Unlocking Childhood Trauma

As part of my recent journey into meditation and mindfulness, I’ve started reading books written by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, such as Work, How To Eat, and How To Sit. Today, as I was trying out a new sitting meditation, I literally entered an experience where I think I unlocked one of…

Entering Vegetarianism

People who know me also know I consume a lot of meat products, and less carbs, to balance my protein needs and reduce refined sugar intake. However, many don’t know that at certain points of my life, I regularly ate vegetarian food. Such as in my first job, vegetarian food for lunch was more often…

Dealing with Grief

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged what I feel. I’ve been dealing with grief for almost 2 years, why I say so is because it just started 2 years ago and has just been increasing. Two years ago, an aunt passed away after progressively losing her muscle activity. I last saw her when…

Introverted Women – Coping Strategies

Introverted women, beautiful as we are, sometimes get overwhelmed by life. This month, even as I was coming up with coping strategies for introverted women, I’ve experienced a big wave due to a major change in my job. I struggled with feeling lousy about myself, being discouraged, wondering whether I’m a useless person, and apprehensive…

The Optimist Creed

The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To…

Watercolours

Through the intervention of a friend, I mustered up the courage to venture into art in 2020. Teenage trauma in Sec 2 was a huge reason why I refused to draw, paint or consider art as a hobby. Confronted with a large canvas and zero knowledge of acrylic painting, I turned to the trusty YouTube…

Julesofsingapore.com is back!

Hi everyone, my julesofsingapore.com blog is back! And there have been several interesting developments in the last couple of years that my blog was down. I started a travel-focused blog at julesthetraveller.com where you can read about my travels, explorations with food and reviews, with the occasional muse. I’ve also started a fiction blog at…

What Do You Think of Lucky-Unlucky Situations?

Something happened tonight. While we were on the road, we suddenly saw a taxi e-brake about a hundred metres away, because a motorbike in front of it had skidded and crashed into the kerb on the left. We saw a man tumbling off the bike onto the grass patch. The taxi had gone off, presumably…

Confessions of A Startup Junkie

This is a contributed post on running a startup, by Rauf Fadzilla. — – As the startup craze swept across the globe and began its relentless foray into Asia, igniting the minds and passions of the young while at the same time grabbing the attention of the gray haired men in power, a frenzied gold…

What’s The Point Of Becoming A Smart Nation?

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spent a large segment of his National Day Rally speech elaborating on Smart Nation, which he described as “using IT comprehensively to create new jobs new business opportunities make our economy more productive make our lives more convenient and make this an outstanding city in which to live, work and…