Month: April 2007

RGS Band & RCIA: Life's Random Coincidences

It’s just an interesting connection in my life… two people I got to know in Toronto, who were both in RGS Band, but who hadn’t kept in touch with each other for years, and with whom I got to know deeper in large part because of their new journeys into Catholicism… which began in Toronto! SHIQI I will forever remember her as the little angel of hope that God sent me all the way from Singapore during one of the lowest points []

Yoga Challenge Completed…Thank You!

Heather, me, Janet and Myriam after our 2 hr Yoga Challenge (Marci left before this photo was taken) Thanks to my very supportive family and friends, I helped raise CAD$1,210 in less than a week for Rethink Breast Cancer and the Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre! Thank you all very much for your support, both financial and otherwise… I am sincerely touched at how generous people have been for this cause, no matter what amount you donated. You guys are all awesome! :) []

Yoga Challenge for Breast Cancer… Please donate! :D

Ever since my mom was diagnosed with melanoma cancer a year and a half ago, I’ve become more sensitized to the disease. I find myself donating more to charities supporting cancer research and cancer patients than I did in the past. Maybe that’s why when my yoga instructor told the class on Thursday that she was instructing a 2-hour Vinyasa Yoga Challenge on April 28 to raise funds for Rethink Breast Cancer and the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, I signed up []

Happy Birthday to the 3 of You!

We had a perfectly lovely Alice in Wonderland tea party for three lovable ladies today, and I just want to say I wish all of you a very happy birthday and… Jing Jing: Who would have known that the decision to go grocery shopping together one rainy afternoon last year would have opened the door to so much more? I’ve enjoyed our many deep philosophical discussions about life and I thank you for the generous gift of your trust and friendship! :) []

To My Girls

I’m far away in Toronto, and so out of touch with what is happening in the day-to-day lives of my friends in Singapore. I know they’re all out there doing their thing, giving their best at work and at home… dealing with the challenges of being career women and of being girlfriends, wives, mothers, daughters and daughters-in-law. Long gone are the days when we lived similar lives. The other day, just listening to one of my closest friends speak of the challenge []

Guess which tiara is mine?

Some fantasies are never outgrown. When I was little and was the flowergirl at my aunts’ weddings, I was always captivated by the brides. My favourite thing about them were their headdresses… wispy, flowing veils and of course the pièce de résistance was always the tiara. There have been many different trends in bridal fashion since the days my aunties got married, but I guess I never ever got over those tiaras. Why do I say that? Because the other day, when []

Pain

And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.” And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as []