Granddad

Granddad

Last Friday, January 18th, I became a grandfather. I was in Singapore. Austin Tan arrived in Melbourne. I heard the news. I saw the pics. I can’t wait to carry him, to kiss him, to smell him, like my dad carried me, and kissed me and smelled me when I was a baby. It’s...
We Gave Them Veto Vote

We Gave Them Veto Vote

I just came back from Penang late last night. Spent a few very special days there. First, we celebrated my mum’s 90th birthday. That would have been special enough. But we also had a short family holiday. There are six in our immediate family: Bernice, myself,...
Are You Crazy?

Are You Crazy?

If I were deciding on a career today and did any sort of vocational testing, I am sure I wouldn’t have done dentistry. I would probably have ended up in law, or management or mass communication, but no, not dentistry. Fine detailed handwork is just not me,...