Long week

This week must be one of those long unforgettable weeks in my life.
We got a puppy Corgi last weekend, on the 9th May, and had thought that our weeks ahead will be filled with taking care of the puppy. How I wish it was just that, even if it meant cleaning the puppy’s poo twice a day.

On 11th May, Tuesday morning, dad suffered a stroke and he was in a daze sitting on the floor, presumably fell after the stroke took place. We called the ambulance, rushed him to the nearest hospital, and after hours of resuscitation and observations, he was finally put into the acute stroke unit ward for further treatment & observation. He went through a couple of scans, and doctors confirmed that he had a large stroke, damaging his front left hemisphere of his brain. Consequently, the ischemic stroke  had affected the mobility of his right body, and his speech ability.

We were worried, and at some point, frightened by the incident. Dad had always been very independent and self proclaimed to be healthy, so his stroke incident really took us by surprised. On hindsight, we could have taken some cue from some slowness in his actions & slurred speech over the last few days, but we had somewhat dismissed them thinking that its part of his aging process. So to some extent, I felt guilty of his current condition, and just pray and hope that he would recover well enough so that he can continue a normal life routine, albeit with some form of assistance like walking stick and such.
As anything, we have to look at things positively, and so I like to think that the incident has brought our family closer than before. Personally, I learnt to be even more appreciative of  people around me, and never take them from granted, especially with my  family members. May God bless him and wish him a speedy recovery …

Reminiscence of the old days

Time flies. All it takes is for one to pause for a moment, to realize that.

I had wanted to convert all the hard copies of my old film photos into digital form, for a long time.  All this while I had been dragging my feet on this, because I know it will be a tedious scanning process given hundreds of photos I had on hand. Yesterday, I decided to start the conversion process, as I know it is just a matter of time, and sometimes you just need that cranked start …

Then I come across some of the photos taken in 1999. Taken just slightly less than a decade, I realize we appeared to be much more happier then. And looking at some of the photos, I rediscover a lot of things, why Kang has always been my favorite nephew, why I was attracted to yeez, etc.

Those were the days.

 

 Photos scanned into the album 1999 Family and Friends Gathering Album

Darren’s creativity

My first muppetLooking at the beauty and creativity of a child, it makes one envy how innocent and pure they are. They make what they see and feel, not interfered by any other happenings, politics, etc that lingers in the air for an adult. The child innocence is so beautiful and really worth to treasure… here are some creative pieces that Darren my godson has created.

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June Holiday with Darren

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We have not been to the Night Safari for ages. Wow! so much has changed. The only thing that did not change is that when you walk around, you either see an empty cage or the hind of the animal … haha….but as we took the tram, we get to see many types of animals awake and moving around. The ones we see are mostly nocturnal animals. The animal show is really good. Darren really enjoyed himself totally, until he got a fright at the animal show when the zoo keeper bang close the drain board to create some hype about a hidden python amongst the crowd.

 

 

 Well overall, we had good fun. Good to spend some time with family.

June Holiday excursion with Kang & Ray

We brought Kang & Ray (along with mum) to Sentosa for a day excurison. I’m sured the kids were enjoying themselves, afterall, Ray said and I quote here; ‘This is the best day of the year’ 😀

We started off with some Wii games at Kang & Ray’s home first.

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 Then we set off to Sentosa, where we enjoyed 4D cinemax movie and go-kart ride at Imbiah Hill. Had a tour of Skytower ride and lunch before some interesting experience at the Wondergolf.

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It was too hot for our liking, and the minigolf course was quite a run-down, that we decided to retreat for a bowling game instead.

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The kids then had a good shower-up at our place before dinner at Farrer Road hawker centre. The downside of the day was a puncture tire as a result of reversing into a curb! paid a big bomb for replacing the tires (all 4 since the tires are due for replacement soon) but considering how the kids had enjoyed their day, it’s worthwhile afterall 😉

 

NB: All photos are uploaded into this album