AN UNFORGETTABLE roadtrip and one that we almost had to forgo given the difficulties liaising annual leaves for everyone. It started out as a casual talk about going on a Trans-Siberian railway – but we felt it was too pricey and we didn’t have enough leaves from work to spare. So a 16D15N trip to […]

I HAD NEVER thought of visiting Oman and not known any friends who have done so. But boy, was it a trip that was absolutely breathtaking. I travelled with my long-time friend Nazurah whom I used to share Billabong bags with when we were 13. After a pampering 5 days in Dubai, we took a 5-hour bus ride […]

LOOK MA! I climbed an active volcano! My first time on an extended hiking trip. It was one that was planned 6 months prior, so we had time for lots of stairclimbing training. But no one can ever be truly prepared for what’s coming… the element of surprise! And that is what makes a trip so […]

THIS VESAK DAY saw us trekking a route less travelled. Known as the pipeline trail, the 10km route took us parallel to Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on the outskirts of protected area – starting from Zhenghua Park in Bukit Panjang, via Mandai, to Woodlands. The water pipes are mostly covered beneath ground, but there are […]

UPON ARRIVAL in Narita Airport, we headed straight to Shinjuku and caught the highway bus to Yamanashi prefecture on a 2-hour journey. The bus had us dropped off at Kawaguchiko station – a lovely sight with its trains and railway tracks. Kawaguchiko station The small town of Kawaguchiko Ramen anyone? The town of Kawaguchiko was quiet. […]

IT STARTED OUT as a session rendering my therapy training to provide in-water assessments for children. Ten sessions later, these children have graduated from the paracanoeing development programme. The programme is an initiative by Canoeing Cares, supported by the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA) TEACH ME Services. The young participants […]

THE MOST last-minute flight I’ve booked. Postponed our grad trip to Korea because of the South-North conflict in late April. Saw affordable rates for a two-way ticket, booked them and then announced to my parents three days before flying off: “By the way ma, I’m going to Perth for a short bit.” Quite a lovely […]

JANUARY 2012: Final year internship in Malaysia. 7 occupational therapy students. During the 7-week long placement, we took a short break and travelled up to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Via our lecturer, we managed to liaise with the occupational therapy staff from Chiang Mai University. Earlier in the day, we were fortunate to have been able […]

20km hike = 30,000 steps From Southampton Central → South Western Railway to Lymington via change at Brockenhurst (30mins) → Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth (40mins) SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Venue: Square Ballroom @ Village Hotel Changi Photography: Shahdan Salim & Munn Iskandar under Shamsydar Ani Photography Photo booth: Canpix Photobooth Bridal I: ISHQ by Nora Zee Make up and styling: Siti Nurbaya by ISHQ Bridal II: WeddingCrafters Make up and styling: Andrea Razali Groom’s suits: Benjamin Barker Groom’s styling: Best Man by Abg Shukor Pelamin decor: Ronce Envy Creations […]

Styling and photography: Bridal Concept Singapore Outdoor shoot locations: Victoria Concert Hall Kampong Lorong Buangkok Coney Island            

THIS INITIATIVE caught me eyes when watching the news today! I especially liked how they incorporated a wheelchair-friendly dental chair to allow wheelchair-users to remain in the wheelchair during dental treatment. It is also heartening to hear the advocacy for specialty dentists trained to serve the elderly and those with special needs. Another step forwards towards universal […]

TOOK A QUICK getaway at a kelong lodging last weekend with my co-workers.  It was an all-inclusive package via Megasix (on hindsight it was cheaper to have skipped the middleman) which paid for our return van Singapore-Malaysia, return boat ride and 2D1N stay with 4 meals.  Kelong Acheh is situated off the coast of Penyabong, which is North of […]

SO IN RECENT news, Danial and I are now officially engaged! Officially in a sense that I had two separate engagement events, kinda. Danial had initially proposed on the week of my birthday. It was a sweet affair – we were at a family karaoke session with his cousins when he got down on one […]