Posts Categorized: The Returning Singaporeans

A tribute to a great man

I was born into a Singapore where Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was a man to be reckoned with. His wit, his strength of will, his brilliance – all came together in a man, who is credited to transform Singapore from a small, forgotten, city-state, young and new and abandoned by Malaysia… to the Singapore I… Read more »

Learning Chinese – From Scratch (Almost!)

So I was blogging a month back about Jayvon’s heavily Aussie-accented Chinese, and even recorded an amusing video of him using English phonics to pronounce Chinese hanyu pinyin words. Barely a week into Primary One, he came back with two sheets of paper. English Spelling (5 words a week). And THIS. Chinese diction (or fondly… Read more »

New Year, New School

first day in p1

It’s a brand new year, and we have landed back in Singapore. After 18 months living in Sydney, we are thrust back to the hustle and bustle of Singapore once again. It’s been a hectic month – we’ve had to move from my in-laws’ place (in the West of the island) to my parents’ place… Read more »