Loving and Remembering You Always — Debbie Chan Mei Ling.

Nov 4th, 2016 Writings, Yoga 5 min read

A full month has flown by. A month and a week ago, you sent me a 4:37min WhatsApp voice message. You had finally allowed me to visit you in the hospital! I was overjoyed, and shifted plans around to see you the following day. I walked into your hospital room. It was different from the first one I visited you at a few months ago….

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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…


Breaking Free From My Chains

Jul 3rd, 2014 Yoga 3 min read

It has not been an easy past two weeks, since my return back to Singapore. The desire to end this painful part of my life has struck me countless of times, which lured me into my old tendencies of wanting to runaway. During those times when desperation hit me right at the core, I experienced a complete shut down in my body. The pain soared…

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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…


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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I Fell In Love

Nov 6th, 2013 Yoga 2 min read

About a month ago, I fell in love. The love swept me off my feet, took me across many oceans and seas, and I landed in supportive and loving arms which were held wide open for me. I didn’t see this coming — not right now. The love was peeking from around the corners, and it seemed to be always there, but it took two…


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…

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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….


I Was Fired From My Job On The Cruiseship

Apr 24th, 2013 Travel, Yoga 13 min read

Yes, I was fired from my position as a Cupcake Supervisor on board the Royal Caribbean International last year. On April 12th, 2012, I boarded the Legend of the Seas with wide-opened eyes, with absolutely no idea what I was in for. After a month into the role, I was ready to boot. Life started off great. Being the only Cupcake girl onboard, dressed in…

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Frustration — A Deadly Enemy

Feb 25th, 2013 Yoga 2 min read

February has been an incredibly stressful month for me — an awesome beginning for 2013. Problems of the past resurfaced, and I was forced to juggle those issues together with my emotional and mental well-being. In my constant struggle to regain balance and full control of my life, I met one of my deadly enemies — Frustration. Frustration didn’t lead me to anywhere good, but…

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Ad Astra Per Aspera

Dec 12th, 2012 Travel, Yoga 4 min read

Recently, I received the gift of a lifetime — A star named after me, which came into life on October 14, 1986. When I showed it to my friends, many were bewildered. Do I seriously think that I’m Mandy Moore from “A Walk to Remember”? Or have I gone delusional after all these years? Well, maybe I like to think that I’m Mandy Moore because…