Monthly Archives: May 2018

Katik Ayam

PL is short. I’m average in height, for an Asian. No one has ever called me “Katek Ayam“. But then again, no one has ever described me as “kaki panjang” either. So average. PL however is at risk of not … Continue reading

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Name that tree

“What’s that?” “That? That’s a tree.” “I mean, what’s it called.” “I think she wants to know the name of the tree,” PL explained. “That tree? His name is Jason. That one is James. And that one is Brendon. That … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Valley Girls

PL and I were browsing at a shop when two girls, about lower secondary age, wandered into our vicinity and got excited about the goods on display. “Ohmygod! So cuuuute!” one of them went. They chattered on in high speed … Continue reading

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Like a duck to water… not!

Z likes water. But not too much. We tried her out for a swimming lesson. She responded like a cat to water. After that, we decided to get her used to water. So we brought her to the pool at … Continue reading

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There will be blood

Z has been having nosebleeds. What usually happens is that she will have nosebleeds in the middle of the night, and wake up crying. The first time this happened, I just held her as I or PL usually would if … Continue reading

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Clint Eastwood School of Acting

Z is not given to overly expressive displays. Usually. Not in public anyway. At her childcare/preschool CNY concert, her class had a performance for the parents. She was very excited and was insistent that we attend. So we did. I … Continue reading

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Travel broadens the mind – things I learned on my holiday in Tasmania, Australia

Usually, what I learn on travels are more observational – like how Japanese queue for the trains, or how Japanese smokers will brave the rain to stand in unsheltered smoking corners to get their puffs, or the range of goods … Continue reading

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