Easter Reflections

Easter Reflections

It has been some time since I’ve last blogged and it is because I really have mountains of things to do but I tell myself that I do need to take breaks and just unwind. If not, my white hairs will increase, more of my existing black hairs will drop and I’ll probably look haggard. Haha! So now I’m taking a short breather to just do a bit of reflection as we enter a new quarter of the year (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn for those in the Southern Hemisphere). I’ve been kind of on point with regards...

Greenlights | Book Thoughts

Greenlights | Book Thoughts

I was pleasantly surprised that the latest Blink on my list was Matthew McConaughey’s Greenlights. The nosey side of me decided to listen to it (there are days where I skip a book) and now, I am quite intrigued at the psyche/headspace of McConaughey. Summary (From Blinkist) Matthew McConaughey had an unorthodox upbringing in East Texas, raised by parents who embraced what he calls outlaw logic. But they were supportive when it came to his desire to lead a creative life. After shifting gears to attend film school in college, Matthew caught a break when he was cast in Dazed...

Comedy Night For My March Activity?

With Lunar New Year in Feb, I really didn’t have any brainpower to plan an activity for the month. But…perhaps I have found something for March? Singapore’s only full-time female standup comedian, Sharul Channa, will be doing a show in March at the Drama Centre Black Box entitled “Cleavage Murukku Crusher and Other Jokes”. Curious to find out the story behind the title? Well…she’s not going to reveal it until the show itself! I’ve been to her ad hoc standup comedies when she was still doing her rounds at amateur nights and she’s quite funny. I was even picked on...

Earn Extra Cash with AirBnB-like Platform Filmplace

Earn Extra Cash with AirBnB-like Platform Filmplace

We all know about AirBnB where hosts can monetise their extra bedroom for travellers but with this pandemic, the travel industry has been clobbered and homeowners and short term rentals are also feeling the effects. Aiming to offer a unique opportunity for space and homeowners to maximise their income, Singaporean award-winning filmmaker Lincoln Lim, who won multiple awards in Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 and the Singapore World International Film Festival 2016 for his directing and cinematography, has launched his first venture as a tech founder with Filmplace. First global film locations marketplace Brands and the media production industry often...

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year!

What hectic January and February it has been so far!! It seems like a never-ending slew of things happening and things to do. My to-do list is getting longer despite me cancelling a lot of things off…(>.<) The backlog!!! But…I’m glad that I got a mini break over the Lunar New Year weekend and caught up with relatives and friends. A “muted” New Year I pre-ordered Yu Sheng from Donki and as if I wasn’t a fan before…this has turned me into a full blown one for even CNY louhei! I bought the Salmon Yu Sheng (S$38.90) and it was...

Review – SPARKS Hand Sanitiser & Disinfectant

Review – SPARKS Hand Sanitiser & Disinfectant

Do you have sensitive skin? Prone to eczema (like me) or other skin conditions? Then you probably wouldn’t be using a lot of the commercial hand sanitisers and disinfectants out there because they either have alcohol or they merely contain a cocktail of essential oils which kill bacteria but not viruses (which COVID is), and essential oils may also trigger skin sensitivity. I was introduced to SPARKS a couple of weeks back and I’m loving their products! Let me tell you why. SPARKS Hand sanitiser I believe that I should be drinking more alcohol than my hands are. Haha. Jokes...

Onward | Book Thoughts

Onward | Book Thoughts

Last night’s Blinkist was “Onward” by Elena Aguilar and it is about cultivating emotional resilience in educators. Kinda hit home because I’m currently teaching full time while running my online business and although I teach young adults, all teachers will face pretty similar emotional issues. Moreover, students can pick up on your attitude and emotions, even if they can’t put it down to words. I have found that when I have a positive attitude towards the class that I’m teaching, I often will get positive attitudes back – which is important for both teacher and student. To summarise, the 7...

Reframing Your Body Image Workshop

Reframing Your Body Image Workshop

Something that I did last August was the “Reframing Your Body Image” workshop during the Sugar & Spice Festival, and I was really happy to receive very positive feedback for it. As such, I really want to do it with more people, especially those who are suffering from a lack of self-confidence. Body confidence is definitely not something that can be gained overnight, but I want to enable people with the same tools that I use so that we know when to shut out the negative thoughts, work on bettering ourselves and realising that sometimes, we are our own worst...

What Problems Does Gen Z Have? A Social Worker’s POV

What Problems Does Gen Z Have? A Social Worker’s POV

In this episode, I speak to Asher Low, founder of Limitless, a non-profit organisation in Singapore that works with youths aged 12-25 years old. I find out his perspective on what he sees as the problems that Gen Z faces and what is his advice to them? If you’re a youth in Singapore who requires counselling or help, do visit Limitless’ website at www.limitless.sg Disclaimer:Do note that all views presented in the video are offered for discussion and awareness purposes only. The views and opinions expressed (or implied) in this video are those of the interviewee and interviewer and do not...

1-Day Whisky Ambassador Workshop

1-Day Whisky Ambassador Workshop

As per my action plan, January’s ‘something new’ was a 1-day Whisky Ambassador workshop which was conducted by The Beverage Clique. The whole day course is S$680/person and Singaporeans can use SkillsFuture credits to pay for it. If you’re concerned about doing it in-person during this pandemic, then you can opt for the 2-day online course. The venue I have bar-envy right now. The course was held at The Beverage Clique’s office/bar/workshop space…whatever you want to call it…in Boon Lay. As I said, bar-envy. They have the full set of the Game of Thrones collectible whiskies!!!! Again, I’m so jealous....