February 4, 2023

CNY 2023 Phuket Day 2

For our second day, we had booked a boat charter. This was our way of ensuring everyone would interact rather than be doing their own staff. I mean how much privacy could you get on the boat? We were greeted by the charter boat staff and after a briefing on do’s and dont’s, it was time to head out. Appreciate the welcome fruit spread and the wonderful weather. It looks like...

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August 25, 2022

57 and counting

I turn 57 today. How have I chosen to spend my day today? Quietly and without fanfare. I had a lunch yesterday with my family and eldest sister, Maureen, but have nothing planned for today. Treating it just like any other day. I would like to say this though. A few days ago, this article was talked about by some netizens. You can read the article here The comments reminded...

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June 4, 2022

How to Own a House before you turn 30.

“Mum, Dad, I am tired of living with roommates. I’ve been doing that since I was a student. I am a grown-ass woman now and want to live like a career woman and not a student. Mikey and I are planning to move in together and rent a place that we can afford on our salaries.” Said our daughter who is now living and working in Vancouver, BC. Then we uttered...

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June 2, 2022

What my kids taught me 1

We can learn so much from our children. Things like love, patience, joy and so much more. One of the top things I learned from my children is Time. Or to be more specific, how to treasure the time we have together. In the beginning, we are everything to our children. We feed, clothe, love and keep them safe. As they start to speak and walk, we are their Sun, their...

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April 4, 2022

23 years of service.

Today, April 4th, 2022, our long serving helper from Indonesia, finally reached her home in Semarang. And with that, we wish her all the best in the next phase of her life. Yati came under our employment when my son was just 2 years old and my daughter 4. She became a second mother to my children especially due to the busy working schedules we had. A hardworking, polite and respectful...

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May 6, 2017

How a Trip to make my Kids passport showed me their Differences.

Once, I had a great opportunity to observe the differences in my 2 children, Liyana and Jan. Both of them had to renew their passports before heading overseas to further their studies. Our house to the immigration centre to get your passport done is about 9 KM and would usually take about 15 minutes to get there. For reasons I can’t recall, we had to do this separately. First, I go...

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