This week I am challenged to think about how different people Speak Out.
I love Wall Art! and that they are used to express feelings & ideas which are not necessarily mainstream (see Feature Photo: one of my favourite sights at the head of Brick Lane, along Bethnal Green Road) Continue reading “How do you express yourself?”
I went to a David Haas concert this past Friday without really knowing what to expect. I knew very little about this songwriter but I went along for a ride anyway (read: Older Daughter wanted to go, and I was the Driver).
I was very chuffed to find out that I knew more songs than I’d thought – they are songs I sing in church but without knowing who wrote them. The evening turned out to be part concert, part worship service; it was a rousing & heart-warming time of singing, praying & raucous laughter (turns out he is a skilled & humorous storyteller!). Continue reading “Songs to Remember”
When we travel, we put in a great deal of effort to research places we want to visit: museums & shows we want to go to, food we want to eat, vistas we want to gape at. And yet, we often hear that one does not have time to visit places of interest in one’s own hometown. I wonder why that is. Continue reading “My Backyard: loving what we have”
Growing up with animal lovers was sometimes quite challenging: Continue reading “Kisses: the Love of a Dog”
I love red shoes, or at least, the idea of them. Ever since I was a teen, I’ve dreamt of a glamourous pair of red shoes. Continue reading “These shoes were made for walking”
One of the challenges of being a stay-home Mom is the temptation to justify why I have not returned to the workforce, especially when one’s children are already older teens; to resist the need to fill my day with cleaning the apartment, or cooking up fabulous meals, or dreaming up meaningful projects for Younger Daughter. Continue reading “Enjoying a cup of tea”
Today marks my 49th Birthday. I am unfortunately prone to melancholy on the advent of this occasion. It is rather ironical as I grew up in a household where birthdays were occasions of feasting & fantastical celebrations! Continue reading “My Happy Place”
Last week, I was treated to two world-class performances by two locally-grown choirs: “ONE with Andre van der Merwe” by ONE Chamber Choir & “Szhizophonia” by the SYC Ensemble Singers. I have never been so proud to be Singaporean! Continue reading “Expanding My Musical SoundSpace”
Loving Husband has always perplexed me with his insistence that we have the correct sporting equipment. When we started playing tennis as a young courting couple, he insisted that I buy a pair of tennis shoe and a new tennis racket even though I wasn’t very good. Continue reading “Zoot Ultra Kiawe 2.0: The Shoe That Hugged Me”
Some folks have lofty aspirations to climb big mountains, real mountains. I take my hat off to those who are brave & fit enough to attempt running Mt Kinabalu in Malaysia, the MacLehose Trail in Hong Kong, or Ben Nevis in Scotland.
I have my own list of heights to conquer. These are certainly not mountains, and not even really hills. They are my personal mountains, my list of up-slopes I want to run up instead of walk up. Going uphill is difficult for me – I have been told that my problem is mental more than physical. So, this list is also my training plan & motivator, challenges to overcome. Continue reading “Conquering the Heights with a List”