The past three months have passed by either quickly or slowly, and most days have drifted away. In June I was feeling sad because of the unending lockdown, and kind friends sent me bombolini doughnuts, and another sent me a home-cooked “three dish one soup one dessert” meal to cheer me up. So grateful forContinue reading “Reviewing my June-July-August 2021”
In April I wished for a quiet and manageable May. Well, quiet it was because Malaysia went into lockdown on 6 May. Be careful what you wish for. Just before the lockdown, a cousin of mine came to town and I visited the Japanese restaurant he was working at. Other than that one social outing,Continue reading “Reviewing my May 2021”
I ushered in the New Year in January with a small birthday celebration at work and a lunch treat by colleagues – very thankful for them. Not much else happened except for a short “rescue” weekend to Penang to collect my cousin’s two cats due to the fear of another lockdown. I spent that one-nighterContinue reading “Reviewing my January to April 2021”
Some people think their art is worthless. But I like to see beauty in scraps and sketches. Here are A4 scans, uncropped and unfiltered, by my flatmate who was ready to throw her own work out. Follow her on @pinbrushed and enjoy some flowers on this fine Sunday!
2020 was the year I stayed at home reading books. I discovered Libby and signed up using my Singapore National Library Card. I also started reading my flatmate’s books… which were just sitting on a shelf in the living room. It’s amazing what boredom can do, like making me notice what was always there, andContinue reading “Books 2020”
My happy November was spent entirely in Penang working from home. There I ate lots of home-cooked food, took many jogs around the Sungai Ara park and discovered a new hiking trail near my house called Emperor Villa. I also had a few days out in George Town discovering new places on Lebuh Melayu; BaoContinue reading “Reviewing my November & December 2020”
September was relatively quiet because even though my flatmate was back, she was out a lot visiting friends, family and going on road trips throughout Malaysia. So I spent my time reading her four Harry Potter books, beginning with The Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. I’d actually read theContinue reading “Reviewing my September & October 2020”
In July, life resumed to normal and it now feels like the lockdown never happened. I went back to the office full-time, completing a second round of line edits for a book. Work wise, I did 14-15 pieces of work for a freelance client, a record high for the year. Because life had gone backContinue reading “Reviewing my July & August 2020”