Monthly Archives: October 2017

End of Chapter

Today is the day when the flat is returned to HDB. Since 17 October in two weeks, the rental flat of my mother was cleared out and returned to HDB. This was the house where we went to visit her … Continue reading

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Bin it Right

What is with Singapore? So long where there is an empty basket/box, people treat it as a dustbin. People just throw rubbish, empty disposal cups into the basket hooked to the front of a share-bike. This is the mentality of … Continue reading

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“The life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo – A Book Review

Marie Kondo provides consulting advices to people who need to de-clutter their homes. This book shows you how to discard items and then the storing methods for those items you love to keep. To de-clutter is to create space in … Continue reading

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Protecting the environment for the next generation

We were clearing out the rental flat that my mother stayed in for most part of her life. This flat must be returned to HDB after her passing. My mother belonged to a generation that knew what was scarcity. She … Continue reading

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The house is bare. You can hear echo in the rooms. The mechanised bed is gone. So is the sofa set. Her prized possession, a 70-year old sewing machine and her antique wardrobe were given up to someone who treasures … Continue reading

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My Impression of Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is in the Northern part of Vietnam and is the seat of power of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after the withdrawal of the American soldiers. Hanoi (Ha Noi 河內) is so called … Continue reading

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Memories of Mother

Mother lived through a difficult period of the Japanese Occupation. Young girls of her time must get married to avoid being harassed by the Japanese soldiers. It was a blind marriage without courtship. All she was shown was a picture … Continue reading

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We are thankful that our mother

We are thankful that our mother nurtured us and raised us to be responsible children believed that education is important, even she had not been to school herself told us to focus on study and asked us to study hard … Continue reading

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My impression of Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bay has some 1,600 islets with limestone karsts, some huge and many small ones rising above green and calm waters. Legend has it that a descending dragon (Ha Long) created these islets … Continue reading

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My impression of Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa town is in Lao Cai Province of Northern Vietnam. To reach this town from Hanoi city, you can take the roads using the highways or you can take the overnight train. We ride in a car and we set … Continue reading

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