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The Story of the Cold, Dark Box

Mar 4th, 2016 Writings, Yoga 2 min read

It is cold and dark. There are four walls, a ceiling and a floor. No windows. It is a box of steel. Nothing comes in and nothing goes out. The frigid weather of beautiful falling snow set the temperatures within the box to way below the minuses. The cold has frozen the heart and the soul. The space, so tiny, a mouse wouldn’t survived in…

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Website Revamp

Jul 12th, 2015 Yoga 3 min read

It took me only five years to revamp this space. A Communications undergraduate then, misscheryltan.com was born in 2009 as an attempt to figure out the digital landscape. This space has been through a few reconstructions with the last one done in 2011, shortly before my move to Toronto. Since the beginning of my blog, I started questioning about life and what it means to…

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Because I Am A Girl

Dec 4th, 2014 Yoga 3 min read

A few months ago, I wrote a poem for the Body/Language workshop, one that “aims to engage participants in an effort to unpick these notions of gender and to uncover experiences and stories of their own bodies through poetry.” The following is a video of my reading at the Singapore Writer’s Festival this past November.       Because I Am A Girl That irritating…

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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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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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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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Love The World — The Green Way

Jun 18th, 2013 Travel, Vegetarianism, Yoga 4 min read

Last year, I wrote about my choice to be a vegetarian (rightfully a pescatarian back then), and how I crossed over to the green side. Recently, about two months ago, I fully committed myself to being a full-pledged vegetarian — and there goes my love for sushi, sashimi, and shellfish. Why would I do this? To be honest, I watched this video two months after…