2020: Stitching. Shrinking. Slowing. Sleeping. Silencing. Singling. Searching. Seeking. Surrendering. Saving. Surging. Surpassing.

On this the first day of 2020, I’ve decided to break down here what I plan to do with it. For starters, I will prioritise writing on a daily basis, five days a week (Tue – Sat), 750 words each day. No exceptions. I know I’ve said this on numerous occasions, but it’s gotten to … Continue reading 2020: Stitching. Shrinking. Slowing. Sleeping. Silencing. Singling. Searching. Seeking. Surrendering. Saving. Surging. Surpassing.

Father-son bonding #1 — “Now that exams are done, …”

Hey J my precious son, First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS! After six long years of primary school education, you’re finally done with that Holy Grail of a gruelling national examination (the PSLE or Primary School Leaving Examinations). That which forever decides which secondary school you’ll go to next year. Of course it’s only the first of … Continue reading Father-son bonding #1 — “Now that exams are done, …”

‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

On Father’s Day 2021, my musings on the losses and gains of being a stay home dad {A version of this post first appeared here in a local news publication Todayonline. Also, check out a reader’s beautifully written and resonating response to my piece here.} When it comes to parenting, one truth remains today: Fathers … Continue reading ‘Worth in the Hearth’ — A New Masculine Identity?

Great SAHD-xpectations

I’ve been struggling how best to talk about this, hence this protracted delay in my blog entry. Then I came across this article about rising suicide rates among males in Singapore, which triggered my thoughts, not just about the cruelty of lives prematurely snuffed out, but also the very thing that lies at the heart … Continue reading Great SAHD-xpectations