Cancer And The Doctor’s ‘Crystal Ball’

Cancer And The Doctor’s ‘Crystal Ball’ How many years have I left? At my stage of cancer, and according to statistical studies, the doctor said that I had about two years left! Mr. Despondent cried. I cannot afford to be admitted. Each day without work, would mean no food for my family! Mr. Suicidal mulled.Continue reading “Cancer And The Doctor’s ‘Crystal Ball’”

Who is the strongest of them all?

tells about a matriarch as the family comfort, glue and financial backbone.

Ironically, In This Vastness Of Land

This poem ‘Ironically, in this vastness of land’ tells about immigrants who perished on seas in search of better-land, ironically, in this vastness of land, on mother earth.

God is fair: He gives some, He takes some

Good is fair: He gives some, He takes some. It tells about a mother rationalising about running an orphanage home.

How the differently-abled bake buns.

How these differently-abled children bake hot-dog buns tells about baking as a therapy and a potential career for some.

Keeping a promise

Those poem is about making and keeping promises with a child with mental disorders.

Those absent- please put up your hands!

See below for Google translation for Malay (lihat di bawah untuk bahasa melayu) and Chinese (看到下面的中文) Everybody here? Those absent- please put up your hands! So, if you are present, would you agree on behalf for those who have left [past] and those who have yet to arrive [future]? In presentism, present-day rules. Not theContinue reading “Those absent- please put up your hands!”

Postscript: She is up there now…

This is a postscript to; Postscript: She is up there now… Wen Li was such a perceptive little being! If one thinks talking to children about the birds and bees would be difficult, this one about ‘living and dying’ is another challenging one! “My mother never taught me about this, nor did my school!” LiContinue reading “Postscript: She is up there now…”

A penny for your thought?

A penny for your thought? The kids were playing on the road, in front of their terraced houses and stepping aside each time for oncoming cars returning home from work. A girl, Wen Li, noticed an old lady neighbor lying on the floor of her car porch. “Popo*, why are you lying on the floor?”Continue reading “A penny for your thought?”

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