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Wednesday, 30 November 2016


I knew it. Once I heard about the plane crash in Colombia, I knew someone is going to react. True enough, Marieann said to me, "Did you know there is a plane crash?". 
Sigh. The timing is really too coincidental. Every time, I am about to go on a mother-daughter trip with Juliane and trying to persuade Marieann to come with us, an air disaster happens! It only further strengthens Marieann's belief that air travel is not safe. :(

Someone's Waiting for Me

I came home to see this neighbour waiting for me. He is such a cutie. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Umbrella Shelter

I had a meeting at MOE, North Buona Vista in the afternoon. After the meeting, I stepped out only to find it drizzling. I quickly sought shelter under this gentleman's umbrella while I scrambled to get out my own umbrella. Thanks for the shelter, kind gentleman. :)
Ju Ming's sculpture providing me with shelter

Monday, 28 November 2016

Pottery Handicraft

During the SCGS Open House, Juliane showed me where her pottery handicraft was displayed. 
Juliane's yellow Peranakan house

Sunday, 27 November 2016


I cannot do meditation because my mind wanders too much. But maybe with guided meditation, who knows... 
You Should Practice a Guided Meditation
You tend to be a restless person, and while you thrive in chaotic situations, you sometimes need to get away.
When relaxing on the beach or looking out from a mountain top is not possible, you can still imagine yourself in those scenes.

Your body is good at responding to imagery as it does to real experience. And you just may need a little guidance to get you there.
Life can always be too much, but life can always wait. If you close your eyes, you can just imagine the sand between your toes.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

SCGS Open House 2016

We went to the SCGS Open House 2016, 9am - 2pm. My former colleagues were tickled to see me there with my younger girl. We were fake new parent and child haha. 

Friday, 25 November 2016

School Selection

Now that we have the PSLE results, it is time to select the secondary schools, especially for 2nd choice to 6th choice. Even though her 1st choice will be SCGS, it doesn't mean we don't put thought into the other choices. We have to select just as carefully. 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

PSLE 2016 Results

The PSLE 2016 results are out! Even though this is my second child who has gone through PSLE, it does NOT get any easier. I feel so anxious and it feels like I am the one collecting the results!
Juliane's PSLE results finally
Juliane with her form teacher, Mrs Lim and co-form teacher
Phew. Juliane has enough to get back to SCGS but I think she can do better. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Tis The Night Before

... the release of PSLE 2016 results.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Bear Cookies

I received this tin of cookies from a friend who has just returned from Hong Kong. 
I love the tin and the cookies are yummy. 

Monday, 21 November 2016


I like cheesecake, any kind. :)

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Childhood Chips

Accidentally saw these chips. They are brands from Taiwan, couldn't resist and bought two packets. 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Surprise Birthday Celebration

We planned a surprise birthday celebration for our friend and colleague, Liyana. It was not easy trying to get her to go to the chill room where we have lay out the birthday cake and pressies! I had to trick her that I needed her help to remove some stuff from the room. Haha!
Happy Birthday in advance, Liyana! May all your wishes come true! 

Thursday, 17 November 2016


My fellow counsellor and colleague, Shulian whom I have been working with for the past 6 years in my counselling school has decided to further her studies. As such, she will be leaving the school at the end of the year.
It is really sad to see a fellow counsellor leave but at the same time, I am happy for Shulian that she is continuing with her learning. 
All the best in your studies, Shulian. May our paths cross again. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

My First Invited Keynote!

Another milestone in my academic career. 
I was invited to give a keynote at a secondary school. It is my first keynote on Student-Involved Assessment: Student Self-assessment. What an experience! I was video-recorded lol. :)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sakura Latte

Pretty in pink - Sakura latte. Getting ready for my end of year trip lol. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Supermoon of November 2016

It is supposedly a supermoon because the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth. Unfortunately there was cloud cover and the moon can't really be seen properly.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Mind Break

I am taking a break after two weeks of prep and execution of a 3-day Educational Neuroscience Symposium 8-10 November 2016! Time for some arts, history and culture to stimulate the other parts of my brain at National Gallery Singapore. Most happy to meet a colleague and friend here too, Wei Shin. Great minds think alike haha 
A wefie with Wei Shin after our visit to National Gallery Singapore
I visited the Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels) by Iskandar Jalil. Beautiful pieces of works.