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Finding my balance 

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford After 2 lessons of stand up paddling (SUP) in swimming pool, I begin to look a little more pro-like in calm water. Less than 12 hours later, I attempted first open-water this morning. It was my maiden sea-sport venture. I never done … Continue reading

Love Letter to my son, Dominique

Being a middle child is not easy. I understand how you feel because I am a middle child too. You may feel that you have been ignored. You may be wondering why you have to wear Robin’s old clothes when you were little and follow things that works well for Robin and applied the same … Continue reading

Love Letter to my son, Robin

November 2010 My dear son Robin, 13 years ago on the night of 11 March, Papa and I went to KK Hospital for a tour to familiarize with the newly-opened hospital. After reaching home, I started my first bout of pain but dismissed it as a normal tummy-ache. I went to toilet throughout the night … Continue reading

My Travel Inspiration – Philippines

Traveling to Manila, Philippines to participate a 5km running event isn’t for everyone. Moving around the world teaches me many things. Having travelled to more than 40 countries, tourist attractions and doing all those touristy stuff aren’t appealing to me anymore. Manila was never in my travel plan so I think of incorporating running in … Continue reading

My 2013

Last Friday, a colleague emailed to me and others announcing her last work day of the year and a list of her New Year’s Resolutions. At the same time, she’s asking us to share ours. (yawn!) Ouch! It’s that time of year again. I never craft New Year’s Resolutions. Why do it when there is … Continue reading


The decision of doing Lasik is spontaneous. Before visiting the clinic, I didn’t do any fact finding. (Strangely, I only start reading up when I wrote this post). The only information I have were from 2 people who did Lasik: Kenneth & Doreen. Not much detail. They told me their satisfaction level.My bloodshot eyes invited … Continue reading

Life is hard…and not always fair

Recently, I got involved in an incident in the office. The word “fair” keeps popping up. How to talk to these people who keeps saying unfair, unfair….? How to let these people GET REAL? I found a good book: Life’s Greatest Expectation by Hal Urban ISBN 0-7432-7417-2 chapter 2: Life is Hard…and Not Always Fair … Continue reading

Some more simple steps to take

the words are from a book i read

Simple Steps to take Living in Tough Times

Welcome to a brand new year. What is my New Year resolution? Very simple – it is to leave office before 6:30pm every day. I am trying hard not to go back to my old routine. It takes 21 days to form a habit. I have to restart the counter as I did not practice … Continue reading

Quips and actions tips to share

SERVICE COUNTS One hundred minus one can’t be ninety-nine in the hotel business. It may be zero. If one employee out of hundreds gives a bad impression to a certain customer, it will ne one hundred percent damage for our hotel image for that customer. – Ichiro Inumaru (One person can make the difference – … Continue reading