Be the change you want to see in this world. It’s a famous quote Gandhi never said. Its message of hope has been plastered on Instagram posts, greeting cards, t-shirts and posters. The phrase has kicked around the globe and done the social media rounds for a while. A made-up quote incorrectly attributed to a Hindu […]
We bought a small tree and put it up in our living room. It now smells of pine. “T. can you please help me with the tinsel?” “Sure mum,” he says as he gets up from playing computer games. I am enjoying the pink, gold and white theme this year. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
Spotted on a foggy morning walk. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #28: Flowers
“If you could go on a trip to anywhere in the world where would that be?” I ask my son. It was a sunny afternoon. I was sitting at the table drinking coffee and dreaming of the great time we had in Vanuatu when he was six years old. We saw bright tropical fish as […]
Sometimes rainy days also bring rainbows. Captured this little strip of colour on a walk by the beach some time ago. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
The entrance to the cathedral was firmly closed. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #27: Entrance
I like clothes. I like clothes that are bright and colourful. Clothes that make me feel happy. If it pays for a living wage and helps out local talent, all the better. In the world full of fast fashion and sweatshop manufacturers, it’s wonderful when you come across a store that makes slow, ethical fashion […]
“What would you rather? Kimchi or cheese?” a Korean acquaintance asked me at a mahjong party not too long ago. The Hong Kong Chinese Auntie who taught me and my Egyptian Australian friend the game was teasing us for being too obvious with our emotions when we play. “Aiyoo! We can see what you want from […]
For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
It was our boy’s birthday. I made him cupcakes with his favourite icing. I sang him happy birthday and watched him smile. “Mum, you are a terrible singer,” he said. He didn’t want a party this year. He said it seemed a little childish. He is now twelve years old and already too grown up […]
I was at a writing course a few weeks ago at the Australian Writers’ Centre. I was lucky to be there and grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the craft. It was there I met Ria — a classically trained singer who also worked as a Braille specialist, transcribing information for the blind. […]
The image was taken four years ago. It was fun to capture the crowd on one side looking at a sculpture of a man looking at them. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and Su Leslie!