Postcard to Helena from Malaysia

Note: This is my postcard reply to Helena. To read Helena's postcard to me, please go here.  My dear Helena, It is so good to hear from you. I am going to start by saying - Don't listen to your fears. They lie. Fears tell us we can't when we really can. They are really skilled at derailing us.  Helena, you ...

My Fearless Valentine Wish

I remember when I was much younger (let's not make me count backwards here), Valentine's Day was like a HUGE deal for me. It was my absolute favourite day after Chinese New Year and Christmas. Yes, we Asians value Chinese New Year (CNY) more than Christmas. Because during CNY, we get $$$ that comes in red ...

Poem: Our Human Addiction

Photo from SMT's Travel Journal Our Human Connection Is my addiction. We catch glimpses  Of one another Echoing each other  Through this cyberspace. With click, a like and a share The dots connect in a flash Knowing me is seeing yourself Knowing you is seeing myself. This human interaction A lesson in Compassion Beauty in Transcendence. We live for that validation From each proclamation Our mutual adoration Fuels our inspiration. You ...

Guest Blog: A Letter to my Ex

I had the priviledge and honour to guest blog for a dear fellow blogger-friend, Charlotte Lea. I am a big fan of her blog and writing. Therefore, I chose to do something personal that is worthy of her blog, and our friendship. Her blog, The Good Girl Confessional is a treasury of beautiful sharing. She ...

A Tribute to Fearless Friendships

As I age, I begin to appreciate the many things that come with age. Among other things, understanding the importance of real friendships. Real friendships are fearless on many levels. By the way, when I say "fearless" - I do not mean empty valour, or blind faith, or even hollow loyalty. What I mean is fearless honesty, fearless ...

The Worst and Best of Humanity

The word, HUMANITY, means different things to different people. Even as we call ourselves the HUMAN RACE, we see very little of that HUMANITY flourishing among the HUMANS. It seems we rather allow things like religion, race, greed, gender, age and political agenda to cause greater divide within our humanity. Does the division really make ...

Are WE becoming Overtly Sensitive?

Actually, in Malaysia, we would say - WHY SO SENSITIVE LAH? Yes, we Malaysians, tend to add the word: "LAH" at the end of our sentences. It's how we roll. So, what is this overtly sensitive thing that we run the risk of becoming?  There have been a few high-profile controversies in Malaysia - one in particular involved a ...

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