The Baby Bandwagon

Guess what? At my wedding, TWO of my dearest friends will be there with big tummies! I can’t announce the new name yet until she informs all her family, but I’m super excited and happy for her! And I’m rather envious at the new Mummy Club that these two dears have formed. It would be […]


I’m back in the tropics for sure. Even paper here feels damp. I bet you don’t notice it unless you have something to compare it with… My mastercard bill from Canada arrived today. The envelope felt different. I could actually open the seal without tearing up the envelope badly. In Toronto that’s impossible w/o steaming […]


It’s not just the weather. The crowds. The hurried pace. The aggressive drivers. The quality of bread (yeah I’m not kidding!). But most of all… my personal space. For all my love of company, I am quite a fiercely private person when it comes to space. I like to have my own space where I […]

From Sacred Space

There is a story from the desert fathers. A certain brother came to the abbot Moses seeking a word from him. The old man said, “Go and sit in your cell, and your cell will teach you everything.” The ability to sit still, in silence, with nothing except the silence (not even a mobile phone […]

I Miss Toronto

It’s not a terrible kind of miss… partly cos I’ve been plunged into lots of activities since getting back. And it’s so great to see my family again, and to sayang my poor little injured brother and laugh at his corny jokes. But I find myself talking about Toronto all the time. The food… the […]

I'm… Home.

Yeah, I’m back in more ways than one. My blog’s up again! (Thank you Steve and the rest of the Negimaki team!) ************** The travel this time was a huge hassle. Due to some problems at the Continental Airlines side, we almost couldn’t catch our flight to Newark. And then our flight to Newark was […]