25 February 2010

Sayonara to an Old Companion

After accompanying me in office for the last 1.5 years, my very old and slow computer finally decided to rest peacefully forever. In the morning, when I just arrived to office and decided that I should use the new LCD my office assigned to me, I tried to start up the computer as per normal. But then, it refused to on! It just hang there..... and when the IT guy came to check, he pronounced that the motherboard has reached its end of life...

So then, I had to use the new computer that I haven't got time to configure, and sadly, I also haven't got the chance to backup any data from my old pc. I plan to do it after the Purchase Request for a new keyboard&mouse for the new PC is approved. Yeah, the new PC is not actually new, it once belonged to an ex-colleague which has left the company for 2 months now. Since his computer is considered quite high-specs, I requested for his PC. Little did I know, people was already stealing the keyboard & mouse of this computer! Can you imagine!! So I had to raise a request to buy the keyboard & mouse, and there was sooo many layer for approval. But since my old one was already pronounced dead, my boss started chasing after people to approve the PR. Soooo today I can buy the keyboard & mouse!

Since I got nothing to do at office without a computer, my boss said that I can go and buy the keyboard & mouse. So off I went to Popular at Toa Payoh Central. I reached at 11am sharp, only to find there were already so many people waiting outside the gate, and I was wondering why.... Apparently, the door was stucked!! Popular is supposed to open at 11am, but today there was some kind of a electricity fault such that the gate can't be opened. After 15 mins of waiting, finally Popular employees managed to open the gate slowly, manually...

Heheee.. sooo.. now I started using my new pc.. let's hope that this one will be much faster than my previous one. The previous one was just.. can't make it! :p

Our New "Toys"

From a long long long time ago, pi had wanted to have a game console, but then it was always a "wish" until recently. When we went to Iyok's place for a gathering, we played with his Nintendo Wii and it was quite fun actually, especially for gatherings.

After that, the thought of having a game console was much stronger. And it was only between Nintendo Wii and PS3. Since PS3 price was much more expensive, and there were only little games launched for PS3 so far, we decided to go for Nintendo Wii. And..... at the same time, a friend of mine happen to think of selling her Wii!

[caption id="attachment_1052" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Nintendo-Wii"]Nintendo-Wii[/caption]

So in the end we bought the Nintendo Wii over from my friend, and ever since then, pi was playing it everyday. OK, we got it only 5 days ago, so it's not that bad. Haahahaa...

We tried the Wii Sports (pi's mum also playing the Bowling game, btw. And she defeated pi & me!). I love the bowling and tennis game. After that, pi started playing Wolverine. I've asked my brother in law to help us get some pirated games at Jakarta, and he did! At Rp 10.000,- per piece only. Wowwww... less than $2!! Jakarta is really the best place for getting pirated things.. Hahaa!

24 February 2010

Ain't I Handsome?

Vio loves to look at the mirror, sometimes with funny faces, or just admiring the cuteness of the baby reflected in the mirror.. yeah yeah call him vain.. I wonder where does he get the vain-ness from? Surely not from me? *wink wink*

[caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Combing my hair"]Combing my hair[/caption]

And everytime he sees a comb, he'll pick it up, and ... comb his hair.. hahahaa.. such a smartie! Can you see that he's combing his hair in the pic? Yeah the thing that he was holding on to with his left hand was comb.. kekekeee..

23 February 2010

{ I Heart Swim }

On Saturday afternoon, June invited us to her new condo for Integro gatherings. Hmmm.. actually to be exact, it should be... ex-Integro gatherings.. as the only Integro-ians left was Yeniffer.. LOL.. June's place was niceeeeee... and her parents in law also prepared looooots of yummy food (the famous yummy dumpling included).. thank you so muchie Juneee.. *muacksss*

Vio was shy shy at first when he see June's place. But after some time, he started chasing after Niu-niu's balls all over the living room. They were all amazed by Vio's "ability" to pick-up balls with 1 hand, and throw it with full power.. And the ball was very bouncy, it almost landed on food on the table few times. Well, the bounci-ness makes Vio even more excited throwing it around!

