It’s been 9 years since my last post. Can you believe it? What happened in these 9 years? Of course, much has happened. I can almost say that my life has turned 180 degrees around. For one, I am not working anymore and have become a Stay at Home Mum. Secondly, my family size has increased twofold since I wrote in this blog. Yes, apart from Zoey, I have Justine, Atticus and Linus added to my family. In terms of experience, I think (or at least I would like to think) that I am much wiser. Haha….
When I read back on the posts that I wrote 9 years ago, I am rather surprised at my good command of the English Language. I find it a lot harder to write these days because I have not been using the language much. Someone always said, “What you don’t use, you lose.” How true.
It is difficult to summarize 8 years of life in such a short time but I will try. Where do I begin? Maybe it’s better to start from now and then go backwards.
I just recently returned from Malaysia to visit my parents and parents-in-law. My father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and we thought it would be nice to go back and spend Chinese New Year with him. It was an auspicious occasion. We had a simple tea offering ceremony (first time) where the younger would offer tea to the elders while wishing them a good health and prosperity. In return, the elder would give red packets as a sign of good luck. Everyone was dressed in their pretty, mostly red Chinese New Year clothing. The next day, we had friends (mostly Chris’s choir friends) come over to the house for a gathering. It was a good time to catch up with everyone after not having seen each other for at least 8 years.
I still have a lot to write but I’m running out of time. I will continue again another day.