2014: A year of love and (mis)adventure

This year I fully understood that life isn't black and white. There are way more than fifty shades of grey we contend with every single day. Learning to live the questions, to look ahead and look up in spite of it all, is the challenge.


Happy 49th birthday, Singapore

It's a curious thing, growing up in two countries. For me, I've never felt like I quite fit in. In Singapore, I was the loud girl who was always a little too opinionated. I chose a not-so-conventional career path, deviating from the usual Business/Law/Engineering majors when it came to my university studies. I'm not a …

We are not all heroes.

Amidst luxury brands and high street stores Singapore's Orchard Road is famous for sits an old lady just outside Mandarin Gallery peddling an assortment of eclectic wares. From packets of tissue paper to a bottle of dark soy sauce, I always wondered why she chose such a spot (without shelter) to sell her stuff. But …


On “here” and “there.”

I can't count how many times I've wanted to be some place other than Melbourne. Some days I dreamed of being on a white sandy beach in Bali, Phuket, or Krabi; other days I wish I was back home in Singapore. More often than not, I find myself missing people. At the beginning, I often …


When you forget, I’ll remember for us.

When I look into your eyes It's like watching the night sky, or a beautiful sunrise Well, there's so much they hold And just like them old stars, I see that you've come so far to be right where you are How old is your soul? I won't give up on us, even when the …


on city harvest, the church, and strength in unity.

this post has been a difficult one to write. for one, i do not consider myself a social commentator or whatever, and very often i questioned my own motives and thoughts on this issue. i hope i do not come across as becoming overly defensive or offensive; if i do, please accept my apologies in …


here’s one for dad: somboon thai food, lavender food square.

my memories of food are almost always tied to people. it's the one thing that magically melts away the toll of a bad day and everyone's differences as we get together to eat. be it steak or japanese or thai, i light up at good food. and so does my family. it comes as no …