Happy birthday, self.

I guess I should begin by thanking people, because it’s what people do. Thank you, everyone, for the kind wishes and continual support, from people who are true, the hypocrites, and everyone in-between. It’s been a tough year, but then again, every year is tough and it’s hard to measure which is tougher. There isn’t…

Special.

My heart felt heavy as I watched the little children in the ‘normal’ school opposite from the one I work at (special school) dressed in their mini ‘cheong sams’ and traditional dress. They probably had a little celebration, with Chinese New Year being a few days away. Heavy, not because most if not all of…

Smile.

It vexes me and it messes with my head, how people these days don’t bother to get to know one another anymore and how people are so quick to summarize others based on hearsay, social media or even a glance or two. People see what they want to see and they miss out on everything…

Exit strategy

As the final minutes of the session drew near, I watched the hands of the clock intently, giving mental sounds to each tick of the second hand. Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s almost time, I tell myself. I feel my heart beat a little fast. My body feels warmer and my mouth is dry. I could…