making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Early Birthday Celebration

As Juliane will be leaving for her school trip to Malacca from 1-3 March 2017, we celebrated her birthday a day earlier with her favourite cakes - mango mousse and black forest (they are small cakes lol). 

Monday, 27 February 2017


I was intending to take Xiao Bai's photo (white cat) when Boots the kitten (grey tabby) decided to photobomb Xiao Bai haha.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Secret Menu Starbucks

I seriously cannot remember what secret menu Starbucks I had ordered but it tasted delicious. It has caramel drizzle, java chips, vanilla frappuccino. Any guess? 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ideas for Retreat Activity

I am thinking of having a retreat for my research teams during the lull period of our research. I thought it would be fun to just get together for some fun and relaxation and away from the office. Wondering what to do...
Escape room game?
Cooking class?
Art jamming session?
Soap making workshop?
Pottery class?
Terrarium workshop?
Cafe hopping?

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Four Sided Personality

I am a USWR - Unassured, Straightforward, Warm-hearted and Reserved.
Your Four Sided Personality is USWR
Side 1 of your personality is unassured. You don't like to mention your accomplishments, and you prefer to let others talk.

Side 2 of your personality is straightforward. You don't stretch the truth, and you take things as they come.

Side 3 of your personality is warm-hearted. You are interested in people, and you get along well with others.

Side 4 of your personality is reserved. You are a private person and often don't have much to say.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

School Canteen Food

Sometimes, school canteen food is the best - cheap, delicious, healthy and filling. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Cat Drama

How did YOU get outside?!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Pasta Comfort

Nothing better than a pasta dish to comfort the body and mind. :)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Secret Menu Starbucks + Limited Tumbler

Tried Ariana Grande Frappe with my limited edition Starbucks tumbler

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Working Weekend

I don't know when it started but I am working on most weekends, catching up on work as my weekdays are filled with meetings... 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Flavoured Water

It is interesting that the results deem me as a cool head and don't get emotional but I think this applies only to the side of me as a counsellor. If it is anything that pertains to me personally, I am NOT that of a cool head nor unemotional.
You Are Lime Flavored Water
Your personal life philosophy is to keep a cool head no matter what. You don't get emotional.
You have a deeply logical and rational perspective on life. People find your advice and counsel refreshing.

You are mild-mannered to the point of being neutralizing. You are a natural peacemaker and moderator.
You are flexible and able to fit into any situation. There are many roles that you play well.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Souvenir Snacks

A colleague/ friend just returned from her travels to Japan. I am so lucky. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Life's Simple Pleasures 2017

During my weekly pro bono counselling session, one counsellee, who always lamented that counselling her is a waste of my time, drew this on the mini white board for me just before her session ended. She made me close my eyes while she drew it and only to open my eyes when it was done.
This simple drawing is worth it all! I don't think I have been wasting my time with her at all! 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017! 
Wishing everyone friendship and love. 

Monday, 13 February 2017


A wonderfully delicious bowl of Tori Soboro Don from Nana Green, especially when one is hungry!
Marinated minced chicken served over millet rice and poached egg

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Secret Menu Starbucks

Cotton Candy Frappuccino - taste like and looks like one too. :)

Saturday, 11 February 2017


It's time to eat these, regardless of how cute they look! Expiry date coming up! Haha.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Team Bonding

As a project team, we attended a lecture, Performance Assessment, Peer, and Self-Assessment by Dr Susan Brookhart organised by MOE. It is our way of team bonding and professional development lol. :P
My team of wonderful research assistants and more importantly, my friends too.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

The Brainy Bunch

Presenting the Brainy Bunch! :D
Prof T-Rex, Yanti and I

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Fruitful Day

My colleague/ friend, Liyana and I were attended a PERI HA Professional Learning workshop by Dr Susan Brookhart which was organised by MOE at Civil Service Club@Tessensohn. There were plenty of take-away for us. :)
I continued with a fruitful session with my dessert lunch of Crumbled Apple Tart at the nearby Jewel Cafe before heading off to ITE Central to interview the Director of IT for my project.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Curbside Lunch

I had lunch at Curbside, a cafe opened by my former student, Sam Koh. I haven't been here for a while as I became busier due to increase in workload and responsibility. There has been a change of menu.
I really enjoyed the Grilled chicken with rice and salad. It gave me the much needed energy to conduct two high stakes interviews for my project, right after lunch. :) 

Monday, 6 February 2017

DisneySea Cookies

We finally opened this box of DisneySea cookies celebrating 15th Anniversary of Tokyo DisneySea. :P

Sunday, 5 February 2017

SCGS Annual CNY Gathering 2017

Once a year, we gather together to celebrate CNY and our long-lasting friendship with great company and food. 
We are planning to meet a little more often than once a year, maybe twice a year haha. :D

Saturday, 4 February 2017


Colourful macarons from Paul. Can't bear to eat them.

Friday, 3 February 2017


A symbol of camaraderie and CNY cheer from my colleagues in RSU. Thank you. :)

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Children's Books

I found these books in the counselling room when i was waiting for my next counsellee to arrive. I am pretty amazed that they are still around since 1976. Someone must have been pretty sentimental and taken good care of these books instead of throwing them away.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Domino Effect

While I was resting at home on the second day of my medical leave, I received a call from Juliane in school just after 1pm that she wasn't feeling very well and was having a headache/ migraine. I rushed down to school but met with the traffic due to primary school dismissal. 
We only managed to see the doctor at 2:30pm. Juliane is confirmed down with flu and she had a high fever close to 39C which was causing her headache/ migraine.
4th person to be down with flu... :(