[Amended as deleted and underlined in red on 24 Feb 2016, pursuant to (1) Fr D’s departure for further studies and (2) my participation in a CBN retreat activity coupled with reading Boss’ recommendation of Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado.] There is nothing quite like the faces we see once a year […]
Dearest Melvyn. Always work hard and be honest in life. Help the less fortunate. Wishing you sucess in your future. God bless you always. Love Mum + Dad I can imagine a Disney fairytale opening with advice like this. Many people have asked me how it feels like to be called. I tell them that, […]
The cynical side winks, knowing smirks, throwback references and dead-pan jokes that are hallmarks of post-modern culture are being ever so politely nudged aside by an emerging re-appreciation of old-fashioned sincerity and the pleasures of simply playing it straight… No dark themes or disturbing notions. No blatant attempts at inserting a mega dose of girlish […]
She stared out at the window as I drove. She sat at the front passenger seat beside me, accompanying me to pick Dad. The raindrops pitterpattered across the glass in a light drizzle. I called her name – under my breath at first, just to feel the sound of her name rolling off my tongue. And then […]
In 7 years time, I am almost 30. My mum just turned 63. It’s her birthday, and we have gathered for a family meal, as we always do to celebrate each other’s birthdays. We are eating at a slightly-posh steak restaurant. Jie is probably the one that finds it. She’s the one that makes such […]
It was just one day of discussion – figuring out the facts, doing a wee bit of research, sorting out our schedules. And already, I feel it all coming back: the headying intensity of brainwork, the adrenaline rush of busyness, the excitement of insight. And of course, that familiar tension in my neck and shoulders […]
It sounds better in Cantonese than it does in Mandarin.