My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

Unsettled Someplace... Somewhere...Something...Someone......else Just never... ...here...there...anywhere...me Why is that?What's changed?Why am I this way?Unsettled in my own skinFearful deep within This surely's notmy ideaTo finish off a groundbreaking year! When he learned to ride a bikeFinallyWhen I hit not one butmany milestones in...(no, no bragging) When we'll finallyTravel to hobbit-villeWhen I get to hostand cross … Continue reading My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

Why I won’t call myself a “Stay-At-Home Dad” anymore

It's official: I shall not call myself a "stay-at-home dad" anymore! In fact, technically speaking, I probably couldn't from the very start when I stepped away from a full-time career in 2018. While I had several weeks and months without any work or income thereafter, I did undertake some part-time gig/teaching jobs that helped keep … Continue reading Why I won’t call myself a “Stay-At-Home Dad” anymore

How “The Voice” stirs music and musings within me

TV's most happening music contest The Voice is back this month for its 22nd season. For me, the catchy ditty that ushers each episode says it all: "This Is The Voice!" The best part is I now get to watch it on the Star Channel via my Disney+ subscription. Before, I had to make do … Continue reading How “The Voice” stirs music and musings within me

Parenting Motivations #7 — Of handphones and trust

It was bound to happen I suppose. Just when I thought everything was cool and we have the best kid in the world, he goes and breaks the family rule on handphones. Despite having signed a contract for it too. And in so doing, break a trust. Talk about a reality check! For wilful defiance … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #7 — Of handphones and trust

How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

Her name's AG and she has Alzheimer's. She's also my 87-year-old mom. I've blogged about my strained relationship with her and my discomfort when around the elderly. I know that probably makes me Public Enemy #1. Certainly, it isn't something I bandy around like a badge of honour. For wasn't it one of God's Ten … Continue reading How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

My Monday Metrical Musings #98

Pigeonhole Here's a secretI'd learned in recent yearsTo keep perfect folks at a distanceSimply pigeonhole them! Yes that's rightMake them an archetypeBetter yetA stereotype! If they're too gym-bod muscularSay they will be the pain of doctors and nursesWho must change or move them When they're warded in hospitals. If they're too beautifulJust remember pictures oldOf … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #98

Guest post – A fellow dad’s appeal to protect SG

Hey, welcome back to my occasional guest post series! Now some of you might remember my good friend and fellow dad Stephen from a moving post he contributed to my blog last December. Today I'm pleased to have him back! This time though, the topic is extremely controversial. So if you're not in the frame … Continue reading Guest post – A fellow dad’s appeal to protect SG

Now you can be paid for doing (wait for it)…nothing!

Last week, a news article caught my eye and I couldn't help chuckling after reading it. Apparently, at least in the land of the rising sun, it's possible to be paid for doing (get this), nothing! Enter Exhibit A -- Mr Shoji Morimoto A new kind of work? Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Mr. … Continue reading Now you can be paid for doing (wait for it)…nothing!

My Monday Metrical Musings #97

Hard to fathom C seems unable to fathomWhy we look at him exhaustedScarred, beatenLonging for extractionSeparationInner sanctumSet free like a billowed leafYet buffeted uncontrolledFlurried and flusteredHarried and hustled That's the lifeWe did not chooseYet it's one we've weatheredMany trials through and through. It's not contrivedThis life of strifeI'm not making it upIn case you're rolling … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #97