Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Facing Opposition

 
Having opposition used to be something that I avoided when I was young. It would be great to please everybody – not to be too dominant in one colour or …


Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Reminiscing 2014 and Forging Ahead

As you get older, you do have a sense of faint trepidation as you enter a new year. You realise that you’re inching closer towards your final destination and perhaps …


Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Trading emotions: The price of affection

 
A friend of mine who is in his sixties suddenly surprised his friends by changing his profile page on Facebook with a picture of an attractive young lady. My first …


Sunday, October 21st, 2012

My Singapore Soundtrack

The expat group at Frank and Claire’s farewell. Cafe Iguana, Boat Quay – Singapore
 
A friend of mine (you know who you are!) sent me a link to a flashmob in …


Monday, December 26th, 2011

… and so that was Christmas.

The view from Sellicks Hill lookout
 
It’s 2.30am in the morning after the first day of Christmas. Although my Christmas this year was quite low-key compared to the family gatherings that …


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Don’t hold on too tight

 
There must be a reason why we are created with five fingers on each hand, rather than flipper-like appendages on our hands. Debates on functionalities aside, I am philosophical that …


Monday, July 11th, 2011

Alas, a Reunion is not a «Rewind» button

 
It’s a bittersweet experience looking at the sudden flurry of photos and statuses on my Facebook wall after my Highschool’s reunion after twenty years. I wish I had been there …


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A Perfect Ending to the Long Weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqRSwcO38C4
 
Today felt more like a late summer’s day with the temperature reached 25.8C at around 1.30pm especially as Yani and I walked along the River Torrens Linear Park trail in …


Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The truth. You can’t handle the truth.

Ever since Oprah visited Australia late last year, there has been a resurgence of her popularity. One of the local channels who were instrumental during her visit also aired her …


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

It’s never easy to say goodbye

 
The end of a study period (or semester, in the old university-speak) is always accompanied by goodbyes and farewells. Just when the air is slowly getting warmer and the days …