About

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2011

Hello! This blog is my namesake. My surname is pronounced as “see-AH”. It is written as “佘” (shé) in Chinese character and is considered as one of the rarest surnames in the Chinese community. It is something I am proud of hence I may not respond positively to mispronunciation of my family name, depending on my mood 😛

I am a 26-year-old Communication Studies (specialising in Advertising) graduate from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. Previously I was educated at Singapore Polytechnic (Diploma in Media and Communication) and Hillgrove Secondary School. Languages I speak include English, Mandarin, Cantonese and very, very basic Malay, French and Spanish. I am a linguist wannabe.

I have been blogging since 2004 on various blogging platforms (Blogdrive, Blogspot and Livejournal) before finally settling on WordPress in 2010. I write about anything under the sun that interests me – usually from day-to-day events. I don’t deny I have terrible photography skills so I prefer to describe my day in words. Don’t be alarmed to see a full page of blog post with just text because I strive to be detailed (I have terrible memory and tend to forget stuff after some time). Of course, I have tried to incorporate more images in recent entries for easy reading. 😉

I am a pet lover. I used to have 2 pet dogs named Angel and Chubs (pronounced “Choobs”) but Angel (the Shih Tzu on the left) passed away on 9 August 2013 due to old age. Since then, Chubs has been keeping me company and making everyday brighter.

My interests include designing, learning foreign languages, pets, food, music, sleeping and most importantly, shopping. I am a makeup fanatic and among my favourite brands are Urban Decay (for eyes, face and lips), Anna Sui (for lips), Benefit (for face), MAC (for lips) and Bobbi Brown (for face).

I don’t use false lashes 🙂 So those lashes are real!

Besides the usual feminine hobbies, I am also obsessed with Pokémon, which has been my favourite childhood cartoon and game since it started in the late 90’s. I own a 3DS but it’s only used for Pokémon games.

I don’t consider myself a compulsive shopper though I do have the urge to shop whenever I feel that I’ve worked too hard. In recent months, I have written a lot about my purchases because I feel the need to voice my thoughts and to provide an objective viewpoint not influenced by sponsorship. Also, the topics I usually touch on are not widely talked about by other bloggers.

If necessary, I’m a UK8/10 for tops and UK10 for bottoms. I stand at 165cm (5’4) tall. I wear shade NC35 for MAC products and my skin falls under the sensitive range.

I make it a point to have a blog to document my life events so that I have something to laugh about in the future. And it’s also a great way to monitor my ageing process 😛

Want to know more? I welcome questions at my formspring page or in the comments below 🙂

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43 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Fiona, I read with much interest on the topic on lists of shut schools. I am wondering if you can tell me the way in which I can look up for all my old school friends class of 1967 of the now defund Birkhall Primary School along Margaret Drive just opposite the Queenstown Baptist Church. Thank you so much for your help.
    Tang Kam Weng

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  2. Hi Fiona.

    On behalf of about 15 “uncles” who used to study in Bukit Ho Swee Primary School in th ’60s, we would like thank you for your post on schools that are now closed. The post certainly invoke nostalgic memories of those schools in the Bukit Ho Swee/Tiong Bahru area that we once played as kids. Great efforts!

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  3. Thanks George and your friends! I’m always very heartened to be receiving comments like that. Tiong Bahru and Tanglin Halt areas are also where I spent most of my childhood at. Very glad that you enjoyed the posts 🙂

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  4. Hi there

    Great effort and resilience on the school stuff. I posted your site on the Kim Seng Technical Alumni Facebook , so that others can appreciate too.

    Best Regards
    Hassan Maidin

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  5. Thank you Ms Fiona for the fantastic effort of compiling so much information on closed and merged schools in Singapore. I was a student of Tiong Bahru Primary School and an ex staff of Kim Seng Technical Secondary School, both now closed. However, through good people like you and the Facebook, memories are being kept alive.This July, 11, alumni of KSTS will hold a dinner to celebrate KST50 Anniversary. Ex students who followed your newsy pages should get into the FB of KSTS and be connected with your long lost friends and teachers.
    Once again thank you and best wishes for your endeavours.

    Kindest regards
    Winston Teo

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  6. Hello Winston! Thanks for popping by. I should be the one thanking you guys for your support! That spurred me to continue documenting on closed schools 🙂 You may wish to leave down more information about the anniversary so that I can include that on the post!

