I haven’t had a good mud run in a long long time. So much so that I actually considered putting my shoes through the washing machine, to my Loving Husband’s chagrin.
Breaking patterns and doing something quite different is good for one’s soul, if not for keeping shoes clean. When the road seems never-ending and fatigue starts to set in, it is time to do something completely different. The anxiety over breaking routine, followed by the exhilaration of the novelty; result: invigoration! Continue reading “Run in the mud: Nanowrimo Update Day 20”
It has been an interesting writing week; Nanowrimo has taken an unexpected turn. After an encouraging start last week, I was out for a day with a stomach bug. While I was lying in bed resting, I had ample time to ruminate on what my characters were doing and fixate on bits of the story that I didn’t feel comfortable with. Continue reading “Christmas Street Bling: Nanowrimo Day 13 Update”
It was a good start to Nanowrimo.. I was happy with the progress: ate well, slept fairly well, didn’t lose my cool with anyone. Even made time to be inspired at the Singapore Writers Festival over the weekend. I was pretty pleased with myself. Continue reading “Overcoming Hurdles: Nanowrimo Day 9 Update”
This is an old familiar bench on Saraca Stream Walk, found close to the Tanglin Gate of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Just five months ago, this was a rest stop for me on my recuperative walks. As I run past this bench this morning, I cannot help but pause to give thanks. To remember gasping as I took each slow step, wobbling and trying to keep balance, determined not to have to hold on to Loving Husband for support. For more details, follow this link. Continue reading “Nanowrimo Day 6 Update: Giving Thanks”
Today is the 1st of November. I have chosen to take the step which might lead to insanity, but I may also end up with 50 000 words towards my novel.
It is with some trepidation that I begin: butterflies in my tummy, less than helpful thoughts floating through my head. There is also excitement: the anticipation, adrenaline pumping, raring to go! Continue reading “Nanowrimo: And it has begun!”
As I was running through the Ginger Garden in the Botanic Gardens, I chanced upon this unusual heliconia. I stopped to take a look as it is not the usual “Birds of Paradise” that we see all over the garden. I believe this one is commonly known as a Lobsterclaw. Continue reading “Share Your World: Heliconia Caribaea”
The Marina Bay area is stunning at night. Loving Husband and I had a stroll on the promenade on Saturday while waiting for Darling Daughters who were at the Esplanade: Theatres by the Bay, watching the Stuttgart Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. It was a balmy evening, rather festive with cyclists, pedestrians & live music from an al fresco cafe, enlivening our walk. Continue reading “Share Your World: a Singaporean Nightscape”
One of Singapore’s most popular tourist sites is in my backyard; well, it is just across the street. So, I fortunately find myself there a couple of times a week. One of my favourite features in the Botanic Gardens is this sculpture, Swing Me, Mama, sculpted in serpentine (spring stone) by Dominic Benhura (1995). Continue reading “Five Minutes with a Mother & Child”
Many of us find inspiration in Nature.
Singapore may be a city, but there are many wonderfully green places for pedestrians to wander about, mull over life’s mysteries and be inspired. I love exploring the Park Connector network when I have the chance; these dedicated walkways/cycle paths run between parks to allow one to park hop, providing safe passage for pedestrians & cyclists. The Alexander Canal Linear Park is a beautiful and particularly lovely example, running alongside several housing developments. Continue reading “Share Your World: Inspired by Nature”