Monday, March 23rd, 2015

RIP Lee Kuan Yew: 1923-2015

 
 
Having worked in Singapore in the early 2000’s, I came to learn more about Lee Kuan Yew‘s vision and principles. The man who, arguably, single-handedly transformed Singapore from a marshy …


Sunday, October 21st, 2012

My Singapore Soundtrack

The expat group at Frank and Claire’s farewell. Cafe Iguana, Boat Quay – Singapore
 
A friend of mine (you know who you are!) sent me a link to a flashmob in …


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Be still, my restless spirit

 
It’s quite confronting to realise that it has been around ten years since I was a carefree, well-paid yuppie in Singapore. Listening to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s old album reminded me of …


Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Singaporean Rhapsody

 
After spending such a busy period of socialising and gluttony, I have half a day of travelling around Singapore. Yani and I did the Singapore Flyer ferris wheel last year …


Monday, July 19th, 2010

Rediscovering Corrinne May

 
After watching The Leap Years for the second time – this time with Yani – I was reminded of the songs in the movie. Whilst I still think that the …


Monday, January 4th, 2010

Singapore – A Postscript

 
Changi Airport always feels so familiar and yet there are always changes and improvements that are being implemented every time I happen to be here. I’m waiting for the flight …


Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Flying high on Singapore Flyer

 
It’s our third day in Singapore and the highlight of the day was our visit to the Singapore Flyer, amongst the usual visits to the numerous malls, the favourite pastime …


Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy Two-Oh-One-Oh!

 
So this is the new year – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I believe it’s going to be a year of training and adjustment for me. It’d be quite  a slog changing …


Saturday, January 24th, 2009

The joy of waiting – Changi Airport

I checked out of the apartment at 11.00am, after having my breakfast at McDonald’s. They had Mega Sausage McMuffin with Egg – whoa! I’ve always loved McDonald’s breakfast so it …


Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Singapore, depressed but still as busy as ever

It’s ten past nine in the evening – Singapore is as balmy as ever, and busier than ever. Everybody is keen to do their Chinese New Year shopping before the …