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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Missing Starbucks

I was surprised during my recent trip to Australia that there is no Starbucks in Canberra. No, I am not a coffee drinker. I am only more interested in the kinds of merchandise that the Australian Starbucks carries. :P

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Unwanted Guest

After my shower, I found an unwanted guest in the bathroom.
A centipede! 
How in the world did it get here?! We are staying on the 9th floor! 
What happened to the centipede? 
I killed it.  

Friday, 8 December 2017

Perfect

Heard this duet when I was in Sydney.

Perfect duet by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce (uploaded by Play Music)

Friday, 24 November 2017

BtVS Fangirl!

I am undeniably a BtVS fangirl! 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Chanced Meeting

I was at a school visit to present the findings of the project to the school leaders. It was by chance that I found out my long-time friend and ex-MOE colleague, Rahidah is teaching at the school. 
Had a quick meet-up and chat with her after the meeting with the school leaders. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Liu Sha Buns

Liu Sha buns or Salted egg custard filling buns - either you love it or you dislike it.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Timely

Just as I was preparing the slides for my AARE 2017 conference presentation, a timely article appeared which could help to strengthen my argument. :)

Monday, 20 November 2017

Decision: Star Trek or Alien?

I saw these two t-shirts. I love them both but am torn between which one to get! 
Both appeal to the geek in me. One is in my size, Small and the other is Large. Needed help to decide and sent help request via Facebook... 
Friends and relatives chipped in with the decision-making. Now I know who are Star Trek fans and who are Alien fans lol. 
In the end, I went with Star Trek because it probably won't freak people out and it is in my size lol. :D

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Surprised

A colleague surprised me with a belated birthday present. It was really unexpected and I was really touched. Apparently she had it with her for a while, but we kept missing each other because of our busy schedules. Thank you! It is really sweet of you, Monica. :)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Happy Meeting

I met up with a former student, Vanessa. 
It was really great catching up with her and knowing that she is doing well and following her dreams!
I am really happy and appreciative that my former students are taking the time to meet up with me. :) 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Star Wars Galore

It's a dream come true for Star Wars fans on Fox Movies! Continuous screening of Star Wars movies from Episode 1 all the way to Episode 7 at one go from early morning to close to midnight! 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Starbucks' Mr Vampire Frappuccino

Mocha sauce and whipped cream at the bottom with chocolatety cereal and
strawberry puree and whipped cream on top

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Starbucks' Mrs Vampire Frappuccino

  Mrs Vampire Frappuccino - mocha sauce and whipped cream on the bottom with sweet vanilla mixed in and topped with strawberry puree and whipped cream

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Someone lost a Pet?

I saw this box by the vet clinic. It seemed someone has found a lost hamster and kept it in the box. The kind person hopes that the vet would be able to help the lost hamster as well as to reunite it with its owner.  

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Throwback to 1970s

A photo of my mother with my brother and I from 1970s. I cannot remember where it was taken, the Esplanade maybe? 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

MLS038 2017

Today, I started the second run of my in-service course, MLS038: Student-Involved Assessment. A total of 27 teachers enrolled in the course. Just with this first session, I could tell that they are a wonderful bunch of teachers! 
Photo taken by colleague who happened to walk past my class

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wall of Encouragement

This is the wall of encouragement by the students from the other levels for the Primary 6 students who are taking their PSLE in early October. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Double Trouble

This pair of playful kittens often greet me when I leave for work. The ginger will nibble on my pinkie while the grey tabby will swipe at my pinkie.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Shortbread Scottie Dogs

I received this box of pure butter shortbread from a colleague who attended a conference in UK. Yum!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Grumpy vs Happy

Community cats - can you guess which cat is which?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Books on Virtues

I accidentally found these stash of children's books on virtues - honesty, love, friendship, hope, courage, and respect. Reminds me of my childhood. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

First Visit

This is the first time I visited Physical, Sports and Outdoor Education Branch since I left MOE. I was there attending a seminar and managed to meet up with some ex-colleagues from MOE. 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

9/9

I always like the number "9". 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

R & R

Did some R & R. Not rest and relax but reviewing and reading. I was reviewing the reviews I have received as a book review editor and as a break from reviewing, I was reading my favourite genre - supernatural in Chinese language. :) 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Gudetama Mooncakes

This is the first time I bought mooncakes because of its cute factor. :D Bad influence by Juliane who loves Gudetama haha. Not sure of its yummy factor but I can use the box! 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Wall Art

Book shelves and window

Monday, 4 September 2017

Clean Record

A notice was sent by the Singapore Traffic Police to my brother. Surprised, I opened it. 
It was a notice to commend my brother for having kept a clean traffic record for the past 5 years, 2012-2017. 
I burst out laughing. My brother has been in UK for years, with him last in Singapore in 2002.