Hi. I am Chris Round. Thanks for joining me! Each choice we make moves us somewhere. Sometimes the outcome is as expected and sometimes equally unexpected. This writing journey is leading to both. Trust you all get a measure of enjoyment out of the following brain fed written meat and veg. Read the rest NOW … Continue reading READ THIS
Preamble Love - so many words spoken, written and sung. So much angst that can destroy, so much happiness that we feel overwhelmed. It comes in many shapes and sizes - friend love, love like a brother or sister, love the kids, love Mum!, love of a good time, love of inanimate objects and pets. … Continue reading !SPAM! the Love story.
Mizzle: Rain but not. The random spits that last 15 minutes with the promise of so much more, but becomes nothing as if God had put a muzzle to the mizzle! Drizzle: most dreaded, especially in colder climates. Almost not felt on face, but brush the hair or outer layer of clothing and a slick … Continue reading RAIN
Traffic light in far distance yet again cycles though Red Green Orange Red. Movement? Not even a millimetre. 10 minutes sitting in a left hand turning lane at least 100 metres from the intersection. Never before in the last nine months at the new place have I experienced such delays getting home from the supermarket … Continue reading Waiting
"It's all in the head". What an odd expression that has been used forever to symbolise knowledge or wisdom being within. How big is the human head? Roughly 3/4 Basketball size, with outer skin, a skull of bone, blood vessels and sinew with grey matter of the supposed brain squashed inside. Not much room is … Continue reading CREATE
DAY 1 Fire in the Sky! Repeated booms, the ground shakes so much that according to news reports 5.2 registered on the Richter scale. It stops. I look around the garden and down in my lap feeling wetness. These 63 years and bladder control is not what it once was. Nope not that. Just the … Continue reading TRUTH
Wake up. Feel good. Not full tip top of the World, but at last refreshed after a few restless nights in a row. Two hours later, a fatigue creeps into the being. Not so good or refreshing. Mouth turns down. Super glue would have to be applied to keep the lips up for a smile. … Continue reading Fire
“Bean free”!!, sung to the top of my voice to the tune of “Born free”. Preparing dinner, the wife had just advised we are out of beans. Straight away, the full gusto rendition startled it's way out of the lungs and vocal chords. Unintentional spontaneity it was. She laughed her hearty laugh. Others nearby - … Continue reading Funny
ROCK! Insipid light of the late afternoon thunderstorm grey greets me as I turn into the driveway of my potential future home. A typical Malaysian red-brown smear of heavy raindrop soil wash smothers the drive entry. All washed from the almost nude lightly sloping front yard. Kuala Lumpur rain only needs 1 degree of fall … Continue reading Rock It!
(Illustration by Maggie Chiang) It was not supposed to be here. Somewhere else had always been the intention of this loose rapid mind. It could have stayed locked and frozen in the time-vault of gone thoughts and memories. But no, it seeps back to the conscious to manifest again. It manipulates and empties the mind … Continue reading It.
Selfishness drove me to grab the last chilled from the Fridge, Apple. The rest of the family had beaten me to all the others. Unknown to me they had been selfishly guarding a secret that they were plainly at pains to keep! Crunch coefficient running around 95-98%. Sweetness rating: "When too much Sugar just isn't … Continue reading Selfish not Selfish