I felt the icy water bled into every inch of my scalp, excruciatingly covering the entire circumference of my head. It followed with an agonizing trickle down the back of my neck, along my spine, jarring my body into a frozen spasm. Time stood still. I wondered how I had found myself at the hands of such a torturous act, a deliberate infliction of intense suffering.
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Five years ago, I arrived in London. Fresh off the boat, I rented an apartment in Victoria and met up with my cousin, a seasoned Londoner living in Notting Hill, within my first week. She knew all you needed to know about surviving in the city as a single female in her early forties.
As I watch my parents and their friends not only grow older but live longer, I cannot help but feel that I need to be doing more for my brain health. According to Dementia Care Central, other than diet, exercise and socialising, mental exercises are key. But what can I do at 48 to exercise my brain? I can barely remember what I ate for dinner last night! Am I now expected to study a new language or take up chess?
As a young, eager to impress, marketing executive in my early twenties, I recall my surprise when a senior manager announced he has never worked on a Sunday and never intends to.
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