Shhh…!

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Fortis Surgical Hospital Special -

Michelle is cer­tain she can get far on Si­lence! (“Adrian and I tried many of the chal­lenges our­selves, and I passed most of them!”), so we came up with some chal­lenges of our own for her.

1 Bit­ing into an ap­ple

This proved a piece of cake for Michelle. Her se­cret: “Con­tain the crunch within your mouth – cover the area you’re bit­ing into with your lips and don’t ex­pose your teeth.”

2 Open­ing a fold­able um­brella

Michelle is un­fazed and slides the um­brella open suc­cess­fully. “I’m very ob­ser­vant – look­ing at the um­brella, I saw that I had to re­lease the joints gen­tly when I pushed it open or it would make loud click­ing noises.”

3 Open­ing a cham­pagne bot­tle

Michelle isn’t con­fi­dent about do­ing this, but she of­fers a sug­ges­tion: “A tip to re­duce bub­bles in soda cans is to tap on the can be­fore you open it. I’m not sure if it’ll work for cham­pagne bot­tles to min­imise sound, but I might give it a try!”

4 Tear­ing a sheet of pa­per

Con­cen­trat­ing hard, she says: “The thick­ness of the pa­per makes it hard to tear qui­etly. I’ll need time to fin­ish tear­ing it, but that means I won’t make it on the show within the time limit.”

5 Skip­ping

When we hand Michelle a skip­ping rope, she laughs and says there’s no way she’ll pass this round. She’s right. Af­ter­wards, she says: “Short­en­ing the rope to make sure it doesn’t smack the ground, and jumping on one leg at a time, should help.”

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