Daily living with autism #1: It’s about small wins!

“Daddy, look!” It was a typical weekday evening, an hour before dinner time. That’s when I usually take C for some outdoor play. What we in my family sometimes refer to as his “eye-care” time, away from home screens and out where nature and distant sights of the world await. The ground outside was fairly … Continue reading Daily living with autism #1: It’s about small wins!

To write well? Go from “here to there”, small and slow.

Yesterday, while trying to write well (or I should say rewrite well), it finally hit me. I had been agonising over the written drafts for my book for months, to make sense of what I wrote. The various paragraphs and chapters needed a serious re-look. Somehow, despite having followed a carefully mapped-out process and structure, … Continue reading To write well? Go from “here to there”, small and slow.

Embracing my life story means sweating the small stuff!

Yes, I think it’s okay now for me to say it. *Deep breath* I started going for counselling this year. Yes, that’s right. I did. In fact, I probably should have done so a long time ago. At the start of 2021, I finally decided there’s no shame in admitting I need help; only in … Continue reading Embracing my life story means sweating the small stuff!

To “get” my son’s autism, I must go “small”

“BUT WHAT CAN I HOLD?!!” My peaceful early morning was shattered by those five words, belted out at the top of my son’s lungs. They were followed by a mumbo-jumbo of incoherence that I couldn’t quite catch. Not from where I was comfortably seated in my morning “throne room” anyway. But I needn’t strain too … Continue reading To “get” my son’s autism, I must go “small”

Go small. Go Slow. Go Silent.

My writing coach Marion encourages students to pay attention to what goes on around us, the ‘snippets of life’ as it were. She advises that we go slow and go small, straight away conjuring for me a mental picture of the scene in Alice In Wonderland where Alice drinks a potion and finds herself shrunken … Continue reading Go small. Go Slow. Go Silent.

C’mon men, enough with the small talk! We’re pass 50 already for cryin’ out loud

So, fair warning: This maybe just the beginning! Today I’m going to start a post that’s either of two things: a one-off piece, or the start of a series. (Fingers crossed, I should know by the end of it!) Why so indecisive you ask? Well, quite frankly, it’s been a thorn in my flesh for … Continue reading C’mon men, enough with the small talk! We’re pass 50 already for cryin’ out loud

Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

There’s just something about the topic of time travel. It draws film makers time and time again to create movies about it. Ever since Back to the Future and Terminator, we’ve been overrun with such films, both memorable and miserable. In the former (other than the above-mentioned movies of course), I include Somewhere in Time, … Continue reading Film Review: “The Adam Project” (2022)

My Monday Metrical Musings #50

I wanna be a mangrove I wanna be a mangrove. Like giant dark alien fingers Astride upon the earthThen suddenly frozen still.Exposed their roots areStoic and statuesqueA labyrinthine force of Sheer. Iron. Will. How come they beSo naked and so free?Such strength in full viewHolding steady in the breeze.I wish I knewTheir sturdy skilful secretStanding … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #50

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 #68

To my 25 year old self Hey man, welcome to 25!The quarter-most centurion part of your lifeCold feet as you step into the big bad working world?Fret not my boyAllow me to unfurl Four things that’ll see you through this seasonStarting with Brylcream Remember the reason?Pop slathered it on your hair every morning til you were … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #68