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Does anyone blog for fun anymore?

I recently realised that nearly 90% of “blog ideas” or “how to blog” advice out there inevitably ends with tips on how to “boost rankings”, “promote content” or “monetise” your blog. I arrived at this guesstimate while doing a quick Google search for fresh writing prompts and it got me curious… Does anyone blog for […]

A Sign of the Times

Sentosa, Singapore’s self-declared “State of Fun,” re-opened on July 1st. We wasted no time in visiting the island over the weekend. There are a lot of fun, free, kid-friendly activities you can do in Sentosa – ride the electric trams, walk the nature trails, and – most importantly for us – swim in the beaches. […]

Sunday Sofa Sojourns #3: Reykjavík, Iceland

Seeing as all our travel plans this year (and the next…?) have been put on hold, to ease the wanderlust I’ll post a throwback photo every week from our past trips. Join me as I travel from my sofa! It seems cliché to talk about bucket lists nowadays. But seeing the Northern Lights has always […]

Our Happy Place

One of my favourite books is a book about books, ‘Ex Libris’ by Anne Fadiman. In one of her essays, she describes her parents’ library, with her dad and mom between them having “about seven thousand books.” In another she writes about having so many books in her loft that it “had come to look […]

The Case for Learning Multiple Languages

I’ve been learning Mandarin Chinese for the past couple of years. Why did I start? My kid is studying in a bilingual preschool here, where classes are taught in both English and Mandarin. Because of his age, I was reluctant to enroll him in a language enrichment class* (not all parents have similar qualms) – […]

Sunday Sofa Sojourns #2: Madrid, Spain

Seeing as all our travel plans this year (and the next…?) have been put on hold, to ease the wanderlust I’ll post a throwback photo every week from our past trips. Join me as I travel from my sofa! Was this taken in Luneta Park? No — this was taken almost 11,650km away in Avenida […]

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