This Is the Beginning: Why I Am Here

I believe I am like everyone else: confronted by the same mundane struggles, baffled by our similarly unique limitations, living a day at a time, yearning for connections, searching for happiness, unravelling the purposes of life.

My day job is unsurprisingly uninspiring, whereby, for five days a week, I appease the unappeasable, reason with the unreasonable, and attempt the unattemptable. Yet, at the end of the day, as overworked parents of three, my wife and I are grateful for this humble means of securing a roof over our heads and putting bread on our table.

My plethora of hobbies used to span from music to martial arts, RPGs to rowing, trekking to theatre production, until it was largely elbowed aside by family commitment. Writing has marginally survived, owing to its affordability; by the same token, I still, occasionally, play the piano – that is, when my children release it from their percussive renditions.

Having resided in three or four countries, I am a third-culture individual, an often-misunderstood in-between. My speech is clumsy, since English is not my first language, while neither is my native tongue readily used. In addition, my autistic disposition, though thankfully mild (I hope!), recurrently perplexes friends and family in my verbal communication. Hence, not only is writing the anchorage for my culturally disoriented mind, it is also my safe passage for ferrying ideas and emotions across an ever turbulent world.

So, here I am, not to stand answerable to expectations and critiques, but to journal through my fears and dreams with utmost candour, creating and crafting to my heart’s delight.

Welcome to my blog!


Colin Lee


5 thoughts on “This Is the Beginning: Why I Am Here

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    1. Really appreciate the encouragement, Janice! I learned more from two days of stalking you veteran bloggers in dVerse than I did with two years of library visits. Apart from being inspired intellectually, I caught myself gaping at this far and wide horizon (that I never knew existed) of amazing personalities, extraordinary decency and inexhaustible positivity — an ocean of human goodness, sweeping, deep and strong, yet, so tender and embracing. Such bliss and privilege it is to be a drop in this multitude.

      Thank you for the warm welcome!

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