About Me, Ju-Lyn

Eating, Running & Living in Singapore

Eating Food, Glorious Food

It is no surprise that I find myself obsessed with food – after all, I am a Singaporean. We are a people who hold animated conversations about food while we are eating, who would comb the island far & wide chasing the promise of great food!

I find myself faced with the challenge of cooking for four people with very different palates. Being mostly vegetarian, it is interesting feeding Carnivorous Husband & Daughters.

Running out & about Singapore 

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Overlooking Symphony Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Loving Husband & I joke that we run so that we can continue to eat the things we enjoy.  The reality is that our metabolisms are not what they used to be and so we help it along any way we can.  That said, we do enjoy being out there and hitting the pavement, albeit very slowly in my case.   I also enjoy running for the Me-time it affords.

Living the Reflective Life

The Instagram & WordPress communities have transformed my thinking about my approach to food, running & to a larger extent, life. I have become more reflective and purposeful in the things I choose to do each day.  I choose to leave a pile of laundry so that I can colour with Younger Daughter.  I choose to heat up leftovers instead of cooking a complicated meal so that I play music with Older Daughter.  I choose to give up a lazy evening watching a movie so that Loving Husband & I can run together.  It’s all about purposeful choices.

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Lemon Cupcakes drizzled with Lemon icing, topped with fresh fruit, lovingly made by Younger Daughter, a morning’s worth of fun!

In the attempt to give back a little of what these communities have given me, I have committed to this blog so that I may share what I have gained and hopefully, to encourage someone else on their journey.

Come along for the ride?

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21 Replies to “About Me, Ju-Lyn”

  1. Your interest in running makes me want to recommend reading Haruki Murakami’s What I Think About When I Think About Running. If you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think. 🙂

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  2. Hi Ju-Lyn Tan

    Thanks for the follow! How have you been and how’s your blog doing?
    I created a blogger tips group to connect with all my long last WordPress blogger friends, and to help all of us to learn from each other. I would love for you to share your knowledge in the group and connect with other bloggers. Here’s the link:
    Blogger Tips Group

    Finally, here’s a blog I thought you may find interesting:
    The Ripple Effect of Blogging

    Best regards,
    Greta
    Founder of Healthy Living
    http://www.healthyliving894.com

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  3. Ju-Lyn, this is a lovely about page and I enjoyed learning about you and your purpose for this blog. You sound like a wonderfully close loving family – I agree that being with each other is much more important than some cleaning or laundry. Those moments of drawing with your child are too precious to miss. Haha! I smiled in amusement at how you also have to cook various dishes at meal-times…I’m vegetarian, my husband is not and my son is in-between and fussier overall!! Makes for lots of pots and pans! The photo of your mother’s Popiah Feast looks delicious!! 😀

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