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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

My Fortune

I found a fortune cookie in my stash of food. It's safe to eat since its expiry date is in August 2016. I started laughing when I read it. It is most accurate!

Friday, 27 May 2016


I attended the PTM at Marieann's school this morning. Her form teacher gave me some observations about Marieann in school. Her form teacher also complimented Marieann for being made a student leader in her CCA when she is only in Secondary 2 as the leadership is usually helmed by Sec 3 or 4 student. She is the Vice-President for her Library CCA. :) 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cluster Workshop

I conducted a North Zone cluster workshop for 30 teachers. The teachers were interested to learn how to translate education research to improve their classroom practices. Although I was still having a flu, I didn't cancel the workshop as I thought it wasn't fair to the teachers who signed up months ago for this workshop.
I was really touched when the MOE officers who arranged the logistics for the workshop also prepared something extra for me!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


I attended the Parent-Teacher Meeting at Juliane's school this afternoon. I received good feedback from her English and Math teachers. I spoke to her Chinese teacher over the phone a week earlier as I couldn't schedule a slot to see her today. Her Science teacher will be calling me too as her meeting slots were full booked too. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Dreamscape by Lee Kow Fong

I attended an art exhibition, Dreamscape by Lee Kow Fong, a local artist/ illustrator. 
I really love his style of drawing. It allows me to escape into a whimsical world. :) Lee also incorporates local scenery/ icons into his drawings which makes them special.
I bought two sets of his postcards. :)
If Lee's style of drawing is what you fancy too, you can visit his webpage here. :)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Lunch with My Student

I met up with my 2000 Primary 4 Prudence student, Lizzie for lunch today after 16 years! I can't believe that I taught her that many years ago. She is much taller than I remembered her to be haha. Actually I remember all my ex-students as they were in Primary 4! :P We had a great time chatting about the times in SCGS, and what's happening in life now. 
Let's meet up again soon. :)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Pottery Artwork 2016

Juliane brought home her artworks which she made during her Pottery CCA in school. I quite like the colour combination for some of her pieces. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Green Interest

Marieann went on a learning journey to Oh Chin Huat Hypoponic Farms Pte Ltd. She came home with vegetables and plants that she bought from the farm. She is kind of like my mother, likes and has a flair for planting. :)

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Juliane had her 2.4km run today which is one component of the NAPFA (National Physical Fitness Award) test. She said she was so exhausted after the run. 
So far, she has accumulated 17 points from the other five components (sit-ups, standing broad jumps, sit & reach, incline pulls up, shuttle run). I just hope she can get Gold haha. I received Gold award for all my NAPFA tests from Primary 6 to Junior College 2. My best component is always the 2.4km run with a personal best record of 10 minutes. :) 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Chrysanthemums which I saw during my visit to Gardens by the Bay in April 2016.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Vintage Card Quiz

I think I pay too much attention to details at times.
You Are Meticulous
You are a very detailed oriented person - both in the work you do and your observations. Nothing goes unnoticed.
You love knowing everything about something or someone. It's hard for you to make a decision if you don't have all the facts.

You are polite because you attend to every little thing. You are never accidentally coarse or rude.
In fact, you make every interaction and generosity look effortless, even though you are putting in a lot of effort behind the scenes.

You are old-fashioned in that you appreciate a job well done. You have an eye for well crafted things and artisan goods.
You can be a bit of a picky shopper, but only because you appreciate quality. You want to hold on the things you buy for a long time.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Monday = Game of Thrones

I found myself looking forward to Mondays! Not because I am looking forward to going back to work but because Game of Thrones is showing tonight! :P 
I wonder what other surprises there are! 

Sunday, 15 May 2016


I have a weakness for files, especially cute ones. I have lost count of how many I have and some are still kept in their clear plastic bags. Maybe one day I should take a photo of all my files!
My latest gains :)

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Jungle Book/ Sarabande by The Piano Guys

Great music and Amazing scenery.
(uploaded by ThePianoGuys)

Friday, 13 May 2016

Historical K-drama

Someone recommended that I watch this new historical period Korean drama, The Flower in Prison. 
I may just watch it as I always prefer historical period drama. I have previously watched Jewel in the Palace, Yi San, Dong Yi, Iljimae, Queen In Hyun's Man, Jumong, and Queen Seok Deok. :)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Grassroots Book Room & Open Book Cafe

I visited Grassroots Book Room, thanks to a visiting professor. :) A former colleague brought the visiting professor, Prof Chou to the bookstore and I was invited along.
I really like Grassroots Book Room because it reminds me of Taiwanese bookshops. It sells mainly Chinese books but there are English books too. :) The books are really interesting and colourful and the displays are most charming and attractive.
It also has a cafe hidden at the back of the book shop, Open Book Cafe. It sells coffee and tea, cakes, pastries and bread, all hand-made by the cafe owner! It is a really quaint and cosy place to relax in, great place to have a cup of tea, a piece of cake/ tart and read a book. :)

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Semestral Assessment 1

Before I know it, the examinations are over for the girls. 
For this examination period, I figured it's time for them to take ownership of their own learning. I still do the nagging but I no longer sit with them when they are studying or revising. 
We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Times New Roman

Gosh, I am boring haha.
You Are Times New Roman
You are formal and conservative. You're concerned with how you appear to others.
For you, maintaining a good reputation is important. You want people to trust you.

Elegant and classy, you always maintain your composure. You are never crass.
You are professional, competent, and upstanding. And it shows!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Another New Friend

My new Samsung S7 Gold with Rose Gold protector. :)
My Nokia Lumia 930 has been acting up such as heating up for no reason, hanging and its battery draining very fast. Even though it is fully charged 100% in the morning at 8am, it would be down to 15% by 7pm. I had no choice. :( Worse, the salesperson laughed at me when he saw my Nokia phone. :( :( 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Happy Mother's Day 2016

Happy Mother's Day to everyone I know who is a mother, including my mother, my maternal and paternal aunts, my cousins, my friends, my colleagues and ex-colleagues and my ex-students! 

I celebrated Mother's Day with my mother and a close family friend, Aunty Cindy Goh before my mother leaves for Taiwan on Monday to visit her family.

Friday, 6 May 2016

A Different View

I have never seen this view of my work place before. This is the first time I am having a meeting at Admin Block, Level 3. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

New Friends

New friends. :) 
My current Asus is 5 years old and it is getting slower. The fan is not working too well either. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Remedy for Hot Weather

The weather recently has been unbearably hot. Remedy for that... Korean bingsu!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Green Surprise

A green surprise on my work desk when I returned after a meeting. 
Thanks, Liyana. It's delicious too!

Monday, 2 May 2016

That Moment of Truth from Game of Thrones S6E2

My mother is a loyal and faithful follower of Game of Thrones. During that final crucial scene in Episode 2 of Season 6, I was disappointed that Jon Snow remained "dead". But my mother told me to wait for it. She said, "He will come back to life again when everyone has left the room". 
"Yeah, sure and you are the director", I answered her. And of course, she was absolutely right a second later!!
           Jon Snow is Back! (Source:
I learnt my lesson. Never argue with those who have faith. And most importantly, NEVER argue with your mother! :P

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Happy May Day/ Labour Day 2016

Happy May Day/ Labour Day 2016!
Rest, Rest, Rest! :)