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Heritage Malacca, Malaysia

Heritage Malacca, Malaysia

We arrived at Malacca, where Portuguese, Dutch, English and Japanese had claimed this land before, historically. The famous general Cheng Ho’s legacy was sighted even on shops’ signage!

Staying inside an old heritage building is a novelty.  It was reassuring to see nice modern interior designs with second generation fire sprinklers and smoke detector in the room. There are many windows that opens out to the exteriors.

And… Malacca people are spoilt for choice with cheap delicious food!

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Severely disableds ’empowered’ as avatar robots!

Severely disableds ’empowered’ as avatar robots!

This is a smart idea! Empowering bedridden and severely disabled to operate robots, from a distance.

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“They heal others, who heals them? “

“They heal others, who heals them? “

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In an environment

of healing,

is a “hurting” culture!

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How can bulliers ( supervising medical officers) be healers?

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Parkinson’s disease: Three steps forwards and two steps back

Parkinson’s disease: Three steps forwards and two steps back

Old man walking (Photo by Safa Baku0131rcu0131 on Pexels.com)

When I was a student, I met a male nurse walking a patient with Parkinson’s disease to the toilet.

“He is taking ages at the rate he is walking! It’s like taking three steps forward and two steps backward! I told him it would be faster for him to use a urinal on his bed!” Mr. Lee kept quiet at that remark. His mask-like face showed no expression. With a flexed body, he shuffled in a frustratingly slow, yet festinating gait. His thumb and forefinger rubbed in a pin-rolling tremor.

He never wet because he would request to go to the toilet earlier to avoid losing control of his bladder.

A senior walking pass, “Mr. Lee, I see you are walking and exercising. Very good, keep it up!”

Later the senior called a few of us aside, “be careful what you say! For a headmaster, to lose control over his movements can be a depressing condition. He may keep quiet, but he is sharp. He understood what you said! We need to treat patients with dignity and respect!”

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Not long ago, I met a male retired banker in a pottery class with me.

“I have Parkinson’s disease. That’s why I am here!” He was trying to slow down the progression of motor disability. And he was very creative and tidy in his pottery work!

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Research and management of people with Parkinson’s disease have improved a lot since.

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pottery work (Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com)

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Bedridden: where danger lurks beneath the blanket!

Bedridden: where danger lurks beneath the blanket! ( Haiku)

man in blue shirt holding woman in blue dress
Bedridden (Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com)

Clots in brain removed,

blood in condom drainage seen.

Head bandage intact.

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Two nurses sponged him.

Doctors checked his head dressings.

He’s neatly tucked in.

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But right leg swollen!

Three times the size of left leg!

Who noticed his legs?

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There are many complications of immobility. The case above was noticed ten day after brain surgery. It is called deep vein thrombosis ( DVT).

DVT can also happen when sitting for a long time, such as, driving or flying.

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Oh, my kids’ English! – Bananas

Oh, my kids’ English! – Bananas

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

bunch of fresh yellow banana fruits
Bananas (Photo by Daniel Dan on Pexels.com)

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“Mum, mum! Are these bananas cooked?” as they ran in after the evening outdoor games with their neighbours.

Yes, dear. The bananas are ripe!”

Dinner will be ready soon. The rice is cooked!”

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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Oesophageal cancer: “… wanting a taste of food.”

Oesophageal cancer: “… wanting a taste of food.”

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Tasting food (Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com)

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I read “The Taste Of Chocolate (Flash Fiction #35)” by Haoyando. It reminds me of a person with oesophageal cancer who suffered from dysphagia and could not swallow food.

A feeding tube was inserted through the nose straight to the stomach. Liquid food was fed several times a day.

Sometimes, the carer would feed him small spoonfuls of porridge with fish or minced meat. Slowly he would chew and roll the food inside his mouth with his tongue. Then he would spit the chewed food into a bowl.

The carer would strain this mushy food through a siever. This was mixed with the remaining liquid and fed through the naso- gastric tube.

That way he got to masticate the meat with his teeth, stimulated the taste buds on his tongue, and mixed the food with his oral salivary enzymes.

We must grateful for the ability to savour the little moments of joys satiating food!

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Quotes:-

Food is not just eating energy. It’s an experience. – Emoovio

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Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

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According to WHO, in 2020, cancer is a leading cause of death.

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The most common NEW cases were breast cancer (2.26 millions)! It has overtaken lung cancer’s place!

New cases of lung cancer is in the second place (2.21 million cases), followed by colon and rectum (1.93 million cases); prostate; skin (non-melanoma); and stomach (1.09 million cases).

