Life Skills I Do Not Have #6 — Taking the heat!

For the longest time now I've been wondering if my propensity for impatience and bad temper might have to do with the weather! One major trigger is when my little tropical island state on the equator turns up the heat in the months of April and May. Which is saying a lot, since it's already … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #6 — Taking the heat!

“I apologise for being a jerk.” Making amends after three decades

Since I started on my stay home parenting journey, my social circle had shrunk and I find myself often wondering about the fluidity and fragility of friendship. How some friends stay put in your life while others leave, returning once in a blue moon or not at all. And then there are those from your … Continue reading “I apologise for being a jerk.” Making amends after three decades

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!

How one fellow stay home dad emancipated me!

A recent incident reminded me that only a fellow stay home dad can truly understand another. One minute a fellow stay home dad and I were catching up over a cuppa to share our respective journeys minding our kids at home. The next minute I was bawling right there in front of my bewildered friend! … Continue reading How one fellow stay home dad emancipated 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!

Two years of media exposure taught me transience

As far as publicity and media exposure goes, 2020 and 2021 were certainly my "bumper crop" years! Actually, it goes back even further to June 2019. That was when my family and I were featured in a Father’s Day news article in our nation’s leading print daily The Straits Times (ST). Father's Day 2019 Photo … Continue reading Two years of media exposure taught me transience

Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

Hey Sons! Happy New Year! Hopefully 2022 is going to be the year we see Covid become an endemic disease everywhere. More like the common cold rather than the never-ending pandemic it is now. But more importantly, this will be one major milestone year for you both. Not only are you approaching "teen-dom" , you're … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

Life Hack Book Review #5 — A man in motion

{The following book was officially launched last week on Reedsy. Also available on Amazon and author's website} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy's panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of Reedsy's reviewers, I get advance review copies and exclusive peeks at … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #5 — A man in motion

Parenting Motivations #6 — Choose LIFE, not PSLE!

Hey J Congrats on completing your Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) this year! You're all set to start the new year of 2022 in the next phase of your educational journey in a secondary school of your choice. As your parents, we’re as over the moon as you are, but not for the usual reasons … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #6 — Choose LIFE, not PSLE!