November 25, 2018

This week just past saw another Thanksgiving Celebration in the US. The celebration of the founding of a nation that is currently the largest economy in the World. 

This event is now marked by a traditional family gathering and a more modern tradition of soul searching...

November 25, 2018

On the Ning Nang Nong 


Where the Cows go Bong! 


and the monkeys all say BOO! 


There's a Nong Nang Ning 


Where the trees go Ping! 


And the tea pots jibber jabber joo. 


On the Nong Ning Nang 


All the mice go Clang 


And you just can't catch 'em when they do! 


So its Ning...

November 25, 2018

I was at football training with my two youngest kids yesterday. It is a superb set-up for a football club with hundreds of kids in attendance every weekend. We do the 530pm-7pm slot with the two younger kids; mornings have always been a struggle and so a training sessi...

November 17, 2018

I have always found history interesting. Specifically, I find the value systems that were lauded in different cultures and societies many centuries ago of particular interest. When looking back at how these different societies were structured, more often than not, it b...

November 15, 2018

Further to my previous article An Ang Moh in the Singapore Armed Forces (Part 1 - Recruitment) this write up is a my take on the Volunteers training I underwent in week 1 on my way to graduate as a patched member of the SAFVC.


The key theme of Military preparedness in...

November 13, 2018

I never found the concept of beauty particularly fascinating before I came to Japan.

There is a general acceptance that surface perfection can be described as beautiful in the West which is perhaps why I sometimes find myself worrying about the appearance of fine lines....

November 11, 2018

Leo Tolstoy, the author of War and Peace, is known as a prolific and superb writer and, by all accounts was a very self aware young man.

He apparently began a "Journal of Daily Activities" at the tender age of 18, in which he would clock the activities he unde...

November 11, 2018

Identity matters, it speaks to who we are, where we are from and who we aspire to become. As human beings, we are thankfully able to construct quite complicated layers to our identities.

We are both able to hold an individual identity, with personal thoughts on ideas, s...

November 7, 2018

So, not a clue what time it was, but it was early, one am, two am, whatever, the process is always the same. The wife gets up, probably to pee, walks the standard Singaporean narrow trench between the bed and the wardrobe, and hits my foot, which, is always sticking ou...

November 3, 2018

I was at a dinner party last week, it was a male only affair, so slightly less twee than the statement would suggest.

A friend's wife was away, and he chose to use that freedom to host a group of us for dinner and drinks.

I was quite surprised on arrival,  I had ass...

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