Because people are assholes. But for every insecure, bullying asshole out there, quietly cursing their boss for repeatedly stepping all over them, there is the client who is actually competent, confident and honest. And it’s these ones for whom you’re happy to work late nights, maybe even send them a […]
This is the story of a pig. A pig who “outlived everyone in his class by thirteen and a half years”. His is a story of survival, and not just his own, but of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His name was Christopher Hogwood. A good […]
Sister Francoise Bosteels has spent the last 40 years in India, living in turn in cities and villages, most of them desperately poor and oppressed. Currently based in Bangalore, she has spent those 40 years sharing in the lives of the communities she’s worked in; sharing their pain, sorrow, joy […]
“’Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on. ‘I do,’ Alice hastily replied; ‘at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’ ‘Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. ‘You might just as well say that “I see what I […]
When I feel like my life seems to be plodding along or choked by some hairball that I just can’t cough up, I ask myself, “Is my handbrake up?” I’ve done the planning, the research and the stressing, but I still don’t know what will happen tomorrow. All I do know is that to feel undone is to stare liberation in the face.
Community gardens are a great little idea, particularly in a rush-rush urban setting like Singapore’s. It’s touted as a green city, but not many of us have the chance to actually take part in cultivating any of that greenery. Those of who do will find that community gardens offer so much more than digging and watering.
That cusp between night and day, the one we have come to know as “dawn”, is a magical time that offers comfort, clarity and promise. It is a time to be savoured and revered, if our senses are awakened enough to recognise it.