Month: August 2008

I look to You

I used to wonder why You created me the way I was… so eager and passionate, so rich in emotion and enthusiastic in love. I used to wonder why whenever I got hurt. Because I would think that perhaps if I didn’t love the way I did, without reservations, I wouldn’t be hurt so easily or so deeply. But as far back as I can remember, that was how I always loved – my family or my friends – my heart in []

'You can't doubt' – Michael Phelps

Artwork by David Myers All of last week, there was one man whose Olympic quest I followed with bated breath. Thrilling as it was to witness history in the making, it wasn’t his gold medal tally that held me enthralled or his prowess in the pool that had me rooting for him. As the world watched him swim 17 olympic races in 9 days and winning gold after gold medal, I was completely humbled by the thought of this man’s life in []

Digging deep

If you have been watching the olympics, you would have seen elite athletes pushing themselves to the brink of their capacity and beyond. It becomes apparent that during many of the competitions, the determining factor of who prevails is not just a matter of who is physically stronger, faster or more skilled. The determining factor lies a lot deeper than the physical. Why do some of the strongest and best crack under pressure? Why do some spring back from set-backs while others []

A magic combination

Bea’s quiet elegance. Ivy’s unselfconscious spontaneity and enthusiasm. Yinwei’s gentle bubbliness. My exuberant and incessant chattiness. Add in sisterly affection and womanly camaraderie. Mix it up with a dollop of desire for simplicity and goodness in life. This has been one of my life’s most enduring and successful recipes.

Introducing Questra Vipers FC

The logo and jersey John designed Back in April, I mentioned how John had started a new football club. Back then I wasn’t allowed to share on my blog any of the artwork he had done for the club (jersey design, banners etc) because their website wasn’t up yet. Well, their league season has started and so I’m proud to introduce on my blog the Questra Vipers Football Club! The advert artwork at the end of this entry is just one of []

Remaining silent

I have a seemingly inborn compulsion. As far back as I can remember, I can’t help wanting to reach out to people I encounter whom I sense to be in difficulty or in suffering. They can be people who do not ask me for help. Sometimes, when I first encounter them, they may even be in denial of their pain. For some reason, and I don’t know why, I am drawn to these people… people whom I sense are in need. They []

Of parents who harm

“Why do our parents do that to us?” This wasn’t a question voiced by a rebellious teenager being disciplined by his parent, but by a grown man who is himself a father. The tone with which he spoke those words was calm, but his eyes belied the sea of hurt and bewilderment in his heart. I know too well the sense of helplessness and bewilderment… of wanting to understand why but not being able to find an answer to why one’s own []

4 August 2008

We started our anniversary celebration with a rather over-dressed breakfast at the West Coast Park McDonalds. Then, we were off to the Singapore Flyer where we finally got to use the 2 open tickets hubby previously bought. It was good to go on a Monday morning when there was no crowd to jostle with! I had fun taking pics of my hubby… and of the view (which was a less compelling subject for me!) Benjamin Sheares Bridge We took a few self-portraits []

1 year of being Mrs Hoo

When I was a little girl, I used to fantasize about how lovely it would be if I could live with my best friend and share every day and night with her. We could play anytime we wanted and we’d always have each other to share our laughter and our tears. Well, for the past one year, I’ve realized that fantasy, and it is everything I had hoped for and more. Sure there are good days, and there are bad days… and []