Monday, March 28, 2011


I had a packed weekend and I'm a little unusually tired this Monday
morning. Looking at this goofy photo I took at Universal studios
cheers me up a little :)

And the most corny award goes to...
At the end of the ride, the staff member went, ok eveybody, it's time
to move-it-move-it out of here...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Manukan Island

Here are photos from my recent getaway to Kota Kinabalu with the family.
I had such a good time.

We made a day trip to Manukan Island (on a high-speed boat, what a thrilling ride) , which is my kind of perfect island. A quiet place to set up your hammock, have a picnic, dip in the waters, relax.

Check out the size of the fish in the waters! I'm missing the place already.

For details on how to get to the island or others like it, read here.


I told my mum that this reminded me of her & me :)

Photo via jo... who kapo-ed it from someone else...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Battlestar Galactica

Did it! :)

Where In The World Is Manda?

At universal studios Singapore, of course...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bye Changi

At the best airport in the world.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Things I'm thinking about

  1. Saving for a rainy day...and re-examining my goals and wish-list.
  2. The needs of an aging population (1): Health - so, so important. I just made an appointment at the podiatrist for my dad. I wish the Clarke Quay branch hadn't closed down but meanwhile, I shall be glad that the sgfootcare centre is still operating at Ang Mo Kio. Dad was cheesed off with the receptionist at a local hospital that shall remain unnamed... that's what happens when he makes his own phone calls...
  3. The needs of an aging population (2):Still on health. Did you know that touch community services has a programme to support caregivers?? I suppose you only start bothering about things like this when you're in need, or your friends/colleagues are in need. The fact that lots of my colleagues are a decade older than I means that I've been getting glimpses of what might be in store a little further down the road. Colleagues' parents are going for operations, not to mention my colleague's mum just had a stroke and the said colleague has consequently been going through various trials in finding a suitable maid. Anyway, there is a wonderful thing called the Caregivers Training Grant that allows you to get some free training for yourself or your maid in the area of how to care for the elderly (up to $200 a year for each elderly person/person in need being cared for). The Grant is only available through approved institutions that offer the approved programmes, which cover the needs of the elderly as well as for special needs like children with autism. Amazing. I wish more people knew about it. Pass on the info, folks.
  4. The needs of an aging population (3): Employment, or something to pass the time. So much more can be done in this area. Today's Straits Times' recruitment section for retirees is...empty. I think the day will come when an online portal like S'pore Jobs Online will have a section for retirees with more options, not just 'Cleaner / Security / Retirees'.
Thoughtfully yours,