600km Walking Pilgrimage through Spain

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on September 2 2008

From the moment I discovered an ancient pilgrimage path in Spain in June last year, the attraction of walking hundreds of kilometres towards an assured destination grew on me daily. My eagerness to go on a month-long journey on foot across the steep slopes, lush valleys and forests of the Pyrenees, and through countless small towns and villages, was part of a subconscious quest to find depth and meaning in my life. At the age of 33, I was approaching – prematurely, perhaps – what seemed to be a mid-life crisis.

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Letter from Quebec: Preserving Heritage

Written by Denise Chng Lisan & published on November 8 2008

'TRAVEL is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living,' wrote Miriam Beard. Life in Quebec is now my teacher, pointing out my knowledge gaps and honing my ideas of living - be it language, culture, life-skills, or the environment.

Denise Chng Lisan

Published Dec 2, 2006 The Straits Times Forum: To tell or not to tell the truth

Posted by Denise CHNG Lisan On Friday, January 09, 2009
Dec 2, 2006 When the end nears, don't hold back the truth

I REFER to the article, 'When the end nears, to tell or not to tell?' (ST, Nov 27), regarding telling loved ones about their terminal condition.

Having lost my mother to cancer last month, I faced the same dilemma and have come to my own conclusions.

We do not have the right to rob the time of our dying loved ones by withholding the truth from them. Nor do we have the right to judge if they have the strength to withstand the truth, when it is perhaps us who are not able to come to terms with their impending departure.

I suppose our reservation stems from this uncertainty: would telling the truth motivate our loved ones to fight for survival, or would it simply make them give up?
In our fear of letting them go, we selfishly assume that the fight for survival is necessary, sometimes at the expense of their prolonged suffering.

Should they choose to let go in the face of the truth, is it not a manifestation of strength and courage?

Ultimately, the choice is not ours to make.

Love rejoices in the truth. Honesty is the best teacher and gift of love during such trials.

Denise Chng Lisan (Ms)

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