A conversation with my younger self was long overdue. Yes, I remember the teacher who said I can write, but never be a good speaker. She is dead now, and I pay homage every year on the social media post put up by her daughters. I remember that my favourite teacher once stained my picture-perfect … Continue reading Confidence


Less than a Dot

All sources of light hold a conference to discuss their future. The house with a solar panel on top walks in uninvited. It may be a consumer, but is equally affected by the angry sun. Reports say the Sun is shooting out flares, like bits and pieces separate and head for nowhere. Is the Sun … Continue reading Less than a Dot


Why did I create a cheaper alternative to myself? It gives me a sense of superiority. I fully believe people will pay more to hire my creative brain, which can create more of such alternatives. Somewhere in the backyard, beautiful plastic plants grow with flowers in colours never seen before. Standards and expectations change. Fragrance … Continue reading Weeds

Who is in control?

It’s not easy being in charge of hell and managing people who have harmed me. I also need to confront my demons that scream for revenge. If they held power at some stage, I do so today. What creates more discomfort is that I start seeing where they come from, why they did whatever they … Continue reading Who is in control?

Sembine interactions

I’ve had my share of interactions with feline and canine species – both good and bad. The range spans from innocence and goodwill to sharp manipulative instincts. Sembine interactions leave me defeated. These interactions are with a person suffering from mental health issues, or living beings who do not understand my language. The worst kind … Continue reading Sembine interactions


I see what drives her to do those insane things. A childhood bereft of parental approval and expectations to fit into a mold induce unhealthy compliance or wild rebellion. It is a quest to find oneself. What perplexes me even more are those shifts in behavior patterns, moving from rebellion to compliance and back. Do … Continue reading Mirrors


I learn from a course in Heart Core Power, that the heart actually controls the brain. There is a very strong electromagnetic field around the heart which directs our thoughts and lifestyles. The theory is interesting but challenged by neuroscientists for want of sufficient evidence. What if I choose to believe in it for some … Continue reading Deserts

Change is on my mind

I enjoy several pairs of curious eyes riveted on me, as I raise my heels to look beyond the horizon. The Sun winks at me, but no one notices. I wonder if it’s a cue to what lies ahead. Yes, that is what I would like to know - what lies ahead. And this time … Continue reading Change is on my mind


I can hear dry leaves rustling outside, but overall it has been a rather quiet season. Astrologers convince people to suffer silently, as Mars and Jupiter are in retrograde motion. There’s hope at the end of the tunnel as they say, but spring is still a season away. News channels are abuzz with political conflict … Continue reading Lull

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I suffer from an allergy which makes me sneeze non-stop in the morning. A co-passenger on the train advises me to stay off cold and sour foods after 3 pm, as I swallow an Allegra pill. Back home, I settle down for comfort food - a steaming bowl of chicken soup. As of now. I’d … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Soul