One of the challenges of being a stay-home Mom is the temptation to justify why I have not returned to the workforce, especially when one’s children are already older teens; to resist the need to fill my day with cleaning the apartment, or cooking up fabulous meals, or dreaming up meaningful projects for Younger Daughter. Continue reading “Enjoying a cup of tea”
In considering what about my life I would save for posterity, I realised that while I love period movies, old architecture & baroque music, I have largely embraced technology & all the conveniences they afford. Even the last stronghold, print books, have been replaced by my iPad mini.
There is still one thing which I strongly believe is better done the old fashioned way: writing. Loving Husband & I write letters to each other regularly. There is something special about penning a letter instead of sending an email or SMS (which we do plenty of as well for more mundane communication). Continue reading “Writing … with fountain pens”
This is the story of how I became Choosy Chia, a superhero who is able to clear huge mounds of salad in a single bound, to snarf a bowl of oatmeal in record time, and to eat around non-vegetarian dishes with grace & aplomb! Continue reading “Choosy Chia: a Superhero Origin Story”
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil. Continue reading “As we forgive those who trespass against us”
Where do I live? This was the question posed at Mass this past Sunday. Is where I live my physical address? I was challenged to consider my spiritual home. Continue reading “Where do I live?”
One of the most precious gifts my parents have given me is the belief that in everything, I have a choice. Sure, some of the choices presented to me are not great and some are downright terrible, but nevertheless, I have the power to decide which choice to make, which path to take. Continue reading “Will you take the High Road or the Low Road?”
I have never been one to keep up with trends. In fact, it seems like I habitually engage in new things at the tailend of their popularity. Continue reading “What do I see in the Colouring?”
The pace of life in Singapore is fast. Is it possible to live here, slow the pace down and still remain connected with its people & community? Continue reading “Hello, I am Retired, nice to meet you!”
This is the Taize chant we used today – hope you enjoy it as you read this post.