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“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and Its Practical Wisdom for Relationships

Let’s have some fun and pick pearls of wisdom from Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, because we know a jaunty song from Adele is pretty rare to start with. This month’s post takes inspiration from her song and applies it to the importance of saying goodbye with attitude, blame, but most of all, forgiveness.

Headline Your Message with a Strong and Unique Title

This advice is for anyone who writes. Yes, you who’s busy writing that presentation, your blog, the article, this life’s dissertation, an email response, a song, those facebook updates and photo album title…

In this case of Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, the title is one with sarcasm that leaves us wanting to know more. That’s what a strong title does – it makes you bother to do the required, may it be to read, to listen, to watch, to ponder. A strong title also makes a statement about the attitude of what’s to come and creates expectations, so do make sure you deliver (no pressure!).

Mandarin Oranges Mystery Solved

During Chinese New Year, it’s customary for mandarin oranges to be exchanged when visiting homes. The gifting of oranges to and fro signifies prosperity and other well wishes being shared to all and is a wonderful tradition I remember beyond the red packets, multitude of cookies and goodies during my favourite festive season. When growing up, I often recall my parents buying boxes of big luscious mandarin oranges, so much larger than the size of my palms and often shiny-looking while ever so fragrant. 

The Choices We Make - 938LIVE Radio Interview

Today I had the privilege to be interviewed by Eugene Loh in his motivational programme A Slice of Life on 938LIVE radio station. I say privilege because Eugene himself has a high level of awareness and passionate about knowing his values and living by them.
My topic "The choices we make" centres around how our core values reflect what is important to us. We are motivated by our personal values and together with our beliefs, they are the causal factors that drive our decision-making.

Mindfulness - 1 easy step: adopt a plant

In the pursuit of happiness and fulfilment, we increasingly come across mentions of:
  • Mindfulness
  • Awareness
  • Being conscious
  • Living in the moment
  • Present experience

I’ve heard, read, discussed, tried, misunderstood and relearned much on this ongoing journey of mindfulness and to just be. From my experience, I can recommend adopting a plant. 
Some definitions:
Mindfulness - a state of active, open attention on the present moment with full acceptance

Thanks Uncle, I'm keeping your umbrella!

This sunny morning, was heading towards I12 Katong Mall, pushing my 13 month old daughter in her pram. She fell asleep just as it started drizzling, then raining and as the story goes, pouring. We were taking shelter in a bus stop, 30 mins of leisurely walk away. Older uncle (in his 60s) questioned me for not having an umbrella, made me uncomfortable though I could hear that it's his way of caring. 

Mother's Day 2013

A year in pictures (thanks to Daddy), made more meaningful by the memories, emotions and words that follow. Kira, thanks for being so knowingly patient with mama and daddy... from you, I learned the following and more. 

Vincent Van Gogh - more than a painter

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."

Living an Authentic Life

Do you know the difference between honesty and authenticity?

Coming Back to Eating

Phyllis Diller charmingly said “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

I say "Never go to bed hungry. Stay up and cook."