Are you an Advent Woman?

Advent is a woman’s season Advent is the time of year when my hours are disproportionately occupied being wife, mother and daughter. Advent is when I sally out into the city to trade my time and money for meaningful tokens of regard for friends and family. Advent is when my hands busy themselves with the creation … Continue reading

Memoirs of a kampung girl – a follow up

Dear Readers, I love that you’re commenting But please! Don’t use the comments section as a soap box for your anger. I was so moved by Sharon’s prayer for her country, Malaysia, in A Leaf in Springtime that I reblogged it here a few days ago. I’ve received a comment which consisted only of a link to another URL. … Continue reading

The Difference between Religion and Spirit – A look through Burmese Lenses

Someone told me yesterday I was getting too religious and hence difficult to get along with. That certainly caused me to go look in the mirror and consider my shortcomings. I was hoping that deeper spiritual growth would mean a kinder gentler me. Obviously, this person didn’t think so. Possibly, in my pursuit of beauty, … Continue reading

HOW TO SING SINGAPORE BETTER – LET IN THE GATECRASHING PINOYS!

WE DIDN’T INVITE THEM   I’ve heard them practicing in the park from my study.  I’ve passed them on my walks.  I’ve kept them at a safe arm’s length. What they do on their day off is their business. I let them be, them and their singing… But now they’re in my driveway. “There some carolers … Continue reading