I see in my baby girl not just joy, but also a metaphor of renewal, hope and a bright future. Yet, in the last one week, I was privileged a peak at a family in which the baby, while naturally drawing smiles and love from the family members as a function of animal instinct, is […]More
philosophy and life
A mirror of the current state of the world: too many people watch the same few movies.
I just recalled my mum used to have me carry a camera film case but with coins inside. I had lost it and when found at the lost and found, my teacher asked how much was inside. I was something like 8 years old. I vaguely remember knowing numbers fairly well. I replied $2.00 but […]More
Now I get it.
I used to be woken up by my darling's bawling.
Now I go on the offensive to wake her up first and feed her.
"Wake up Maggie. Wake up. Oei wake up Maggie."
My darling has a role in maintaining the smooth functioning of my family and that is to play with her ah gong's and ah ma's.
It is a function as important as Wifey and I bringing back the dough.
The practice of confinement gave rise to months-long institutionalized rest for mummies even for those who don't practise it.
That's a lot of baby poop on my hands.
Sturut girl bawled but blue screened right at her mummy's nipples. *poke poke* No response but eyes were open.
That laughter soon gave way to a mini chat about ah Jun HTHT-ing with Wifey. My sis, ah Jun and Wifey all cried within the immediate days of giving birth.
I can't be more grateful for my cousin and my sis giving all the love and support to my wife.
Wifey teared when she realised our 6-days old newborn is fast becoming an infant. She is now cherishing every moment before this beauty overload rooted in absolute innocence and natural wonder crosses into the phase of nurture and development.
Today, my girl remains awake without crying. The prelude to interacting with all who loves her.
Since my daughter's birth, I have been a father. Today, I'll be a son.
It will happen. Instead of living every day of my life as though it is my last, I live every day as though it is either of my parents’ last. And I have lived as such for the last 10 years. As a result, my life has become a massive long term project of planning […]More
Tonight, I feel like I revived a lot of brain cells by watching a show that matters (Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' by BBC). To be frank, Hyperdrive from last night is not one of such shows.
Using softer tones while talking to someone is among the many things I learned from my dad and it is practised through talking to him daily. It is at two levels, one is that he speaks with rounder and softer tones, notwithstanding him getting excited over certain topics, and I mimic him in order that […]More