Sweating it out

If you recall, one of the perennial dualistic preferences hubby and I have (other than Mac vs PC) is Yoga vs Pilates. Well, I’d like to change my statement for the record: I now don’t have a preference between the two! In the last year and a half, I’ve focused almost exclusively on yoga, and […]

Meant to be

There’s nothing quite like starting a new day with some wonderful news. After being in suspense for 3 months ever since I got the first inkling that this was in the offing, I woke up today to the news that Wanting & Calvin are (finally! and officially!) engaged! CONGRATS!!!! I’m truly happy for them because […]

Good morning Singapore

We touched down at 5:30a.m. this morning and arrived back home just in time to open our apartment’s windows to the first tendrils of dawn. Irresistibly, the upbeat melody of Good morning Baltimore (from Hairspray) played in my head… except I felt like singing, “Good morning Singapore!” The flight back was uneventful though it had […]

Big Apple Week

So I’ve been in New York practically a week now, and despite the interesting sights and sounds and the lovely time spent with family here, the thought that keeps recurring to me in my time here is: I miss Toronto. Heck, I miss Singapore too! New York is a great city. In fact, New York […]

Opera once more

Almost a year ago, I watched my first opera. This time around, I went to watch what’s supposedly Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera Eugene Onegin. I have never read the Russian classic novel by Aleksandr Pushkin before, and neither have I watched the 1999 film adaptation starring Ralph Fiennes and Liv Tyler. I suspect I might […]

Erhu at Eaton

An elderly Chinese basker with his erhu There was something about this elderly basker playing his er-hu with an ever solemn face that caught my whim. The first time I was walking briskly past and I couldn’t help thinking, “wow, that should make a great photo…” There was something silent about the picture even though […]

My Toronto Gang

My Toronto Gang (who are still in Toronto!) The original OPL ‘Bathrobe’ Sorority Sisters We celebrated Jing Jing & Wanting’s birthdays today with our own hot-pot special! Though the Toronto Gang has shrunken a lot since a couple of years ago, it was still wonderful. Maybe it’s because this group of friends are younger… maybe […]