One day, two weeks ago, I was driving my wife to her workplace when I saw an ad on a huge billboard beside the expressway. [Our country's not big on billboards so when there's one, it's really hard to miss] It nearly made me veer off into the highway railings! Somehow, this one looked exceptionally … Continue reading Is it “Life AFTER Work” or “Life WITHOUT Work?”
I don't get it. I just don't get it. It feels like we've been living with Caleb forever now. And for most of that time, we've also lived with his autism and the challenges they entail. By now, I should know all too well that he is who he is, and my role as his … Continue reading Caleb’s school morning routine – a masterclass in ‘fixing’ his dad
Yes, it's finally done! My 300+ page memoir. Oh, wait! I mean the first messy draft. The first 'shitty' draft. The first 'vomit' draft. Sorry. But hey, it's a first nonetheless so excuse me while I gloat for all of 5 seconds. "1,000. 2,000. 3,000. 4,000. 5,000." Okay done. I'm over it now. But as … Continue reading My Writing Process #1: The Deadline Phase – Three “Ds” that nailed my first draft
For the past few weeks, I've been at a loss over what to write for this 'inevitable' milestone post. How should I best say goodbye to the 40s today, and hello to the 50s tomorrow? How do I even begin to talk about turning 50? Should I start, say, with a trivia pursuit question? Something … Continue reading Goodbye 40s, hello 50s! What turning 50 means for me.
It's never occurred to me before but now it's plain to see. There really does exists furniture that people would rather not want, and certainly rather not mention. Because they are an affront. And at least three of them will be arriving at my doorstep in the next three working days. Ever since my mother … Continue reading We’re getting 3 new affronts, thanks to 3 new furniture no one wants
Yep, this is it! Most would say this ought to have been the first thing I wrote when I started my blog 14 months ago. Funny then that only after more than a year of blogging, I'm finally doing it today! Now just to be fair to me, I did mention what my blog was … Continue reading This is It! 4 Things that Define My Blog “kelvinsmusings”