Calling out for Autism Awareness (Part 1)

Autism was not a disorder that was well researched or studied until the 80s. No one really knows what autism was, let alone the cause. My brother was born in 1966 and he looked no difference from the rest of us. He was cute just like any other child; he had a well...

My Relationship Spotlight (Part 4)

Growing up in my mother’s absence   Unlike so many children these days, I didn’t get to fly home three or four times a year when I was in boarding school in England. Nor did I have my parents visiting me at exit weekends, parents’ weekends and etc. Indeed, I was...

My Relationship Spotlight (Part 3)

The woman I grew to respect The woman I craved to become The woman whose power and confidence I fell in love with ..   Is the same woman whom I called ‘Principal’, Is the same woman whom I looked for approval all my life Is the same woman whom I called ‘Mother’....

My Relationship Spotlight (Part 2)

My recollections of my mother is all based on the time before I left home for boarding school and moreover, my perspective of who she is, is also based on my own observations and limited encounters with her over the subsequent years.   In my eyes, my mother is in...

My Relationship Spotlight (Part 1)

Who am I? We all think to some degree that we know who we are. Why am I the way that I am? We also think to some degree that people around us partly made up who we are. Relationship is one of the 5 elements in the theory of happiness according to Dr Seligman, founder...

Not All Heros Wear Capes

The world has changed ...  well, that is an understatement.  This generation of children are not the same as before, equally true.  Change however is both inevitable as well as good. We grow because we embrace change, we change because we know it brings us into new...

Ambivalence: Torn in Two – Part 1

There is no doubt that the birth of a child is one of the most traumatic experiences for women, both physically and emotionally. However, for most women, we could barely recount the whole ordeal in the operating room or the delivery room as soon as the midwife had...

「溫故而知新,可以為師矣。」

「溫故而知新,可以為師矣。」   孔子曾經說過:「三思而後行」我一直都對那句話有深深的疑問,直到那次,我終於明白到它的意思。我因心急和衝動,一時失去理智,沒有把事情想清楚再作決定,結果就是我自作自受…… 記得那次,我和班中一羣男生,為了一些無聊的小事,我們討論了整個小息,不但得不到結論,反而令大家心裏存着芥蒂。我們都帶着這種不安的心情回家去。雖然我知道,只要我們大家讓一讓,忍一忍,這件事就不會變成一件大事,但我卻做不到。...