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”
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!”
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”
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”
Among the many Pop Artists who grace us with art for thought, Robert Indiana is one of my favourites. I love the immensity & simplicity of his 3-D depiction of LOVE, one of which is currently residing in the courtyard of Winsland House II. Continue reading “Robert Indiana: A Fascination with Numbers”
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”
I don’t hang out at pubs much these days, but I do like the idea of having a Local: near to home, friendly folks, ice-cold beer, nostalgic comfort foods. The New Rasa Singapura is such as a place: we feel welcome even when we show up sweaty from a run. Continue reading “The New Rasa Singapura: our local”