• Family,  Personal

    [Life Update] Sunday Column: My Mama is a Butterfly

    It’s Sunday again, the day when my sister and I drop by my aunt’s house to spend the day with my niece and nephews! I’ve decided to add a weekly column on my blog that is dedicated to them. This particular Sunday was more special as we were going to celebrate their grandmother’s birthday, and my aunt invited her to dinner. While my aunt was cooking, the kids and I were downstairs at the void deck playing. Haha my Gu Zhang went to buy tomato ketchup and entrusted the children to me. I was freaking out cuz I was the only real adult present! It wasn’t easy trying to control…

  • Family,  Personal

    [Life Update] Sunday Column: My Sundays are reserved for you.

    Ever since my distant cousin and his wife passed away and left 4 kids behind, I have decided that I wanted to do more than being a relative whom my nephews and nieces see once a year. So I have reserved Sunday to be family day where I spend some time with them at my gugu (aunt) house. :) Ever since their mother passed away, my gugu, who is their grand-aunt, has been hanging out with them on Sundays, hoping to be some sort of a mother figure to them. (you may read what happened here… their plight ignited a huge response from the public who helped them in many…

  • Family,  Human,  Personal,  Singapore

    [Life Update] What you have today, might be gone tomorrow.

    It’s about 2.45 am now, and I just came back from the wake. My heart has been heavy for the past few days because of a tragedy that has befallen one of my relatives from my dad’s side. His name is Ken Lim. My dad and his dad are cousins, but lived together in kampong last time so they were really close. So when it comes down the family tree, he and I are distant cousins. Just saw him during CNY when he came to sit around for awhile, without the kids this year because according to chinese customs, they are supposed to refrain from celebrating new year if they…