How I Lost 5+kg of Weight In 90 Days (Over The Holidays Somemore)

Since giving birth to my second child, it’s been a never-ending struggle to lose weight. I weighed almost 80kg before giving birth, and took a few months to lose weight until 65kg, running once a week. But then I gave up on health. My second boy was very difficult to look after at night. He would…

Mindfulness in a crazy busy world

There is way too much adrenaline in Singapore. Have you ever enjoyed a beautiful vacation overseas, only to have your carefully crafted bubble of peace burst once you leave Changi Airport? The feeling of kancheongness seeps into your life and you start thinking of the 101 things to do once you reach home, do the…

How do I know my child is suicidal? What can I do?

Losing a child to suicide is one of the worst experiences a parent can go through. Is there a way we can protect our children from such thoughts, and get them the help they need? There is quite a bit of information found online on how to spot a suicidal person and what you can…

How do you cope with your weaknesses?

Today, I’d like to briefly explore the subject of weaknesses. I’m not talking about weaknesses in the sense of having a weakness for chocolate or cute animals, but chronic, unresolved issues you and I struggle with. Source: Pinterest I previously wrote about struggling with low emotional intelligence and my son’s struggle with his condition. I don’t know if I’m…

5 Reasons Pokémon Go Is Good for Singapore

Don’t snort, there’s actually some good stuff going on here. Pokémon Go was released today in Singapore and it has totally taken over many people’s lives, and handphones. Here’s why I think Pokémon Go is actually a good thing for Singapore, even though this game comes with its own set of pitfalls (like tired arms)….

What Is The Biggest Sin In Singapore?

It’s not just about being poor or stupid. I cried at the doctor’s today. On the way home. While doing work. Lying on the bed. Unable to sleep. In a country where showing any weakness is like a death sentence, I cried because my son has a weakness that makes him unable to function like…

Postnatal Depression – The Silent, Painful and Lonely Way Mothers Die

A calm sea surface often hides violent currents underneath. The same can be said of people who suffer from emotional turmoil, such as suicidal thoughts and postnatal depression. Our nation is envied by others for the quality of our healthcare, education and marriage and parenthood financial perks. Why do mothers in Singapore still suffer from…

What Mothers Will Learn From Dominique Sarron Lee’s Death

SAF may have won the legal battle, but will it lose the hearts of Singaporean mothers? Private Dominique Sarron Lee died at the age of 21 after having an allergic attack to the zinc chloride fumes emitted by six smoke grenades that were thrown by a platoon commander, although regulations specified that no more than…

People Are Forgetting Something Important About Suicides

In the blame game, we fail to discuss this important subject. After a person commits suicide, the people in his lives descend into a vicious circle of blame, without being able to understand why he or she chose to die. For example, in a recent case in Singapore, there was much discussion on whether the…

What No One Told You About Ageing

Growing old isn’t as scary as you think. Humans are so obsessed with the lengthening and preserving of youth, until we completely forget to prepare for ageing and the finality of death. After all, who likes to face such depressing thoughts? Source We’d rather read stuff on the latest technology to grow a heart from…