Thank you for visiting. My personal musings are lodged here. Through my writings you may find clues to my philosophy of life.
My interests can be divided into a few phases. I started off as a research pediatrician with a special interest in endocrinology and neurology. Most of my early publications are in specialist medical journals. When I got married and started a family, my interests shifted, and I wrote books on parenting and child care.
Later, I became involved in childhood disabilities, and I founded two schools for disabled children and autism. I wrote a few books on childhood disabilities, education and creativity. During this period I was a volunteer in several associations including Mensa, the Red Cross, and the Rotary Club. Later I was invited to be on the committees of Outward Bound, The Media Development Authority, and the Singapore Medical Council. My writings continued unabated, and to date I have co-authored a dozen books.
Next I became interested in filmmaking, and I wrote a handful of screenplays, one of which won a prize, and a couple of them were filmed. More recently I returned to my childhood interest, namely musical theater. I composed the music for over twenty musicals which have been staged. I am a mentor to younger writers and composers.
Always restless, I am perpetually thinking of new challenges to engage in or write about. People find it hard to categorize me. I don't fit neatly into any neat pigeonhole. And this often makes it difficult to get my projects off the ground, because they cannot seem to understand how a doctor with no expertise, can start schools, make films, write musicals, etc. It has been a constant struggle trying to rally people behind my various causes. Nothing comes easily. I guess this is probably the fate of many creative persons, because one's contemporaries often fail to understand our vision, at least initially.
My motto in life is "Anything worthwhile doing will often be difficult, but doing the difficult is often worthwhile." Which is why I almost always choose to undertake the toughest challenges. The harder the task, the greater the satisfaction in accomplishing it.
Fortunately I am not alone in my endeavors. Every project is a collaboration requiring team creativity. I make friends along the way, and this is what keeps me going. I believe in the process just as much as the end-result. My writings reflect the difficult journeys I have traveled along, and the exhilaration of success. I share my successes with my family, my friends and colleagues. They are the ones who truly deserve recognition.
Please come back and visit periodically.