Category Archives: Plans

Retreats, Casinos, and Nursing Homes – Heaven on Earth?

My mom stays with my brother and his family during the week. Then on weekends she stays with my sister. It’s a long story, but the long and short of it is, she doesn’t stay with me. Except this coming … Continue reading

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Pizza Quest

We took a weekend trip to Genting Highlands for a break. While there, we had a Heritage Tomato pizza at Motorino (Pizzeria). I also had a semi-sparkling red wine. It may be the best pizza I’ve ever had. There was … Continue reading

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Deciding to be a parent

So there was this question to The Guardian’s “Your Problem Solved” column which is sort of an Agony Aunt, but from the title (“your problem solved”) kinda presumptuous. Or arrogant. So maybe an “Arrogant Aunt” column? Anyway, the letter writer … Continue reading

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“Zoe? Did you poop-poop?” “NooOOOooo!” she would say vehemently. Her “No” dragged out, then rising in tone in the middle, and then falling and stopping abruptly. By now we knew that if she doth protesteth too much, it meant it … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones

I broke the screen of my phone early this year. It was the second time. In about 3¬†years. This phone is one of the last Nokia phones – the Nokia Lumia 920 (there was the Lumia 1020 after that, but … Continue reading

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Geylang Girl in Toa Payoh

We moved back to Toa Payoh about a week before Christmas. Zoe has adjusted well. As has her grandmother. She has more space to run around (Zoe mainly, but her grandmother too) and the neighbourhood is more interesting (again for … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Baggage

I hate moving. Or packing. But I need to pack up the Toa Payoh flat to renovate it. First some history. I got my flat just after I turned 35, when the regulations allowed me to buy a resale HDB … Continue reading

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