Don’t lose your wonder

So recently I bought a handphone microscope and I’m really digging it. It’s this little device that you can attach to the camera of your phone and start peering into things around you – so far I’ve tried strands of hair, tissue, leaves, wilted flowers and a whole bunch of random things on my desk….

Bali: The Island of the Exotic

Bali has always been the ideal tropical getaway for years, and when Eat, Pray, Love came out, the seams of tourism for this little country island exploded. The locals suddenly saw an onslaught of Western tourists and adapted accordingly; they picked up basic conversational English and an exceptional customer service attitude. Embarrassingly, my friend and…

Netherlands nipped me in the tulip BUD.

Yes, it has nipped me in the bud. I didn’t do enough research on the place so i was quite taken by surprise by many things. I’ve finally visited the place where one of my favourite novels, “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green was set in. To be honest, I didn’t travel all…

The Curious Science Behind Wanderlust

Picture yourself on the trip of a lifetime, maybe trekking through the icy villages of Greenland or scouting for pink auroras in Norway. Maybe the idea of ibexes climbing steep dams excites you to want to do the same. Wired to Travel? I have a friend whose Chinese name means 宇: World, Universe… paired with…

Self-discovery

Walk that unmarked path into the woods, endless timber Of tears, fears, joy… the trail rediscovers, uncovers And when you return in ten months or ten years In the mirror, there is a new creature, a new calibre.

This free gift doesn’t give me the cheap creeps

They love to say that the Gospel is free. Well, it is free. Like the free public clinic sitting at the corner of the street. Do they just mean the water? It is free; and the man handing out gospel tracts know it. It is free, but we don’t like free things too much. Buy…

I am Hole-ly but He loves me Wholly

My existence on earth has got plenty of holes (Sometimes black but mostly colourful). And everyday, the Lord takes time to fill in these empty crevices with His grace. It can be in the form of an undiscovered verse in the bible suddenly illuminating me, a song with lyrics that break my saddened spirit, or…

Chance might just be a Creator

“Whether you explore the mysteries of the mineral kingdom, the vegetable or the animal, from the lowest to the highest, the marks of a well thought-out design confront you everywhere. Nothing has been left to Chance.” – E.W Kenyon Have you ever wondered if the universe was created by mere chance? If so, Chance has…

What Time Does

The clock on the wall bears a weight Pattie does not quite like. She cannot stand the gentle peeling on its edges, its ugly numericals and stiff mechanical clucks. She doesn’t throw it away, however, for she has respect for things that work just fine. Today is different, the clock seems to say to her. It’s George’s…

A Hard Heart

A thick head does as much damage as a hard heart – Harold W. Dodds When you get used to the hardness of the world, you naturally mirror it. You mirror what you are often exposed to. A painful comment becomes less painful for you to spit out. Rolling your eyes becomes an easier physiology….

Astigmatism? Wear sunglasses, or don’t go out at night

I’m walking down the dark pavement when I’m suddenly attacked by the headlights of a car turning a bend in the road. “Darn it,” I let out. In just five seconds, I have stepped into a ditch, buried my favourite crocs into mud and survived an almost heart attack. Thank God no one saw that clownish act. The intensity…

“I don’t have enough faith”

Doubt is something almost every person experiences at some point. – Philip Yancey, Faith and Doubt When I jumped off a 8-story cliff and tumbled into the choppy waters below, my faith, in that naked suspension of time, was entirely non-existent. How I managed to survive that rag-doll fall, I have no idea. I had no…