Category Archives: In Sickness and In Health

Strawberry

I have been dreaming about pools of blood. It’s in all shades of red. Vermillion. Scarlet. Crimson. But not rust, not brown, almost black, like blood really is. My back aches often and my left leg pulls and throbs in … Continue reading

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Guilt

My mother says that when I was growing up, she couldn’t wait for me to be older. When I was a few days old, she looked at my cousin who was a year old at the time and in the … Continue reading

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Jeong

The horror of the pandemic in 2020 was severely compounded in my life because of four things. In early 2019, I lost one of my closest friends to madness. There’s no other word that does it more justice. She was … Continue reading

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Surrender

I surrender myself to the wisdom of older women, and go on a short holiday after finding a good, but expensive respite care facility for my father. (It was worth it. If I were wealthy, I would do it all … Continue reading

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Small Celebrations

It is not an easy relationship. In a lot of ways, I have already lost my father. I think it was over two decades ago when he decided to retire early from his job. That in itself would not have … Continue reading

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