Not the lead up to the holidays we expected. Yet, so much to be thankful for.
As we celebrate a sober, quieter Thanksgiving this week, I am grateful for the safety and health of my family & friends around the world. I am not prone to worrying but this year has brought numerous occasions for anxiety as we are distanced from loved ones. I am thankful they are as well as they can be.
This sculpture, “Budak Budak” by Chong Fah Cheong made me smile on my morning run.
Vicariously channelling their exuberance: in my fanciful imagination, I am lithe & strong enough to climb up that g. kamchen
I am very thrilled for my poem,
Adrift, to be included in Whispers & Echoes Journal this week.
Reading your Small Pleasures, Smiles & Gratitude brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.
If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.
From Day to Night, the tree reminds me that we all need a little Hope this season.
As December fast approaches, our family has turned thoughts to what we would like to share with our family & friends this season.
Perhaps the message of this
prominent pinwheel Christmas tree along one of my favourite run routes down Orchard Road is appropriate as we contemplate the coming of the Christ-child.
As we struggle to make sense and find our way in this new world, my hope for you is peace, joy and love.
This post is my contribution to
One Word Sunday: Night hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.
I am not a morning person. But one of my favourite times to run is early in the morning: when the pavements are still quiet, when I am too bleary-eyed to protest.
This past Friday, I decided to venture down
Orchard Road to get a dose of Christmas; without the crowds. Continue reading “happy place, happy space: pavement to myself”
It’s exciting the number of things I learn from reading blogposts. Case in point: visiting one of my favourite bloggers, Amanda at
Something To Ponder About, I found out about this delightful feature of the WordPress Block Editor, Image Compare. Continue reading “today’s discovery: Image Compare”
I haven’t had cornflakes in years. But since I have been obsessing over Christina Tosi’s
Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, we have devoured Cereal Milk, Cornflake Crunch, Panna Cotta using said Cereal Milk & Cornflake Crunch. Continue reading “Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies for Our Virtual Tea Party”
Running down Orchard Road, I had to stop to take a closer look at this charming Christmas display outside Wisma Atria. I have a soft spot for toy trains; all that’s missing is smoke & a whistle.
It has been a few weeks now that I have been reading & collating Your Smiles, Small Pleasures & Gratitude – posts that inspire & encourage me in this
Happy Place, Happy Space. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a Virtual Hug or Smile. Continue reading “happy place, happy space: Christmas+Train”
Deepavali, or Diwali, on Saturday, 14 November: the Festival of Lights. The Indian community in Singapore celebrate it with family & friends in a big way, and Little India is decorated for the occasion. Continue reading “Festival of Lights”
Sticky buns. Cinnamon rolls. Honey buns.
Aren’t they all just variations of a cinnamon-y sugary bready deliciousness? Trying to get answers to why each is called what it is & where each originates was a little trying. Poring over google searches left me with a urgent need to scoff one of these enigmatic bakes.
Continue reading “The Sticky Bun Discourse”
Water feature in the
Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Splash of refreshment mid-run.
This post is my contribution to
One Word Sunday: Splash hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.