Happy New Year of the Ram!

It’s the second day of Chinese New Year. We’ve stepped into a new zodiac year, the year of the Ram/Goat/Sheep. Wishing everyone much health, happiness and prosperity!  Continue reading

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Motherhood, wedding kids’ policy, diplomacy

If you want a lesson on diplomacy, plan a wedding. 

That’s my own quote, inspired by planning my wedding. Better than completing a poli-sci degree, though just as (if not more!) expensive. Haha. Continue reading

Waiting

Do you feel like your life is sometimes all about waiting? Waiting for that someone, that text message, that phone call, that person to come home. Or for the government cheque to come in, that social worker to respond to your request. Rarely the wait is pleasant. Often it’s painful.

We’re not a city that likes to wait. Continue reading

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Our faulty memories: do not trust everything you believe to have happened

Did someone order Peking Duck?

My uncle, Alan, and I were having dinner along with a some relatives. The topic of good restaurants came up, and uncle Alan insisted that I had treated a bunch of people to an awesome Chinese restaurant (Restaurant A) a couple of months back.

“Uncle Alan, it wasn’t me – I swear I wasn’t there.” Continue reading

God, are you a misogynist? On winning the war on women

The amount of violence in this world against women baffles me. Although we live in an age where there is an unprecedented number of women in power – e.g. first German chancellor Angela Merkel, USA second-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, just to name a few – there continues to be a stark inequality prevalent in society between the male and female gender. Violence/inequality/fear – these are some of the words that pop up when I think about my female identity amid a developed, cosmopolitan city. Continue reading

In solitude we are real

Anonymous Blogging

When I started this blog I contemplated linking it to my real profile. Finally decided against it because I will never be able to write what is true. I will self-censor, editing away the parts I fear will hurt or damage, deleting those moments that I find too embarrassing Continue reading

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Stranger sharing my journey

Stranger sharing my journey

Is it easier to be honest with complete strangers?

I once met a man on a plane and started telling him things I found difficult to tell people I knew. Difficult, because I feared judgement from my circle and how they would view my choice. With this stranger, there were no strings attached. Continue reading

Trusting Strangers