What is it that is uniquely romantic about train journeys?
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
I remember how LOG began. On 12 September 2004, our batch met up the day after Confirmation. We sat in a big circle, with Youth Works (as they were then, now MSC) facilitating our discussion. Everyone was excited, everyone was on fire. But the discussion was going nowhere. Someone stood up then and took charge. […]
(N.B.: Full Metal Alchemist spoilers alert.) I identify with Greed in Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood). FMA Wikia states that Greed wants all that life has to offer “because Greed didn’t [know] exactly what he wanted, which fuels his desire to have it all.” I, also, don’t know what I want. I want both the hearth of […]
In the Catholic Church of Singapore, same sex attraction (SSA) seems to be theoretical. Catholics in Singapore! (Unofficial guide)1 argue about repealing Section 377A, catechists cite (with ambivalence) Pope Francis’ media spectacles, the Archbishop’s Office preaches a defensible but also unspecific personalistic norm.2 For the rest of us, even weighing in on the Pink Dot vs […]
How one priest built a system of belonging for abandoned children (A condensed version of this post was first published in our parish bulletin The Manna, and a full version was published on our parish website.) “NBS is my alma mater. I grew up there.” This is Raymond, the 22-year-old boy on the right. Cyril is […]
(This is a photo-essay. But I’m not good at web development, so there’s no fancy formatting. Do give some time for the pictures to load. Cheers.) On 2 May 2008, the Cyclone Nargis slammed into the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar. IFRC reported the official death toll as 84,500 with 53,800 missing. Wikipedia is less conservative, […]
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