Where My Desire to be a Great Communicator Stemmed From

Where My Desire to be a Great Communicator Stemmed From

Posted On: September 1, 2020

I was observing three older Chinese men talking at a cafe because they were SO loud. It is pretty typical growing up and in Singapore actually but I decided to take some time to observe since I do like people watching. I observed: They were talking to one another at the top of their voices. […]

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Lifelong Learning is Possible

Lifelong Learning is Possible

Posted On: August 1, 2020

When I was probably 5 or 6, I asked my mom what life had in stored for me. She explained to me the education system in Singapore – primary school (6 years), secondary school (4 years), junior college (2 years), university (2 – 3 years). I asked what was beyond university and she said that […]

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My Favourite Memories with My Dad

My Favourite Memories with My Dad

Posted On: May 1, 2020

It’s not Father’s Day but I made the below video as part of my “campaign” for Father’s Day promoting more awareness and need to acknowledge our father for their love and contribution towards our lives from years ago. In the video, I shared what kind of person my Dad is, and gave examples of he […]

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Asian Interpretation of The 5 Love Languages

Asian Interpretation of The 5 Love Languages

Posted On: February 27, 2020

Based on bestseller The Five Love Languages, I think Asians parents should do more of the below: Hug us more; Tell us how much they love us, how proud they are of us and in non-academic ways; Buy us unique presents that are just for us only (not a future handme down to our younger […]

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Better Questions, Better Answers

Better Questions, Better Answers

Posted On: February 1, 2020

I’m learning something through my interactions with my Dad – not shaming or blaming, just stating/ sharing here. Each time, I asked my dad: “How are you?”. He tells me what is happening in his life – facts. I realised I am somewhat disappointed or dissatisfied with his answer. I didn’t know why. After many […]

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On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying

Posted On: December 26, 2019

From the time I could speak, I remember asking my mom why I was born; where I was before I was born; and what I was born to do. I remember trying to ask her many times the meaning and purpose of life – without ever getting any answers that satisfied me. I didn’t know […]

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How to Get Over “Why me?” and “How come?”

How to Get Over “Why me?” and “How come?”

Posted On: December 7, 2019

Do you notice your “Why” or “How come” questions? Such as… Why this happening? Why is this happening again? Why is this happening to me? Why does this happen? Why does this happen to me? Why does this keep happening? Why don’t I see this happening to others? Why don’t I hear this happening to […]

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I Inherited My Parents’ Heart

I Inherited My Parents’ Heart

Posted On: December 1, 2019

I didn’t grow up in a well-to-do family. I didn’t study in some elite school. Yet there is one thing I learned unconsciously from watching my parents: the “helper” spirit. My dad used to volunteer in the neighbourhood residents committee (RC). One of the things I remember doing alongside him regularly was going door-to-door collecting […]

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One Body Love Tip for Parents

One Body Love Tip for Parents

Posted On: November 24, 2019

Today, somebody complimented me on my eyes. It reminded me of my mom who repeatedly told me that I have almond-shaped eyes, and a melon-shaped face whenever I asked her anything about my looks. It wasn’t never expressed as a compliment, but as a fact. Younger me: “Mom, be honest with me… am I beautiful?” […]

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Books for Parents & Educators Working with Individuals with ASD

Books for Parents & Educators Working with Individuals with ASD

Posted On: September 9, 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive pattern of behaviours and interest. I’ve pulled together some books I’ve been told supports parents/ caregivers and educators working with individuals with ASD. The below reviews are extracted from online (not written by me). […]

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Resources for Pregnancy after Loss

Posted On: December 3, 2018

This is intended to be a resource list for pregnancy after loss. www.thisisloom.com is a pregnancy, parenting and reproductive empowerment center based in Los Angeles that offers Loss Doula support remotely (via phone or Skype), as well as support groups  stillbirthday.com Willowbrookgriefretreat.com has several sites PALS- pregnancy after loss support https://pregnancyafterlosssupport.com www.artoflife22.com www.consciouslypregnant.com Resources for pregnancy loss in […]

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TV Shows about Sex Education (That British Show)

TV Shows about Sex Education (That British Show)

Posted On: November 12, 2018

There are many tv shows about sex education and The Sex Education Show, is probably the most well-known one. The Sex Education Show is a British sex education television show. It is presented by a Journalist, Anna Richardson, and a GP, Dr Radha Modgil and is shown on Channel 4. So far, there are 5 series of this tv show […]

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