Sunday, August 7th, 2016

I am my father’s son

sneeze  /sni:z/
 
I am having a cold at the moment, an unwanted souvenir from my trip to Indonesia last week.  My body finally protested after being cooped up with coughing passengers …


Friday, June 20th, 2014

In times like these …

 
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog entry – excluding the movie reviews that I post from time to time and posts about my thoughts about God, …


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 …


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 …


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Papa and Mama

 
If Papa were still alive, today would’ve been their 53rd wedding anniversary … They got married on 18 January 1959 in Bandung, Indonesia. Today is Mama’s first Wedding Anniversary after …


Friday, December 9th, 2011

Proud

 
Taking a break from processing my thesis data, I thought I’d write something in my blog today.
As I steadily and wearily move towards the end of my Masters program (I’m …


Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Remembering Papa

 
There are moments where my mind goes on autopilot and revisit the past, playing some old snippets that seemed mundane at the time but have become priceless memories.  I still …


Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Birthday Reflections

I know I haven’t written a lot lately – but let me assure you that I’m doing well.
I’m busy with thesis and other things to manage at work but I’m …


Monday, June 27th, 2011

Papa’s old cardigan

 
Although the days are slowly lengthening again, having passed the Winters Solstice last week, winter still has a tight grip over Adelaide. While the sun is keeping the day warm …


Friday, June 17th, 2011

He has made everything beautiful in its time

Papa's old book and stationery shop – "Liberty"
 
I half expected to see Papa lying in bed, asking me with his hoarse voice, “Jeung saha ka dieu, Ri?” (“Who do …