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 […]

IRELAND simply blew me away. Probably because it was the first European country I’ve set foot on in the 22 years of my life. And also because there was so much to see, so rich a culture to immerse in, and the lovely people I was so lucky to have met. As much as I […]

A WHOLE SEMESTER has passed by and my gosh… there’s so much I have learnt, so much to ponder upon, so much to share. But that’s a story for another day (will try!). 2013 has seen a blessed start with opportunities to take the next flight out. And there’s something about being in a foreign […]

CHILDREN AT PLAY. Probably familiar with the sight of local children with their eyes glued to the latest Angry Birds app on iPads, street surfing with waveboards or running across the neighbourhood playgrounds. Definitely not a familiar sight when in the streets of Thailand on a weekday evening. We were in a district in Chiang […]

TOOK UP a photography job over the weekends! The sister of a friend had chosen to celebrate her 21st birthday with a group of underprivileged children. These children attend a Student Care Centre in the Western part of Singapore, outside of schooling hours while their parents are away at work. Over the weekends, volunteers frequent […]

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 […]