I WAS NEVER much of a gamer; maybe the occasional LAN gaming dates with my old school buddies once in a few months. So we came across a reality room escape game that I thought was a pretty unique experience. Called TheEscapeArtist (T.E.A.), this place is tucked away on the eleventh floor of Bukit Timah […]

IT’S BEEN A YEAR since I last participated in a race. Till 18th August this year, when The Color Run™ came to Singapore. Dubbed the “Happiest 5K on the Planet”, it was (not so) cheap thrill of running the untimed 5km race with some form of coloured powder being splashed at you along the way. […]

I HAD NO clue where they obtained my address from, but I received a pack of 8 Hari Raya greeting cards through post a month ago. In it was also an order form for purchasing more cards and a reply envelope. So the marketing technique was for recipients to send a crossed cheque with $18 […]

MY GIRLFRIENDS and I caught Oscar Wilde’s comedy play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ over our artsy fartsy weekend.  And I know I have been reading too many texts by the likes of Elizabeth Townsend, Karen Hammell and Florence Clarke when my ears pricked at the very mention of the word occupation. Do you smoke? Well, yes, […]

FINALLY finally finally! It has arrived! The upcoming event is what we’ve been working towards since we first started the degree programme in September! After 2 semesters of dwelling with great depth on occupational therapy theories, advanced practice and the whole immersion programme in Dublin – this is the product of the consolidation of our […]

I HAD THE opportunity to attend the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between 3 institutions – Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) last Monday. The signing ceremony was held to recognize the debut of Singapore’s first degree programme for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, offered under the […]

THE ABILITIES EXPO is in Singapore! The event is aimed for the community of persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. So assignments and exams aside, I managed to squeeze time to attend this morning events with a group of friends.  There was a workshop on Aging in Place by Teresa Plummer, an Occupational Therapy assistant […]

SO IT’S BEEN two weeks since school started! That aside… The National Occupational Therapy Conference has just taken place this weekend at Concorde Hotel Singapore. The theme for this event: “Transcending Boundaries Towards Seamless Care”, tied in with the workshops and presentations focussing on services beyond that of the acute care setting. Minister of  State […]

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 […]

ACCORDING TO the Comprehensive Labour Force Survey by the Ministry of Manpower,  Singapore has a total of 3,135,900 people in the labour force as of 2010. In the same year, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remains relatively low at 2.2%. But what does it mean to be employed? Defined by the American Association of Occupational Therapists […]