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Love Letter to my son, Robin

November 2010 My dear son Robin, 13 years ago on the night of 11 March, Papa and I went to KK Hospital for a tour to familiarize with the newly-opened hospital. After reaching home, I started my first bout of pain but dismissed it as a normal tummy-ache. I went to toilet throughout the night … Continue reading

Morbid eye opener – visit to Pashupathinath

As morbid as it sounds, but life ends in death is inevitable.   There is one place which occupies my mind – Pashupathinath. It is located at 5km east of Central Kathmandu. My family did not visit the temple because entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. Before this, we visited 3 renowned … Continue reading

Paradise on Earth – My Family’s Adventure in Nepal Trekking

“Walking the uphill stone steps in Gurung villages is endless vertical marathon.” Continue reading

Pray for missing MH370

In November 2001, my family with my mother-in-law travelled to Beijing via Kuala Lumpur by Malaysian Airlines flight. I don’t remember we were on this flight but it dawns on me that tragedy can strike anyone. One of the passengers was Malaysian ex-St Andrew JC scholar. These people may be someone we know. Every person … Continue reading

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen

Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99 Wear sunscreen If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis or reliable Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this … Continue reading

My Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, early in the morning, my husband wished me Happy Valentine’s Day. He asked me, “Do you want me to buy rose for you?”. I replied, “No need, the money you spent on buying the flower is as if I am buying flower for myself. What is yours is also mine. Flowers wither in 3 … Continue reading

My 2013

Last Friday, a colleague emailed to me and others announcing her last work day of the year and a list of her New Year’s Resolutions. At the same time, she’s asking us to share ours. (yawn!) Ouch! It’s that time of year again. I never craft New Year’s Resolutions. Why do it when there is … Continue reading

Trip to World Vision Yaya Gulale ADP Ethiopia

Set in an isolated landscape, the visit to Yaya Gulalae Area Development Programme (ADP) plays home silent break from urban life. At 2500 meters above sea level, the village has no phone, no wifi, no emails, no work to distract me. I played catching with the village children, met my sponsored daughter Meron and sponsored … Continue reading

A Bad Hair Day

“Good morning, Marc. I am taking half-day leave today. I got a very bad hairdo last night. It’s a disaster. Will be going to salon. Sorry for the stupid reason of taking half day. Will come in once I get the problem fixed.” There goes my first sent mail of the day from Blackberry. I attended … Continue reading

Work versus Driving, an analogy

I think work is like having a car. The car (job) you drive says about your background, status, personality, lifestyle. Some people thinks car is a symbol of success although there are lots of other definitions. It is a choice, some people can do without it. When you have not bought a car but you … Continue reading