Golden Mile

Dinner with grandparents at Golden Mile.  爷爷 is in between his chemo cycles now. I’ve lost track of which cycle and how many more to go. He’s losing a lot of weight, but was well enough to head out for dinner last weekend. I haven’t seen him in such good spirits for a while, so […]

Happy 1st Birthday Issac!

Isaac turned 1 this week! Extended family gathered for a BBQ to celebrate his birthday. It was a noisy and sweaty celebration, and the cousins totally enjoyed themselves running around and accumulating sweat! Since it was also my birthday and Kok Loon’s birthday over the weekend, the extended family celebrated for us too. Pamela – […]

Mother’s Day 2017

Boys made cards for me this year. K’s card said that I do not need to do chores, but I still did laundry that night. T’s card depicted a D-Day scene because we’re reading a D-Day book together this month. I actually do not like violence and fighting, but T has not realized that yet. May […]

Two Chefs

Sunday dinner at Two Chefs. Our go-to zi char place when KL wants to eat cold cockles. That dish is actually very icky, but it’s popular because it’s the 招牌菜. Really not my cup of tea. All the other dishes were yummy though!

Birthday Lunch

Birthday boy wanted to meet his cousins, so I organized a family lunch for him with as many extended family members as can be gathered. One of his fav cousin couldn’t make it, and his 爷爷 was too sick to come. Otherwise, it was a happy enough gathering for him – seeing so many of […]

大年初一

Boys were very tired when they visited their grandparents today. They completely knocked out on the car ride to/from Bendemeer. That’s because I mentioned the 守夜 custom to them in passing and even though I told them that it doesn’t apply to children, both decided to STAY AWAKE TILL MIDNIGHT on 除夕. Lights went out […]

Visiting Dad

A year has passed since my dad passed away. Cousins met at the Mandai crematorium to visit him, as well as my deceased grandmother, grandfather, first uncle, third uncle, last auntie. Conveniently, everyone is in the same block at the crematorium. My mum and aunties think that it’s my grandmother’s will that kept my father in […]

Ton Ma Yom

Ton Ma Yom is a little restaurant in Ao Nang that serves awesome Thai food! Every dish on our table was so delish, including the non-spicy food that the boys ate. And my favourite Thai dish at the moment is seafood curry in coconut, also known as “hor mok ma prao on” (not that I’ll be able to […]

100 days

Didn’t know what to do with this blog after my father left us. A very big reason why this blog existed was to keep the grandparents updated about what’s happening to the boys on weekdays when they don’t get to meet each other. Now that one grandparent has left us, and we’re spending more time […]

Lim Beng Gee

My father passed away a month ago, on 16 January 2016. Seeking closure after the death of a loved one is never easy. My father, of all people, knew that well. In every murder case that he encountered, dedication consumed him to search for answers and pursue the truth that the deceased so deserved. In […]

Ready for school!

After three hectic days of buying, labelling, wrapping, packing … we are finally ready for school! Three big bags of books went into the recycling bin and another big bag will have to be given away. Yay for more space in our shelves now so I can get more age-appropriate books for the boys! Uniforms and shoes […]

School work

Spotted these in T’s school folder today. He writes longer sentences now that he’s back in Singapore simply because everyone else does the same here. T wrote about a recent date that me and him had at Vivocity. He also said he was feeling afraid because of his grandfather’s poor health. Sweet of him to […]

Happy 6th Birthday!

T turned 6 today! It’s the haziest birthday he’s ever had. Both grandfathers are sick so there isn’t a family gathering. We brought the boys to Vivo in the morning for T to pick his toy. That was followed by lunch at T’s favourite pasta place, and then it’s back home to play with the […]