Kelvin & family circa 2021 (picture taken at East Coast Park, Singapore)

Kelvin’s BIO

Kelvin Seah is a writer, and adjunct communications lecturer in writing, public speaking, corporate communications, copyediting, and digital & social media management. Since 2020, he’s been busy authoring his first book-length memoir on being a stay-at-home dad, as well as other book projects.

But his favourite roles in life are being a husband of one wife since 2000, a hands-on father to his sons (born in 2009 & 2011), and blogging about autism, parenting, education, work, writing and life in general.

Kelvin grew up in sunny Singapore in the disco ’70s and New Wave ’80s. His favourite pastime then was reading Richie Rich comics, and fantasy books by David Eddings and Raymond E. Feist. Thanks to the ’70s “American Top 40” radio show with Casey Kasem, ’80s TV sitcoms like “Different Strokes” and “The Golden Girls”, and acclaimed Chinese author Louis Cha’s famous martial arts epics like “Legend of the Condor Heroes”, Kelvin can talk for hours about pop music and cultural references with the best of them!

These days, when not writing, teaching or parenting, Kelvin stays cool, calm and collected by retreating to parks and pools with his favourite music, movies and memoirs.


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More about Kelvin

Since April 2019, Kelvin created kelvinsmusings.com to muse about:
1. …his unfinished journey as a husband & father of two sons (the youngest with autism),
2. … parenting & family values
, and how to advocate for them,
3. …the ups & downs of his writing experience, and
4. …issues dealing with work, education, society & life.

(A fuller explanation of his blog’s genesis and purpose can be found here)

For more details about Kelvin, do check out his first:
1. blog post
2. full-fledged online interview
3. local daily news feature (a free version available here)

Since 2019, Kelvin’s taken part in numerous conversations, forums, engagement sessions, in-depth interviews and autism or caregiving-related research studies with local institutions like the Ministry of Education (29 Sep 2020), Institute of Policy Studies (14 June 2022), the Institute of Mental Health’s Child Guidance Clinic (16 June 2022), and the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, in conjunction with a Singapore registered charity cum Institute of Public Character CaringSG (5 Sep 2022).

He has also been approached regularly to speak on issues involving fatherhood, family, and society (some arguably controversial!).

These have led to appearances on various podcasts, radio, TV programmes and news features, namely:
1. The Institute of Policy Studies‘ podcast IPS On Diversity (Season 2 Episode 2, recorded 11 Nov & published 28 Dec 2021), where he spoke about masculinity and his journey as a stay-at-home dad
2. national broadcaster Mediacorp’s parenting podcast Hey Mama! (discontinued as of Aug 2023)*
…2021 Season 2 Episode 4, recorded 17 Aug & published 26 Oct on being a stay-at-home dad;
…2022 Season 3 Episode 2, recorded 28 Mar & published 21 Apr on caring for special needs kids; &
…2022 Season 3 Episode 4, recorded 24 Feb & published 19 May on schooling stress.
3…and radio programmes*
Weekend Life (13 Jun 2021),
Money Mind (13 Feb 2020) &
Night Life (30 Jan 2020)
*Email me for the recordings if you’re keen to listen.
4. as well as Mediacorp’s TV programme Talking Point in
…2015 &
5. and a double-bill news feature (2022) online — a news article & a video interview — on the issue of toxic masculinity.

Students from various local educational institutions have also interviewed Kelvin for tertiary school projects about autism, stay-at-home
dads and societal issues. They include:
> Singapore Polytechnic (June 2020 & Apr 2022),
> Victoria Junior College (July 2020),
> River Valley High School (Sep 2020),
> Nanyang Technological University‘s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (Sep 2021), and
> Singapore University of Social Sciences or SUSS (23 Oct 2021) supported by SG Assist
> Ngee Ann Polytechnic (26 May 2023)

Kelvin’s even “fronted” a mini Instagram campaign in July 2022 (see below) to #redefinemasculinity. [Big shoutout for the opportunity to BBH Singapore and their interns Ong Tze Kym (NTU WKW School), Kirianne Lim (NUS Sociology), and Kang Jingyi (NTU Business School)]

Since April 2019, Kelvin has uploaded a blog post two to three times a week. You can also find his writings in:

1. The Straits Times on
> 20 Mar 2021 “Better for all parties to work together to address bullying”
> 19 Oct 2020 “Right to disconnect law needed as working from home picks up”
> 6 Nov 2018, and before

2. todayonline
> 18 Jun 2021 “It wasn’t easy to convince myself I am ‘masculine and useful’ as a stay-at-home dad
> 3 Apr 2021Give prompt notice to residents on lift maintenance work

3. CaringSG blog site (CaringSG is a caregiver-led initiative for special needs caregivers and the community in Singapore)

4. SaltAndLight on
> 6 Dec 2022 “Black Panther, Wakanda Forever: A Marvel fan reflects on the grief that lingers after…”
> 11 Aug 2022 “Beyond dreams, Netflix’s The Sandman unravels a societal problem we’re afraid to confront.”
> 24 Jan 2022My son who has special needs just turned 11; my heart aches
> 28 Nov 2021Letter from a father to his son after the PSLE results
> 27 Jul 2021Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope
> 6 Apr 2021Learning to accept my son’s autism: a father’s continuing journey” (This was later reproduced as a printed chapter in their 2022 anthology book “Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith in Families“, pp 109-114)
> 21 Sep 2020Staying at home for my son with autism: one dad adjusts to life without a job title

5. livingroom.sg on Instagram
> April 2023 “My autistic son is now 12. I need to catch up.”
> May 2023 “What I learnt from other special families during World Autism Month.”

6. thir.st on
> Valentines Day 2021Happy Valentines Day: a letter from a dad to a son
> Father’s Day 2020Please Lord can I have 50 more Fathers Days?

7. The New Age Parents, Jun 2020Father’s Day Special: Why Fatherhood is An Honour


I love guest bloggers!

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If you have something to say about Parenting, Special Needs, Writing, or Life in general, then I’d love to share it with my readers. Please peruse my guidelines below first before submitting your magnum opus to me via kelbungy@me.com :

  • Review my blog to understand (a) what content I have written, and (b) how I did them. https://kelvinsmusings.com/
  • Drop me a line via email if you believe I can help crystalize an idea you wish to write about.
  • Ensure your write-up contains no cursing or vulgarity.
  • Suggested word count for essays: minimum 500-750, maximum 1,000-1,200. For poetry, at least four lines.
  • Take time to proofread your work for errors.
  • I do not publish blog posts about books published by/authors supported by vanity or hybrid publishers.
  • All guest blog articles must be original (they don’t exist publicly anywhere else).
  • No pseudonyms, unless you have a valid reason.
  • If accepted, I need roughly a week or two to go over your submission before it’s posted. (All essay posts are uploaded on Saturdays; poetry on Mondays).
  • Please also send me a 50 to 100-word bio of yourself so I can introduce you properly to readers, as well as any links to your own webpage or social media handles that I can include too.
  • I reserve the right to accept, edit, or turn down your kind contribution. I’m sure you understand.