making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Chestnut Rice

My mother has been trying different ways of cooking rice, other than her chicken rice, fried rice, and olive rice. Today, it is chestnut rice. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Lovely Sunset

A lovely sunset to end the day. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Let's Step Into...

My office. :)
View from the door
As promised, here are photos of my new office after I have organised all my things.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Travelling Snacks

Some colleagues went away and all happened to bring back snacks as souvenirs for me! :)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Annual Hari Raya Gathering

Every year, Rahidah would invite my family over to her place for Hari Raya which my girls really look forward to. Unfortunately this year, when she invited us, I had to go away for my study trip on the same day. Instead of just going with it, Rahidah intentionally set aside another day specially for us, including having her mother prepare the curry chicken (less spicy for us)! I am really touched by Rahidah's gesture.

Friday, 22 July 2016

AL2.6 II

Today is the second part of the AL2.6 workshop. It was wonderful to have the teachers shared their experiences of implementing self-assessment in their classes. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

My Neighbour

This is my neighbour. He doesn't talk much but he is friendly enough to spend time interacting non-verbally with me. He belongs to the vet who has opened a vet clinic at my block. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Food in Disguise

Can you believe that this Japanese bento set is vegetarian?! 
Although it is vegetarian (I wouldn't be able to tell it is vegetarian if I weren't in the restaurant), everything tasted absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Lightning & Lightning

There is a fierce thunderstorm now which started last night, with flashes of lightning streaking across the sky and at times, brightening up the sky as if it was day. Tried to catch the lightning streaks but they were too fast. 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Missing My Seoul

Guess this is the closest I will get to Seoul at this point of time. :)

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Reunion at the Gardens

I had a lunch gathering with current and former colleagues from CRPP at Botanic Gardens. We all had a wonderful time catching up, laughing and planning for the future. :)
June, Luis and family, Lek Hong, Yasmin and son :)

Friday, 8 July 2016


AL2.6: Self-assessment: Students as self-regulated learners is the first 10 hours CPO workshop that I am co-conducting with a fellow colleague and friend from CTL, Hui Yong. It has been a wonderful learning experience for me. :)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tea, Cats and Flowers

We were invited for afternoon tea by my neighbour, Vanessa where we enjoyed delicious tea, interacted with her cats and admired the lovely blooms. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Happy Hari Raya 2016!

Happy Hari Raya 2016 to all my Muslim friends and colleagues!

Monday, 4 July 2016


I had back-to-back meetings today since 9:30am in the morning until 6:30pm with only 30 minutes break in between. I have never been so exhausted and so hungry. I didn't have my lunch until after all my meetings which should count as my dinner. 
I will have to stock up on my eat-on-the-go food in my office such as cereal drink, instant noodles, instant soup, biscuits, ... 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Education 3-13, Volume 44 Issue 4

My article entitled "I can assess myself: Singaporean primary students' and teachers' perceptions of students' self-assessment ability" is finally published in Education 3-13 International Journal, Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 442 to 457. 
It is so surreal to see my article in an actual journal. :P

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Yet Another

family dinner. :) My mother really loves to cook for her family and extended family. 

Friday, 1 July 2016

First Month

One month ago, it is a new beginning for me. 
I have been appointed as Research Scientist from 1 June 2016. It is a promotion in a way and it comes with heavier responsibilities and additional duties.