Back to daily in-person teaching after 2.5 years

It's been two weeks since I resumed teaching face-to-face, now that Covid measures here have further eased. Yes, it does seem we're back to pre-Covid days again. Well, sort of. The thing I'm forgetting is this: even as the educator in me looks forward to engaging my students live and in person, the non-traveler in … Continue reading Back to daily in-person teaching after 2.5 years

Daily living with autism #6 — Beginning again. Again!

Let me start by saying I want to put the blame squarely on Covid, and the two years of possible intervention that it has robbed us of. But can I? Honestly? I'm afraid the answer isn't all that clear. What was clear though, after a recent annual follow-up with my son's assigned senior consultant at … Continue reading Daily living with autism #6 — Beginning again. Again!

Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

Last Wednesday I wrote about how most of my fellow countrymen are staying masked outdoors even though Covid regulations here have been relaxed recently. I lamented that it seemed such a shame, as many faces including my (cough) forever handsome 25-year-old one, have stayed hidden for two long years. [For those new here, you'll need … Continue reading Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

After two years of Covid, people now prefer to mask up!

This week mask, oops I mean, marks the second anniversary of Covid restrictions in many parts of the world, including mine. So I started to wonder. What had I taken for granted before the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown back in April 2020, which my government cleverly called a "circuit breaker"? (A euphemism to mask what was … Continue reading After two years of Covid, people now prefer to mask up!

Covid-19 visits. Now I’m the last man standing!

Verily verily I say to thee, Covid is one roller coaster ride! Eight days ago, my wife self-isolated from everyone else as she became the first in our home to test positive for Covid. Eight days later today, I'm self isolating from everyone else as the only one left standing still testing negative for Covid. … Continue reading Covid-19 visits. Now I’m the last man standing!

Covid One Year On – let’s rethink BAU shall we?

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?

2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.

In his book "Lonely On the Mountain", novelist Louis L'Amour had this to say: "There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." I find that to be very true, especially in this history-making year of 2020. Who doesn't want to believe the worst will well and truly … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #4 of 4 – Let’s not release the “Pause” button just yet.

My Monday Metrical Musings #8

Auld Lang...sigh? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Once more we bidA fond farewellAs this tidal year recedesAnd another swells Oh wait, not "fond"Surely not that!2020 was horridNo! Hurry, let's getOutta this year Into 2021After what we just hadDon’t we deserve some fun? A new year when maybeWe can rip off our masksOne where maybeMore can … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #8

How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID

At least thrice a week, we take the kids out for a walk. That's the very least we can legally do during this COVID lockdown period, with masks on of course. Other than the obvious health benefits, it's something we parents desperately need. Who can stay indoors 24/7 with kids without going berserk! And let … Continue reading How 5 Whys led to 1 Truth: Why my kid prefers to stay home during COVID

Thank you, COVID-19, for strengthening the bond between my sons

One of the best takeaways during this COVID-19 global crisis would certainly have to be the opportunity for me to see my sons grow closer to each other as we stayed home. It also made me see anew the plus point of having both my kids being of the same gender. For the longest time, … Continue reading Thank you, COVID-19, for strengthening the bond between my sons