, the recent news that Ben Affleck would don the Caped Crusader’s mantle got me riled … Continue reading

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What Words are Worth

The caption on the lower right corner of my business card reads ‘Words Count’. A professional acquaintance thought I was trying to emphasise the importance of a word count so that I can bill clients accordingly. Couldn’t have been farther … Continue reading

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A Pat on the Back

There’s a wonderful thrill when I’m notified that someone is following my blog – thank you Sid Dunnebacke and The Blissful Adventurer. I am attention-shy and prefer to be in the background most of the time, and yet I find myself craving … Continue reading

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Stop the Waste

We were having breakfast this morning and noticed a mother and two children at the nearby table. She had ordered the same meal for her two children of pre-school age, plus a coffee (!) and a large glass of water … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope and Love

Last night, I attended a choral performance called ‘Together as One – Faiths united through choral music”. Not the most attention-grabbing theme and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’m a tad sceptical about attending any kind of performance … Continue reading

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