Category Family Matters

Birthday Celebration Party

The Surprising Thing About Surprises


Like most Singaporeans, I am apathetic towards surprises.  I kinda like to know what to expect. Besides, if you want to surprise someone over forty, you better check the health status of the person you are surprising. But a GOOD surprise never hurts anyone, except in a Bollywood or Chinese drama. For my birthday this year , my family […]

Raksha Bandhan - Indian Tradition

Rakhi – A Pledge To Love And Support


Today is Raksha Bandhan. Also known as Rakhi, this is a beautiful Indian tradition that celebrates the bond of love and support between brothers and sisters.  Raksha means protection while Bandhan means bond. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the sisters pray […]

Model Children Fun Things To Do Summer

Kids: Things To Do For Fun


This summer, if you intend to stay put in your home country, there is a myriad of FUN activities waiting for you to explore with your family. Apart from the regular sojourn to the mainstay attractions in Singapore – The Singapore Zoo, The Bird Park, Universal Studios, The Flyer and Sentosa, there are lots of […]

Maids cleaning homes

Keep Your Maid – 5 Golden Rules


Sometimes, the fault of horror maid stories lie with the employers. These bosses expect their maids to work 18-hour days, doing everything from housekeeping to washing the car, cooking meals and babysitting the kids, caring for the elderly and their house pets. They do not feed them well and on top of everything, treat the […]

Working and Family Life

Work Life Balance – 5 Keys to a Better Balance


Are you having trouble balancing work and life? We all want better balance in our lives, but many of us struggle in achieving and then maintaining it. People tend to get stuck in a rut. They know that how they are living is not working for them, but find change difficult. There are also increasing […]

Where Will Happiness Strike You?


A friend of mine shared this YouTube clip by Coco Cola and I am compelled to share it with all of you.  In celebration of its 125th birthday on May 8th, 2011, Coca-Cola launched an awesome “Where will happiness strike next?” campaign. They converted trucks and buses into Coca-Cola delivery vehicles that dispense doses of “happiness” on the […]

Travel in India: pictorial of Mumbai and Pune


Every year-end, we would take the kids to some far away land like Disneyland in Orlando, or skiing on the Whistler Mountains, Canada for vacations. This year, we decided to help them get in touch with their roots to connect with their Indian heritage. Our 18 days-trek in India covers Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.  We […]

Mother and son homework battle

The Homework Battle


Today, I was at the gym waiting for my daughter to finish her gym class.  It’s an hour long class, and armed with my coffee shop coffee, I sat down to do some writing.  But I got distracted – at the next table, a battle was in full swing.  I stared intently at my laptop […]