Happy 55th birthday, Singapore.
Almost 20 million people worldwide have been hit by the virus. That’s over 20 million lives and their families, friends, social circles, workplaces, churches that have been changed by what started out as just another news item back in December. I recognise that I’m lucky to be in Singapore which has done an aggressive job…
My last 2 days in Bukit Merah
This quiet neighbourhood is a refuge for me. I moved here two years ago after a traumatic ghosting which put me in a very dark place. It’s here where I regained confidence again. It led to finding love and finding a cool job. I call my room here Red Keep because of the towering view…
Lucky before the “lockdown”
Non-essential businesses and workplaces are closed starting today. Tentatively scheduled to resume from May 4. These are new measures popularly known here as the “circuit breaker” that PM Lee and his ministers announced last week for the people of Singapore. I rushed to Lucky Plaza to pick up balikbayan boxes at LBC. Apparently, they have…
Trip to the groceries
Non-essential businesses will close from Tuesday. The new measures will be in effect over a month. People are advised to stay home and avoid meeting with friends. People are to stick to immediate family members. Except for us non-Singaporeans, we’ll be staying home. But not with family. We live with flatmates, partners. I get a…
Protected: How I’m coping with new measures coming to Singapore in April
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Singapore: Soi Thai Kitchen in Tampines
My current living arrangement with my partner is simple. We take turns. Every weekend we alternate between his flat in Tampines and my place in Bukit Merah. We plan to move in together eventually. But for now, we’re enjoying this arrangement of being able to enjoy two sides of the city. Somewhere in Tampines West (okay,…
Singapore: Little Elephant Thai Bistro in Tiong Bahru
There are a handful of Thai restaurants in the city and in the heartlands. Luckily here near my block, there’s one that sits right across Tiong Bahru Bakery. Little Elephant Thai Bistro sits in a beautiful spot next to coffee shops and a bus stop. This is one of my favourites in Tiong Bahru. I’m…
Singapore Favourites: Lao Ban Soya Beancurd
Lao Ban Soya Beancurd has become a sentimental favourite. As if I could lay stake to the word sentimental if I’ve only been living in Singapore for seven years! I used to get this for takeaway and enjoy it at home while watching Clone Wars on Netflix. There’s no Lao Ban Soya Beancurd stall where…