Green is the City

I enjoy running on city streets; yet sometimes I take running in Singapore for granted.  After the recent trip to Bangkok and running with some difficulty there, and then waking up this morning to a serious haze (the PM2.5 Air Quality index on aqicn.org logged at 153 Unhealthy at 8am), I have come to appreciate the days when we can go out and run safely. Continue reading “Green is the City”

It was going to rain

It was going to rain so it was overcast and cool; the air had that swollen feeling, like a watermelon ripe to burst; there was a eerie quiet despite traffic sounds in the distance.  I could hear the birds sing with clarity, smell the pond, feel the brush of the wind.  Everything was poised for something to happen …

But it never did.  No rain yet.

Still, a perfect morning on record.

Feature Photo: Pinecone Ginger Flowers at the Visitor’s Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Running for a Cause

This past Sunday saw Loving Husband and I at the Terry Fox Run.

I’d like to think of myself as a zen runner, not overly fussed by timing, splits and such.  So, the idea of entering a race is not particularly attractive: they are expensive, the crowds can be overwhelming, and the race Ts are usually scratchy & itchy.    Continue reading “Running for a Cause”

Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!

I am not a big fan of labels; they are often limiting and don’t always convey the whole picture.  Having said this, we live in a world where we depend on labels to communicate complex ideas, so I accept that we cannot do without them.

Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is one of these labels – we all know what the phrase means, but it can refer to such varied persons, with extremely different lifestyles.  One thing we SAHMs all have in common though is that we are tightrope walkers.   This is a precarious balancing act because we have chosen a different path from many women; trying to balance what we feel is best for our children, our families, with what society is demanding from us. Continue reading “Stay at Home Moms: Best tightrope walkers ever!”

The Joys of Jetlag

Jetlag is a state of mind, a friend quipped when I related to him my ills.

Indeed, it might be for some, but I have been so dopey & tired these past few days despite a very relaxed schedule.  It has been a mental and physical struggle since returning from our 7-week stay in London. Continue reading “The Joys of Jetlag”