It has been a month since I first learnt to blog. Why is that I take time each day to share my thoughts and taking photos for the recipes I have posted. Is there nothing else I have to do? Mowing the grass, walking the dogs, or tend to other chores perhaps. My wife said that my new found pastime has overtaken my normal routines and offers me an excuse from doing some other chores. I must admit the grass in the backyard is a bit overgrown and neglected. Is my wife dropping out of our challenge to compile as many traditional food recipes for the young ones? Am I spending too much time doing this? After reflection, I came to believe that she would give me a typically silent gesture of approval by simply looking away and let me continue with the photo shoots for the latest posting.
Furthermore, we are still receiving emails from people especially from Overseas Singaporean living abroad giving support and encouragements. Is it possible there are many Overseas Singaporeans take time from their days to share with their compatriots the lessons they have learned while living in foreign lands and sharing their thoughts for a much more benevolent reason? I like to think so. And definitely, we would like to count ourselves among them.
We are delighted that Estee Weng, a Singaporean living in Sweden with her family has just included us in her exchange link. When I read Estee well written postings about her journey to this point, I found that she did not come from a position of wanting to start teaching others or to enter into debates about issues we face as Singaporeans living aboard. She felt compelled to write for some other reasons. She wrote, “I hope to set a footprint of my life in this blog so my daughter has memories of me and my thoughts. To keep in touch with other who have the same situations and interest”. Likewise, we are not here to start teaching but offer to share with others what we have learned along the way.
As for me, this blog has opened up a new way of thinking on what could be done at this stage of my life. It has definitely inspired me to try new things and in turn found myself sharing those things with others. Perhaps a chain had begun with this blog.