Our First Visit to the Children’s Emergency Room

Our First Visit to the Children’s Emergency Room

I woke up feeling uncommonly good today. I guess I should have recognised it as a kind of foreshadowing. As per my standard weekday operating procedure, I stumble-tripped into the kitchen for my bowl of cereal, and came face-to-face with my…

Musings from yet another trying afternoon

Musings from yet another trying afternoon

    As much as I love Katy, there are times I wish I had a different kind of toddler. I don’t know which kind. Just one with less propensity for drama. This is one of those times.  There are also…

About honouring someone’s life

Much has been said in the wake of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s passing. One of the more cynical responses from those of my demographic seems to be: “Why should I cry? He wasn’t my Ah Gong.” This got to me because it…

Terry Pratchett: a fan’s remembrances

Terry Pratchett: a fan’s remembrances

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 To me, the great thing about Terry Pratchett​’s stories is that they didn’t just give us magic. They enabled us to create magic of our own, through…

Katy’s First Penang Trip

Katy’s First Penang Trip

Travelling with a one-year-old is kind of complicated. On one hand, you have a baby who’s old enough to take in what’s going on around her, so that makes the travel somewhat more fun than it would’ve been with, say, a…

Things I’ve Eaten: GRUB Noodle Bar

Things I’ve Eaten: GRUB Noodle Bar

I think I’ve found the perfect beef noodles. It was Christmas Eve, and James and I were casting about trying to think of what to eat for a late dinner after the evening church service. Then it occurred to me…