Never assume that they are helpless

By Rosalind Ho

It’s the second day of the Lunar New Year. I decided to tag along with my sister-in-law, Terry who does regular visitations to the homes of elderly people who live alone.

I brought along some oranges, a red packet, and some biscuits and crackers. …

Drawing some wisdom from a great sage.

Photo by Lauren Richmond on Unsplash

Looking back, if I had made the right type of friends, I would have become an infinitely wiser and effective person. As a teenager, not all parents have the foresight or intelligence to guide you. They may even give you the wrong advice.

Why Toastmasters Offer Great Opportunities For Success

Speaking as a Toastmaster member of more than 35 years…..

By Rosalind Ho (

Why are you so busy? Why are some people burning both ends of the candle and filling every waking hour with some activity or another? You can say that they are looking for opportunities to better themselves and prove their worth.

I think that many are not looking in the…

May the peace be with you….

By Rosalind Ho (Canva.c0m)

A story goes like this; There was a young monk who started to practice meditation but he could not remain still. During each session, he would envision a spider appearing before him and he was perturbed.

The young monk told his master that he…

Looking At The Good Side Of The Pandemic

My views as a dentist

By Rosalind Ho (

Everything is a double edge sword. While the pandemic has sowed a lot of confusion in everyday living, incurs inconveniences, and undermines businesses, it has also led to many unprecedented changes in products, services, and ideas.

Human beings are the most intelligent and adaptive of all creatures. We should be…

Three Chinese Sayings I Live By Every Day.

Thanks to my renewed interest in reading.

Author in the 60s

Recently, I developed a penchant for Mandarin.

I grew up in an environment where half of my siblings were schooled in Mandarin. My dad hailed from China in the 1920s as a young immigrant. He was a teacher and I used to be intrigued by his Mandarin accent.

When I…

Some steps that we may have overlooked in busy Singapore

By Rosalind Ho (

Singapore is one of the most expensive cities to live in. However, the advantages of living in Singapore are many and it remains one of the most coveted cities in the world despite the high living costs.

In this era…

Implications of missing teeth should be understood.

Summer Lotus 22nd August 2021

By Rosalind Ho (

Teeth are lost due to many reasons such as gross decay, trauma, fracture, gum disease, etc. Some patients may not be aware of the long term dire effects of losing teeth and how it could lead to more dental problems and further tooth loss.


It starts with myself…….

By Rosalind Ho (

I know happiness will always elude one because life is a roller coaster ride. We, humans, being emotional creatures will be thrown into turmoil if we allow it.

When I was younger, I was a worrywart. When something happy happens, I knew that the next event is going to be…

Summer Lotus

Interested in life, curious about everything. Challenge seeker, die-hard enthusiast, dental surgeon, ardent Toastmaster. Just trying to get better each day.

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