Finger pointing at the moon

“GOD is not a Christian…!” I was taken aback when I came across this statement and was even more shocked when I found out that it was uttered by a Christian bishop. John Shelby Spong, a retired bishop of Newark... more »

Lighting each other’s candles

“Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine brighter.” I am much taken by this aphorism; however, not everyone share this view. There are people who go around belittling, insulting and even attacking other people’s culture and religion in... more »

Four came home

WHEN news broke that the four Sarawakian sailors were released someone posted on Facebook, “Hallelujah, at last a happy ending.” I am not too sure about that. I think, perhaps ‘an unhappy beginning’ is more appropriate. It was Zig Ziglar... more »

Where the boys are

IN 1960 the popular songbird of the time, Connie Francis, topped the charts with the song, ‘Where the boys are’. No, I am not getting nostalgic. It is just that the theme is ringing in my head: “Where are our... more »

Zonking out in China

AFTER being punch-drunk due to the election campaign speeches – the rhetoric, the grandiose promises and outright mudslinging – I had enough. I wanted to look for a place where I could put my brain on pause, where I could... more »


BY the time you read this, that little exercise of pencilling an ‘X’ on a piece of paper – the little exercise with a big implication for our next five years – will be over. Of course by now you... more »

Ho, Ho, Ho

YES, it is that season again. The newspapers, the Internet and the coffeeshops are saturated with talk (and talk) about politics – all the highfalutin promises and all the low down skulduggery. It has taken a toll on some of... more »
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