Taking Japanese lessons on Saturdays in town allows me to spend time in a part of the country which I rarely go to these days – the city. Alighting at City Hall, the streets were busy but with none of the chaos that characterises weekday peak times. Strolling between buildings, you see locals and tourists…… Continue reading Cities
As I grow older, I find myself becoming increasingly judgemental about things I disagree with. Even as I try to be more tolerant. I know I haven’t become more understanding. I have to remember that not everyone is like me, not everyone came by the same experiences that I did. And I have to remember,…… Continue reading Judging
In Singapore, many adults still live with their parents until they get married or become old enough to move out. There’s some consequences to this. Perhaps as a result, we never grow up, never become independent, responsible, autonomous individuals. We are always one that needs to be nagged and controlled by the parents. How old…… Continue reading Family
Been reading “Mental Training for Rock Climbing” https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Warriors-Way-Training-Climbers/dp/0974011215, and been thinking about the way the world is going, and here’s what I’ve surmised and learnt so far. I do feel the world is careening towards chaos. Maybe WW3 is coming. Maybe someone like Hitler is going to emerge. Maybe a repeat of the 1998 financial crisis…… Continue reading Mastery
My fingers run Lightly over The skin searching Caressing the bumps On the rock The way Is up But I linger, Looking for precision Grace And perfection As my feet Dance over the rock Behind The wind howls But I’m oblivious Senses heightened Sight focused All I see Is grey textures Hiding secrets Waiting To…… Continue reading Waiting
The one thing that has bugged me very much this year was how much I was consuming. I thought about how much flying I had done – for all the climbing that I did. Those carbon emissions add up. I thought about all those fancy restaurants I’ve eaten at and all the whisky and wine…… Continue reading Consumption
Someday, what other people think and say, will no longer matter to me.