Being Introspective

In the past year I’ve become increasingly disorganised in my thoughts. I’d like to blame it on being too busy to think clearly, but that’s a horrid excuse and I really should make more of an effort. So here’s my…

My Adventures with Bellabox

My Adventures with Bellabox

Bellabox is probably the most popular subscription-based beauty sampler service here in Singapore. I signed up for a year’s membership in April, before the price went up from SGD 15 to 19.95 each month. To date, it’s been rather like…

About My Inner Introvert

I once read these 10 Myths About Introverts and felt extremely validated by all the points on the list. Most people around me don’t like to believe I’m an introvert. According to my husband the former psychologist, I’m a functional…

Pink Dot 2012 (And Why I Was There)

Pink Dot 2012 (And Why I Was There)

Pink Dot 2012 took place yesterday. I was there with James and some of our favourite friends; it was my 2nd Pink Dot and I was very glad to be one of the 15,000 Singaporeans and PRs who took a…

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Samantha

A Tale of Two Kittehs: Samantha

Samantha is not the prettiest cat you’ll ever meet. But Sam (aka Sammie, Sammiecat and Baby) is certainly one of the most human cats I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Once upon a time, Sam wasn’t my cat….

Money Talks

Money Talks

This is something that has bugged me for a while. As a child I was taught that it’s considered rude to talk about money. Specifically, that it was in bad taste to bring up what you spent or what other…

Happy Char Kway Teow Day

It started in 2006, the first year we got to spend Feb 14 together after a year in a long-distance relationship. We’d celebrated Feb 12 as the day we first started dating, and it seemed excessive to hold two celebratory…

The Art of Conversation: Caveats

The Art of Conversation: Caveats

One random weekday afternoon, Elaine and I started listing out the annoying ways that people passive-aggressively preface their sentences with a caveat, in the hope that it’ll make what comes next less annoying/offensive. Any more to add?

Morton’s Happy Hour

Morton’s Happy Hour

It’s been almost exactly 6 years since I first experienced happy hour at Morton’s Steakhouse Mandarin Oriental. Every weekday, the bar serves $12 martinis with a free flow of filet mignon finger sandwiches. It is a great place to spend…

2012 Resolutions – Part 1

The changing of the calendar is a great opportunity to take stock of priorities. The end of the preceding year is usually too hectic to regroup and think, ┬áso I’ve saved my resolution-making for January. In 2012, I will: 1….