For the Joy came in the mail two weeks ago. A friend, Miriam Chan, who once took me on a mission trip to Thailand, compiled 21 stories from Australian missionary mothers about their experiences “on the field” with co-editor Sophia Russell and published a book. “It took four years,” Miriam tells me over the phone. After receiving rejection […]
Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #18: Morning
It’s an interesting relationship. Korea is the country of my parents’ birth, and where I derive my ethnic heritage. I have fond memories of it, but more often than not as an outsider trying to fit in. The following is a post I published last year. My memory of Seoul is always cold. They say […]
Playing with filters and captured sunshine. The photo was taken some time ago on my phone and filtered using Hipstamatic. It’s my entry this week for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
The numbers were found at a caravan park in Umina — a seaside suburb in New South Wales. My lovely in-laws chase the sun and warm weather. When winter arrives, they hook up the caravan to their car and leave for sunshine and blue skies up the coast. They have done so for a number […]
I was recovering from a cold earlier this month. I had gone into work but discovered my body wasn’t ready to get back to it. Wilting fast, I drove to the doctors and ducked into a Malaysian place for lunch. I ordered and tried not to hack up a lung as I waited for the […]
It was a beautiful night. A warm night. A friend and I bought cheap-ish tickets to the Opera on the harbour. I left my husband and young son at home, and we saw fireworks and betrayal play out over the water. The giant orange ball was supposed to represent the rising sun. Alas for poor […]
Taken one cold and wet morning on the way to work. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #16: Water
This story comes from the UK. By now it’s probably done the rounds. But I wanted to collect this one. Lewis Hornby just made life a whole lot easier for seniors living with dementia by taking the time to understand them. The London based student wanted to help his own grandmother who was living with the […]
It was just a little posy. But it was pretty. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
Well, it was tiny when we saw it. Then I zoomed in and took the picture on my phone. Now it looks huge. My apologies to anyone who hates spiders. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #15: Tiny
I haven’t watched Nanette. I want to watch Nanette. I should watch Nanette. From the trailers, it seems like a soul-searing look at one woman’s story. Someone who is, in her own words, “gender not-normal”. “I don’t identify as transgender. But I’m clearly gender not-normal. I don’t think even lesbian is the right identity for […]
There is a mountain in Hobart. I’ve always known it as Mt Wellington. But it reclaimed its aboriginal name not too long ago — Kunanyi. On a clear day, you can see the Derwent river stretch before you and flow out to sea. Not that day though. We had gone up but the clouds covered […]