Meredith and Andy have been together for two years, they have a lot in common and they are each other’s best friend. Until one day, Meredith saw the unexpected…
P.S. I just have this sudden random idea of collaborating with others, on my first short story. I write leisurely and have no formal training on writing, literature whatsoever, I think it will be cool to have others continue/complete your work. Feel free to edit/continue this story on this link, I will be able to see your edits. Can’t wait to see the continuation of Andy and Meredith…
I just got myself a Macbook last night, finally, yes finally. This is the second notebook in my life, haven’t had my own computer for years now (gave my old NEC to a cousin)
People wondered how I survive without a computer of my own. I told them, “I could do almost everything I needed to do with a smartphone”. Of course, there were days when I really needed to use a computer, often I brought my work laptop home.
Whenever I think of myself working in the IT and own the least gadget among my circles, I too wonder how did I live like that, for years haha. When I was in uni, I always have the thought of owning a Mac, but due to its price, I talked myself out of it every single time. Now is an opportune time to come up with an entry, just something to be remembered in the future 🙂
I just learnt that it is okay to say “I don’t know”
I was having a conversation with two Singaporean colleagues; quite obviously they are pro opposition. One was vocal and enthusiastic on the topic of government, while the other suggest him to stop so as not poison me with his ideology of an ideal government; to which I unhesitatingly replied “I won’t be influenced with your political view”. With that, they kind of read that I am pro government. I told them, you can say what you say because you haven’t see what the world outside (of Singapore) is like.
Later today I was having late dinner at People’s Park Complex, after meeting my dad. To my surprise, I found myself listening to a group of senior folks talking (in Teochew) about the same topic of the Lee family, I always thought that it is the younger generation who are not so in tune with the governmet, but here are the senior generations who saw how Singapore has transformed from third to first world country, singing to the same tunes as the youngsters. They even argue about the prominent success Singapore has isn’t even Lee Kuan Yew’s idea; i.e. the CPF system was already in place during the British Colony’s era, perhaps life could have been better if British still rule Singapore til this day and about the water that they drink is the result of PUB engineers, it has nothing to do with the Lees. I was reminded of the statement I made to my colleagues earlier today, I wish I could tell them the same.
Having came from a thirld world country and travelled to different parts of the world, I still think Singapore is a nice place to be. If I were born here, I wonder if I would have an entirely different appreciation of what Singapore once was and now is, just like my colleagues and the senior folks. I hope I won’t.
You are who you are for a reason
You’re part of an intricate plan
You’re a precious & perfect unique design
Called God’s special woman
You look like you look for a reason
Our God made no mistake
He knot you together within the womb
You’re just what He wanted to make
The parents you had were the ones He chose
And no matter how you may feel
They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind
And they bear the Master’s seal
No, that trauma you faced was not easy
And God wept that it hurt you so
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into His likeness you’d grow
You are who you are for a reason
You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod
You are who you are, beloved
Because there is a God!
6 years ago this day, you bade goodbye. letting go was way beyond difficult. I once thought that perhaps time would eventually make us accept this reality. 6 years has passed, you are still in our hearts and thoughts, never did we miss you any lesser.