To do List: 7. Draw strength from the good around me.

Been thinking about the weekend that just passed and I was thinking how life is amazing and frustrating and beautiful and overwhelming but so so so precious! I met some people, a family who quickly connected to my heart. People who I have never met before, but walk ahead of me in the journey that…

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…

To do list: 5. Believing in circumstantial actuality

When we see a seed growing into a sapling, it seem so vulnerable and tiny and delicate. Something so small can be trampled and destroyed within a second under the wrong foot.But under the right circumstances, this seemingly small and tiny promise can grow to become a mighty tree. We went for the boy’s parent-teacher…

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…

The Boy on the bus

Early today morning, I woke up to get the girl ready for school. Since I have to make sure this is done in stealth mode to not wake up the boy, I grabbed my phone some clothes and went out of the bedroom to get breakfast and tiffin started. Came back in some time to…

To do List: 4. Frequency Illusion

I recently heard a lady speak about Frequency Illusion at the Tedx Gateway event and it blew my mind. It blew my mind because this phenomenon has happened to me so many times in the past, but I never knew it has a scientific name to it. According to Gravity Ideas, ‘Frequency Illusion, also known…

To do list: 3. Gratefulness

The world today is scary and confusing and so it is not surprising that in the midst of those horrible gut-wrenching stories, there may be times we think or say, ” Well Thank God it’s not me.”  I often wonder with doubt if that type of thought process will get us any far.  But let…

To do list: 2. Acceptance

Acceptance or rather self-acceptance has not come easy. The journey has been like a walk to the Sea. It was really rocky and difficult in my younger days where I believed what people told me and what they thought of me. I doubted myself and judged through their eyes which is quite traumatic being young…

To do list: 1. Self Love

Last Sunday I went to Starbucks, as I do, to sit in the low hum of quiet conversations, the smell of coffee and subtle music. I looked over at my favorite sofa… Damn! not a seat free.  SO I just hung around the delivery section for my drink and literally smelling the coffee’s they have…

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…