how to live an extraordinary life in an ordinary world: ‘love does’ by bob goff

we've been told time and time again not to judge a book by its cover, simply because the cover doesn't necessarily reflect its content. i, however, have to admit that i do judge a book by its cover. embarrassingly, i was addicted to the twilight series some four years ago because the black and red …

on city harvest, the church, and strength in unity.

this post has been a difficult one to write. for one, i do not consider myself a social commentator or whatever, and very often i questioned my own motives and thoughts on this issue. i hope i do not come across as becoming overly defensive or offensive; if i do, please accept my apologies in …

Cultural diversity of increasing importance in Glen Eira

In recent years, Glen Eira’s population has seen an increase in overseas-born dwellers. In the 2006 Census Community Profile Series on the city of Glen Eira, it was reported that there was a 3.98% increase in population from 2001. Within this population increase, the number of overseas-born residents in Glen Eira has also grown. These …

because few things compare to a mother’s love.

(this entry was inspired by fiona ren's piece published on mothers' day, entitled "love and loathing: mother's day reflections".) there is something very unique about a mother-daughter relationship. and there is certainly something very unique about my relationship with my mother. one of my earliest memories is being bundled up in a yellow fleece hoodie …

rainy days.

i've always liked the rain. the way ominous black clouds would roll across the sky, when thunder would clap and lightning strike, sometimes rendering the house into complete darkness. the pitter-patter of raindrops as they made their way to earth. and as i grew older, i learned to walk through the rain without an umbrella, …