Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Home for Christmas

 
The Indonesian church is quieter as the weeks go by as more students and residents head home for Christmas.  There are more students who will be away this year compared …


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

It’s never easy to say goodbye

 
It’s a bit odd coming back to a quiet house after I enjoyed three weeks of pleasant chaos. Mum, my sister Erly and Irene, my niece flew out of Adelaide …


Monday, March 25th, 2013

The curse of expectations

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have my mum, my eldest sister and my niece staying with me until early April. It’s been great having them …


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

‘Twas the night before Mum’s visit …

It’s another hot night in Adelaide – hopefully tonight is the last one of the season before we have a slow descent towards Autumn and Winter.  It’s still around 28C …


Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Being Chinese

When I was young, I used to deliberately annoy Dad when we were watching TV together – Dad was never a sporty person but he loved watching badminton, especially because …


Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Blood is thicker than water

It’s past midnight and I’m still relatively fresh while Indy already assumes his position nearby, waiting for me to finish. The fan is whirring nearby, trying to dispel the remnants …


Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Reasons to be thankful

 
In the last couple of years, this particular passage from Philippians 4 continues to speak to me – these are Paul’s words to the Philippians, “How I praise the Lord …


Sunday, June 17th, 2012

It sucks being single again

 
Here I am sitting in the living room, with Indy warming himself in front of the gas heater – the house is quiet except for the gurgling sound of my …


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

One year without Dad

Dad and me – during an outing, July 1983
 
It has been a year since Dad passed away on 5th June 2011.
I still remember the time leading up to his departure …


Saturday, April 21st, 2012

You are your family

It’s ten minutes to 2am, I am dead tired but still awake, waiting for the second batch of my Wingko Babat to finish baking. I’ve volunteered to make some for …