A blogger reads and writes

A blogger reads and writes

Read, read, digest them!

Assimilate, recreate.

A new synthesis!

smart man doing paperwork in dark room
Growing a blogger (Photo by Dziana Hasanbekava on Pexels.com)

This Haiku is about how a blogger grows! The amount of readings and researches forms the basis of new ideas for writings.


  1. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King
  2.  “… Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” – Annie Proulx

Viewers versus players

Viewers versus players

In front of the box,

screaming in frenzy,

but you are not the players!

man person people stadium
Viewers versus players (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

This Haiku observes the frenzied enthusiasm displayed more so by viewers than the player themselves.


  1. “In a world full of spectators, be the player.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover
  2. “Train like you are the worst player, play like you are the best player.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

They say Chinese’s tongue can’t ‘loll’!

man standing in front of people sitting on red chairs
Public speaking (Photo by ICSA on Pexels.com)
They say Chinese's tongue can't 'loll'!

I used to envy my classmates. 
They can roll out any tongue-twisters easily! 

Some Chinese, not all, struggled 'lolling' along. 
It took me many 'moons' of conscious practices to reduce lisping! 
Of course, nowadays we have speech therapists! 

"Have you been living overseas before? UK, US, Australia?"
"Noooo!", the boys chorused, knowing how poor my family was. 
I used to sit for hours listening to English news!
In front of my neighbor's box.

Would I dare do public speaking? 
It takes great courage and confidence, 
with many butterflies, of course, in the stomach, 
on top of everything else! 


“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” – John Ford

‘Apathy’, unfeelingly

 'Apathy', unfeelingly

Great sufferings, yet
void of emotions and care,
feeling, what feeling?
kitten lying on surface
I don’t care! (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

This Haiku is about the indifferences and apathy. So much energy is spent on destructions, when they should spent on ‘building’ the nations.


  1. We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. Helen Keller
  2. Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something. Emiliano Salinas
asperitas dark clouds in gloomy sky
Unfeelingly, apathy (Photo by Andrew Beatson on Pexels.com)

Terjemahan Google ke Bahasa Melayu – ‘Apathy’, tanpa persaan

Penderitaan besar, namun
tanpa emosi dan penjagaan,
rasa tidak peduli?

Haiku ini adalah mengenai sikap tidak peduli. Begitu banyak tenaga yang digunakan untuk kehancuran. Tenaga ini sepatutnya di gunakan untuk membangunkan negara-negara.

谷歌翻译成马来语 – “冷漠”,毫不留情



Are our kids matured?

boy and girl sitting on bench toy
MAtured (Photo by J U N E on Pexels.com)

Are our kids matured?

Tolerant patience,

the ‘grown-up’ demeanour of

unchildish children

This Haiku reflects how some children mature at different ages. Some earlier in life and some later, which some adults, never seem to!

1.  “Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins 
    when one lives for others.” ― Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

2. “Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not 
   the center of it.”    - M.J. Croan

Terjemahan Google ke bahasa melayu Adakah anak-anak anda telah matang?

Adakah anak-anak kita sudah matang?

Kesabaran yang bertoleransi,
sikap ‘dewasa’ kanak-kanak
yang tidak bersikap kanak-kanak

Haiku ini menggambarkan bagaimana beberapa kanak-kanak matang pada usia yang berbeza. Dan ada juga dewasa yang tidak matang-matang langsung

谷歌翻译成中文- 你的孩子成熟了吗?



Love and kisses

Love and Kisses

Caring tenderly
doting with such endearment
woman kissing woman with boutonniere on chest
Love and kisses (Photo by Robert Stokoe on Pexels.com))

I have seen varied families upbringings. For some, saying ” I love you” and ‘smooches’ are alien, non-existent and an embarrassment. Perhaps only when one was a baby: a time when one cannot remember being kissed! This Haiku envied the many kids and families who express words of love freely. Warm hugs are plentiful, with the exception in this COVID-19 period, of course!

1. “A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for (Sic:?to) the ear.” ― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Terjemahan google ke Bahasa Melayu – Sayang dan ciuman

Merawat dengan lembut
bermain dengan penuh kasih sayang
memuja … smooch!

Saya telah melihat perkembangan keluarga yang pelbagai. Bagi sebilangan orang, mengatakan “I love you” dan ‘smooches’ mungkin tidak wujud dan memalukan. Mungkin hanya semasa bayi. Masa di mana seseorang tidak ingat dicium! Haiku ini mencemburui ramai kanak-kanak dan keluarga yang meluahkan kata-kata cinta dengan bebas. Pelukan hangat banyak, kecuali dalam tempoh COVID-19 ini, tentu saja!

谷歌翻译成马来语 – 爱和吻


我见过各种各样的家庭成长经历。对于某些人来说,说“我爱你”和“ s谐”可能是不存在的,而且是一种尴尬。也许只有在一个婴儿的时候。一个不记得被亲吻的时代!这句Hai句使许多自由表达爱心之词的孩子和家庭羡慕不已。当然,除了这个COVID-19时期以外,还有很多温暖的拥抱!

Waiting at a corner of the room

Waiting at a corner of the room

Go, go look after 
your siblings and the cafe 
Pa's waiting for me.

This Haiku is about a mother telling her children to go home. She reminded them to look after their younger siblings and their coffee shop. This lady pointed to her'late husband' waiting at a corner of the ICU room.

grayscale photography of sitting man
Waiting… (Photo by Alessio Cesario on Pexels.com)


  1. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
  2. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs

A pug on my mug

happy woman with pug on hands
A pug on my mug (Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com)

A pug on my mug

Is this pup a pug?
as I looked at the picture
printed on my mug.

This Haiku is inspired by a story of a wrinkly pug ” The Pug.” while I was drinking my mug of coffee.

1. The pug is [a] living proof that God has a sense of humor- Margo Kaufman

2. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself-  Josh Billings

Terjemahan Google – Pug pada cawan saya

Adakah anak anjing ini pug?

semasa saya melihat gambar

yang dicetak di cawan saya.

Haiku ini diilhamkan oleh kisah tentang kutu “The Pug.” semasa saya minum cawan kopi saya.

谷歌翻译成中文 – 我杯子上的哈巴狗


这个Haiku的灵感来自一个皱巴巴的哈巴狗(The Pug)的故事。当我喝我的一杯咖啡时。

Perception varies

Perception varies

purple abstract art
Perception varies (Photo by Anni Roenkae on Pexels.com)

Oh, what a beauty!

Nah, so boring and stupid!

Perception varies!

Oh, so pitiful!

You are more so than he is,

More than you realize!


“People see what they want to see and what people want to see isn’t always the truth.” Roberto Bolano

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
― John Lennon

Tourism: of decors and assurance

Tourism: of decors and assurance

This Haiku is about tourism, the street decorations that still linger post festivities, and the assuring sight of police presence!


  1. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
  2. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustave Flaubert

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