Category Archives: Places in the Heart

He’s Back!

I meet my dad for lunch every Sunday. In addition to fish of all kinds, he enjoys “unhealthy” food, like pork leg (especially the skin), meat from pig’s head, pork and beef offal such as tripe, spleen, intestines, liver, etc. … Continue reading

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Robotic-assisted Hip Arthroplasty/Total Hip Replacement – Direct Anterior Approach

Today is D-Day. Getting myself a new left hip! Years of suffering from osteoarthritis of my left hip will end today. But forget the traditional muscle-cutting approach – Prof Pang Hee Nee at Singapore General Hospital is revolutionizing the process … Continue reading

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Hong Kong is Sliding into Dystopian Nightmare

20th of January marked another significant step in Hong Kong’s slide into authoritarianism. It was the day the so-called “consultation” on Article 23 legislation commenced. The deliberation period ends today, and a neutered legislature – mere puppets manipulated by Beijing’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Old Man In

Yesterday, 22nd of February, after the Moët & Chandon was sabraged and quaffed and the Beluga stuffed into faces and savored, my thoughts turned to Clint Eastwood. It is said that some years ago, when country singer Toby Keith met … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is Day One of Chinese New Year 2024

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The Only Backpack I Use

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Death of the Year: The Beloved Old Lady Rests

This year, my dad experienced the loss of three sisters, yet there was no drama. Contrast those deaths with this death: One Tuesday night in March, the beloved old lady’s MDW (Migrant Domestic Worker, Singapore government’s official term for “foreign … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Fukushima Water, OK?

In August, Japan initiated the gradual release of over a million tons of treated radioactive water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. It is expected to take decades to release all of the water … Continue reading

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39th Wedding Anniversary

Thirty-nine years ago, at the tender ages of 27 and 26, we embarked on our journey into matrimony. It was a time of halcyon enchantment, where the cares of the world appeared distant and unreal. Those days, oh, how they … Continue reading

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