Son, you have two machine guns…

Son, you have two machine guns…

After reading the daily news, Mary looked serious. She called her son to sit down with her.

“Son, you have two machine guns. The first is your car 1.8CC. When you drive to college. Be careful and don’t speed!”

Mary showed him the front page of the daily news. “See? This young man plowed his car into a group of seven people at a bus stop! A car can be like a machine gun if not used carefully!”

Her son nodded. He just came back from college looking tired.

“The next machine gun I have always wanted to talk to you about is this. Don’t you go around shooting wild oats to any girl in college except the one who will bring me, my grandchildren!”

A quiet person, he nodded again and went into his room.

“Sis, such a crude way to tell about the birds and the bees to your son!” Mary’s sister remarked.

“Sigh! I wish my husband would do this job instead of me!” Mary went to the kitchen to prepare dinner.

So, have you spoken to your kids about the birds and the bees?”

I think the ‘Youtube university’ may have already done it!

concentrated black children using laptop and tablet at home
Learning about the birds and the bees online? (Photo by Marta Wave on

A pug on my mug

fawn pug lean on the table near white mug
Photo by Fabrício Lira on

A pug on my mug

Is this pup a pug?
as I looked at the picture
printed on my mug.

This Haiku is inspired by a story of a wrinkly pug ” The Pug.” while I was drinking my mug of coffee.

1. The pug is [a] living proof that God has a sense of humor- Margo Kaufman

2. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself-  Josh Billings

Terjemahan Google – Pug pada cawan saya

Adakah anak anjing ini pug?

semasa saya melihat gambar

yang dicetak di cawan saya.

Haiku ini diilhamkan oleh kisah tentang kutu “The Pug.” semasa saya minum cawan kopi saya.

happy woman with pug on hands
A pug on my mug (Photo by Gustavo Fring on
fawn pug lying on concrete surface
Photo by Александр Македонский on

谷歌翻译成中文 – 我杯子上的哈巴狗


这个Haiku的灵感来自一个皱巴巴的哈巴狗(The Pug)的故事。当我喝我的一杯咖啡时。

Are our kids matured?

boy and girl sitting on bench toy
MAtured (Photo by J U N E on

Are our kids matured? ( A senryu)

Tolerant patience,

the ‘grown-up’ demeanour of

unchildish children

This senryu reflects how some children mature at different ages. Some earlier in life and some later, which some adults, never seem to!

1. “Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins

when one lives for others.” ― Hermann Hesse, Gertrude

2. “Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not
the center of it.” - M.J. Croan

Terjemahan Google ke bahasa melayu Adakah anak-anak anda telah matang?

Adakah anak-anak kita sudah matang?

Kesabaran yang bertoleransi,
sikap ‘dewasa’ kanak-kanak
yang tidak bersikap kanak-kanak

Senyru ini menggambarkan bagaimana beberapa kanak-kanak matang pada usia yang berbeza. Dan ada juga dewasa yang tidak matang-matang langsung

谷歌翻译成中文- 你的孩子成熟了吗?



Tourism: of decors and assurance

Tourism: of decors and assurance (poem)

This poem is about tourism, the street decorations that still linger post festivities, and the assuring sight of police presence!


  1. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
  2. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ― Gustave Flaubert

A dance to welcome in Sarawak!

A dance to welcome in Sarawak!

a welcoming dance in Sarawak

The students showed their welcoming talents during graduation ceremony in Sarawak!



“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
Martha Graham

The most popular pose today…

The most popular pose today…

Today on social media, the most popular pose with a poster is

“I have been vaccinated!”

person holding syringe
“I have been vaccinated ! (Photo by cottonbro on

It’s like announcing to the world.

Hey, now I am safe!

Come join the herd community effort!

Get your appointment fast!

Well, it is not like you can walk into any clinic for a vaccination like our kids do with triple antigen and booster dose immunizations! 😐☹️🙄😟

We wait for our covid-19 vaccination appointments according to the government schedule! Then I saw a Facebook sitting-on-a-rock pose by a senior aunt!

I have NOT been vaccinated! 😞😟☹️

There must be some mistakes with the official scheduler as younger people have already gone for the jab!

I hope the process would buck up!💪💪💪

October 2021 updates:-

I am so glad most people have been vaccinated. The posing after vaccination craze is waning off nowadays.

I doubt the ‘booster dose’ pose will pick up with equal enthusiasm!


Missing Togetherness on a Thursday!

Missing Togetherness on a Thursday! -Poem

happy children playing with pink feathers in street near building
Kids playing together (Photo by Ben Mack on

I miss the closeness,
togetherness of playing,
thrilling outdoor games.

How Covid affects,
alters our growing years
restricting spaces

Of course, boys can cry!

close up of teenage girl
Of course, boys can cry! (Photo by Pixabay on

Of course, boys can cry!

Face flushed as blood gushed, 
watery saltiness felt,
behind nose and eyes.

"Are you OK, dear?"
No, please don't make me cry more!
But thanks, for being here!

"It's OK to cry!"
"That's because you are a girl!
They say boys don't cry!"

"I have seen dad cry.
In history, great men cried.
Of course, boys, can cry!"

This Haiku tells why boys and men can and should cry, as great men did, too, in history! God makes tears for a reason! So, it’s OK to cry!


  1. Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. – Rita Schiano
  2. My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. Mahogany SilverRain

Kerana lelaki tidak pakai coli, ke?

Kerana lelaki tidak pakai coli, ke?

(Google translated from English to Malay)

“Atuk, kenapa kamu tidak memakai coli?”
“Kerana saya lelaki. Lelaki tidak memakai coli.”
“Kenapa lelaki tak payah pakai coli?”
“Kerana masyarakat menentukan demikian.”
“Adakah sebab itu ramai wanita dapat kanser payudara? Dan lelaki tidak dapat kanser payudara? “
“…er… Lelaki juga, tapi jarang sekali.
” Kalau begitu, wanita tidak patut pakai coli lah!”

Pada tahun 2018, dianggarkan 627,000 wanita meninggal dunia akibat barah payudara di seluruh dunia – itu adalah sekitar 15% daripada semua kematian akibat barah di kalangan wanita … dan ia masih meningkat. Ia jarang berlaku pada lelaki, sekitar 1% sahaja.

Breast Cancer Worldwide. accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

WHO Breast cancer.
accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

Si-anak kecil itu

Google translated from English to Malay with minimal editing by author.

Cerita ini adalah mengenai sokongan dan penolakan masyarakat terhadap orang yang sakit jiwa. [Destigmatisation of mentally ill].