40 Is The New Black.


I am turning 40 in about 7 weeks I am feeling fabulous.

It seems to me, life has only just begun. It is so exciting (and hectic) that I often find myself too nervous to eat. But I am constantly reminded, that I have to nourish myself with food,honey and water, or else I would not have the energy and stamina to keep up with the pace. So I entice myself with comfort food, such as my Nespresso Roma and Nutella in the morning, (yes I eat Nutella with a spoon sans bread), boiled carrots and broccoli for lunch, and a glass of my favourite red for dinner. As you can see, I prefer to always stay some what hungry. It keeps me yearning. And yearning gives me something to look forward to.

Honoured to be on the cover of Elle Singapore this month. It has been 11 years since I last graced Elle’s cover and I must admit, I do age quite well. More importantly, I have never been more comfortable with being me, flaws and all.

As I sit outside on my balcony, typing away, listening to the crashing of the waves, distant flickering lights of the ships beckon to me, my silent companions.

How lovely life can be.

Failure Builds Character

A little dissent is good, especially when standing up for the right thing. A failure or two is good, especially if it teaches one to be resilient to disappointments.

“Gentle in winning, stronger in defeat”. A line in The LKY Musical that struck a chord in me.

When pride gets in the way, I failed to see the big picture.
When blinded by ignorance, we ridicule and condemn without logic.
When one is stuck in the moment, only prayers, family and community could provide me with the release of anguish.

Hence, we move on. And in the process we learn and we grow.

Would I give myself a pass? Never. I am and have always been my own worst critic.
But we must not be defined by our worst moments. We can hate some things we have done, but do respect ourselves for everything good we have done in our complicated lives.