Category Archives: Spiritual Things

The Week in National Mourning: A prayer for Lee Kuan Yew

Palm Sunday: I thought the service started early, because I got in 15 minutes early but the kyrie began before I even found a seat. A kind usher directed me to the leaflet when she saw me flipping the missal … Continue reading

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postcard from the Vatican: it arrived!

Bit of a belated post…but hello postcard! Mailed: 29th Dicembre 2014 Stamped: 30th Dicembre 2014 Received: 23rd Febbraio 2015 Stamped: Gloria in excelsis Deo Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth … Continue reading

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my passion project: an art website

It is only now that I realise what an impact the art in Italy made on me, for I have spent the past several weeks collating artwork and putting them onto a website to be used as part of my … Continue reading

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Remember you are dust

Ash Wednesday this year coincides with the eve of the Chinese New Year, also meaning that the season of Lent starts with the fifteen days of the New Year. This is quite incongruous for the Chinese/Asian Christians and Catholics out … Continue reading

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why dost thou punish me for the way you made me feel?

i received word that you will indeed be at the celebratory anniversary mass at my workplace, and i felt a deep sadness well up within me. the reason(s) escapes me – perhaps the idea that after all this while not … Continue reading

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postcard from the Vatican

A month ago, on 29th December 2014, I mailed two postcards via the Poste Vaticane. They were addressed to my ex and to my parents, but my family’s has yet to arrive, so it should be safe to assume that … Continue reading

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A Word of Thanks

On returning to work last week, a colleague lamented how her phone was pilfered on the metro in Rome. Later in the day, another colleague bemoaned her daughter’s phone being purloined in Pisa. Aside from the fact that no thief … Continue reading

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