Cervical cancer is not in this top list. It used to be higher than breast cancer decades ago. Have systematic screenings and HPV vaccination played a big role?

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The most common causes of cancer DEATH in 2020 were: lung (1.80 million deaths); colon and rectum; liver ; stomach; and then breast (685 000 deaths).

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Breast cancer incidences is now the most common… displacing lung cancer.

Have increased awareness and early screenings increase the number?

Have these strategies conversely lower the number of breast cancer deaths, as compared to the other cancers?

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Big pie, small pie matters…economically

Mum, I want a piece of the pie, too!

Big pie, small pie matters…economically

In a Town A, there were five bakers. Each employed five apprentices. So there were twenty five apprentices in employment.

Two bakers were not happy with the town mayor’s new rules and taxation policy. They decided to go to another town B to set up their business. So there was less opportunity for employment in town A.

Now in town B, there are eight bakers, creating more job opportunities there! So the youths from town A moved to town B to seek employment.

This is a simple analogy of businesses, job opportunities for the youths, and supplies meeting demands economically.

Don’t kill the geese that lay the golden eggs, then there will always be enough pies to go around for everyone!

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Tomb visiting: Embracing life impermanence

Tomb visiting: Embracing life impermanence

A reminder of life impermanence (Photo by Arina Krasnikova on Pexels.com)

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Once I was cradled in your arm,

so warm, so comforting.

Once I was fed on your bosom,

so nourishing, so fulfilling.

Once I rode on your shoulder,

so happy, such fun!

Once I was created inside you,

such a wonder is life!

Now you both lie in here,

back to dust, back to earth,

embracing the truths of life,

such is, life impermanence!

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Keeping a promise

Keeping a promise.

I woke up one morning,

to find him

waiting outside my door.

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Keeping a promise. (Photo by Victoria Borodinova on Pexels.com)

“Are you ready?”

“Ready for what?”

“You promised,

to take me out for breakfast today!”

He never forgets!

Never make one with him.

I kept forgetting!

He won’t accept a ‘no’.

So I dragged myself out reluctantly

to a ‘get set’ and ‘go’!

Another day began,

keeping in pace with him!

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An aging carer ponders;

‘my mind wants,

as I used to,

but, will my body will it

in years to come?’

I must remember

not to over-promise

to avoid disappointing him.

Differently-abled person(s)

may have different thresholds

to contain disappointment.

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“Don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep.” — Anonymous

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Change Your Vision|بینش خود را تغییر دهید — A Voice from Iran

“92nd story” First published: May.23.2019   Once upon a time in a kingdom, the king suffered pain in his eyes. Many different doctors visited him but none of them were able to cure the king’s pain.   The King’s right-hand minister suggested: “There is a wise man in the Kingdom who knows everything, let him […]

Change Your Vision|بینش خود را تغییر دهید — A Voice from Iran
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Are you listening?

Are you listening?

Are you listening to one's endless nagging? 
Is it because one can't seem to get through to you?

Will the list of complaints gets longer 
if one cannot find their solutions soon?

Are there hidden messages 
that were missed in seemingly 'empty' talks?

Are you listening, listening...
before the sinking, sinking... hand disappears under?

Some people may have the knowledge, 
but it takes great patience, efforts, energy and compassion to listen.

It requires knowing 
when to step out of the shoe after stepping into it.
 
And listening in silence is a skill, 
interrupting hinders those much awaited expressions and words 
that were just coming through...

That is why we have two ears but only one mouth!

A carer for cancer patients once said, 'one must be kind to oneself in order to be kind to others.' 

This is because listening 
drains one emotionally if one does not recharge oneself in between.

So are you listening?

Quote:-

“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.”Roy T. Bennett

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Is she breathing?

Is she breathing?

This anecdote is a continuation of “Pressure rising, a wake-up call and my three angels“.

After that blood-pressure rising episode, the three angels went on to take my pulse and respiration rate. I was pleased that they took my blood -pressure correctly. Looking at them smilingly, I turned to look at my table planner. I reminisced the times when I practiced holding my breath under-water.

They shook their watches several times and glanced at each other. Now, they all bent nearer, peering closely at my chest… scratching their heads.

“Yes, finished?” still holding my breath as much as possible.

“Your pulse rate is 80 per minute, but, but… your respiration rate is only four per minute!”

I laughed softly, “ok, ok, I was just pulling your legs! Now I will breathe normally!” They heaved a sigh of relief, completed their tasks, and got my initial into their log books. Teaching can be fun, too!

