Category: Life

  • Bad Parent

    Child with a mask complaining to a bad parent

    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 […]

  • Hidden Complexities In Simple Things

    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. […]

  • No School Today

    My three year old skipped school today because of a cold. He had been on an excursion with his class yesterday and must have caught a virus or something. Happy to be at home, he slithers into my study room ( I work from home ) every so often just to see what I was […]

  • Cookies For Good Behaviour

    I’m a father of a three-year-old and the three-year-old does not want to go to school today. It is the second week of pre-school, but a bout of fever broke the regularity of going to school and now a three-year-old thinks that staying at home is the better deal. The mother tried her best to […]

  • Hard Times

    Everyone faces hardships in their lives. On the up side, there are others who are definitely going through something worse. On the down side, that knowledge absolutely does not help alleviate any of the suffering you experience. All you can think of of is “let it end please…” or something similar, and then you promise […]