My Irrational Zika Panic

My Irrational Zika Panic

Zika first appeared on my radar as a South American virus that was scaring athletes away from Rio 2016. I was entirely unprepared for the speed at which it arrived on Singapore shores, but I didn’t think too hard about…

How to Talk So Katy Will Listen

How to Talk So Katy Will Listen

As a communicator by trade, I tend to assume that I’m competent at getting my point across to people in a meaningful and engaging manner. The humbling reality of parenthood, however, is that everything I think I know about communication adds up to a big fat nothing…

Katy Takes Japan! Part Three: Nara

Katy Takes Japan! Part Three: Nara

I mentioned in Part 1 that we scuppered the entire Kyushu leg of our trip due to an earthquake and the eruption of Mt Aso. We did some brainstorming and research to consider our options in the Kansai area, which fortunately…

Katy Takes Japan! Part Two: Kyoto

Katy Takes Japan! Part Two: Kyoto

Our first order of business in Kyoto – after checking in at our hotel – was to get lunch. It was way past the usual lunch hour and we were all hungry, so James and I decided we should hit…

Katy Takes Japan! Part One: Osaka

Katy Takes Japan! Part One: Osaka

Why do people travel with children who are too young to remember the experience? Some say it’s for making memories; this makes sense especially when the travel objectives include spending time with family or good friends. Some say that the experience…

Katy Takes Penang: 2016 Edition

Katy Takes Penang: 2016 Edition

Every year since 2008, I’ve spent Chinese New Year in Penang with my mother-in-law’s family. The only year we didn’t go was the year Katy was born (on the first day of the Year of the Horse, no less). This…

Katy Turns 2!

Katy Turns 2!

Our little girl turned two, and we had a party! Katy’s first birthday party was definitely more for us than for her. But 2 is a fun age; she’s now old enough to know and like her her big and little…

Ringly!

Ringly!

My iPhone and I have a complicated relationship. It’s a big part of my life, and sometimes I wish it weren’t. At church, for instance: when it’s not my turn to accompany Katy to Children’s Church, I’m still eyeing my phone often…

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