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Can teaching be fun? [Photo by Katerina Holmes on Pexels.com]

These PNC student-nurses had to learn how to take vital signs among themselves, on their seniors, and then, on their lecturers. Only when they had completed that log, were they allowed to do on the patients in the wards.

Decades later, I don’t remember now who they are, but I enjoyed that life-enlightening morning episode.

Thank you, girls!

Quote:-

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —Dalai Lama

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault

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An irretrievable click!

An irretrievable click!

Click a button (Photo by Hitarth Jadhav on Pexels.com)

An arrow released,

cannot be retrieved.

A harsh word said,

cannot be forgotten.

A button pressed,

or even autocorrected,

is irretrievable!

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How humorous and courageous can one be?

How humorous and courageous can one be?

Ballet (Photo by Tim Gouw on Pexels.com)

A group of elderly senior surgeons put up
a courageous and entertaining show
for fundraising… Good idea!

With exposed hairy chests
and ballet-like costumes
they skipped in a row
as they pointed their shoes.

With a tap, tap here,
and a tap, tap there!
Here tap, there tap!
Turnaround tap, tap!

And they flap their ‘wings’
and disappeared behind the stage.
Only to come back again
to take a grand bow
to a thunderous applaud!

When fund-raising is fun raising, indeed! 

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Blogosphere listens!

Blogosphere listens!

I notice the many
little supporting words of encouragement.
The motivation fellow bloggers give
to comrades who suffer from
cancer, depression, anxiety, etc.

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As the latter group expresses in their posts,
the blogosphere listens!
It’s like a therapy session;
as one’s kind words soothe
like a healing balm
in their moments of despair.

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Silence

Silence by Jeff Flesch.

Develop. Inspire. Transform.

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash

An
Empty space
Full of grace, and

Solitude

Created
For the multitudes

Of humanity

We each share
In this blessing
Which awaits

A discovery

Upon the recovery
Of our true

Nature

Which is
Quite compelling,
And, yes, often telling

A thing forgotten,
Yet not begotten, no

Rather, a reservoir
Full of light, and
Always delight

So, friend

When it’s time
Look inside
And you will find

A space
Already created
Awaiting your return

So take the turn, and
Reclaim the truth
Of your birth

Silence

Empty while full
Ever so subtle, and
Also quite grand

A paradox, yes
Quiet and also
Powerful
, and

Oh so very flowerful

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Love All, Trust A Few

Love All, Trust A Few

woman in brown coat sitting on chair
Love all, Trust a few, do wrong to none (Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com)

I like this Shakespeare quote. It reflects my attitude towards life in general. Love reflects compassion, kindness and generosity. In the modern world, trust a few is being wise. – Toh HL

LOVE ALL, TRUST A FEW, DO WRONG TO NONE –William Shakespeare 

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One, Two Buckle My Shoes!

One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Poem, a tercet)

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One, Two Buckle My Shoes! (Photo by Allan Mas on Pexels.com)
One, two, buckle my shoes 
the day has yet to come through 
a second more, let me snooze! 

Three, four, open the door 
slumped with backpack on the floor 
legs out-stretched to the fore 

Five, six, pick up stick 
left, right, which is which? 
putting them on without a hitch 

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At what age, do most kids learn to tie their own shoelaces?

My kids made it at about six to eight years of age.

Velco shoes were an easy alternative!

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Viewers versus players

Viewers versus players (a Senryū)

In front of the box,

screaming in frenzy, but you

are not the players!

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Viewers versus players (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

This Senryu observes the frenzied enthusiasm displayed more so by viewers than the player themselves.

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Quotes:

  1. “In a world full of spectators, be the player.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover
  2. “Train like you are the worst player, play like you are the best player.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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The sixth sense of a mother towards a newborn in need.

The sixth sense of a mother towards a newborn in need.

A mother has sixth sense to a child’s cries? (Photo by Sarah Chai on Pexels.com)

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The hall was full

of chatters and laughters.

“Shhh…shhh!”

” What.. what happens?”

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They watched the new mother

walked slowly up the stairs,

with index finger on her lip.

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Next, she ran up quickly!

She opened the bedroom door.

Her pint-sized darling newborn,

was screaming his lungs out!

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Was it the high-pitched squeals

or her increased sensitivity to sound?

How many decibels

can a newborn’s cries hit?

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Marriage: For better or for worse

Marriage: For better or for worse

This picture is a reminder about the wow married couples make during their D-day!

How fragile can a marriage be?

An educational psychologist illustrated the second quote below that how one squeezes a toothpaste tube (in the middle) became the triggering point for a divorce!

