Christmas Street Bling: Nanowrimo Day 13 Update

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”

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Share Your World: a Singaporean Nightscape

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”

Share Your World: Inspired by Nature

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”

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”

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!”

Santa Run for Wishes

While friends in North America were doing the Turkey Trot over Thanksgiving Weekend, we had the Santa Run on Saturday, 26 Nov 2016 at Gardens By the Bay.

The day was overcast, for which we were glad, as that meant a cooler run in the evening.  What we didn’t anticipate was the run being rained out!  Since we were already dressed, the route was already marked, we decided to run with some of our friends who had not been deterred by the rain. Continue reading “Santa Run for Wishes”