The tale of the red umbrella

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The title of this post sounds mysterious and romantic, but to manage your expectations, dear readers, let me start by saying that this is actually a post about genetics, upbringing and siblings. About a month or so ago, we bought a couple of umbrellas because it’s been absolutely pouring down in Hong Kong. I bought a red umbrella which surprised me when I used it for the first time – pretty little flowers appeared all over the umbrella when it got wet. I liked it so much that I thought that it’ll be a great gift for my sister, who loves the colour red. Continue reading

Liebster Award :)

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve received an award from a great travel blogger. Thanks for nominating me, Audrey! Check out her blog:

Living for Experience

What is Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

 

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Saying goodbye

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Today is a sad day because one of my closest friends is saying goodbye to one of the most important persons in her life and I’m not able to be there with her. Her dad passed away yesterday and it was a rather sudden departure. My thoughts are with her  and I know that she has lots of support from friends and family.

When I was growing up, I got to know the parents of a few of my friends. Specifically, I saw the dads of three of my close friends fairly often. This was through time spent hanging out in their homes or getting lifts home. Sadly, all three of them have left us.  Continue reading

Farewell to my childhood home

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I couldn’t post last week because I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, helping my parents move. It was also my opportunity to bid farewell to the place that was home to me for a decade and I sometimes still call it home. When I was young, we moved houses a couple of times and finally settled in a double storey terrace house when I was just under 10 years old. That’s where my parents ended up spending 26 years. Continue reading

Happy Easter!

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Hey everyone, I’ve been quiet for a couple of weeks as I’ve been slogging away at work, clocking up to 14 hour days. I’ve had the misfortune of being assigned a couple of tough projects, which coincides with my daughter’s Easter break and having to move out of our home for a couple of days because of a leak. I’m nearing the end now, as the deadline for one of the projects is next Tuesday. Hopefully I’ll get my life back after that and resume blogging.  Continue reading