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Squeezing the anger … (Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com)

Quote:-

  1. Dave Meurer: “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
  2. Don’t hang on to small annoyances. So many marriages have slowly deteriorated over the smallest, silliest things. Lisa Jacobson

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My first night duty as a nurse

My first night duty as a nurse

One of the questions asked by an interviewer, a FMM nun was, ” … nurses have to do night duty. Do you think you can do it?”

Night (Photo by Rok Romih on Pexels.com)

Before my first night duty,

my sister gave me a ‘talisman‘.

“put inside your pocket,

but don’t go under

any clothes lines!

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My seniors told me

timely ghost stories, including

a patient on hip-spica

who crawled all the way

to the nurses counter;

never forget to this day.

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We even went to mortuary.

” … remember feet first.

Otherwise the head

will remember and

follow you back!”

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There are three lights;

one on each shoulder,

and one on the forehead.

“Don’t look left or

right over your shoulder!”

They will be wiped off,…wisp!”

Comb your bangs up!

Keep your forehead clear (and shining brightly)!

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The ward was so busy.

We had no time to

think about the hip-spica man,

or those lights!

I had been fortunate

to be able to sleep well

during the day- time.

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Happy night duties!

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Reflecting: Que Sera Sera

Reflecting: Que Sera Sera

Que sera sera (Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com)

I met many of my former students on the social media. A lot of reflections in our chats, as we reminisced the past years. I usually have to make the first move to connect to them whenever I see their pictures appearing on my site. Many are mothers of teenaged children!

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“…ah, I remember you. You were so timid those days! Now you are teaching the other nurses! Excellent!’

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“… You own two renal dialysis centers? So enterprising!”

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“.. you are a CEO of a cancer hospital! I remember you used to be the top few most of the time!”

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“you are a full-time house wife and mother? But you used to be very good in your studies!”

So, how are you? Your kids are so big already! How time flies!”

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After some time on the chat, one of them said, “… remember the songs you used to make us sing to improve our English? The song…

Que Sera Sera, whatever will be, will be…”

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Quote:-

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.- William Shakespeare

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Have you seen the moon?

Have you seen the moon?

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Have you seen the moon? (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

I read from others’ posts about the pink super moon. So I was looking for it since yesterday. But the sky is still cloudy! This poem is inspired by the song “Have you ever seen the rain?

Someone told me yesterday
about the pink and super moon

I know! I’ve been looking for some time

The sky is dark and so cloudy
I can’t see the super moon
You know! The big and pink super moon?

I want to know!
Have you ever seen the moon?
the big and pink super moon!

Yea, I want to know
if it’ll come out tonight
the big and pink super moon!

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Balancing delicately between the two evils…

Balancing delicately between the two evils…

Photo by Jess Loiterton on Pexels.com

Lockdown is on!

Lockdown is off!

Not because it is safe now.

It’s to prevent the economy

from diving under!

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Thousands throng the beach,

and camp near waterfalls,

while hospitals continue to battle virus

and vans with caskets lined up

near burial grounds.

Many shudder at the ignorance

“Are lives so insignificant?”

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What will it take

for reality to sink-in

to convince them?

Or has a sense of hopelessness

breeds insensitivity

to block out fear and pain?

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Safety and health

or economy?

It’s a delicate balancing act!

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When three generations fire fireworks

When three generations fire fireworks

Fireworks (Photo by rovenimages.com on Pexels.com)

Seems like only ‘yesterday’

I was the one lighting

under your guidance

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today ‘we’ together,

are guiding my youngs.

.. three generations

firing a firework.

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It sparkles and crackles

Shooting up, up, up…

lighting up the sky!

Faces beamed in delight

putting memories of COVID-19 behind

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara

Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara. Sebilangan besar pesakit barah mengaitkan barah dengan prospek kematian. Tetapi sama ada seseorang itu menghidap barah, penyakit lain (Covid-19, serangan jantung, strok, dan lain-lain) atau kecederaan yang tidak disengajakan, hidup adalah sesuatu perjalanan. Menurut Tuan Allan, hidup adalah perjalanan sementara.

Saya berjumpa dengan Tuan Allan di sebuah hospital awam dua dekad yang lalu, ketika saya seorang jururawat muda. Salah satu soalan yang saya ajukan adalah, “bagaimana perasaan anda tentang penyakit anda?”. Sambil mendengarkannya, dia berusaha mencari jalan untuk menjelaskannya kepada saya.