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  7. Hi Fiona

    Incredible piece on the closed and merged schools in Singapore! Being in my 40s and having lived in the Telok Blangah and Bukit Merah areas, all the old photos and information certainly brought back many wonderful memories and certainly answered many of my lingering questions as to whatever happened to XXX school.

    I personally came from 2 schools have been closed since the 90s so the feature was a god sent to reminisce. 🙂 Thanks so so much for the hard work and research. 🙂 It really made my (and some of my old pals’) day.

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  8. Hi Fiona,
    Thank you for the great write up on Jalan Eunos School and Bedok North Pri Sch. I was there in 1979-1980 and 1981-1984 respectively.

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  9. Excellent excellent work on your article about the closed and merged schools in Singapore! How did you manage to do it? It must have taken you a real long time!

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

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  10. Hey Harvey! Thanks for the compliments 🙂 It all started from news articles on a few schools I was researching on (my mom’s and dad’s, plus a few others I know) which led me to the names of many more closed schools. Not an easy feat for sure, but I really enjoyed the process. Glad you enjoyed the posts 🙂

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  11. I chanced on your entry on schools that are closed and am pleasantly surprised to see my pri sch which is Redhill Pri being mentioned. That photo u posted jolted my memory bank…. those teachers on that pic were my teachers too! That was easily 30+years ago. Thanks for doing such a write up.

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  12. Hi Fiona,

    I have read your review on Clinique Pop lip stick. I’m a big Clinique fan and actually trying to collect Clinique lip items for display.

    Just thinking that any chance you are thinking of letting your Clinique lip stick sample collection go, I’ll appreciate if you can contact me.

    Many thanks.

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  13. Hi Fiona I was wondering if you could tell me a price on a Swarovski earrings are in Singapore.

    They are called Fit Pierced earrings in GOLD ( they look like mesh with crystal) Length: 9.50cm Article No: 1160580

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  14. Hi thanks for your blog on the history of schools in Singapore. Studied at Kwong Avenue Primary and Braddell Secondary. Brings back lots of memories. I am quite sad that many school merged and eventually closed shop. Just for the record, I think Braddell Secondary first opened in 1982 and not 1985 as your article states. I was Sec 1 then and it was just newly opened. is there a way to connect with old classmates from those schools? thank you so much and more power to you…

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  15. Hi fiona , I still waiting for yr blog regards my primary school.
    Opera Estate Girls School, knowing.that you are very busy, I will wait patiently, I really missed my teachers and the memories !!! 😀

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  16. Hello Wei Wei! Terribly sorry to keep you waiting. I am still in the midst of collating information (have to switch between posts as I have other deadlines to meet) and I’ve already completed my part on Opera Estate Boys & Girls schools. I am sure you won’t be disappointed by my findings 🙂 Tentative release of the post will be end of next week. Will slog for the completion. Stay tuned!

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  17. Hi! I just saw my pri school being featured in the closed/merged schools post. I’m 13 so my school was not a merger, it was a result of a merge. I’m a Ex-Lakeside Primary student!

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  18. Hey Elynna, which primary school is it that you’re referring to? Lakeside Primary is a result of a merger of 3 schools (Yung An Primary School + Merlimau Primary School + Jurong Town Primary School)

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  19. Excellent….work. Was in Broadrick Primary School and luckily the picture of class posted is my very own….most known faces….just that i had left the school day by 1985. You just brought excellent old memories back….thanks a million!!

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  20. Thank you Danish! Glad to have struck many chords with you with my closed schools write-up 🙂 I believe you must be very happy to see your school being “revived” on the internet! Heh.

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  21. I screamed when I saw my sister’s pic in ur blog and my class pic as well… I missed the closing down ceremony of Monk’s Hill Secondary… my one big regret in life. But thank u for reminding me that I did have wonderful memories in both the primary and secondary schools.

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  22. Hi Fiona i hope you can post more regarding about vocational institute (now known as ITE) then & now . I am sure that they will have found memories of old vocational institute & I am curious to know about the old building of vocational institute now occupied by . Thanks

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  23. Jurong Vocational institutes , Punggol Vocational institutes, Aljunied Vocational institutes, Bukit merah Vocational institutes,Geylang serai Vocational institutes, baharuddin vocational institute,pasir panjang vocational institutes, mcnair vocational institute, Singapore technical institute & vocational and industrial training board(VITB) Thanks

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