Thursday, 24 December 2015

Death

(I started writing this post last year in Dec 2015, just only completed it now.)

Sorry, kinda morbid this title, but it's almost 2am in the morning, I'm sitting outside the emergency unit of the hospital sipping on a hot milo while just waiting. My grandma died. Dad's side. The last grandparent I had. I'll be honest and say I wasn't close to this grandma. She was someone my dad brought me to visit about 4 times a year when I was little, so not much memories save for holidays and hospital visits.

Death brings a closure to a lot of things in life. It is a great equaliser of humankind. But it's not natural. Never is. Nobody feels good about death. If you do then you have a problem my friend.

Now this year my aunt's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. Not sure if same time this year we are gonna have another family death. I hope not so soon, but time and tide waits for no man.

Well, gotta just keep looking forward to the future. There is an everlasting one waiting for those who look to Jehovah.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

Rather late in time to be writing this post, but better late than never.

2014 was another busy year of life that quickly went by in a blink of an eye. The major highlight was probably the June trip to the East Coast of USA. Much satisfaction and boost in making that trip. Despite the short length of the vacation, it was AWESOME on many levels, with many good memories etched indelibly to the travel map in my mind.

2015 will be a big year. Big because this year is THE YEAR I will be allowed to get my very own place. (Yes, buy a house, or shoebox really, in the context of living in Singapore.) For me this is a huge undertaking, something I approach with much excitement and trepidation. One big unknown with a certain amount of fear and anxiousness embedded in the endeavor.

But to a certain extent, it is about time. Some say only by moving out of one's comfort zone will there be growth. I agree with that, so let's see how the rest of the year will turn out. Till next year then.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Cat Lovers

I am surrounded by many such friends. And 俗语说 "近朱者赤,近墨者黑", I am also starting to take pictures of feline beauties when they cross my path.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Social Media

A random conversation over lunch with workmates today reminded me I used to be a frequent blogger. Even if no one reads, nobody comments, and it may be said I'm writing only to cyberspace, this was a page more frequently updated once upon a time. I had even missed out my customary "Hello 2014, Goodbye 2013" post! Reflections on the year had not taken place, maybe because the year swept by too speedily, but more likely because with the use of powerful phablets, facebook, instagram, whatsapp, line and all the other social media outlets, I had started consuming more than I contributed to internet world. Being greedy isn't good. One must give back to society to be a useful person. Same applies to cyberworld. Social media is no longer just an 'in' thing, latest 'happening'. It's arrived. Here to stay, and will continue to change the world around us today. So there's no turning back, once in, engage, participate, and stay relevant. More to come.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

For the Love of Friends...

Lately some incidences and things I read got me thinking quite deeply about the topic of friendship. It has been a long time since I penned down thoughts on this page. The many many people who weave in and out of one's life, how many would be considered friends? Who would constitute a friend? Nevertheless, this very important aspect of relationships exerts a tremendous influence on one's thinking, choices and motivations in life. Sometimes more so than family does. As the saying goes, a friend in need in a friend indeed, a brother born for when there is distress. So who do you count as your friend?