Sheer panic was what I felt as a parent when rumours arrived. All schools, including preschools, will switch to home-based learning (HBL) for a month starting sometime next week. Due to a consistent increase in the number of COVID-19 infection, the Singapore government has decided to close all schools. In some frantic way to hold… Continue reading Bad Parent
Everyone feels discouraged once in a while, everyone that tries to make things better that is. Happy are those that have given up. Nothing bothers them anymore because it is always someone else’s responsibility, someone else’s job. To be free from commitment and have nothing to answer for can be liberating. Just like what Kim… Continue reading These are The Breaks…
This is a follow-up post to an earlier one called What is Church? I was 13 and studying in a mission school when I became a follower of Jesus Christ. The first church I joined was an unconventional one. Unconventional in the sense that there were no building nor weekend services that you would associate… Continue reading My Church Experience 1
How do you answer a question like that without sounding… strange? To the world, “Church” could mean the church building or the gathering of believers within those same buildings. These people meet to “sing Hallelujah” or pray to their god who listens to those prayers. If it pleases their god, he will answer those prayers… Continue reading What is Church?
Most of us grew up with stories and songs written for children. Over the past decade, Hollywood’s been turning those same materials into more mature versions on the big screen. Snow White became The Huntsman, Sleeping Beauty became Maleficent, and The Snow Queen became the very popular Frozen. Along with this awakening came the realization… Continue reading Hidden Meanings in Children’s Songs
Things always look simple when they are working. When our electric piano broke down last month, we were at a lost. We have gotten so used to it coming alive at the flip of a switch, that we got angry with our domestic helper for not plugging the power cable back into the wall socket.… Continue reading Hidden Complexities In Simple Things
( The following story was inspired by a study of 1 Samuel 1-8 … ) Elkanah was Hannah’s husband and he loved her greatly. He loved Hannah so much that he always gave her a double portion to offer to the Lord every year, despite her failure to produce any children for him. He loved… Continue reading Elkanah, A Man In Love