Sunday, April 22, 2012

Read: The Pocket Therapist

Title: The Pocket Therapist
Author: Therese J. Borchard
Publisher: Center Street, New York (2010)

Easy reading is the best way to describe the book "The Pocket Therapist"  by Therese Borchard. This is a compact book with 144 tools and techniques to help address anxiety, fear, conflicts and difficult situations in life. Perhaps the fact tat the author had the experience of overcoming and managing depression and more helped make the book more credible.

A comforting and engaging read.

To read more of her works, please visit Beyond Blue on

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Visit the ArtScience Museum before the RMS Titanic ends on 29 Apr 2012

This afternoon, I had the pleasure to visit the ArtScience Museum with one of my good friends as a prelude to her birthday. We were surprised by the long queue at the main lobby of the museum. Most of the visitors were there to catch the exhibition, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at ArtScience Museum till 29 Apr 2012.

A few days ago, on 10 Apr 2012, was the 100th anniversry of the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic. At the time this post is published, it is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Perhaps that is why many people are so keen recently to learn about RMS Titanic?

The Exhibition takes visitors through the Ship's conception, construction, sailing day, life on board, the famous iceberg, Titanic's sinking, the discovery of the wreck, while all throughout telling the incredible stories of her passengers and crew.

My favourite sections of the exhibition were those of the recreation of the First class cabin, the Grand staircase, the recreation of the Promenade and the various personal stories of the passengers onboard the fateful RMS Titanic.

Also shown at the ArtScience Museum was Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes External. Lovers of Pop Art will enjoy this exhibition greatly. I like the clarity of the colours used in many of Andy Warhol's screen painting. While I appreciate how Andy Warhol managed to create iconic masterpieces from ubiquitous objects from the popular culture, I find that his works did not impress me as much as the works of Wu Guanzhong and a number of other artists. I suppose I like works that may not look appealing at first glance but have a quality that make them look beautiful with each repeated viewing.

My favourite exhibition at the ArtScience Museum this April would obviously be Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. If you are curious about the real stories behind RMS Titanic, do visit the ArtScience Museum by 29 Apr 2012. Please also read one of my previous posts, Experience Titanic the safe way.

In the meantime, may the passengers who were lost onboard RMS Titanic rest in peace.

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

Eli Davidson's tips on How to stop being so hard on yourself

One of my good friends shared this article by Eli Davidson, and I have found it a good read:
How to stop being so hard on yourself.

Admittedly, I am an idealist many of the times. I recall that especially during my younger days, I can be hard on myself  at times. Thankfully, over the years. I have learnt some of the tips shared in the article even before I have read it. I have learnt to center myself through taking deep breaths. This is quite a good tip to begin with. So if you are interested, check out this article.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Cheongsam and the changing roles of Singapore women

Are you interested in fashion or cheongsam? Or are you like myself, wondering if cheongsam has influenced the design of some of the clothes or uniforms that you have worn?

Here is a blog on my recent visit to the exhibition, In the Mood for Cheongsam: Modernity and Singapore Women: Cheongsam and the changing roles of Singapore women

In the Mood for Cheongsam: Modernity and Singapore Women
From 28 Mar - 27 Jun 2012, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Read: How to Love Yourself in 17 Ways

One of my dear friends shared with me an online article that I find a good read and reminder. This article is by Evelyn, and here's sharing it with you: How to Love Yourself in 17 Ways.