Perfectly Imperfect

The goal is not to be perfect; the goal is to be accepted for the imperfections.

Category: Family

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Christmas, the Beginning of the End

Christmas, to me, signifies the beginning of the end; a new beginning when the end draws nigh. The religious background aside, Christmas is well celebrated in Singapore – a large city with rich and varied cultures, where racial and religious harmonies have been the highest priorities since her independence. When I was a child, I may not have believed that…

Relationship Gone yet Cherished

I wasn’t excited about the graduation. Kindergarten was not enjoyable. The first few days of school were traumatic. They tricked me into the classroom and closed the door behind me while my mother stood at the other side of the door. I screamed, cried, kicked the door and possibly scratched the paint off too – my mother still remembers vividly…

Lesson of Anticipation and Procrastination

One of the ‘highlights’ of living in the shrinking HDB flats/apartments in the forever warm Singapore is that if your neighbor – who is not even your immediate neighbor – yells, you are most likely be able to hear whatever the neighbor has to say. We don’t keep the main door closed when we are home and not sleeping, because…

Durian for Lunch | Leading to Deeper Thoughts

Mum bought packs of durian yesterday. She has been super generous with her ‘sharing’ since her small windfall. I am not stopping her, even though the way this goes, the windfall may sometimes escalate into a bad spending habit and deplete her savings. It’s her money, I never really interfered into how she manages her finances. It’s strange that when…

the struggle to stay true to myself

I lived in Boon Lay since birth, till we moved to a new estate slightly over a decade ago. That was when Singapore was so young and developing. Residents moved from the Kampong to high-rise buildings which we call ‘Flats’, aka apartments. The British heavily influenced us, since we were once the British Colony, the term differs, but they mean…

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