I Never Saw Up Close... I never saw up close......Matterhorn's snow-capped mountain range...Emily Dickinson's window pane...the slick Orient Express train. I never saw up close......the Duchess of Windsor's string of pearls...the Kentucky Derby's joyful Whirl(away)...the star-spangled banner unfurl. I never saw up close......what drives people insane...what moves them to profane...the truth set free from restraint. … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #137
It's official. Since my last post on this, I've decided: I shall not call myself a "stay-at-home dad" anymore! In fact, technically speaking, I probably couldn't from the very start when I stepped away from a full-time career in 2018. While I had several weeks and months without any work or income thereafter, I did … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #14 — Am I still a stay-at-home dad? (Part 2)
This must be the place I'm supposed to be When I am working at homeAll I can think of is being outside.When I am frolicking outside All I can think of is returning home. When I sit down to writeI think only of my streaming "delights".When I listen to my songsI yearn so much for … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musing #81
Yes, I think it's okay now for me to say it. *Deep breath* I started going for counselling this year. Yes, that's right. I did. In fact, I probably should have done so a long time ago. At the start of 2021, I finally decided there's no shame in admitting I need help; only in … Continue reading Embracing my life story means sweating the small stuff!
Hey J It's finally here. PSLE. Oops, I mean 2021! This is the year you enter an important phase in your education journey. This is the year every Singapore parent with a 12 year old sits up and pays the closest of attention to our country's most infamous national exam: the Primary School Leaving Examination, … Continue reading PSLE or “SOAP”: Five ways to beat it this year.
Dear Blog I know I know. You've been wondering where I've Disappeared to. Yes I know. It’s time to be 'hospitable' again to you, hospitable to my writing. It’s time to come to the keyboard or notepad with the clear intent and purpose to write. Diligently. Determinedly. Definitively. Daily. And now that I have a … Continue reading Writing with Intent