It’s the little things in life that send us over the moon, as these women tell Azlinda Said:
"Bonding with a good friend over fried wonton, honeydew chicken noodles and jimba mee (crabmeat noodles served on a hot plate) at Cahaya Restaurant in Far East Plaza. As teens, we went there to draw up grand plans for our future. Now, we head there whenever we need a pick-me-up."
- Edwina Shergill, 37, office manager
"Spending weekend mornings with my family. We sleep in, then have a leisurely breakfast followed by a walk in the park. When we get tired, we head home and think of what to do next - play Scrabble? Build something with Lego bricks? Bake chocolate chip cookies? The possibilities are endless."
- Christina Jimenez, 36, lecturer
"Happiness is watching an hour of good television, like Mad Men, after the kids have gone to bed. But supreme happiness is watching my kids' passions unfurl as they grow up."
- Doris Yip, 37 communication consultant
"Happiness is seeing the delight on my children's faces as they watch their toy trains circle round the rail track, as they splash in the tub and pool, and as they feed the goats in the zoo and pelicans in the park." - Jennifer Lim, 37, investor relations manager
"Lazing with my two dogs takes me back to my childhood - the happiest years of my life. Whenever I play with my pets, I feel like I'm still a little girl with no worries in the world."
- Gigi Sng, 26, freelance makeup artist
"A shooting game called Time Crisis at the arcade. Virtually gunning down people and bugs is exhilarating!"
- Zareena Begum, 29, publicist
"I'm happiest when I visit my frail grandmother and see her eyes light up with joy as she nibbles on the goodies I've brought her."
- Leyna Poh, 26, designer
"I give myself a weekly treat of fresh, seasonal blooms from my own garden - they grace my favourite space at home."
- Magdalene Png, 35, business manager
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Azlinda Said is a freelance writer with Simply Her magazine by SPH Magazines.
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