爷爷 passed away on 17 October 2017 after a three year battle with colon cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones when he drew his last breath at home. When the boys read back on this post, they ought to remember how happy 爷爷 was whenever he met us and ate with us on weekends. These […]
Cousins gathered for a steamboat party yesterday to celebrate an auntie’s 69th birthday. Younger ones went downstairs to play with sparklers and lanterns after dinner. So fun!
Singapore and Malaysia are both having a really loooong weekend now. There’s Merdeka Day, Teacher’s Day, Hari Raya Haji, Sep School Hols, ASEAN games hol … perfect time to visit Penang to meet up with cousins whom I’ve not seen in a long while. Between me and my cousins, we have EIGHT boys from 2 […]
Brayven turned 9 this week! Last weekend’s gathering at Pasir Ris was partly to celebrate his birthday. So many big cousins and so many small cousins at the party! Grandparents were all stowed away at the mahjong room and only appeared at mealtimes when they were in between games. Good that everyone had their own […]
可可 turns 2 in July! We met at a Teochew Porridge buffet place for lunch to celebrate her turning two. She’s learning how to pose for the camera these days. Cute!
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We squeezed in a short holiday to Malacca before the year ended. As KL couldn’t make it, me and my mum and the boys took a bus there. It was quite painful, 6 hours each way. T took an anti-motion sickness pill on the way there, so he didn’t puke. I lost his other pill […]
Last post to round up the year! Stuffed toys neat and snug under the blanket. When K sets the sleeping area (not so often), he makes an effort to line things up nicely. When T sets the sleeping area (most of the time), everything is randomly left on their tilams. Used many plasters this month […]
Had a yummy Christmas lunch with cousins at Bukit Batok. We also took the chance to celebrate the December birthdays in the family. Quite amazing how many December babies there are in this family! And three new dwarfs spotted at Bukit Batok … because my mum is into country decor now!
Last weekend, family met for dinner at House of Seafoood. The dishes were all very good. I especially liked the salted egg yolk crab because it was so gooey and yummy!
Mid week dinner with family @ Junction 8. Because it’s PSLE marking week!
K wrote a composition of his September school holidays and he mentioned the tuk tuk rides that we went on. He especially found the motorcycle tuk tuk rides to be very exciting because we went very fast!
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 […]
We visited Krabi during the September school holidays. My mum joined us for the first half of the trip and because there were so many of us, we stayed in a huge villa with a pool!
Selfie @ Bendeemer, after Sunday lunch at 奶奶’s house.
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 […]
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 […]
New Year’s Party at the grandparents’ place. Looks like a fun gathering for both kids and adults!
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 […]
T had a nosebleed this morning. He cleaned himself up before everyone work up. He also asked that I share this bloody post on my blog so his por por will know about his nosebleed.
Gong Gong’s a year older and wiser again. We celebrated his birthday at the hospital because he’s currently recovering from a surgery where all the toes on his left foot were removed. The poor blood circulation to his toes on that foot has been causing him a lot of grief for a prolonged period of time […]
Family lunch to celebrate the boys’ uncle turning another year older! And baby 可可 had the most adorbs tutu skirt. She was also v well behaved throughout lunch.
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 […]