After having early dinner, we went to... the swimming pool! It's Vio's second swimming session.. ekekekee.. There are many types of swimming pool there. We first went to the 50cm height pool. where the height is just nice for Vio, but then we need to squat to bring him around. Once he saw the pool, he can't wait to go in liao, even when mommy and daddy not finished changing yet. And once going in, he started screaming excitedly... Maybe the water was quite cold, but he's all excited.

[caption id="attachment_1042" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Take me out of the float!"]Take me out of the float![/caption]

Vio also borrowed Niu-niu's float and ball for the pool. But same as last time, Vio didn't like to sit in the float, he kept crying :( So finally didn't use the float for him.

[caption id="attachment_1043" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Swim swim swim"]Swim swim swim[/caption]

And while Vio enjoying the water, Niu-niu was watching from the sides... Maybe she also wanted to swim....

[caption id="attachment_1044" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Niu-niu and mommy June"]Niu-niu and mommy June[/caption]

Ooohh see how chubby Niu-niu is! If only Vio can be half as chubby... And according to the mummy, Niu-niu will eat whatever food they give her. When she saw anything at all, the first thing on her mind is... to eat it! Hahahaa... Very different with Vio.. For him, anything will be shake shake shake then throw around...

Ahh.. have I told you that during the weekend, Vio also loves to make funny faces? It's so cuteeeee.. with the mouth imitating duck's beak.. HAHAHA... and he loves to stare at the mirror with his funny mouth then laugh at himself... -_-

[caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Look at my mouth!"]Look at my mouth![/caption]

Hm.. I wonder where did he learn it from...

When we felt that we have had enough of the pool, I brought Vio to the changing room to shower him and have him changed. And guess what? ........................... There was NO WATER! OK there was a bit.. Dripping a bit by a bit from the shower head.. so I need to cup the water with my hand first, then pour to Vio, then cup the water again, then pour again. Wah.. what an experience... I hope there was enough water to wash out the soap from his body.. hehehee...

Overall, Vio was very happy with the visit to auntie June's house (because of the bouncy ball and the pool of course) heheheee..

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Splash!"]Splash![/caption]

Walking... Finally!!

Yayyy... The moment that we've been waiting for a long time is finally here! Vio can muster the courage to walk by himself well now.

It started on Thursday, when he just suddenly walked all by himself (without anyone tell him to) to another room. But that time, he still prefer someone to hold his hand while walking. By Saturday (20 Feb 2010) he can confidently get up from sitting position and walk by himself, quite stable. So just consider him to be able to walk at 13.5 months. kekekekee..

[caption id="attachment_1037" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Walking around the house"]Walking around the house[/caption]

It's kinda cute to see him walk.. Feel sooo unusual to see our baby can finally get up on his own feet.. Will be a matter of days before he start running around, hor? Well, he tried it already, actually. When we wanna brought him out, he walked to the lift in front of us. And I guess he was happy to be the first one to walk in front, and his walking pace was faster and faster, until it was too fast for his legs that he fall down, his cheek was touching the ground). And yes, of course he cried loudly! Haha..

And while walking, his fav toys is still... yeah yeah you guess right.. what else but BALLS! I wonder whether he really want to be a professional football player when he grows up.. hahahaaa.. he can now start kicking the balls (while walking by himself). And of course he can throw (and go after, then pick up) the ball like an adult do. And also walk around while holding onto the ball. Quite amazing hor? Well, he practised with balls days and nights, every single day.

And if the ball he throw happen to go under something (table, bed, chairs) and he can't pick it up, he'll do this..

[caption id="attachment_1038" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Where's my ball?"]Where's my ball?[/caption]

Kekekeke.. he's such a unique boy.. And not to mention that he can remember where the ball is... if let's say the ball is stuck under the bed (and nobody but him knows about it), the next time he goes to the room with us, he'll do just that movement to let us know that the ball is under the bed (and so, we need to get the ball for him).. kekekee..

