For the longest time now I’ve been wondering if my propensity for impatience and bad temper might have to do with the weather! One major trigger is when my little tropical island state on the equator turns up the heat in the months of April and May. Which is saying a lot, since it’s already … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #6 — Taking the heat!
Tomorrow, many celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is a public holiday and families travel across the land to reunite and celebrate the occasion together. Depending on which website you surf, anywhere from five to over 15 other countries in the world have their own version of Thanksgiving too. Not so here in … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #4 — Thanksgiving
This will potentially burn any bridges I might have with peers who think I’m talking about them. Fine. If the shoe fits. The beauty of being over 50 now is I don’t care so much what others think anymore. And even if they do (or in my weaker moments, I do), too bad! Cos it’s … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #5 – Patience with “Peacock Peers”
What you’re about to read here on sleep, feels like an extension of my last write-up three months ago on my lack of skills in the areas of resting and relaxing. And it is. Pity. Cos of all the life skills I said I lacked so far, this is the one I really wish I … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #3 – Deep Sleep
Since resuming keyboard lessons in September, one of my many life skills pursuits, I’ve been finding the journey pretty much a roller coaster. Some days I would ascend to such heights of musicality I would surprise even myself; like the scenery you get at the peak of a roller coaster ride. Panoramic and breath-taking! Not … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #2 – Rest & Relax
I was never good with people. As a kid, I was usually left to my own devices and found myself alone most of the time. The only time I wasn’t alone was when I was in school, where I learnt early on that it could be both fun and frightening. Not having any siblings or … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #1 — People Skills
Dear Mr. Xavier Yap First and foremost, may I call you Xavier? I know it’s presumptuous of me to ask since you don’t know me. And, up until January 22, 2022, when news about you first broke nationwide, the rest of Singapore and I didn’t know you either. This week, however, we found out more … Continue reading Letter To A Special Needs Dad — On Faith. Hope. And Love.
Hey there! Thanks for sticking with me and reading Part 2 of my reflections on penning 500 blog posts. Cos guess what? Here we are. This is it. Blog post Numero Quinientos. Cinquecento. Fünfhundert. Femhundra. 五百. Woo-hoo! Last week, I began reflecting on how far I came when I realized this would be my 500th … Continue reading This is it — My 500th blog post!
There are moments in our lives where neither words nor videos can fully capture the joy they bring. But still, we try. Because we don’t ever want to forget. Like the first kiss. Or the first moment you become a parent. Or that moment your child first rides a two-wheel bike all by himself. Which … Continue reading Daily living with autism #9 – Core strength & Confidence
I recently had a brief life journey conversation with an old friend in the way most modern folks do today – via a messaging platform. It was unavoidable, not because of the pandemic, but because she lived clear across the world from me. The conversation started because I saw on her social media profile she’d … Continue reading How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one