Hocus-Pocus

My first post here in over 4 years – and yes, a lot has happened over that period. I started this blog to talk about my memories of Malaysia and my early days here in Australia, but it veered towards dealing with present life experiences when Baby Noah came along seven years ago. I stillContinue reading “Hocus-Pocus”

Why I’m Quitting

This is a re-blog from my main website – http://www.jackiem.com.au that I feel may be of interest to those who follow me here => Coverage by SBS World News – http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/single/486839363770/Baby-Noah I get asked all the time why I don’t operate at more markets or do more events and festivals. This is the first timeContinue reading “Why I’m Quitting”

Sometimes I Forget….

Originally posted on Hand Me Downs:
Sometimes I forget that our son has Down syndrome. It’s easy to be distracted by his two year old tantrums, his mischievous smile and go getter attitude. Gabe is kind hearted but stubborn. He immediately runs to check on sister when she is having a dramatic, I’m four and…

Parent-to-Parent NICU Stories – Interview

This is a link to an interview by Shante Nixon, where I talked Live on Air about my experience with Baby Noah when he was in NICU (Neonatal ICU). Shante is an advocate for helping parents prepare for their own NICU experience and she contacted me recently to ask if I could share my story. Noah spentContinue reading “Parent-to-Parent NICU Stories – Interview”

Ghost Hunting in Penang

This article was written by my long-time collaborator Robb Demarest, and first published in my e-Mag, Truly Malaysian, regarding our guest stint on Malaysian TV network NTV7’s Seekers. An American paranormal investigator with a background in psychology, business, teaching and martial arts, Robb is best known for his lead roles in Ghost Hunters International and Haunting: Australia. GhostContinue reading “Ghost Hunting in Penang”

Midnight Shadows at Istana Billah (Billah Castle)

Early last year I, along with my long-time collaborator Robb Demarest, was invited by Malaysia’s NTV7 to guest star in 5 episodes of their paranormal reality TV show, Seekers. Here is the trailer for the show as aired on NTV7 – As is the case with any TV production, for a variety of reasons aContinue reading “Midnight Shadows at Istana Billah (Billah Castle)”

In Defence of Gammy’s Surrogate Mom

I’m sure most people reading this would think this was a strange angle to tackle on the whole Baby Gammy controversy. After all, why would Ms. Pattaramon (Goy) need defending – she’s been described as a “saint” and an “absolute hero” by Scott Morrison, the Australian Immigration Minister himself, right? I’ve been following this storyContinue reading “In Defence of Gammy’s Surrogate Mom”

Gratitude – Ester Wimborne

When I was about 15, we had a very special guest from Australia come stay with us in Temiang, Seremban. She was considerate to a fault, and wrote us a detailed, thank you letter on the day she left to return home. It was lengthy, and it mentioned every person who had helped make herContinue reading “Gratitude – Ester Wimborne”