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Love gone wrong, made right

July 16, 2013, 0 Comments

A gorgeous Japanese friend I knew some years ago had to go through an inevitable change in her marriage. She is getting a divorce. The news came as a shock to many of us. She was a part-time model, tall, and had beautiful features. Her husband is a down-to-earth, religious Singaporean man. They both had two lovely boys who were about 3 and 5 years old. When we were out together, they looked like any ordinary couple anyone would have met.  We also know of a dentist whom when he got his first baby was so excited, he showed us…

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Birds and Bees and Babies and Me!

February 16, 2012, 0 Comments

Two years ago, my eldest son who was 3 yrs old picked up a brochure that fell out of our wastepaper basket in our bedroom. It showed a picture of half-clothed women. In fact, only 1 piece of scanty garment was on her. Quickly, he said, “Why so shameful?” . What he meant was why was the lady “not shy” to wear so little. It was a flyer about slimming that found its way to our home. How often does Asian parents talk about S.E.X to their little ones? Hardly. We tend to brush the subject away thinking they are…

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Why So Shameful!

November 2, 2010, 0 Comments

Our 3-yr-old picked up a brochure that fell out of our wastepaper basket in our bedroom. It showed a picture of a not well-clothed women. In fact, only 1 piece of scanty garment was on her. Quickly, he said, “Why so shameful?” to which I recognized and seized the teaching moment. Fast as I might finish brushing the rest of my teeth and came to him to answer his question. I said, “Yes, this is indeed ‘shameful’, lets throw this away. God don’t want us to look at ‘shameful’ things. God made our eyes to look at beautiful and holy…