Category Archives: Places in the Heart

Memento Mori

Singapore was booted out of Malaysia on August 9th 1965. On that day, towards the end of a press conference after Singapore became independent, Lee Kuan Yew said: “There is nothing to be worried about. Many things will go on … Continue reading

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Children Soak it up like Sponge

300 is a special number. It is the story of the heroic efforts of a handful of Spartan soldiers against the full might of the Persian army at Thermopylae in 480 BC. The Greek King Leonidas led some 7,000 men, … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Fading Away

I have been receiving some messages intended for seniors, forwarded to me via WhatsApp and email. Some of these messages are in English and some are in Chinese. They are supposed to have been written by various famous people, and … Continue reading

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When Life gives you Melons, you are Dyslexic

There is a catchy and rather funny Hokkien song going around with the singer vocalizing what he would do if he had a million bucks. He’s thinks by accomplishing all those things he was unable to do prior to becoming … Continue reading

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Souvenir Pit Stop

The name Charlie reminds me of a scumbag I know and the coincidence that one of the most abhorred Cold War sites was the American-controlled crossing point in Berlin called Checkpoint Charlie is not lost on me. Here US troops … Continue reading

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I’m Off Again!

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Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White

That a complex machine can still keep on going after more than 60 years of daily use is pretty amazing actually. Mine’s like giving way already haha! 2019 must surely go down in history as A Year of Hospital Visits. … Continue reading

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Greek Odyssey

Good to be back and blogging again. Ah, we’re into 2020 now. Apart from 2019 being a year I celebrated my 35th wedding anniversary, and a year I was recognized by the Association of Productivity Specialists as a Master Productivity … Continue reading

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Quiescence and Hiatus

After ten enjoyable years, it’s time to take a break. Starting today, I’m off to see the parts of the world I’ve never visited before. It will be an extended trip, something I have not done for a long time. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2019

In my very first year of formal schooling (that would have been in the early 60’s) my mother would peel grapes, remove their seeds, and chill them in the refrigerator. At recess, she’ll be at the school tuckshop, waiting for … Continue reading

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