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Diagnosed with ovarian+endometrial cancer at 45 in Jan 2016. Rediagnosed in Sep 2017: Stage 4 endometrial cancer.❄️🌹Life’s Simple Joys🌹❄️

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The moral of this heartwarming tale rings true...grandma doesn’t want any presents because, for her, the best present is her grandchild. #thebestpresent #loveisthebestgiftofall #illustratedkidsbooks #ilovereadingwithkids #illustratedchildrensbooks #booksaboutgrandparents #booksaboutgrandmas #storyaboutgrandmaslove 8 library books read.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
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The moral of this heartwarming tale rings true...grandma doesn’t want any presents because, for her, the best present is her grandchild. #thebestpresent #loveisthebestgiftofall #illustratedkidsbooks #ilovereadingwithkids #illustratedchildrensbooks #booksaboutgrandparents #booksaboutgrandmas #storyaboutgrandmaslove 8 library books read.
20 0 19 hours ago
A great book to prepare a child just before they go for surgery. #jimgoestohospital #firstexperiences #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #helpfulbooks 7 library books read.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
A great book to prepare a child just before they go for surgery. #jimgoestohospital #firstexperiences #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #helpfulbooks 7 library books read.
16 0 19 hours ago
These days I’m feeling so good in terms of my health (minor pains are nothing in comparison to how I was after the major surgeries & long hospital stays). I am so grateful for my big loving family. They have no idea, but they have a very big part in helping me heal. So grateful for the 3 little ones I had the privilege to read with today. I never take it for granted. Thinking of an uncle who is unwell & I hope he makes a turn for the better & heals. #thankful #lovemyfamily #cancersupport #cancercaregivers #illustratedchildrensbooks #ilovereadingwithkids #thanksgivingbooksforkids #iamthankful 6 library books read. This book features cousins and great grandma too.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
These days i’m feeling so good in terms of my health (minor pains are nothing in comparison to how i was after the major surgeries & long hospital stays). i am so grateful for my big loving family. they have no idea, but they have a very big part in helping me heal. so grateful for the 3 little ones i had the privilege to read with today. i never take it for granted. thinking of an uncle who is unwell & i hope he makes a turn for the better & heals. #thankful #lovemyfamily #cancersupport #cancercaregivers #illustratedchildrensbooks #ilovereadingwithkids #thanksgivingbooksforkids #iamthankful 6 library books read. this book features cousins and great grandma too.
33 4 20 hours ago
After a week of Singapore Hawker delights (spoilt for choice) it’s feels good to get some nutrition in for a change. It really does make a difference in terms of how you feel internally. Ever since my intestinal surgery (a section of my small intestines were removed due to metastasis or recurrence of my cancer) I feel much better when I have a salad 🥗 a day. For months after the surgery I actually craved for fruits and salads and anything with fibre as I was forced to be on a no fibre diet (very low fibre actually as even bread as fibre). It’s funny how you crave things that are forbidden. #tomatomozzarella #saladsaresorefreshing #saladsmakemefeelgood #sesamechickensalad #potatosalad #frenchsalads #intestinalsurgery #stage4cancerthriver #cancerrecurrence #chickenpastasalad
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
After a week of singapore hawker delights (spoilt for choice) it’s feels good to get some nutrition in for a change. it really does make a difference in terms of how you feel internally. ever since my intestinal surgery (a section of my small intestines were removed due to metastasis or recurrence of my cancer) i feel much better when i have a salad 🥗 a day. for months after the surgery i actually craved for fruits and salads and anything with fibre as i was forced to be on a no fibre diet (very low fibre actually as even bread as fibre). it’s funny how you crave things that are forbidden. #tomatomozzarella #saladsaresorefreshing #saladsmakemefeelgood #sesamechickensalad #potatosalad #frenchsalads #intestinalsurgery #stage4cancerthriver #cancerrecurrence #chickenpastasalad
71 3 2 days ago
I just love that the little house series is now simplified for preschool kids. Laura Ingalls Wilder books were one of the things that made my childhood so dreamy. I longed to have a Pioneer life close to nature. #sugarsnow #littlehousebooks #lauraingallswilder #readinghabitstartsfromyoung #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #classickidbooks #recommendedbooksforkids #ilovereadingwithkids #myfirstlittlehousebooks 5 library books read.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
I just love that the little house series is now simplified for preschool kids. laura ingalls wilder books were one of the things that made my childhood so dreamy. i longed to have a pioneer life close to nature. #sugarsnow #littlehousebooks #lauraingallswilder #readinghabitstartsfromyoung #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #classickidbooks #recommendedbooksforkids #ilovereadingwithkids #myfirstlittlehousebooks 5 library books read.
