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Words are my only companion

23 March 2020. It is time for journaling again, and as I sat down in front of my iPad Pro and wonder what to write, the title “Words are my only companion” just came to my mind. Yes, indeed they are. For years, they have never deserted me, they have allowed me to express my thoughts, my feelings and my […]

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How to meditate…?

22 March 2020. Dad had a relapse of his mental illness. Tuesday night, he suddenly told me that he started to get worried and fearful for no reason. His mind couldn’t stop thinking and he feels miserable. I asked him what he was thinking about and what he was fearful of, he couldn’t articulate and the only thing he said […]

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Can you remember me…?

I received a Skype message this evening: “Hi Francis, this is Harriet, can you remember me? We attended DILO (day in a life of… another colleague) together last year…” Searching through my memories, I couldn’t recall who this person is and how she looks like. I chose to be honest with her and told her I have no memory at […]

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A lame father

09 March 2020, Monday. Warm and humid day. Looking at the kids’ pictures and knowing that they are well and fine, I am thankful. They haven’t changed much since I last saw them. And I am happy that she’s managing well and happy in her life. It was another long day at work, and things don’t seem to slow down. […]

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If I have a choice…

08 March 2020. Sunday. It was sunny in the morning and suddenly it poured around 1pm. As the Chinese saying that goes, the sky is unpredictable, and so is life. Things can change in a wink of an eye, relationship can turn sweet or sour overnight, and many a times, we can’t see to find the explanation to each and […]

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