I have not been accepting speaking engagements because there was no telling how my body would behave. This week, I lined up 2 speaking engagements. I spoke at Shell Singapore in Metropolis Tower on Monday. Today, I spoke at Ascendas.
This morning was a nerve-racking experience. I ingested a bowl of Kelloggs corn flakes on Tuesday night. All of yesterday I was in bed racked with the symptoms of gluten poisoning. I can normally cycle about 10km but after 4km, I blacked out and had to push my bike home. The journey home felt like Frodo crawling through the mountains of Mordor, without Samwise Gamgee.
I thought that corn flakes being made of corn, they would be safe to eat. I overlooked the mention of "malt sweetener". Malt is made from barley. Barley has gluten. Kelloggs cornflakes are sweetened with malt.
I was still running to the toilet every 30 minutes this morning and almost had to call in to Ascendas and tell them that I could not come in. I prayed for health and forged ahead. The talk went well and my stomach did not churn at all.
See! The power of a praying woman! Hah!
Parents at Shell.
Token of appreciation from Ascendas.