Wednesday, September 29, 2021


In a cabinet filled with trophies, mostly my kids', there's one of mine that stood out. It was a 3rd place plaque in the state schools chess competition in 1974, and it was the highest position I was ever placed.
But I write this not to wallow in past glory but to reminisce on some of the best friendships I have fostered through the game. It is with much sadness that I remember Foo Howe Seng, the Muar District champ whose sudden and unexpected passing in 1976 shocked us. And especially, Wong Tzu Cheng, my classmate, partner-in-crime and best friend during our chess-playing and 6th Form days. 

You both left too soon. 😥

Sunday, September 26, 2021

A ring, the ring

Same people but different designations.
Like fiancé and fiancée.
Like son-in-law and daughter-in-law.
And father-in-law and mother-in-law.
And so on and so forth.
Some cynically call the in-laws outlaws. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Future career

Checking the place out. It's not exactly what he wants to do but this degree is a prerequisite for his intended career path.

Que sera sera. Whatever he does, I hope he does it well. 🙏

Ghostbusters 3.0

This is what we put on when handling Covid positive patients. It's called  Powered Air Purifying Respirator. Air is drawn in by a battery-powered pump and is filtered before entering the headgear, ensuring air free from viruses and bacteria is delivered.