A year ago yesterday, my country went into its first major lockdown following the Covid 19 pandemic pronounced by the WHO, and experienced by many nations worldwide. Yesterday, I completed my final vaccination jab against this history-making virus. I guess you can say I've sort of come full circle in these 12 months. Yet one … Continue reading Covid One Year On – let’s rethink BAU shall we?
I hate this place. Sitting here staring blankly at the laptop screen, wondering what to say, what to type, what to create next. The truth, or at least some transcendent revelation, is what I hope to always post up and put down for posterity, for my loved ones, for the world. But what if "truth" … Continue reading Living and writing from the “in-between” moments
There's really no other way to say this. I really do have "Reader's Block"! Yea I know, I hear your questions. The spoken ones that seek clarification; and the unspoken ones that wonder if I'm a runaway inmate from some nearby asylum! Of course I'm hoping the more likely question would simply be: "Does he … Continue reading Help! I have “Reader’s Block”…and more!!
Photo by Morgan Basham on Unsplash As bullying incidents go, the one that made headlines in Singapore this week wasn't unusual. After all, most of us are already predisposed to believe that bullies will always exist, just like bad hair days. And we all know there are more incidents like this not reported or made … Continue reading How one special needs father’s response to bullying is about society’s “greater good”
Hi boys Surprise Surprise! I'm back with my next email sooner than expected. Could be some kind of momentum built up from my last email. Also, I'm motivated by the fact that this series on "The Toxic 12" is almost at an end, so I'm definitely looking forward to finally wrapping it up. Bet you … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #11 The “Personals”
Hi boys Didn't think you'll get this latest "toxic" email so soon again did you? See, your dad is capable of keeping his word. I've kept this one in the back burners for quite a while, but the time has come now to spill the beans on one of two adult working world's biggest "liars" … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #10 The “Professionals”
What's I.W.D. to my mom?^ Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com She sits all day In that caged chair uprightLocked in by the armrestsHemmed in by table slide She sits all day Color pencils in handTo bring life to black and whitePictures from my son, her little man She sits all day my momIt's all that … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #18
Pixar has rarely disappointed its fans. At least not this one. Which explains why today's blog, only my third attempt to review films so far, is the second involving one of their works! I mean, try finding me someone alive on this planet today who's yet to watch any of the Toy Story movies, or … Continue reading Film Review: How did Pixar know “Soul” much about me?!
Photo by MD Duran on Unsplash This is a cautionary tale about what happens when men come together. Cautionary, at least, for men like me who are more into 'being' than 'doing'. Let me explain. I still remember the meetings. A few of us fathers with special needs children started coming together in 2019 to … Continue reading Even with special needs dads, it’s still about men ‘doing’ not ‘being’
As a writer, I shouldn't be asking this question. Yet here I am, asking it anyway. Why do I read? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com I thought I knew the answer to this. I read in order to learn things; to understand things; to enjoy things. I read to discover what I've yet to discover, … Continue reading Losing my “read-ligion”! How reading’s become more restless than restful