Ini adalah salah satu jawapan paling tenang yang saya dapat ketika itu. – Serena Chen

“Lihat kabel elektrik ini di sini. Ia terpasang pada sumber di dinding. Kehidupan adalah perjalanan sementara (dia menunjuk sepanjang wayar). Menghidap barah hanyalah sebahagian dari perjalanan saya. Tidak lama lagi saya akan kembali ke tempat asal saya. (menunjuk sumber di dinding) – kembali kepada Tuhan, kembali ke syurga. “– Encik Allan

Hidup adalah perjalanan sementara- life is a temporary journey.
Electric cable (Photo by Mike on Pexels.com)

Adakah pandangan ini sama untuk agama lain?

2 Corinthians 4:18

[sementara kita tidak melihat perkara-perkara yang dilihat, tetapi pada perkara-perkara yang tidak dilihat; kerana perkara-perkara yang dilihat bersifat sementara, tetapi perkara yang tidak dilihat itu kekal. Google translated] . while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

This Life is But a journey

[“Jadilah di dunia ini seolah-olah anda orang asing atau pengembara.” (Nabi Muhammad) -google translated]. “in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveller.” (The Prophet Muhammad)

Dalai Lama says:-

[ “Kami adalah pelawat di planet ini. Kami berada di sini selama seratus tahun paling banyak. Dalam tempoh itu, kita mesti berusaha melakukan sesuatu yang baik, sesuatu yang bermanfaat, dengan kehidupan kita. jika anda menyumbang kepada kebahagiaan orang lain, anda akan menemui erti kehidupan yang sebenarnya. ” – Dalai Lama – google translated]. “We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.” – Dalai Lama

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Laughter as a universal language.

Laughter as a universal language.

Laughter (Photo by Rodolfo Quiru00f3s on Pexels.com)

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A group of tourists sat down to try a street food- steamboat. They watched a group on the next table. A local teenager picked up a button mushroom with a pair of chopsticks… slowly, slowly, … into his mouth!

This group decided to try it as a game among themselves. One button mushroom flew to the next table instead! Both groups broke out into laughter!

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Laughter has no foreign accent. — Paul Lowney

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Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

When a sinner sins,

does one have

the compassion and patience,

to forgive and love the sinner?

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“Hate the sin, love the sinner.” – Buddha

Goat milk for baby…

Goat milk for baby…

Goat milk for baby

Fortunately we have human milk banks nowadays!

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…The processing cost of donor breast milk is modest in comparison with the cost of managing a single case of NEC or short bowel syndrome secondary to NEC. Therefore, even a small reduction in gastrointestinal complications with increased human breast milk use could recover operation costs of milk banking. There is evidence supporting the cost effectiveness of using donor human breast milk by reducing the length of stay, sepsis and NEC in sick hospitalized neonates…

Ah, for a meaningful “Happy Mother’s Day”!

Ah, for a meaningful “Happy Mother’s Day”!

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Phones tweet

the whole morning…

with many

wishing each other

“Happy Mother’s day” !

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Restaurants are full…

Florists are busy…

all for a happy family gathering

to mark a special day!

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

Abraham Lincoln

Old? Who is old?

Old? Who is old?

happy elderly couple in love with fresh flowers in forest
Old? (Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com)

Quote:-

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain

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Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

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Toy (Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com)

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Both boys were screaming and having a tug-of-war over a toy car!

I borrow him my toy car. Now he doesn’t want to give back!

“If you lend your toy to your younger brother, I am sure you would want him to return it to you, right?”

I have heard this ‘borrowing and lending mixed-ups’ even with adults at work place!

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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English: when everybody is a ‘he’!

English: when everybody is a ‘he’!

When a child addresses everybody as a ‘he’, I wonder if there is a problem with high-frequency hearing loss. The tiny hair-like sensory hearing cells in your cochlea (inner ear) are damaged. There is a problem differentiating certain higher pitch consonants like sh or f).

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hearing (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

I heard
but I haven’t heard.
Was it a ‘she’ or a ‘he’?


The ‘cat’ is beautiful,
or the ‘hat’ is beautiful?
And can one comb the [h]air?


The teacher’s explanation was simple.
Yet, she couldn’t understand.
Is she ‘stupid’ or ‘slow‘?


I love music
But I can’t get the lyrics.
It’s ‘distorted’ music!

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Hearing screening for babies and school children would have helped eliminate these falsely ‘lost and stupid’ kids in the world of sound.

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Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!

Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

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Running nose (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

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I came back from work. As I entered the house, my second son greeted me.

“Mum, mum! My nose is running!” he ran on the spot to demonstrate his point! Then he removed the tissue papers, flashing a cute grin and displaying the missing two front teeth!

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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