How “The Voice” stirs music and musings within me

TV's most happening music contest The Voice is back this month for its 22nd season. For me, the catchy ditty that ushers each episode says it all: "This Is The Voice!" The best part is I now get to watch it on the Star Channel via my Disney+ subscription. Before, I had to make do … Continue reading How “The Voice” stirs music and musings within me

How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

Her name's AG and she has Alzheimer's. She's also my 87-year-old mom. I've blogged about my strained relationship with her and my discomfort when around the elderly. I know that probably makes me Public Enemy #1. Certainly, it isn't something I bandy around like a badge of honour. For wasn't it one of God's Ten … Continue reading How can I be a better son on World Alzheimer’s Day?

Now you can be paid for doing (wait for it)…nothing!

Last week, a news article caught my eye and I couldn't help chuckling after reading it. Apparently, at least in the land of the rising sun, it's possible to be paid for doing (get this), nothing! Enter Exhibit A -- Mr Shoji Morimoto A new kind of work? Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Mr. … Continue reading Now you can be paid for doing (wait for it)…nothing!

Parents, don’t succumb to a binary world of simplistic-thinking

Slightly more than a month ago, I wrote what I called a 'truth' letter to my sons. It's a letter I hope they will read one day when they're old enough to understand. And one I hope contains truths they too will embrace as their own some day. For like it or not, this isn't … Continue reading Parents, don’t succumb to a binary world of simplistic-thinking

In the blink of an eye, I’m 400!

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. And no, my blog title doesn't contain a typo. I really am 400 today! Or rather, this is now officially my 400th blog post! By sheer dogged perseverance, I've pushed myself hard to relentlessly churn one post after another since April 2019. My pace doubled in 2020 … Continue reading In the blink of an eye, I’m 400!

My first petition letter to a member of parliament

Below was a petition letter I emailed last Sunday to a member of parliament representing my constituency. It was one I had originally planned to draft and send out next month. However, I recently found out a major announcement will be made by my nation's Prime Minister tomorrow at his annual National Day Rally speech. … Continue reading My first petition letter to a member of parliament

From uncomfortable to undaunted? Leaping from ally to advocate

Please don’t be mistaken. This isn't a trumpet-blaring post about my magnificent journey as an advocate. I don't have one. At least not on the scale of say a social media influencer with thousands of followers. Nor am I certain I ever will. The only reason I'm writing this is to remind myself there is … Continue reading From uncomfortable to undaunted? Leaping from ally to advocate

Mr Sandman, bring me a dream. Better yet, a friend.

[An edited version of this post can be found here] Have you ever wondered: "What if we could live forever and never die?" No? Really? Well, I guess I must be the odd one out. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong Bible. I was quite certain there was mention there of a new heaven. One … Continue reading Mr Sandman, bring me a dream. Better yet, a friend.

My musings on masculinity #1 — Toxic Masculinity

First off, I wish to state right away I’m no poster boy for toxic masculinity! You know, in case this blog's title gives you that impression. I may on occasions have put myself out there when it comes to representations dealing with stay-home parenting or caregiving a special needs child, but that's about as far … Continue reading My musings on masculinity #1 — Toxic Masculinity