22 February 2010

Afternoon Walk at Jurong Lake Park

As mentioned in this post, on the CNY eve we went to Jurong Lake park for an afternoon walk (and play). And Allie brought a DSLR (which was her colleague's one, btw), so A'a was more than happy to shoot at almost anything. And the photos came out nicer than the real thing. That's the magic of photography, isn't it? ;)

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Standing by the lake"]Standing by the lake[/caption]

Vio, as usual, was happy to go out. No matter where we go, he'll be excited to go out, especially when he just came out of the house.

Now guess who's in the silhouette heree.. (if you can see, that is..)

[caption id="attachment_1033" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Silhouette"]Silhouette[/caption]

A'a and Allie was quite surprised to see the big playground there. I think the playground there is considered to be quite nice, and adults can play too. They tried the swings, slides, and dunno what else! Haha.. And here's my first photo with pi riding this (dunno what you call) thing together.. hahaaa..

[caption id="attachment_1034" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Playing Together"]Playing Together[/caption]

18 February 2010

Savio's First Swim

Savio finally had his first swimming experience on 15 Feb 2010! Kekekee.. I've wanted to bring him swimming months before, but sadly we're not staying at a condo (with pool), and pi was skeptical about bringing him to a public pool.

Finally we got a chance to bring him swimming at babies gathering in Alviss' condo! Only Alviss, Celestine, and Savio attended the babies gathering. The others can't make it that day or is not in SG.

[caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="I'm Ready to Swim!"]I'm Ready to Swim![/caption]

Phew, luckily the cute swimming suit is still big enough for him. It pays to be kiasu hor? Haha! If few months back I bought the real size for Vio, this swimming suit won't be able to fit him now liao :) It's a very cute ladybug design swimming suit, btw, with a cute cap (of ladybug's eyes, nose and... hmm.. what do u call the "ears" of ladybug? I suddenly forgot.. definitely not ears.. or horns.. hmm.. nvm, hope you know what I meant.. Hahaaa)

First going down to the pool, Vio was quite scared. It's a new thing for him. But after few minutes, he was soooo happy he kept screaming loudly and splash splash the water..

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Swimming with Alviss"]Swimming with Alviss[/caption]

It was Celestine's first swim too. But she was quite scared with the water she kept crying. Maybe she's still too young.. Next time will be better ^^

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Happy in the Pool"]Happy in the Pool[/caption]

Vio also tried to sit in Alviss' float, but he didn't like it. He prefers to play in the pool directly.

Oooooohh.. hope that Vio can swim again at Niu-niu's place this Saturday!!

Little Chinese Boy

This little chinese boy here wanna wish you.... GONG XI FA CAI!!!

[caption id="attachment_1021" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Gong Xi Gong Xi"]Gong Xi Gong Xi[/caption]

OK I know it looks more like a silhouette, but sadly, it really is the best shot of Vio doing Gong Xi Gong Xi.. after that, he refused to do it again in front of the camera :( So will just need to be satisfied with this one.. :)

Yeah I bought a CNY costume for Vio! Actually the size is more for 3-4 years old boy... But this kiasu mommy here hoping that next year he can wear the same costume again! Kekekeke..

This year we're not supposed to really celebrate Chinese New Year (as it's still in the mourning period). For the reunion dinner, we invited Allie and A'a for dinner (I was cooking, btw! That's a really rare thing! Haha!) The menu was only baked rice.. Luckily, the taste was ok. Kekekekee.. Hmm not fantastic but edible.. LOL.. On the same night, we also went to Jurong Lake park to play, but the detail story would be in another post!

[caption id="attachment_1022" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Ohh.. Ahh.."]Ohh.. Ahh..[/caption]

Unlike last year (where he was asleep during our CNY photo session), this year Vio was wide awake, and excited to "open" his angbao.. And by opening, I mean opening it his way, i.e. tearing it apart. Phew, luckily I managed to save the content from being ripped apart too!

