Purposely tear tiny crumbs of
Banana cakes onto the table for ants
Ants gather it to nest

Inspiration On: Friday, 2 January 2014 at 10:15pm

Filled with compassion to see the spying ants looking for food, my four years six months toddler tore crumbs of banana cakes onto the table. Upon understanding his feelings, I feel so glad and happy. Wish you all have good days and thank you. 

Swollen Bite Culprit

Finally, the culprit is known
Swollen ants’ bites
Is caused
Is caused by
Too fast to stop!
Pluck out his milk bottle
A drop from the teat
He wipe it onto
His pillow.
No wonder
No wonder
Attract the ants.

Inspiration On: Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 10:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 12 April 2013 at 2:14pm

My son had seven bites on his legs. At first, his leg was itchy and he caught an ant on the floor. I thought the ant had bitten him from the floor. Shockingly, his doings was clear in front of me as described in the above poem.

Ant’s Death

Roaming ants on tables
As they march to their nest hole at a corner
Roaming ants on walls
As they march to their nest hole at a corner

Lone ranger ants
Lost ants
Roam, Roam.
Roaming into cups
Roam, Roam.
Roaming into mugs
Roam, Roam.
Roaming into kettles.

Losing grips;
Shouting “HELP!”;
Fall to their deaths;
Into the seabed of water –
HOT Water!

Inspiration On: Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 1:15pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 18 January 2013 at 3:07pm

Oftentimes, an ant or even five ants died in my cup filled with warm water. Even dead ants are inside the kettle. I was imagining the possibility of their presence in my cup even my family’s cup. So my imagination has been running wild about the lone ranger ants’ death existence.

Furry Thin Legs

Furry thin legs
Crossing our legs
Furry thin legs
Going up our legs
Furry thin legs
Going up our hands
Furry thin legs
Entering our nostrils
Furry thin legs
Marching towards our faces


Inspiration On: Friday, 23 November 2012 at 1:20am
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 9:43pm

My husband entered our room carrying a cup of vitamin C drink then put besides the bed. I reminded him to remember to bring his cup out. Or else, ants will appear and covering out. Then my imagination began to run wild.

跌到床垫Fall onto Mattress



蚂蚁会 爸爸和妈妈。







以 哭


Do not let your food fall onto my mattress.

What will happen if you drop your food onto my mattress?

The ants will move your daddy and mummy.

Do you want such thing to happen?

Do you?


I do not want the ants to move my daddy

I do not want the ants to move my mother

I will cry

I will cry

Always crying

Crying alone.

Inspiration On: Monday, 19 November 2012 at 8:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 at 11:39am
Revised On: Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 1:50pm

My conversation with my toddler upon giving slices of apple to him who was sitting on my bed watching his beloved “Winnie the Pooh” cartoon. His words sounded poetic so I write it down and revised it a bit. The next day, the English version came.

21 Months Old Toddler

Jump onto the chairs
Removing curious stuffs on table.
Pulling cables
Playing the fans buttons
Pressing remote controls
Running to the kitchen
Pulling utensils out of the cupboard
Imagining cooking
Imitating people cook

Pluck out the cube blocks
Pluck in the cube blocks

Banging toys onto the floor
Wow, the loud sound.

Wriggling on the floor
Shouting to go out
Wanting to observe more

Pulling the petals of flowers
Catch a butterfly
See its smallness and beauty
Then let it go

Chasing a bird
Chasing a cat
Chasing a dog
Touching rabbit
Pulling the tails
Stomping onto ants
Scared by the cockroach
Disgusted by the hairy legs

All is done because I’m curious
But I’m spanked by my parents
for not listening.

Inspiration On: Sunday, 8 April 2012 at 8:30pm and 10:53pm
Revised On: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 at 5:21pm

Throughout accompanying my 21 months old toddler, the above inspiration came as I try to understand him by putting myself in his shoes. “Pulling the tails” is an addition because I feel that one day my cute baby will do so.