Category Archives: Places in the Heart

Dying Broke

No kid of mine was born with a silver spoon. (They are all adults now.) However, none grew up deprived of any basic needs. They had a roof over their heads, were never short of food and had their education … Continue reading

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36th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary. We were married on November 17th 1984.

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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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