Sibling

Technically, I have many siblings according to Wikipedia-each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister. My parents were divorced, both remarried and have their own children. I also learned that my dad has another son, not from both his marriages, somewhere out there. The…

A New Year-The Greater Love

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 Google says a friend is a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations. Some quotes I picked out randomly, author unknown. “Friendship isn’t about whom you…

Twenty Fifteen-A Toast with a Lychee Martini

Like everyone out there, I am taking a moment (maybe more than a moment) to sum up and take stock of a year that has gone by very quickly, as we leap into the new year. I want to give a toast with my favorite cocktail, Lychee Martini, to my year Twenty-Fifteen. Ingredients for a glass of…

It’s Christmas time

It is a time of giving because we were first given. This gift of love that promised to bring peace, we were given freely because He first loved. Matthew 1:23 (ESV) “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” which means, God with us. God dwells with us. We meet…

Sleepless in Seoul

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, a sprawling metropolis where hyper-modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet temples, palaces and street markets. An emerged bustling city boozed up by influences of materialism, from its rich traditions and culture traced back as far as 18 BC, much of it, has today become, historical remains. It was a relaxed…

Infliction

Your screams pierce, your cries bruise. Your defences rack, your silence kills. You shut me out, I stood in the dark. The days gone by, my pulse grow faint. Eyes wide shut, ears tide low. Flesh bide rot, heart fide stow. You gross me out, I lay in the dark. The nights gone by, foul…

Rejoice in the Lord, always?

All signs point to drought and here comes the Word, Rejoice. Habakkuk 3:17–18 “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet…

Restored

I am learning to pick up good books and articles, binge on the thoughts and reflections of authors, I guess, in the hope to find inspiration to life and living life. In the midst of this constant chase for more knowledge and deeper understanding, I was reminded some three months ago, a message given to me on…

Rest

It was almost three in the morning, the toilet bowl was flushed for at least the twentieth time. I cannot exactly remember what time it all started but I was woken up by this foul feeling in my tummy, something at the tip of throat, all ready to be thrown out again. Instead of having…

Plan your Dive and Dive your Plan

A good reminder. It is commonly known that divers believed firmly in the axiom, “Plan your dive. Dive your plan.” It is a generally accepted truth that when you go into the wild, an unfamiliar environment and do not know what to expect, you certainly cannot control it. So, a plan is important. On top of it, keeping…