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Knitting calms

Knitting can be calming. Knitting a beanie for me using Merino wool.

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Reading Singapore Literature (Singlit)

I began to pick up books written by Singapore authors from the National Library. Not that I had not read local literature in the past. I was more selective in the titles I wanted to read. Moreover, there were many wonderful authors … Continue reading

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Mother, Mother, Li Ho Bo*

Mother cannot hear me clearly now. I cannot call you on the phone like I used to in the past. I use my hands and gestures to communicate with you now. To know how you are, I have to make … Continue reading

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Can we be more considerate?

On a Sunday, I was driving my car in a car park and came to a stop behind another car. The driver of the car suddenly reversed at fast speed. I could not prevent this car from crashing into the … Continue reading

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Staying in the present

I went away and stayed in a monastery for 18 days. Together with other meditators, we were cut out from the world beyond the monastery. We surrendered our mobile devices and we had no access to the Internet. We woke … Continue reading

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What has changed during this Chinese New Year?

I kept receiving videos of Chinese New Year greetings this year. The same videos get circulated by different people. Since I am on Whatsapp this year, I have different chat groups and I got more such videos this time around … Continue reading

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Traditions, Traditions (singing to the tune of Fiddler on the Roof)

Chinese New Year comes once a year on the lunar calendar. It is a time to look forward to a new beginning. We wish people luck, good health and of course prosperity. So, we give red packets (红包)for good luck … Continue reading

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