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. It was my first time meeting Mdm Tan and I wanted to find out more about her story.

Mdm Bio is 93 years of age and lives in a rented flat, heavily subsidized by the government in the eastern part of Singapore.

(The Singapore Govt has devised a very supportive plan for those who have no…


Some steps that we may have overlooked in busy Singapore

By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

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 of global warming and climate change, it behooves everyone to do their part to conserve resources starting from the home. These habits should be adopted and will make a significant change in your bottom line.

To ameliorate these high-cost factors, one could exercise some effort to cut corners so to…


Summer Lotus 22nd August 2021

By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

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.

Effects of missing teeth

  1. Losing front teeth can affect speech, esthetics and mastication in particular when incising food. This may impact the person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Losing back teeth can result in masticatory functions. …

By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

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 sad. I almost try not to be too happy. But life is going to be like that I found, up and down. I had wondered how I could walk a constant happy road.

As I grew older, I realized that you will get to the top of that boulder, achieve…


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If you study successful people, there are always amazing stories behind them.

No one gets success thrown at them. If so, their victory never lasts. We much prefer to hear stories of struggles and overcoming challenges by people whom we can emulate.

Three famous stories prove the point.

Amitabh Bachan, one of the most famous actors in Indian Cinema had a very challenging start.

Before joining the film industry, Bachan as a young man wanted to be a radio presenter. However, he was rejected by All India Radio. He visited the studio several times but was not cleared. …


By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

Geoge Lucas, the famous film director of Star Wars said, “Always remember – your focus determines your reality .”

Why we must focus on the positive.

1 Life will throw a lot of obstacles at you. Some are disguised as opportunities. Being negative would only make you think about problems. Staying positive makes you take action.

2 Research and studies have shown that the human mind tends to be affected by negative thoughts and hold on to them longer. I think that our minds naturally gravitate towards negativity which may be due to self-preservation.

We have to work hard to…


“You Absolutely Shouldn’t Start a Side Hustle” by a top. Medium writer.

I have read “You Absolutely Shouldn’t Start a Side Hustle” by Zulie Rane and thanked her for sharing so ingeniously and ingenuously. There were many points of view which I agree wholeheartedly.

While I agree that a side hustle is not easy to embark on, I would still work at it but on the premise that I would hold on to my stable, main job.

To me, a side hustle is an extra source of income, preferably something different from one’s main job such as writing which brings immense joy and benefits.

My point however is; Do it anyway. Even…


Be A Toastmaster and Improve Your Communication Skills!

By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

We need the courage to live. Life is not straightforward. I remember all the times when I was cowered by fear. However, it’s all my perception.

Fear to fight back. Fear to face the consequences even when wronged. Fear to put things right and be justified. Fear to inspire others to have courage through one’s challenges.

One of my first fears was public speaking. Being pathologically shy and introverted had caused me to miss many opportunities in life.

I missed the meeting and interacting with inspiring people because of the lack of the art of conversation. …


By Rosalind Ho (Canva.com)

I will always remember where I was when people talked about the day Elvis Presley died.

It was August 16, 1997. I was a flight crew with SQ then. It was early morning when I heard wailing outside my room of The Old Melbourne Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

I opened the door to find the chambermaids gathered outside my room sobbing hysterically. It was unbelievable that Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll had died.

At 19, I had seen Elvis briefly on TV and glimpses of the screaming audiences. The voice and the songs of the handsome singer were…

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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