Melissa C. Koh (avatar)
updated 3 years ago
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Hi dayre, I just came home from supper with Jon and his relative Ryan, who's visiting Singapore for the air show!
He's a sales director for Boeing, so that explains his visit :)
It was so fun showing him around and telling him about Singapore.
I actually have many good things to say about my country.
I really love this place and I appreciate how lucky I am to born here and have grown up here for most of my life.

I believe I've written on a dayre post sometime back about my super mom. Well, after my dad passed on when I was 2, she moved the entire family to Switzerland for a good amount of time. She was working in a Swiss bank at that time and her bosses sent her back to the headquarters to oversee some stuff. I believe she was barely 30 then and already quite a high flyer in the eyes of most people.
In my eyes, she was just an insane woman.

She had (and still has) a huge appetite for risk. She was a fighter and a strong character. Sometimes, too overpowering and strong willed in my mind.
I don't know wtf she was thinking but she moved herself, my grandmother and I to a foreign land, where we could hardly understand a single bit of Swiss.
I don't think it was the smartest thing to do as a young woman, but I guess it was a great experience for her and all of us.

I was a young child but I definitely recall days of walking through dark tunnels trying to find our way home with a paper map.
There were occasions when mama (my grandmother) and my mom would argue over my safety.
My grandmother was extra protective over me so when my mom allowed me to go out to the garden in our backyard to play by myself, my grandmother would get really paranoid that it was dangerous and I could get kidnapped! Hahaha.

There was once my mom brought me to a theme park and cheated on my height by stuffing tissue paper under my feet so that I could meet the height requirements for a roller coaster ride. I was only around 4/5 years old and I still have a photo of me holding on to the bar for my dear life.
This is one eg of the many crazy things she's done.
Sorry to digress so far-- back but to the part where I had grown up in Singapore for the most part of my life, except for my short stint in Switzerland. :)

I have never ever imagined moving or residing anywhere else in the world because I'm comfortable where I am.
I love my friends, the food, my home, and the familiar surroundings.
I love this bubble of safety which has protected me for the past decade of my life.

But today, I seriously considered moving.

Like the thought of moving to a completely new location came to me and I really tried to imagine myself leaving everything behind and starting a new life in a different land.
I think my mind was fighting my heart and I was trying to give myself reasons why I need to be in Singapore. I was thinking-- CPF, kids education, family, friends.
But I think my heart secretly yearns to be in a new place.

I think if Jon had to relocate to London or New York, I will go with him in a blink of an eye.

My biggest concern of all would be ladymojo-- I think it would be the hardest of all, for me to let go, and I think I'll find a way to make this work so that I can continue running it from wherever I'm going to be.
Of course, my blog would follow me anywhere i go. I'm not sure if I will still be privileged to work with big clients anymore, but that won't stop me from doing what I love. :)

Anyway, it's nothing solid but just some evaluation I'm doing after tonight's conversation that got these train of thoughts rolling. :)

Managed to pull out an old photo of my wonder mama (aka granny) and I!

Another one: I think mama tried to capture the entire building behind me. :)

Hello! Do you guys notice anything different?

Okay maybe that dot above my brows..

I changed my parting! I flipped hair over to the other side cos of my scar! :/

Just did a laser two days ago and my scar looks quite red at the moment. I hope it recovers soon :(
I'm heading out for a musical in a while so I'm doing all I can to look okay.

Here's how it looks like under the fringe.

Pardon the last few ugly faces. I'm not used to seeing the left side of my face more than the right. And somehow my neck feels strained cos the hair on the right is heavier.
Am I just weird or what?

As for that little dot above my brows, I had Dr Joyce remove a tiny mole which she found there together with those found on the side of my face.
I never knew I was so mole-y! Must be too much sun exposure without sunblock!!!!!

Day 43

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014

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espenine (avatar)

espenine I have left Singapore for years now & that's the beauty of the city - you can always come back when you want to!

3 years ago

feliciatang (avatar)

feliciatang Hi Melissa! Can pimple scar be removed as well?

3 years ago

feliciatang (avatar)

feliciatang Hi Melissa! Can pimple scar be removed as well?

3 years ago

sywongxy (avatar)

sywongxy I guess ur mum remarried? Prev im confused over your posts whenever u mentioned gg out w ur dad.

3 years ago

soufflesecrets (avatar)

soufflesecrets Bb you look nice with your hair parted this way!!! 😍

3 years ago

xiaotofu (avatar)

xiaotofu Did u use double eyelid tape?

3 years ago

melissackoh (avatar)

melissackoh @soufflesecrets thanks b!:)

3 years ago

melissackoh (avatar)

melissackoh @feliciatang yes!!!! There's this laser that's perfect for pimple scars! Don't know what it's called. I can find out for you on my next visit to dr Joyce! Or you can call the clinic up :)

3 years ago

melissackoh (avatar)

melissackoh @sywongxy yup!

3 years ago

melissackoh (avatar)

melissackoh @espenine that's true :)

3 years ago

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