Books Saved My Life

Books Saved My Life

It was 1974. I was a first-year student in the Faculty of Dentistry in the then University of Singapore. My residential hall, KE Hall, had a small library and I was there trying to study for upcoming exams. In a moment of boredom, I decided to check out the collection...
Almost Enoch

Almost Enoch

Eric passed away in the early hours of May 27, 2019. He was supposed to have passed away five years earlier. Eric, cousin of Michael, Bernice’s first husband, had been fighting renal failure for a long time. Five years ago, he refused to start receiving dialysis....
Until We Reach Unity

Until We Reach Unity

In most towns we frequent, there is one church that we consider our “home church”. In Penang, not surprisingly, it is Georgetown Baptist Church (GBC). I grew up in that church and served as her pastor for four years, my first pastorate after seminary. Georgetown...
THE Story

THE Story

Photo credit: Alteregocomics.com [Spoiler alert for Avengers: Endgame (2019)] Rocket: No, Groot! You can’t. You’ll die. Why are you doing this? Why? Groot: We are Groot. [Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)] How many of you watched the movie Gladiator (2000)? How many of...
Belonging

Belonging

Photo credits: Adelene C A few evenings ago, Bernice and I attended the 88th birthday bash of her fourth aunt. The theme of the evening was Peranakan. Peranakans are an ethnic group descended from Chinese settlers from the southern provinces who came to the Malay...