One, or the other

By April 16, 2014 Quotes

“There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.” – Leigh Hunt

What’s beyond?

By April 16, 2014 Haiku

She leaned forward to take a peek
Perched dangerously close, too close
What is beyond?
One free fall, heart leaping
Exhilarated and almost reaching liberation
Like a porcelain doll,
Scattered, wits, bits, all

Yes, Master

By March 30, 2014 Quotes, Uncategorized

“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.” – David Hume
— Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist. 1711-1776

Foundations, foundations

By March 10, 2014 Quotes, Uncategorized

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.” – Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
— French playwright, 1741-1794

Funny Conversation at the Playground

By November 11, 2013 Family, Funny, kids


Yesterday afternoon we went to a baby boy’s first month celebration for a buddy of Hubs. Aidan was excited all week and super eager to visit baby Xander. When we got there, naturally there was a buffet spread, mothers talking about the trials and tribulations on being a new mom, and cooing over the newborn, and discussing how to wrangle spa treats out of our husbands.

Well, kids will be kids, and needless to say most of them ended up running around the playground next to the party area (how convenient for parents!) and that’s how Aidan got to meet a couple of new friends. We encouraged him to take the first step and do a self introduction:

Aidan: Hi Kor Kor (big brother), my name is Aidan Siow. What’s your name?
Boy: (hesitant)… Boss.
Aidan: ??? Bruce?
Boy: Boss.
Aidan: (glances at Mommy, then frowns back at boy) Brass?????
Boy: BOSS!
Aidan: Oooh, OK Boss.

Later that evening we had family come over for dinner and got to talking about our day. Aidan asked if we were talking about the baby shower and he then proudly proclaimed, “I met my Boss today!”