Kayaking: Exploring the Rivers of Pulau Ubin

Waning moon phase with a high tide at 940am. With mild currents predicted, we were in a good place to launch off from Pasir Ris at 730am to leisurely explore the mangroves in Pulau Ubin. Unlike the stormy conditions from a couple of weeks before, the air was still and the water glassy. It made …

Kayaking: Exploring the mangroves of Pulau Ubin

When we launched early Friday morning from Pasir Ris, the water was still. The air hung, weighty and heavy and silent. Dark clouds filled the sky, ominous. But it was a holiday weekend (Hari Raya Haji), so our spirits were high. We just needed to make that 2+km crossing over to Pulau Ubin. Given that …

Finding peace and contentment in the present

The Singapore Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong, came out this past weekend to advise us not to expect to travel this side of 2020. 😦 I guess it's no big surprise, but still a somewhat depressing to hear. That said, we had a blast this weekend. If every weekend went down like that, we …

2020 – the year of appreciating life

Despite the government's best efforts, the number of Covid cases in Singapore continues to rise, now driven overwhelmingly by outbreaks in the foreign workers' dormitories. As such, the government has instituted ever tighter restrictions on our movements. I had been primarily working from home already, ever since I returned from LA on March 8. But …