It’s the first afternoon of my 10-day break from work and I keep going through my mental checklist for something I haven’t done. There isn’t. Either that or I can’t find the correct checklist. It’s Chinese New Year on Monday and Tuesday and I’m taking the subsequent three days off because the boys and I [...]
If we were American, would Y and I be among the hundreds of thousands streaming onto National Mall? Yes, we would.
I am not an American and I did not vote for you. But I have embraced your message of hope and change and believe that you will make the world a better place. Dear [...]
When people find out that I’m a writer, the question that invariably comes after ten minutes is: “So are you going to write a book?”
Almost as if writing a book is what makes a writer a real writer.
I usually reply with:
a) No. I’m not long-winded enough.
b) No. I haven’t found a [...]
For a while now, I’ve been taking the occasional manual drive, usually when Y takes my car out or his car is blocking mine and I’m too lazy to move them around. Since that very first adventure, I’ve taken maybe half a dozen trips and following my two latest episodes, am happy to declare [...]
That’s one of the challenges I’ve set for myself this year: to be more sociable, meet more people, do more things and see what comes out of it all. I generally like meeting new people; actually, that’s not entirely accurate, I only like meeting interesting people.
But I’m going to make an effort across the [...]
The following email exchange takes place between 6.01pm and 6.33pm on 8 January 2009. R has just received a list of interview times for a bunch of up and coming Mandopop artistes and because I’m the only one who can conduct an interview in semi-decent Mandarin, I’m getting the assignment(s) – all three of them!
My job is not perfect and I’m not above indulging in a little whinge here and there, but right now, today, I want to say I’m really grateful that I get to do what I love, that I do not dread going in to work each morning, that I have the privilege of working with [...]
Last year, I made my first ever online shopping purchase. The experience unfortunately didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I ordered two pairs of shoes and they took forever to arrive – apparently they were held up and then there was some miscommunication on the part of our postal system or something. Whatever [...]
- Writer and mummy. Excited about entertainment, sports and telling other people's stories. Occasionally nerdy. I wish there were 30 hours in a day.
- At the park
- Natural beauty
- Random beauty tip: Give the cleanser a miss
- Current lunch staple: Tuna salad
- The potty training chronicles
- Have you seen this awesome Evolution of Mom Dancing?
- Gotta get moving
- And baby turns three
- For real, someone sang ‘Circle of Life’ on ‘American Idol’
- The day R. Kelly sang ‘I Look to You’