SuperHero Me 2017 – Plant it Forward: Crafting wheatgrass pots!

Remember I mentioned these super cool inclusive arts workshops recently? We attended one last weekend! I was blown away from the moment I stepped into the Objectifs Centre gallery (which is itself a very interesting heritage building that used to be the Middle Road Church, built circa 1870). It has been repainted to a very cheery yellow. The good folks… Read more →

小寒著-《幸好我不是满分女生》

自从中学时期,虽然我在一所英校就读,但听的一律是 FM 93。3 醉心频道。所以我对”小寒”并不陌生。我知道她是个有名的作词家,但从不知道她长的什么样,也不晓得她是土生土长的新加坡人,年龄和我也不差很远。 这些是她的代表作品,一些歌该蛮熟悉的吧!   有一天,我带着女儿到城市书局去买书时,突然看见了”小寒”写的书。带去付钱时,店长微笑着说,”啊!这是新书!刚出的。” ”是啊?”,我边领着书,边领着另一份期待。 过去的十年里,我读的华文书寥寥无几,一只手便能数尽。直到今年,我买了尤今的《伤心的水》,读后感触很多。 我选择买这本书,大部分原因是因为很喜欢书名。新加坡追求满分的家长和学生多之又多,想逆水而游,是件难上加难的事。 因为每个人都这么做,那就代表它总没错,肯定是对的吗?我不以为然。 但我也一样,往往口不对心,唠叨孩子做功课,督促她温习。刻苦耐劳没有错,是个值得鼓舞的精神。但成千上万个家长的“努力”,是真的为了这个吗? 所以我特别喜欢小寒的这本书。她以幽默和感慨,指出追求满分通常是既不实际又费时。 虽然她自认很早就知道自己样貌上不是个满分女孩,但其实小寒长得蛮漂亮的。一看书后页的照片就看得出。在封面上,她明显的用了较不怡人的照片。 这是小寒的第四本书,好像是为女儿写的。 我很欣赏她的生活观和价值观。例如: 关于不要期盼做公主/不必靠男人: 小寒的幽默也无与伦比,如下: 每一个章节后,都有一首小寒写的歌。虽然我对它们不熟悉,但读起来好像在读诗篇。   ****************** I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it took me a long time to complete, mainly because my speed of reading Chinese is akin to reading it aloud. 以上的文章也是呕心沥血地挤出来的。 Nonetheless, it was worth the effort. It is much like… Read more →

Conversation pieces from Masons Home Decor and Farm Florist

I first saw this clock on a friend’s Instagram feed and was really taken with it. It’s design is simple yet arresting, and I thought it would certainly make for a good conversation piece, as part of our home decor. I found out that it was the Umbra Shadow Clock from Masons Home Decor.   Umbra Shadow Clock  Designed by Alan Wisniewski… Read more →

Yellow Ribbon Run 2017

I thought that the @yellowribbonsg run was a meaningful one to sign up for, not least cos I have a few prison officer friends, 2 pastors who were former inmates, and many friends who help out in the Prisons Fellowship Singapore and provide counselling services to inmates and their families. We have also been participating in the Angel Tree hamper project, supported… Read more →

West Side Story – the musical

So date night this week was watching West Side Story at Marina Bay Sands. I think we hadn’t watched a musical together for more than 2 years, the last being Singing in the Rain! West Side Story is a musical that first premiered in Broadway in 1957. Set in 1950s New York, the musical describes events across just a few… Read more →

SuperHero Me – inclusive arts at its best (16 Sep – 7 Oct 2017)

So since I’ve just about had enough negativity this week to last me for the rest of the year, here’s a shoutout on something inspiring. I first encountered SuperHero Me in June 2015, when they held a really interesting Festival at the National Library’s open space. B looked so little in the photos from that post! What is SuperHero Me? Well,… Read more →

The Bible Project – Illustrated summaries of biblical books

I blogged about The Bible Project back in 2015, as we were very impressed by the animated videos of visual storytelling they produced, that presented a very theologically sound encapsulation of the most important points of each book of the bible. One of the most important aspects of understanding the Bible, is understanding that it is made of up many… Read more →