I love his expression while saying "Ooooo".. It's like he reaaaaaaallly mean to say "OoooOooo.."  And his favorite phrase now is "Pa Po".. initially we thought he wanna say the song "Hao Bao Bao" where "Pa Po" = "Bao Bao". But only recently we found out that "Pa Po" = "Pa Lo Po".. which is another song in the same DVD as "Hao Bao Bao" that he loves so much.  And when he's saying "Pa Po", his mouth shape while saying "Po" is just like what's captured in the photo above. Soooo cuteeee..

[caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Stylo Baby"]Stylo Baby[/caption]

Hahahahaa!! I always want to take photo of Vio with sunglasses. And it's really very cuteeeee.. Of course he didn't let us put the sunglasses for long. It's only few seconds each time. But that's enuff to capture this moment! Don't he look like a skinny and a bit more hair-y version of Bo Bo Ho? Haha..

And as usual, Vio will try to snatch the camera away from me to feed his curiosity.

[caption id="attachment_1024" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Give me!!"]Give me!![/caption]

12 February 2010

The Little Child in Us

No matter how old we are, there will always be a little child in each of us. Our parents included.

About 2 weeks ago, when my parents were still in SG, one morning we went to Jurong Lake park, to bring Vio play in the park. Well, who knows in the end everybody played!

At first my parents didn't want to ride on the swing. But after much thought, they decided to give it a try. It must've been ages since they last ride on a swing.

[caption id="attachment_1014" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Swing swing swing"]Swing swing swing[/caption]

.... and also this..

[caption id="attachment_1015" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="So fun!"]So fun![/caption]

And you know what? Apparently there were no slides during our parent's childhood time. According to my MIL, there were only swing. Since slides was so common during my childhood time, I thought it's been there since the generation before..

So all of us tried the slides (including Vio, with me carrying him while sliding down). It was fun!! But dunno why, some got their butt stucked in the slides. Well, not stucked actually, but it's just not going down by itself smoothly. So they need to ngesot with their feet.. Hmm..

[caption id="attachment_1016" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption=""Stucked" in the slide"]"Stucked" in the slide[/caption]

Overall, everyone was having fun. Including Vio! Next time going there, I think I'll let him ride the long slide again (on my lap of course!)

[caption id="attachment_1018" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Happy Baby"]Happy Baby[/caption]

Hello.. ? Helloooo?

Ah ah.. Savio is getting smaaaaarter at imitating adults... For a few weeks now, when he see a phone or handphone (and last time even remote control!), he'll press it to his ear, pretending to call.. hahahah!

[caption id="attachment_1010" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Hellooo.."]Hellooo..[/caption]

And he can use remote to on the fan, the aircon, and the tv! (but he doesn't know how to aim yet.. He just press the remote towards the thing he wants to on, sometimes successful, sometimes not)  Tsk tsk tsk.. kids nowadays are just so tech-savvy! Kekkekeeee..

Oh.. same thing if he see a comb.. He'll put the comb on his hair, looking at the mirror, and trying to comb his hair while smiling.. Wahahhahaaa.. what a cute scene..

09 February 2010

Farewell to Little Neighbors

One by one, my MIL's friends who often go down to the playground with their grandchildren/children every morning/afternoon, starts to go back China for good. This time, it's Chen2 & Han2's turn to go back China for good. Compared to other children's name, their name is the one most often mentioned by my MIL.

Well, mostly mentioned because he seems to have a looooooot of toys that Vio also want to have, such as bicycle, balls, little tikes ride-on car that the child can sit inside and drive, etc. Everytime he brought something to the playground, my MIL would mention to me that Vio wants to play it too.

Since they're going back China, they were giving away the toys and stuff. Sadly.... when they start giving away the bicycle etc (that Vio loves, btw), my MIL wasn't going to the playground, because of my FIL passed away around that time. So... we missed the good stuff..

But, we're still getting the A-B-C mat, small balls for mandi bola, and small chair for Vio.

[caption id="attachment_1007" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Little Boss on Little Chair"]Little Boss on Little Chair[/caption]

I hope my MIL (and Vio) can find more new friends in the playground!

