And…we’re off!

2018 ended without a bang…both literally and figuratively. The year ended off with everyone in the falling asleep well before the hands of the clock struck midnight; before a line in the sands of time was drawn, signifying the start of something new. It was probably a neat allegory of how we (or maybe just…

Whoa nelly!

The last one and a half month or so has been pretty challenging. It’s like a mad dash to the finish line with a mile to go, your joints failing you and only fumes to power you to the end. To say that I have been handling it well would be an understatement. The year…

Playing tourist

Over the weekend we decided to head back to Ipoh. It wasn’t for any particular occasion, except for the fact that the wife is coming to the end of her maternity leave and is heading back to work. I think it’s hitting everyone quite hard, especially child number one. For the past three months, she’s…

The school canteen

I’m still here at bub’s primary school orientation. The mum’s in the hall and I’m just strolling aimlessly around the school. I could just stand outside bub’s classroom, but that seems to distract her. So I thought it’s best I stay away, just so that she doesn’t have the crutch of looking around for me…

Where did the time go?

So today is bub’s orientation at her school. I’m sitting here thinking to myself, “where did all that time go?” It seems to me that it was only yesterday that she was a wee little toddler. Sputtering out half words, making cheeky faces. Now she’s going to be on her own at school, making new…

Friday night lights

I gotta be honest, I literally had to drag myself to come out tonight. But at the end of the day, I’m glad I did. I enjoy basketball, I really do. It’s just that some most times I’m a lazy prick. I read somewhere that team sports helps a lot with building confidence and social…

There is no point to this

The first sentence is always the hardest to write down. I read somewhere that the first sentence will define the story. The truth is, I don’t know what this story will be about. I just figured that I needed to vent somewhere, and hey, since this blog has been gathering dust, I’ll just do it…

A little survey about welfare

I’ve been wanting to write about doling out cash to people for some time, and I thought, before I go on creating strawmen, and bashing everyone about their views on giving welfare to people, and how wrong they are, it occurred to me, why don’t I challenge my assumption and try to get some feedback…

“So, what do you want to do?”

Not so long ago, I was asked a question, “if you had the opportunity to do whatever you wanted to do, outside of work, what would it be?” I have to admit, that question kind of got me stumped. It was asked by someone more senior than me, so I had the option of either…

Coffee and I

How did I get myself into coffee? “oh, you studied in Melbourne! Coffee Mecca of the world (I’d bet some folks from Seattle might have a thing or to to say about that), of course you’d be into coffee! How could you not?!” The thing is, as far as I recall, back when I left…