Lockdown Simulated Play

To say that lockdown has been tough would be an understatement, more so for the poor and the vulnerable. I am struggling to keep my sanity as I navigate this unprecedented time in our lives, our country… our world. Never have we all felt the same and feared the same to this extent. More so…

To do List: 6. Walking in Faith

The boy woke up later than usual today, we both did and then had a shower on his own, brushed his teeth, ironed his clothes with a cold Iron and got dressed. Then put on his shoes, took his sisters pink Hello Kitty umbrella and said he needed to go for a walk. “Well, can…

Perspective of a child’s problem – from a child

The boy has been having some ‘ Monster’ troubles lately. I am not making small an issue that is quite big for him. Kids develop these strange fears at different times in their development process and the stuff on cartoon channels don’t help either. So it means he is terrified of my mobile phone and…

Him and me

When we started our lives together, there was uncertainty- Does he really like me?. Is he kind? I mean we hardly know each other. There was a longing I could not understand… Missing him when he went to work. But we had happiness and silliness in our tiny apartment in Kowloon Bay. I wondered who…

Following my heart

The boy and I had just arrived at the therapy center and were getting off the rickshaw when he saw his most favourite backhoe loader, the one he calls KC. My boy jumped with joy as he watched a man quickly load pieces of broken furniture into the front bucket. For those who don’t know…

Hey beautiful Girl

I see the shiny brown curls frame your sweet face. I see your sleep-swollen eyes and feel you’re warm just out of the blanket body. I love the delicate smell of your hair, I still think it smells of milk and sweat, just like when you were a baby. I love your small fingers tugging…

I love watching you cook

The girl made my day and it was not even 6 am yet. Our school day mornings are pretty much the same as millions of houses around the world. Mom’s up first (maybe a dad or two too) to get the day started in wonderful quite solitude; Sip their Coffee or Tea in silence before…

Angels that cross our path

In life, we encounter events and people that seem to come to us at the right time or right place. Some may call it God ordained and some chance and some other- universe coalescing. This past couple of week, the boy has been having a really tough time at school with many issues and this…