A note to wish my funny dad Happy Father’s Day 🥳

This is a repost in commemoration of Father’s Day Dear Lao Bei (Father), You are different from most of my friends’ dads. You are not considered stony-faced nor iron-fisted like the traditional chinese fathers;yet, you are also not the hands-on , “let’s go out and play” kind of modern dad. Somewhere in between, with a…

“If you just tell me what you want me to do, I’ll gladly do it.”

I chanced upon this interesting article titled “She divorced me because I left dishes by the sink” the other day and I realised it’s actually a common cause of conflict between couples (whether married or not). I really liked his insights about how he realised that his wife’s concern with the unwashed dishes were actually…

Book Review: The courage to be disliked

All problems are interpersonal relationship problems The courage to be disliked I have to confess that I’m not a fan of philosophy even though I’m open to most genres of books. What made me borrow this title in the first place was because I thought it was a self-help book that would teach me the…

Le-Parks for Two

I have never known that SG has so many parks and nature reserves scattered all around the island until the start of the year. Of the many parks we went to over the past months, some of these places stood out to me as being absolutely out of this world. It also struck me that…

How to talk so that people would listen

More than a decade ago, this question bothered me so much that I decided to pick Communications as my undergraduate major. Growing up, I have always been a reserved and quiet individual. I dislike noise, chatter and gossip. I avoid crowds, queues and chaos. As a profound introvert, I struggled a lot (and still do) with talking…

Ramblings on Mid-Autumn 中秋节

Of Mooncakes and Random Fun I don’t eat mooncakes. But I do enjoy learning how to make them. For fun. I like the hands-on experience of seeing how different ingredients are pushed into a mould and out pop a wondrous looking glutinous sweet pastry. It feels like play dough that can actually be eaten. When…