Note to self: when writing that 500th blog, remember the 1st!

Hey K It's time to be perfectly candid about your writing, alright? Cos we both know it's no mean feat to reach a milestone of writing 500 blogs. And given your current consistency, you'll no doubt get there sooner than you think! But may I remind you this was never meant to be a numbers … Continue reading Note to self: when writing that 500th blog, remember the 1st!

My Monday Metrical Musings #38

Appeal This is my appeal.Our world needs to healSo much grief we feelCos we've been given a seal That's a pretty raw deal A life in tragic ordealTaken away by a stealTurning hearts to cold steelCalamities un-conceal Though all seem surrealWe need to peelWe need to kneelBend down to our heel Like begging for a … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #38

A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

[With permission granted to Salt&Light, a version of this post titled "Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope" also appeared on 27 July 2021 here] Usually, I alternate my Saturday blogs strictly between the topics of autism and parenting. But this has been a week like no … Continue reading A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

To slow down time and memory loss? Try ichigo ichie!

By now, these are all-too-familiar scenes in my daily life. I could be walking out from one room in my house en route to another. Or washing my cup right after breakfast. Or I'm whisking from one opened computer window to another on my laptop. Whilst walking, washing or whisking, an idea, memory, random thought, … Continue reading To slow down time and memory loss? Try ichigo ichie!

My Monday Metrical Musings #37

Lost Words & Phrases Take a few minutesAnd come join meAs I call out words and phrasesThat have lost their meaning. What pray tellAm I speaking of?Why, don't you know?The following beauts of course!These modern-day sonnetsThat shimmer and shineYet are hollow and fakeWorse than swamp and slime!Words and phrases like: "How are you? We were … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #37

Parenting Motivations #1 – Watching kids blossom through public speaking

Of late I've been thinking about public speaking and what motivates me as a parent. In particular, I've been pondering this past week whether my motivation to teach students public speaking, and my motivation to parent, are one and the same. And I'm inclined to say "Yes"! Well, actually the art of public speaking is … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #1 – Watching kids blossom through public speaking

My “New Heroes” #2 – Writers who publish late in life

Have you heard of "The Fraud Squad"? Neither have I. But I'm betting you've heard of "Crazy Rich Asians" and "The Devil Wears Prada." Well, it seems that a fellow countryman, or should I say countrywoman, of mine had just scored a major coup! At the tender age of 23, Ms. Kyla Zhao hit the … Continue reading My “New Heroes” #2 – Writers who publish late in life

My Monday Metrical Musings #36

These Dreams Spare a little candleLight my darkened dreams.So I can see what's movin'Among these forest trees.Pale skin, glistenin'Perfume, intoxicating.As the crescent moon hangs overA land that's fast asleep. Shadows everywhereSuffusin' my memory.I wish to stay foreverIn this revelry.I know it's far beyond meStill I yearn to be.With my princess, my angelWaitin' inside these dreams. … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #36

Finally, an action map to support caregivers!

It's tempting to say that this is a coincidence. After all, it was just two weeks ago that I wrapped up my series reflecting on our nation's inaugural Autism Enabling Masterplan. That's a plan to muster all aspects of help and support for the autism community in my country. As I ponder this matter, I … Continue reading Finally, an action map to support caregivers!

Am I living a “low-desire life”? ABSOLUTELY!

Each time I go for a swim these past few years, I would complete just 20 laps. Usually finished in under 45 minutes, about two to three times a week. Some would say a leisurely life. Why 20 laps only? No rhyme or reason; I could probably do at least ten more if I felt … Continue reading Am I living a “low-desire life”? ABSOLUTELY!