Category Archives: Family

My Mother And Her Brother

Recently, my mother has been asking about her brother. Does he stay in Australia or Guangzhou? She forgets. In Hainanese, they sound similar. I told her he is residing in Australia, in Sydney. My mother has four brothers, all older … Continue reading

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The Glow Of The Mid Autumn Lanterns

I always see September as a month when changes start for the year. It begins with the weather. It becomes decidedly colder. In tropical Singapore, it becomes cooler, with rain and more rain. In fact it has been raining almost … Continue reading

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Ah Pa Can You Hear Me?

2012 seems to be coming to an end. Earlier than I am ready for it to end. 2011 was not a good year. And this year looks like it may not end on a positive note. Which is why I … Continue reading

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The 26th of July

This date is special because it is my birthday. Over the years, when the number 26 pops up, there is a warm feeling, almost an ownership of this number, or at least an association. In life, there is much to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Next Thursday is my mother’s 88th birthday. We are having a family celebration on Sunday which is also Mother’s Day. There is much to celebrate. Last year my mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We expected the worst. I did. … Continue reading

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