Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goodbye 2013


Last day of the year. It brings on the melancholy in me. Another year older. What have I done in 2013 that was significant? Nothing anyone would notice. Regrets…I have a few, but then again, too few to mention…. Someone … Continue reading

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The Strange Housekeeper


A woman discovered that her husband was having an affair and was preparing to leave her and their four children. She commits suicide. A housekeeper comes, Bok Nyeo, dressed in a cap and grey windbreaker. LIKE a robot,  she doesn’t … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to my Readers


Merry Christmas to my readers and followers of this blog. I appreciate your support in my slow and arduous journey to become a published writer. I hope I have become a better writer since starting this blog in 2006. I … Continue reading

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The Accidental Apprentice by Vikas Swarup


My friend passed me this book, even though she was half way through it, assuring me that I would like it, and that it was good. I know I should trust her, since we share many  things in common and … Continue reading

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Penang Street @NUH


I don’t think anyone would purposely go to a hospital to eat but if you have a weakness for Penang food, this place is worth a visit. Even before 12noon, there was a queue In the small eatery. We mingled … Continue reading

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Ilo Ilo 爸妈不在家 – Movie Review


I have been brought up by my grandmother until I was seven, and then by a slew of maids. Eng, from Perak, was the closest to me and my siblings. She was our first foreign maid, a Teochew woman who … Continue reading

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Appreciation note to ‘blackzigothbooks’


Hello ‘blackzigothbooks’, I note that you have read and liked (almost) all my posts on this blog. I tried to Google you but it didn’t lead me to an address where I can write to you in private, hence this … Continue reading

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