There are some things I can easily forget. I’m not always with it when it comes to carrying out errands. I was working out in the garden some time ago when Georgine called and asked me to attend to something before coming inside. Now I fully intended to do that, but for some reason it slipped my mind and I was back inside taking a … Continue reading New Year Resolutions
Extracted from my presentation to the Rotary Club of Singapore on December 20, 1989 Our Modern Christmas Western societies are becoming increasingly sensitive celebrating Christmas as they strive to be politically correct and not offend any segment of a multi-cultural society; but not so in Singapore a majority Buddhist country with significant Islamic minority. The citizens of Singapore celebrate everybody’s festivals, and they do it … Continue reading Christmas
Wise men of the east observe the light Philosophers, Astronomers were they; Asteroid or comet this strange sight? Searching through their scrolls began to pray. Started on their journey to the west Weeks away their destination strange, Evening star would put them to the test Just ahead but always out of range. Shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem Joined to find the heaven hallowed spot, … Continue reading The Star
This image by courtesy of iClipart a Microsoft partner. Mrs Santa rolled her eyes and gestured with her hand For never was a woman more frustrated in this land Their Rudolph in his early teens had made her really mad He was the naughtiest reindeer and his habits very bad. And Santa didn’t always help keep Rudolph in his place, For he was always making … Continue reading Rudolph’s Final Christmas
We had no idea when we took delivery of our fifteen centimetre bouncing ball of fluff we were in for a unique lifetime treat. Our Shih Tzu Maltese cross looked like a miniature black bear, so it was natural we name him Baloo. In the major Indian languages Baloo means bear. We learned that we did not own this pet, he owned us. We were … Continue reading BALOO
Quote. “It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.” Proverbs 24:3,4. It was 1968! We were living in Mumbai India at the time in a crowded Moslem area of a suburb called Byculla. Life commenced at 4 am with the mattress teaser heading for … Continue reading Builders or Wreckers?
The above image copyrighted to echin28.blogspot.com The rain poured down, and showers flew As the wheels ploughed through the road, And the weary motor cyclist knew It was best his vehicle slowed So he stopped beside this mud filled track, Put his jacket back to front, After straightening out his aching back Kick started with a grunt. He was sick and tired of the driving … Continue reading The Good Deed