Dog with glasses

About

Hi, my name is Phoebe and I work as a librarian in an art library in Singapore. Welcome to my personal blog which acts like my filing cabinet.


A friend once commented that I seem to know a lot of things, like an encyclopedia. I don’t know if I necessarily agree with her description because an encyclopedia is supposed to be an authoritative source of information.

I think my brain is more like a filing cabinet storing all sorts of seemingly useless information in its recesses and quietly waiting. Waiting for its users to come along and fish the information out. (This metaphor reminds me of the filing room used by Stephen King in Dreamcatchers to represent one of the protagonists’ mind.)

I wanted to extend this filing function to the blogosphere. Hopefully, the search function of a blog is more dependable than moments of chit-chat and gossip to remember useful information.

A blog is also a great tool to “file” multimedia information like songs and videos that matters to me. I want to store music that touch my soul and videos that make me laugh.

Yes, the Internet is an ephemeral medium but for as long as I can keep them, I shall be contented. Moreover, I still have my brain. It is still working and filing even after this blog.


I started this with blogspot.com and then moved to wordpress.com and now, I am hosting it on my own using wordpress.org. A big step into the unknown for me. However, self-hosting offers a lot more control than free blogging services. It was a natural step forward as my knowledge of the Internet and social media tools grow.

This is also a professional development project for me. I am a firm believer of contextual learning. I learnt more about the Internet, blogging and social media with this blogging project then if I have only read it up in theory. It takes a lot of time but I think it is worth it and more fun.

To end,

An influential librarian Mr Ranganathan once said that “every book its user”. In the same way, my wish for this blog is that all those seemingly useless information that I “file” away may one day find their users. If my wish has come true, do let me know. (^_^)

My current life revolves around Jesus Christ’s walk with me, my knitting, my work as a librarian and food in general. I will also throw in the occasional post about Singapore, the place I call home.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Love, Phoebe

  • Obaapa

    Hi Phoebe,
    I found your filing cabinet while searing for the lyrics of NCC song “Finished”.
    Your useful information has found its user 🙂
    Thanks!!

  • mari

    Hi Ms. Phoebe,
    I stumbled upon your website while looking for the lyrics of NCC songs. It’s my first time to find a traveling person to worry about homeless people, usually people are more concerned about their own tours, praise God for people like you. Hoping by God’s will, I be able to work in SG, I would love to go and have a ministry in NCC someday. From what I can see, there’s a big difference with people who understand God’s love for them. I find them cool 🙂 God bless!

    • Hi Mari, thanks for your kind words. Actually that post is written by my sister. I should go add that in as a clarification. 🙂

  • Nicole

    Hi Phoebe! Thanks for sharing this website. Your filing cabinet had helped me greatly in sarching for the song “Your Loving Kindness is Better than Life” in the Chinese album “Justified” by New Creation Church. A recorded music file of this song was sent to me asking if I knew what song it was. Basing on the muffled recorded two lines, I tried typing out the only two lyrics recorded and what I could make out. Then found the search result showing your filing cabinet. From the lyrics posted on your website, I continued to search for the song and found the track on another website! I should’ve prayed before beginning the search and should’ve clicked on your link before starting my search which took me a few hours (saw your blog link but ignored initially). Shortly after I prayed, I saw your blog link again and found the song within 2mins! This song is very important to me because it is for my sis’ friend who has shifted to Shanghai to work and who has just found a church to worship. She came across this song and recorded 2 lines, asking my sis to help search what song it is. Thanks again, Phoebe.

    • Hi Nicole, thanks for letting me know that my blog has helped you and your sister’s friend. God bless! Phoebe

  • From the us of a.

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing.  Love the picture of the dog, by the way.  I copied the lyrics of
    one of the songs written in Singapore and the wonderful people there.

    • Hi, thanks. Have a blessed day.

  • Dear James, thank you for your offer but my filing cabinet is a personal blog not a business blog and I would like to keep it that way. Thanks for dropping by. All the best!

  • JamesMowery24

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. You can see a sample of my work at LaptopComputers.org under the author James Mowery. I’ve also written for several high-profile blogs like Mashable, Performancing, and CMSWire. Thank you for your time.

    – James

    • Dear James, thank you for your offer but my filing cabinet is a personal blog not a business blog and I would like to keep it that way. Thanks for dropping by. All the best!

  • JamesMowery24

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. You can see a sample of my work at LaptopComputers.org under the author James Mowery. I’ve also written for several high-profile blogs like Mashable, Performancing, and CMSWire. Thank you for your time.

    – James

  • J.

    Hi Ms Phoebe, your blog is really cool and educational. I should try out your soup recipes very soon 🙂
    Take care and have a nice day!

  • J.

    Hi Ms Phoebe, your blog is really cool and educational. I should try out your soup recipes very soon 🙂
    Take care and have a nice day!

  • J.

    Hi Ms Phoebe, your blog is really cool and educational. I should try out your soup recipes very soon 🙂
    Take care and have a nice day!