Wake Up And Realize What You Are.

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You are on a rock that's 6,371 km in diameter orbiting a star at a distance of 149,600,000 km that has been around for about 4.54 billion years, that evolved life from the sea 600 million years that grew and left the waters and through countless forms of adaptation created people 200,000 years ago that faced countless ways to sever the bloodline. Wars, famine, plagues, wild beasts, fires and so much more. However…


Teach a Life, for Life ~ by Eileen Chai

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This article is courtesy of guest writer Eileen Chai, a beautiful person both inside and out, now with a beautiful endeavour that AKAAWOL.com is proud to be a part of. Together, we would like to invite you to join in this movement as well…


AWOL's Leather Work

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Back before I came to Singapore I learned of a hobby from a good friend that I'd like to think I got rather good at. It was leather work. I recall many hours spent tapping with a mallet and a variety of tools, making all kinds of stuff. As I'm working to clear my computer of the vast number of images (and move them up here where they can be seen by more than just myself), I come across these…


Mexican Radio

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Sitting at the coffee shop one night, I was reminded of a song as a conversation we were having suddenly took a turn and went to a Chinese dialect. Since basically I was no longer in the conversation, I just sat quietly and sang it to myself. When I got home I found the YouTube version of it and realised it might be a fun ukulele tune. Well, here you go…


The Angmoh Pincushion

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On March 7th, I have an appointment with a sports doctor who informs me that I have an AC joint sprain and does some ultrasound to increase the blood flow to the area. By Monday April 6th, still suffering from the pain, I buy an arm sling to help support the shoulder and limit the use of my arm in hopes that it will help it mend. So basically we are talking two months of pain, some days more so than others. No pain meds, just dealing with it. Then today April 11th, my lunch gal who makes my favorite dish suggests to my wife that I should see a doctor in Woodlands who practises acupuncture…