Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

The weekend brought in a horrible hangover, endless rain and a feeling of inadequacy. No warm feelings here.

Ah! Sunflower


Ah! sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves and aspire; Where my sunflower wishes to go. — William Blake My father […]

We are currently in Tokyo and taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful ancient city. Yesterday, we went to stopped in time Asakusa, a place with little hawker stores and much charm. We bought some fruit at this tiny fruit store, plums, the tiniest grapes bursting with flavor and some apples. What I […]

I swear, I am not being dramatic or trying to act cute. Due to forest clearing in Indonesia, all the smoke was blown towards Singapore. Long story short, the pollutants in the air crossed the hazardous mark, I was sick with shortness of breath and I dreamed of fresh oxygen. I was also frightened and […]



This reminded me of a rather bulky spaceship. And they swim incredibly fast. Once, one of these deadly but ethereally gorgeous creatures stung my baby sister. She didn’t stop bawling for hours. Poor kid.

Splendor of ended day floating and filling me. – Walt Whitman, Song at Sunset

Living in Singapore has made the music lover in me very happy. I have watched some amazing concerts  where talent clearly shows (Richard Marx), some concerts for which I had high expectations but came away under whelmed (Lady Gaga), a wonderful Beatles homage band that made me dance with a thousand other people and transported […]

In the 2+ years I have been in Singapore, I haven’t been to a single Chinese wedding, or any wedding if you want to get pedantic. Which I usually get. Shaun and Sofie very kindly sent me this cute young invite to their wedding lunch: I was really excited to be invited and I could […]

Late night bus rides help me think, especially when I am stuck with a problem. Letting someone else do the driving while I stare unseeing out the window, hardly stopping for little or no fellow riders – the world turns. And it is therapeutic. To all Singaporean bus drivers who can teach us a thing […]

Having just flown Scoot, my experience with the flight attendants was faintly similar. But many parts of this story resonates with me. The worst flying experiences I have had were with Air Deccan (flight delayed by 8 hours) and with Kingfisher Airlines (flight attendant rudely addressed me as ‘Hey lady’) Of course, the best flight […]