Random Musings from a Doctor's Chair
My adventures with God,life and all these stuff.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Conversation with My Granddaughter on Tee Tee
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Eugene Peterson on Christian Spirituality
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Conversations with my Granddaughter on Friends
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Conversations with my Granddaughter on Reading
On words and reading
Conversations with my granddaughter
Hello little one,
Grampa is very happy that you are familiar with the 26 little letters called alphabets. These are like your Duplo bricks. You can fit them together to make things called words. Each word has a special meaning. You almost bowled us over in surprise when you came home from school one day and told us that ‘A’ is for alligator. Such a long word. When Grampa was your age, Grampa only know ‘A’ is for apple.
Words come together to make sentences but you already knew that as you have been speaking in sentences for a few months. And your vocabulary is increasing by leaps and bounds. Remember when we were watching a fish in an aquarium. You noticed the fish does not have what you describe as ‘covering’ over the eyes. Grampa then taught you a new word, ‘eyelids’. And you spend the evening looking at everyone’s eyelids.
Little one, Grampa is sure that you know the words you are using correspond to the black letters on the pages of a book. That is why you insist that your Mummy or Daddy or Grandma read to you every night before you fall asleep. You instinctively know that these words and sentences make up stories about black birds, pie, queens, falling bridges and a spider that wants to climb up a water sprout. You grew up with books. From your perspective the bookshelves in Grampa’s study are mountains of books.
Grampa is glad that you respect books. You are so happy to have a bookmark for your bedtime storybook similar to those bookmarks you see Grampa and Grandma using for our books. And you do not make marks in Grampa’s books, limiting your drawing and colouring to your own sticker book. Books are to be respected, little one, for they are doorways to awe and wonders, peace and joy, challenge and fulfilment, and ultimately the conveyer of Truth. Your books may be digital in the future but they are still books.
Learning to read is hard work. It will be challenging but Grampa hope that you will persevere. It is Grampa’s hope that you develop a love for books, similar to the love of books that both your Mummy and Ah Yee has acquired. Grampa hope that your reading will help you in discovering new worlds and new civilizations. And these in turn will lead you to boldly go where no little one has gone before. There is a wonderful magnificent world out where, and to be found within you; to be enjoyed if you know how to read.
However, there is no hurry, little one. Take your time. Play with Grampa’s books in the meantime. Use them to make a river for you to jump over, or construct a boat for you and your friends to sail in. Books are your friends, little one. They are happy for you to use them as construction blocks until you know how to read and discover the treasures within.
Please teach this little one to read and instill in her a love of reading and of books. Help her to discover the worlds of imagination and of ideas through the words in books. Lead her to discover You in Your Word, which is the Book of books and the Word of words.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Marriage Vows (1 Cor 7:2-4)
Sunday, August 17, 2014
a purpose-driven life is a life of love and obsession
Labels: Random Musings
what matters are not the closed doors but the ones that are open
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true friends are those who know the worst in you, believe the best in you and love you all the same.
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Monday, August 11, 2014
The Digital Doctor
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Batman in Batcave
The multiple layers were flattened into the picture above.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Living my Fantasy in the Star Trek Universe
Ethical Reflections about Emerging Medical Technologies
Faith and Photography
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Batman: Requiem for Robin
This is one of the best Batman collection I have read since the new 52 was launched a couple of years ago. Damian Wayne, Batman/Bruce Wayne's son and the last Robin was killed. These issues explore the loss Batman/Bruce Wayne is feeling and how in his typical way, he reacts to the loss. A powerful series about coping and dealing with loss, especially the loss of one's child.
As a paediatrican, I have stand beside many parents who had lost their child. The intensity and depth of their pain was heart-breaking, even to bystanders. The loss of a child is not only the loss of what was and is,but also of what might have been. Every parent will love to see their child grow up. Death has cruelly cut off that possibility. No parent should have to outlive their children and have to bury them.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Insight from Batman's Father
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Spiritual Formation Seminar Daya Gospel Centre
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Random Glimpses of my Desktop: Batman DC Comics Icon
Spiritual Formation Institute Retreat 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Random Glimpses of My Desktop
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Spiritual Formation Institute Seminar on John
Labels: Spiritual Formation Institute
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Hey, this just not my phone, this is also my library!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Why Batman does not kill...especially the Joker
Imagine that a trolley is going down a track. Further down the track are five people who do not hear the trolley and will not be able to get out of the way. Unfortunately, there aren't enough time to stop the trolley before it hits and kills them. The only way to avoid killing these five people is to switch the trolley to another track. But, unfortunately, there is one person standing on that track, also too close for the trolley to stop before killing him. Now imagine an innocent bystander standing by the track switch who must make a choice; do nothing, which leads to the death of five people on the current track, or act to divert the trolley to the other track, which leads to the death of the single person.
There is a surgeon with five patients. Each of his patients is dying from failure of a different organ and could be saved by a transplant. Since there are no organs available by normal channels, the surgeon considers drugging one of his (healthy) colleague and removing his organs to use for transplants.
By killing one, many will be saved. This is utilitarianism. This is similar to the trolley story. The death of one will save the five. Or is it? Do you agree? Is the choice of allowing the trolley kill one person the same as killing another person for his organs?
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Movie Review X-Men: Days of Future Past