Category Archives: Places in the Heart

Down But Not Out

Jason Chee was working in the Republic of Singapore Navy with a rank of Military Expert-2. In December 2012, while on board the RSS Endeavour, he suffered a serious accident when he was caught between a motorized winch and a … Continue reading

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A Grateful Heart

In the Bible we find the story of the ten persons who were healed by Jesus. One of them came back to say “Thank you.” Perhaps, one tenth is the correct percentage of people who have grateful hearts. I never … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime! (At Home)

I didn’t venture out of the house much since the April 7th lockdown. I’ve been binging on books, music, cigars, pipe tobacco and movies. (And not one drop of alcohol. Pat me on the back!) Netflix is always a rich … Continue reading

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So, Blame Your Mother, Instead?

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Fathers play an important role in a person’s life. I’m a firm believer of that. Then, I came across this, from a Milly Gomez of Latibule Counseling. Make of it what you will. Here it is: … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day!

Nope, the new normal or new abnormal is not here yet; but it’s a start!

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New Abnormal

An extension by any other name would smell as shitty. An elevated set of safe distancing measures, as a circuit breaker to preempt the trend of increasing local transmission of COVID-19 was started on April 7th. These measures were supposed … Continue reading

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Day 30

An elevated set of safe distancing measures, as a circuit breaker to preempt the trend of increasing local transmission of COVID-19 was started on April 7th. These measures were supposed to end on May 4th but have been extended to … Continue reading

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Happiness and Joy? It’s in My Hands

When I mentioned komboloi on April 17th, some of you contacted me to ask what I was referring to. It is the original fidget toy, that’s what it is. It is basically a strand of beads from Greece. Often mistaken … Continue reading

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Let’s Walk the Talk!

“When God blesses you financially, don’t raise your standard of living. Raise your standard of giving.” “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table, not a taller fence.” These will remain nice sayings unless you actually do … Continue reading

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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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