Tag Archive: Blog

Wisps of Strength

Some days I don’t feel like being a warrior. Those are the days that even the thought that I am the stuff of stars (exclamation mark), a child of the universe no less… Continue reading

Coming Home

I had a dream the other night. It was one of those rare, coherent dreams that took me on a journey. A journey which marked some significant milestones and major shifts that had… Continue reading

What I have Learned from Watching the Birds

Sometimes when I become unsure of life, I take a moment to look at the birds. At their wonderful sense of ease and assurance. Their unmistakeable confidence. The unruffled presence. There is a… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

  I sat on these old, intricate floor tiles in the inner courtyard of a Chinese temple one hot humid afternoon in Penang. Nestled deep within a vast courtyard, the Han Jiang Teochew Temple… Continue reading

A Song in Your Heart

“If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.” ~ Chinese Proverb I wake up every morning to tiny giggles as a wriggling warm bundle burrows its way to my… Continue reading

Be Happy

“If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other  season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?” ~’Abdu’l-Báhá Happiness is to want what you already… Continue reading

Beyond the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the month of pink ribbons and charity walks. I love the enthusiasm and the solidarity but I just somehow feel we are missing the point of this… Continue reading

Glimpses of the Unhurried Life

I grew up in Kulim. A tiny, modest little settlement in rural Malaysia during the 80s. There were no traffic lights in our little town back then. Folks just slowly meandered through the sleepy streets in their… Continue reading

A Seed grows into a Tree

“In the beginning, how small is the seed, yet in the end it is a mighty tree. Look ye not upon the seed, look ye upon the tree, and its blossoms and its leaves… Continue reading

The Secret Beach

Tucked away in a secluded cove is a little patch of sandy strip I call my Secret Beach. I come here to sit a while. This is where I release all agitation and pry away the… Continue reading