• Moving onshore.

    January 23, 2020 by

    House moving is both an exhausting time and a time of anxiety. Yet it can be an exciting time. I no longer have big bulky furnitures to move as what is on our floating home Micasa is built-in. Beds, dining table, settee, and even the fridge is built into the kitchen cabinet. The kitchen is… Read more

  • The Sailor Dog is swallowing the anchor?!! 

    December 21, 2019 by

    “Swallow the anchor” is a nautical term for retiring from sea life and settling on land. What?  The Sailor Dog will be a sailor dog no more?  My fault really! Sailor Dog will go where I go and it is almost time for me to live onshore again.  At least for a while. The condo… Read more

  • Making canvas sling bags

    October 13, 2019 by

    I did not learn to use a sewing machine as a kid. I did not have sewing as a hobby. I did not even have a proper sewing machine until earlier this year. what is it about making canvas sling bags, (now on the sixth version) that I have been sewing late into the night?… Read more

  • Sailor dog, the boss on our boat.

    October 1, 2019 by

    Sailor dog is now as far removed from her past in the pound, as can be.  For one, she is no longer as timid as she was when she first came out of the pound to live with us on our boat.  She still fears loud noises such as thunder, which make her shiver with… Read more

  • Are you what you do?

    September 27, 2019 by

    Strangely enough, what we do for a living does normally define what we are.  Take for example, when you meet someone, names are the first to be exchanged.  Not far down this list of exchanges will be the question, “what do you do?”. It is a norm to try to form an impression of someone… Read more

  • Toilet training, on a boat.

    August 8, 2019 by

    No, not for dogs but for people! The toilets or heads as they’re called in proper nautical term, on most sailboats are below sea level.  Water, usually sea water (fresh water is too precious to wasted flushing toilets), is first pumped in from the sea, then this is subsequently pumped out.  This process flushes the… Read more

  • When your boat speaks to you and your dog doesn’t.

    August 4, 2019 by

    When an seasoned sailor and friend helped me sailed Micasa from Langkawi (in Malaysia, where I first bought her) to Puteri Harbour, a stone’s throw away from Singapore, he told me, my boat will speak to me.  I was a little puzzled.  Months later I understood what he meant.  Every boat has its own rhythm,… Read more

  • An Ex-corporate Director’s view on the Nature of Jobs in today’s world.

    July 29, 2019 by

    I am the corporate guy turned liveaboard sailor. While in a corporate job a few years ago, I was in a senior management level of a multinational company. Widely traveled and having a broad spectrum of experiences in dealing with industries spread over vast geographical regions and cultural differences. No, I’m not advertising myself for… Read more

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