22 0 2 days ago
Was shocked to find the swear word from the 70’s “bloody” in this book 😝 my dad & uncles used it sometimes so as a little kid I did too. Anyhoo this is a real good read from another era but a classic. The illustrations truly draw you in. The children said the insides are black & white but the cover has colour. #shelsilverstein #whowantsacheaprhinoceros #readingwithkids #readingwithkidsisthebest #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #readinghabitstartsfromyoung 4 library books read
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
Was shocked to find the swear word from the 70’s “bloody” in this book 😝 my dad & uncles used it sometimes so as a little kid i did too. anyhoo this is a real good read from another era but a classic. the illustrations truly draw you in. the children said the insides are black & white but the cover has colour. #shelsilverstein #whowantsacheaprhinoceros #readingwithkids #readingwithkidsisthebest #illustratedchildrensbooks #illustratedkidsbooks #readinghabitstartsfromyoung 4 library books read
23 0 2 days ago
My Papa ♥️ will always be in my eyes the most perfect man ever. Never will I know a sacrificing love like this. I miss feeling protected and carefree.  Something I was completely unaware of till you were taken suddenly. “Happy Father’s Day Papa, I love you forever. It’s been 15 years. It’s incomprehensible how I’m still here. What I would give for just one more moment.” #grief #illneverletgo #youdontgetovergrief #youcopewithgrief #lovemypapaforever #specialfatherdaughterbond #missmyconfidante #gratefulforthebestfather #gratefulforthebestpapa #happyfathersdaypapa I have to say though that it warms my heart seeing daughters loved by their wonderful Papas. #missmyfathersomuch #feellostwithoutyou
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
My papa ♥️ will always be in my eyes the most perfect man ever. never will i know a sacrificing love like this. i miss feeling protected and carefree. something i was completely unaware of till you were taken suddenly. “happy father’s day papa, i love you forever. it’s been 15 years. it’s incomprehensible how i’m still here. what i would give for just one more moment.” #grief #illneverletgo #youdontgetovergrief #youcopewithgrief #lovemypapaforever #specialfatherdaughterbond #missmyconfidante #gratefulforthebestfather #gratefulforthebestpapa #happyfathersdaypapa i have to say though that it warms my heart seeing daughters loved by their wonderful papas. #missmyfathersomuch #feellostwithoutyou
52 2 3 days ago
The Singapore heritage food hunt continues....#beocrescentcurryrice #beocrescenthainanesecurryrice #hainanesecurryrice #singaporeheritagefood #singaporehawkerfood #singaporecoffeeshopfood #singaporecoffeeshop this was so unpalatable to me during chemo and all I could taste was chemicals. Glad it tastes good again. The body is amazing how it revives itself and recovers. Often you never think it can but it’s quite miraculous.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
The singapore heritage food hunt continues....#beocrescentcurryrice #beocrescenthainanesecurryrice #hainanesecurryrice #singaporeheritagefood #singaporehawkerfood #singaporecoffeeshopfood #singaporecoffeeshop this was so unpalatable to me during chemo and all i could taste was chemicals. glad it tastes good again. the body is amazing how it revives itself and recovers. often you never think it can but it’s quite miraculous.
69 2 1 weeks ago
Gorgeously graceful pelicans #pelicans #pelicansswimming #pelicanvideo #singaporezoo Didn’t stay long as the humidity & heat got to us. Don’t know how the poor animals can take this heat, plus the too noisy visitors.
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
Gorgeously graceful pelicans #pelicans #pelicansswimming #pelicanvideo #singaporezoo didn’t stay long as the humidity & heat got to us. don’t know how the poor animals can take this heat, plus the too noisy visitors.
49 8 1 weeks ago
Haven’t been to the @sgzoo_ in more than three years I think. Maybe longer? The black gibbon is gorgeous. #blackgibbon  #singaporezoo #blackgibboneating #blackgibbonvideo
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
Haven’t been to the @sgzoo_ in more than three years i think. maybe longer? the black gibbon is gorgeous. #blackgibbon #singaporezoo #blackgibboneating #blackgibbonvideo
32 4 1 weeks ago
It was a sad stark reminder, as we walked by & saw this tribute to @katespadeny at one of her stores. #katespadeion #katespadetribute #katespadesingapore
@singaporeactually Shanti (bookjunkie)
@singaporeactually
It was a sad stark reminder, as we walked by & saw this tribute to @katespadeny at one of her stores. #katespadeion #katespadetribute #katespadesingapore
52 0 1 weeks ago