From this week’s Sacred Space: The experience of weakness deepens both our sensitivity to human need and our experience of prayer. There is an important consequence for all of us: we must make such a life possible for one another. We must support one another in weakness, forgiving one another our daily faults and carrying […]

OPL Sweethearts

I had an unexpected treat today. I got to hear the voices of the three dear girls staying in my Toronto apartment! Initially it was a call of necessity to sort out some information the condo’s management office needed… but of course we ended up talking a bit and catching up. Wanting “Hi!!!” I love […]

A Treasure

Sometimes I get frustrated by the long working hours that Zibin has. That guy has so much to do at work that he’s usually out the front door by 7a.m. (sometimes earlier) and only comes home around 8:45p.m. Quite often it’s later than that and we only have dinner between 9 or 10p.m. (It comes […]

Unmasking romance

When it comes to love and romance, you can say I’m bi-polar. Growing up, I adored fairy-tales with their ‘love at first sight’ encounters and happily-ever-afters. From my pre-teen years till when I was 18 yrs old, virtually any fiction that did not have an element of romance failed to entice me (with the notable […]


In baby world, nothing says “I’m happy to see you!” like farting and pooping in your lap! At least, I’d like to think that since that’s exactly what Qiyang did to me today. It was such a loud and smelly affair happening less than 30cm from my face that I couldn’t help bursting into laughter, […]