Life Hacks For Dyslexics 1, Why am I able to read on my phone better then from a book or computer screen - By Sweet Bunny

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One evening I was laying in bed reading an article when it stroked me. Why was I able to browse through the article without my usual pauses?


Being dyslexic, having a hard time getting through books, magazines and almost everything word or number related is just a part of daily life. I get mentally drained after a few sentences and would need to take a break. I had a tendency to read the same line twice but thankfully I would always take notice and read the next line. I used to use my finger to guide my reading but in primary school, I was discouraged in doing so, well I guess the teacher didn't want me to be dependent on the tracing of words.

With further research online on why reading was so much easier on the screen of my phone, I stumbled upon an article stating that a professor who has dyslexia found it easier to mark his students' scripts when he scanned it and used a smaller screen to get through each document. Fewer words of text per line and shorter lines were the keys to enabling a dyslexic to read at a greater speed.  It is indeed very refreshing to find another trick in making reading easier for us. There is not a day that I don't use clever tricks to get by work and daily life.


 I can't speak for everyone who is dyslexic that this will work because we all have different types, combinations and are at spectrums of learning disability. We all learn in different ways, for example, I never like audiobooks, although I am an auditory learner, I find it annoying and disruptive and prefer to find out the pronunciation of only the words I don't know. The key to improving ourselves is finding the way that works for you, the method that makes you most productive.


In my teens, I was quite the bookworm but that came with a lot of training. My father constantly reminded me that our brain is a muscle in which practice makes perfect. He was right I kept on reading and in time my build up the stamina for it.  I was in a mainstream school and was able to catch up with a lot of hard work and help from my friends who gladly tutored me. However as I moved on to the working life and had less time to read I was back to square one, I lost the stamina. I guess to me reading is like a sport.


Don't ever give up, when there is a will there is a way. We might fail in our studies or in any other task we are given in life but no matter what don't stop trying to search for what you are good in and build up that strength. There is also no such thing as everyone knows that skill, it is too common, a skill is a skill and only you can do it your own unique style.

After I told my father about my "discovery" he bought me a kindle. I am very blessed to have such a supportive father. With the kindle, I can read more books without worrying that I will ruin my eyesight.







My Wedding Journey 6 - Selecting Venues for Pre-Wedding Shoot in Singapore

In my pre-wedding package, I was given 2 locations for outdoor shoots and 1 indoor studio shoot.

When you have a pre-wedding shoot coordinator who is very inflexible and a wet blanket you have to get creative with the locations of your wedding photoshoot. 

Xiao Ting practically cancelled out every venue we requested and kept pushing for fort canning park. I was so angry with her at one point that I blasted that it is a graveyard for goodness sake. Lower Peirce Reservoir she said if we didn’t know the exact location it would be difficult for the driver.  Coney Island she said it would be difficult long walk … Garden Asia, too far not possible.  I wondered then how was it possible for the couples in her samples to go to all these places for a photo shoot in the first place?


Yet, it was a blessing in disguise. It was raining cats and dogs on the day of my photoshoot, but that story is to be told in another post...

Toa Payoh Park, forgotten place for prewedding photoshoots -  I have to thank The Smart Locals for writing about the park, I just adored the bridges at first sight of the photos of them very charming. It so happens that it was a popular spot for prewedding photos to be taken back in the 1970s. The park was also a "testing ground" for building a Japanese styled park before they started on The Japanese Gardens in Jurong. I took a bus down one Sunday afternoon and the park was bustling with maids on their day off having a picnic they played music and were dancing. I was pretty tempted to join in their fun, I am glad that our parks were put to good use there for everyone to enjoy. It was kept very clean as everyone cleaned up after themselves. My wedding shoot would take place on a weekday so it would be less crowded. 

japanese themed park toapayoh

toa payoh park

toa payoh park white bridge



 Mount Faber is a pre-wedding shoot location - I love the rainbow staircase and the lush greenery of the hilltop. Cable cars gracefully gliding by and who would forget The iconic bell of happiness but beware if you are not holding your wedding with Arbora Hilltop Dining you would have to fork out $800.00 for a photo with the bells the best part is none of this information is indicated on the companies' website.

bell of happiness mount faber


Rainbow stairs mount faber




Initially, I wanted to hire a vendor to set up a picnic site for my wedding shoot, but I was against the idea in the end because we wanted more natural photographers nothing too posed planned and faked. We didn't even bother to get any props somehow I felt they were a bit cheesy to each it's own.

I apologise if my post sounded angry, it's just the reality of wedding planning, not everything goes your way but sometimes it may be a blessing in disguise. Just enjoy the process, someday when you look back you will laugh at all the misadventures and decisions that you had to face as I often do now.

























Getting Stationery During Covid-19 - Sweet Bunny Lobang

When you are working at home and have run out of stationery either for yourself or for your kids and all the shops had to shut their door during this quarantine season.


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My scotch tape holder came apart and I had run out of tape while packing a parcel for a friend, normally I would pop by the popular bookstore or a hardware shop to make a purchase but they were either closed or didn't carry what I needed.

Blast... Back to the world wide web, I went...

The bigger office suppliers like Deskright, homenoffice, stationery world which all have a minimum order from $150.00 to $200.00. I didn't have that many items to purchase so I did a deeper search for more vendors.

Places to purchase basic stationery on an urgent basis during Covid19 -  All our supermarkets are open and if you are lucky enough to live near a hypermart that would be fantastic. They carry a small range of stationery such as A4 papers, pens, highlighters, tapes, notebooks, correction tape and files. Prime Supermarket even for the small outlets has a stationery corner, I managed to grab a pack of correction tape from there not my usual brand but as long as it serves it the purpose it would do for now. Some branches of Seven Elevens also have a small shelf of stationery, I saw pen knives, tape and a whole lot of pens on display during my last trip to you.


If you are able to wait for a week or so for your stationery supplies - I got my tape dispenser on Lazada for about $10 inclusive of a box of 8 rolls of 18 x 25mm tape and delivery, totally worth it. I always select local sellers to minimise the waiting time. Ezbuy and Qoo10 are also good options. They do charge a delivery fee but at times like these, it is worth pumping back some money back into the economy, providing jobs for our couriers and supporting local businesses.


Go green by purchasing second-hand stationery - If want to save the earth by reusing someone's unwanted stationery, you could make your purchase on Carousell. Yes, it is base on trust on how well the items would work but if the price is right and the seller has proved to be trust-worthy via their reviews why not? There are new items people sell off too, some items which were purchased on impulse.


Purchase toners & Printer Ink  - A colleague of mine had run out of printers toner and required it within the week. I made an order via Hachi-tech for her, Hachi-tech is the online Challenger store, trustworthy and they provide you with an official invoice so you may claim from your office petty cash once we all return to the office. You also earn points if you are a challenger member, a nice perk.

I hope this post wasn't frivolous, to me stationery are essential items.