Scene of MV of I Love You by Position

A Trip Down Memory Lane with a Song I Love You by Position

I stumbled upon a music video by Position for “I Love You” on Youtube. It is in Korean but the tune is very familiar. I have heard it somewhere. It turned out that the song was originally in Japanese but has been covered by many singers in different languages. The…

你们几个人分着吃这道菜 – 请用英语翻译

Singapore has a bilingual educational policy. I grew up learning 2 languages. English as the main medium of instruction and Mandarin as my mother tongue. I was fairly good in both and even dabble in a little translation. So, when I saw the following attempt (voted as Best Answer) to…

Benjamin Zander, Classical Music and Leadership Principles

I first heard and saw Benjamin Zander when I was working at the National Library, Singapore. He is an American conductor from the United Kingdom. He was a very entertaining and inspiring speaker. His uniqueness lies in his ability to use classical music to explain leadership principles. I came across…

Picture of Butterfly

This little butterfly was perched so gracefully on a little yellow flower going about its own business when a group of “mad people”, with all types of cameras, snapped away at it. I was at the Singapore Botanical Gardens with a group of friends. We went there to learn about…

How To Change A Tire?

Do you know how to change a tire? The discussion over the radiowaves this morning was about driving training and testing in Singapore. Apparently, the parking segment of the practical driving test is going to be modified. The guiding posts are going to be removed altogether. This means that candidates…

小学三年级

我经常和朋友说我的中文写作能力只有小学三年级的程度。意思浅浅。华文不好。 四月间为了访问武汉大学图书馆,花了近一个月的时间把几十张英文的幻灯片翻成华文。差点要了我的命。一个老友有一天不经意的说我写的中文字还是那么丑。我觉得还不错,经他一说,不禁有点泄气。 写是不行了。不过读,说和听还可以吧。 前天晚上还念了几首唐诗给姐姐听呢。还记得那是中学一年级的时候学的。当时不懂老师的心意还以为在刁难我们。 现在为了还能背几首唐诗而沾沾自喜。虽然受的是英文教育,现在工作也以英文为主,但还是比较喜欢读中文报,比较喜欢听华语歌。 毕竟是华人吧。 毕竟是母语吧。

Old Train Station in Seoul

Homeless in Seoul

The following is a thoughtful post written by my sister after she visited Seoul. I was in Seoul early this year and was a little disappointed. Not that the city was not a vibrant fun place, but I was looking for something with a starker contrast to Singapore – you…

To Be A Feminist

I’m finally back in Singapore after nearly 3 weeks in China. It is strange that although we look alike and share the same language, there can be so many differences between a Chinese and me. A lot of the differences may be traveller’s shock, but I believe some differences definitely…

Vintage Blue Car

One of the things I really liked about my stay in Melbourne was the discovery of old vintage cars. It is very hard to find old vintage cars in Singapore because the government penalizes people who own old cars. That is, cars more than 10 years old. Road tax is…

The Baba House Cafe

The Baba House hotel is actually an old Peranakan house that has been refurbished. We explored the courtyards, gardens, staircases and stairwells during our 1-day stay. The room is way below average, but the surroundings and the cafe, I like. This picture always puts a smile on my face. That…

Head of grass

A Head Of Grass

I am not much of a hiker. A hiking trip would not be something that I would deliberately plan. So when my friends wanted to visit Grampians, I thought it was just a simple easy trip into nature. We were ill-prepared for the hike. We didn’t bring enough water. Thank…

Sofa at Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves

The Sofa at Coffee Beans & Tea Leaves

I never really pay attention to this sofa in Coffee Bean & Tea leaves outlet at The Sail the couple of times that I ate there. Today, I wanted to test my sister’s phone camera. So, we looked around for a safe subject. That’s when I noticed the fabric print….