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Striking a Balance Between Lightness and Darkness

Sep 7th, 2014 Yoga 5 min read

The memories came flooding back like tidal waves crashing into rocks. And they felt good. Letters from kindergarten, elementary, and high school friends; photographs of my younger days with family members; old school uniforms, baby clothes that mom lovingly kept, bears, beads, cross-stitched patterns, piano books from the time I started playing to now, and even melted candy were found in these treasure boxes. These…

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Canadian Vesper

Apr 23rd, 2014 North America, Yoga 3 min read

Canadian Vesper Softly at the close of day, As our campfire fades away. Silently each Guide should ask, Have I done my daily task. Have I kept my honour bright, Shall I guiltless sleep tonight, Have I done and have I dared, Everything to ‘Be Prepared’. This was one of my favourite Girl Guide songs, and we would sing it at the end of every…

Anger Management

Can I Stop Feeling Already? (Or Not)

Apr 11th, 2014 Yoga 5 min read

Eyes wide open. Cheeks flush. Heart palpitation accelerates at an alarming speed. Nostrils flare up. Breathing quickens. Body heats up. I am angry. I am frustrated. I am anxious. Growing up, I was constantly reminded of my anger management issues at school and home. There were countless days spent in detention because of my inability to conform to rules and regulations. I was labelled as…

Peace

A Prayer To God: On Acceptance and Imperfections

Feb 21st, 2014 Yoga 2 min read

Dear God, It has been a tough week. My social networks have exploded with ongoing debates concerning homosexual relationships and families, and I’m struggling to hold the opinions of both sides in me. I struggle because these were the same debates that haunted me for many years. I struggle because I wish people could understand the struggles I went through to express my truth. Dear…

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Circa 1999 — Affirmations

Oct 27th, 2013 Yoga 2 min read

I hear the truth in this song. It rings true to what I’ve gone through and studied in the past year. At the age of 13, I couldn’t comprehend what Savage Garden was trying to tell me. Today, as I listen to the lyrics, every single sentence strikes a chord in my mind, body and soul. Thank you, Savage Garden. Though my 13 year old…

Flags of the world at the UN Secretariat Building.

Do We Need To Be Known To Be Seen?

Jun 22nd, 2013 Travel, Yoga 3 min read

“Haze puts Singapore on map, millions surprised to find it there” – Business Times Singapore This article amused me, to know how some in the world view Singapore. However, it was the comments in this forum that cracked me up. As I was preparing lunch, a thought came to me. It has been six years since I left Singapore for Canada. People have always been…

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Rainbows, Storms, and Sunshine.

May 30th, 2013 Social Good, Yoga 3 min read

The title to this post probably doesn’t make any sense. But let me explain. I woke up today to a horrible email from my bank: I went over my credit card budget this month which doesn’t help my depleting bank account. Needless to say, I was bummed out and completely uninspired. Frustrated, I picked up my spatula and whisk, and baked away in the kitchen….

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A Sad Weekend

Dec 15th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

The stories of the American gunman who pulled the trigger and caused 28 fatalities infiltrated the hearts of everyone around the globe yesterday. Following that, the man who stabbed 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in China. This morning, I woke up to another piece of tragic news. Another shooting was reported in Vegas, leaving two dead — the shooter himself, and…

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Love Is In The Air

Dec 14th, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

With Christmas around the corner, families and friends are starting to get together to drink, dine, and party the merry nights away. This year, I am not going anywhere special for Christmas. Instead, I have chosen to stay in Toronto to celebrate this joyous season with one extremely special person — me. Christmas is a time of giving, receiving, and most importantly, loving. Throughout the…