What’s life without adult conversations for this dad?

A book I recently started reading got me thinking: What is life for me without adult conversations? The book centered around the experiences of a stay-at-home dad (SAHD) and trailing husband, as his wife's career took their very young family (two preschool kids) globe-trotting from Hanoi to Singapore to HCM City and San Francisco over … Continue reading What’s life without adult conversations for this dad?

How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one

I recently had a brief life journey conversation with an old friend in the way most modern folks do today - via a messaging platform. It was unavoidable, not because of the pandemic, but because she lived clear across the world from me. The conversation started because I saw on her social media profile she'd … Continue reading How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one

My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

Between the already and not yet Ever stop to ask yourself"Hey where am I right now?"Allow me to tell youThe answer lies somehowBetween before and afterpast and future The already and not yet! Think about it For a minuteAnd you will soon agreeWe're always in transitionYou, the world and me. The middle is wherewe operate … Continue reading My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

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

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!

Life Skills I Do Not Have #4 — Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, many celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is a public holiday and families travel across the land to reunite and celebrate the occasion together. Depending on which website you surf, anywhere from five to over 15 other countries in the world have their own version of Thanksgiving too. Not so here in … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #4 — Thanksgiving

Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery

{The following book was officially launched yesterday on Reedsy. Also available on Amazon and Goodreads.} 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 independent publications … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery