Lil Notes to God
I don’t know how the practice of praying at bedtime originates but for me, it’s not a good time to pray. I fall asleep so easily. Three or four sentences into it and I’m already out like a light. I shouldn’t be starting a prayer at night and saying Amen in the morning. It’s bad. Please forgive me. Continue reading
I hate listening to ads that scream on radio. One current example is the XX air-con (not going to give the brand more publicity than it deserves). It has two women screaming at each other about how the air-con auto-cleans and how it kills bird flu virus (now I wonder if that can be substantiated). Continue reading
Today there's an article in The Star titled, "Chick Lit for the Birds?" about an interview with Irish best-selling chicklit author Sheila O’Flanagan. I won't bother with linking it because it'll be taken off the archives after a month.
In the article, Sheila defends chick-lit. Here are some excerpts from the article written by Lee Tse Ling. Continue reading
If you check our local bookstores’ bestseller lists, you’ll notice that besides Dan Brown, one other author keeps popping up. She’s none other than Continue reading
In Light Manner
Let me tell you two true stories.
Story 1 : A Malay girl fell asleep in the transporter’s van on her way to the kindergarten. She didn’t get down with the other children when they reached the school. Not realizing this, the driver who is also the principal, locked up the van and went off to attend to some matters. Almost four hours later she was found unconscious in the van. She was admitted to the hospital in a coma where she died four days later. The parents were devastated but forgave the principal, attributing the incident to fate. Continue reading
My niece has developed a boil on her face. The area near her ear has swelled and become inflamed. Her mother took her to see the doctor who prescribed some medicine and scheduled an operation for next week. The pus inside the abscess has to be drained surgically. Continue reading
Lil Notes to God
I don't know what to do with my daughter anymore. The last sixteen years, I thought I've brought her up in your way1 but it would appear that I'm gravely mistaken because she has departed from it. Continue reading
There’s a new birthing method in town, or rather way yonder in Hollywood. It’s called the silent birth. The mother is not allowed to make any noise : no groaning in pain or screaming for more pain-killers or threatening the baby that he’d better make an appearance soon or else… Continue reading
The Chinese language is rife with homonyms (words that are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings.)
I got this list of names from The Chief Alchemist. It's good for a laugh. If you're having a baby, you might want to keep away from these names. Continue reading
It’s Monday. Do you have Monday blues? Can’t get the engine started, much less warmed up for the week ahead? Head over here to get your posterior kicked with a dose of Shakespearean-style insults. Hopefully the insults will get you moving. And if you feel a need to do a bit of insulting yourself, don’t resort to four-letter invectives when something like “Thou reeky full-gorged pigeon-egg!” is available.
In Light Manner
I’ve been teaching in Sunday School for a long, long time. Sometimes things can into a rut and the spirit flags a little. However, kids being kids, you won’t stay in the rut for long.
A few Sundays ago, I was telling the story of John baptizing Jesus. This is an old story, not so much for them as for me. Continue reading
The Star, Sun 2 April 2006
By SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH SIMON Khong (not his real name) was loath to admit that he had cheated in a contest a few years ago.
“I don’t really feel comfortable talking about it,” says the 28-year-old.
“But I suppose it’s all right as long as I remain anonymous.” Continue reading