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I’ve Been So Distracted Lately

I feel a bit embarrassed to confess this, but I have been struggling with Murakami’s 1Q84. And to think I call myself a bookjunkie. I like his writing style, but when it comes to content, I cannot relate to his … Continue reading

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Blogs & Books

I don’t always speak like how I write. I find that I write the word awesome a lot on my blog, but I never say it in real life. It would sound too weird. Other words that feel natural when … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Singlish Words & My Clumsy Attempt at Explaining them all

I often think that it would be hard to express myself without a single word of Singlish. When I try to speak ‘proper English’ and replace those words, somehow, the precise meaning is lost. Also the whole situation becomes more … Continue reading

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10 Overused Expressions that Annoy Me (including Singlish ones)

I know I can be repetitive myself but here are some phrases, especially used in a business context, that really annoy me: 1. Having said that… 2. Cross the T’s and dot the i’s 3. World Class 4. As per … Continue reading

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When the Words Get Stuck

I wish I could express myself better. I would make the worst lawyer or debater. I just know from my gut instinct what is right, but I am unable to clearly argue my position. I stammer and stutter. It’s not … Continue reading

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Quotes that Speak to My Heart: Inspiration for a Happy Life

The first quote by Leonardo Da Vinci is startling and true. {Image: Mazefall} This second one I needed, to quell that negative voice in my head, and naysayers. {Image: From Up North} And finally to halt the self-induced guilt trips. … Continue reading

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Mind Your Language: We Don’t Call Them Juice Boxes or Sodas

I always find it interesting to discover the differences between Singapore Standard English and American Standard English. It’s cool to discover and I’d thought I’d share these so that if you’re in Singapore for a visit, you won’t feel so … Continue reading

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Do you Hate being called Foreigner or Expat?

The word ‘Foreigner’ reminds of the the band of the same name and since I’ve never lived in a country apart from this Tiny Island I didn’t realize how bad the word made people feel. Please tell me how you … Continue reading

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Hokkien and Singlish Expressions I Actually Use

By request of Kierstens of Suddenly in Asia, I am doing this post about Singlish words. This post is dedicated to you, Kierstens. Hope you like it. Singlish is a very easy going form of communication and highly economical. You … Continue reading

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Nex Serangoon Mall: Carpark Jam and Charges

The jam has actually eased slightly, but it does help to have the Nex security guards as well as the auxillary police, direct traffic. Otherwise the various delivery trucks would just block the way, like I saw one of them … Continue reading

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