#BuySingLit, support local authors! {with Giveaway}

#BuySingLit is a movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Literature written by Singaporean authors is not necessarily always about Singapore or set in Singapore, the same way how books by ethnic Indian residents are often premised in any land imaginable. I have a special place in my heart for SingLit because the best SingLit authors always manage to write in a way… Read more →

Dottieshop Brush Calligraphy Kits

This beautiful nifty little kit from Dottieshop arrived at my home. I have known Dotz since our teenage years, and I really admire her gentle spirit, compassionate heart, and true gift for creating gorgeous works of art. In the past year or two, she ventured into watercolour painting and brush calligraphy, and her works have been really inspiring!   So… Read more →

Amazonia at Great World City – fully-themed, engaging, premier indoor playground (with Giveaway!)

Although Amazonia has been around for six years, this was the first time the kids have been there, so they were really excited to explore this 10,500 square feet, fully-themed indoor playground at Great World City mall. We were there at 10am on a public holiday, so there were no school groups, but it did get progressively more crowded from… Read more →

Beyond the Tiger Mom by Maya Thiagarajan

I enjoyed reading this book a lot more than I thought I would! Maya Thiagarajan writes about both the overt and subtle differences between Asian and Western parenting today, and offers her rich perspectives on how best to educate and nurture our children for the coming age. What hit me first was her well-researched journey into the inner psyche of a… Read more →