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...
The Dialysis Signal

The Dialysis Signal

A common friend told me that J had started dialysis and that he didn’t look too well. I visited him on Wednesday and was a little ashamed that it took a health crisis for me to make the time to go see him. We were friends who had grown up together in Penang. I have...
It Wasn’t the Romans

It Wasn’t the Romans

  Many of the Jews in Jesus’ time thought that their main problem was the fact that they were under the control of a pagan power—the Romans. The answer to that problem? A Messiah who would come and militarily demolish the Roman armies. But the Messiah came on a...