08 February 2010

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is Asia's first children garden, .. and I've never even heard of it until last Friday! LOL.. Dena mentioned it while we were having lunch together. I was quite excited to hear about it, and we decided to go together on Sunday afternoon, about 4:30pm.

.. but it was drizzling on Sunday afternoon. Thank God the rain finally stops, and we finally reach the garden (which entrance happen to be inside NUS Bukit Timah) about 5:30pm, and.. Vio was asleep!

When he finally wake up, he was still shy shy to see few new faces. And he just loves to use his "Koala" style, where he securely tied his legs to my waist, so to prevent me from putting him down. Tsk tsk tsk.. so small and yet so smart!

Oh well, after sometime, finally he wants to walk walk around to see the garden.

[caption id="attachment_1002" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Walk with Daddy"]Walk with Daddy[/caption]

The garden was not bad.. there was a mini waterfall, that Vio was quite amazed of. The maze wasn't that fantastic, actually. The treetop (with the slides) was quite interesting, but I didn't take it, coz Vio was just awake when we go thru that area. There was many plants in the garden, and also sand play. And the part that Vio loves the most is.. the water play!

[caption id="attachment_1003" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Water Play"]Water Play[/caption]

He was soooooo excited to see the water fountain, and he laughed so happily while playing it. Hmm.. we didn't really prepare for it, as we don't bring any towel, or his swim suit. So, he played only with his diapers on, and.. not long after, he started to shiver.. yeah the water was cold! And it was windy too. So we stop him from playing after that. Well, of course he disagree! He still want to play the water fountain.. But of course we didn't let him to play again. Next time when we bring his swim suit, he might be able to play longer ^^

After that, we wanted to go for dinner. But apparently, the foodcourt was at the other side of Botanical Garden (which was apparently really very far away). Somemore halfway thru, Vio refused to sit in his stroller again, so we must carry him :(  We were so envious to see Iggy sitting happily still on his stroller.

Oh oh.. finally after a looooooooooooong walk, we reached the hawker. Luckily some food stalls are still opened! After having our dinner, we went home....

---- THE END ----

05 February 2010


This morning, when we're all working (or pretending to work), the fire alarm rings "Krrrrriiiiiiingggggg!!" loudly. And everybody was....... sitting calmly in their own chair, still continuing with the work (and for my case, still continuing my chatting session.. LOL)

After sometime, some people start to stand up and look around, still doing it calmly. Asking to one another: "Is there any fire drill today?" And apparently there really is a fire drill today! So... we went down the emergency exit stairs slowly, chattering happily.

Honestly, I think if the fire alarm rings for the real thing, we'd all trapped inside the fire.

Well, mainly because we don't take it seriously. Hmm.. with so many fire drills happening throughout the year, and sometimes without letting us know about it in advance, even if the fire alarm rings during a real fire, we'd all think it's "just another fire drill"

03 February 2010

Graduating from Daddy's and Mommy's Bed

After 13 months of having our bed hi-jacked, pi & I finally decided that it's time for Vio to graduate from our bed, and move to Nai2's bed. Partly also because Nai2 wants someone to accompany her sleep.

Don't get mistaken by Vio's size! Though he's slim and the smallest compared to pi & me, he took the biggest space in the bed, and leave mommy and daddy very little space to sleep, barely able find a spot to sleep on the bed. That's because he loves to toss and turn and toss and turn, which will end his foot on either my tummy or pi's tummy. And also, he has 2 favorite sleeping style:

  1. sideways, with his hands and legs stretched out in front, hence taking much space

  2. face up, with his hands and legs also stretched out to the side, hence taking much space too

[caption id="attachment_996" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Style 1: Sideways"]Style 1: Sideways[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_997" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Style 2: Face Up"]Style 2: Face Up[/caption]

Anyway, 2 nights ago we tried for the first time to make him sleep at Nai2's room, but no success. He was crying, coz the night light was toooooo dark that he feels afraid, and if the big light is on, he can't sleep either. So for last night, pi moved the side lamp in our living room to Nai's room to be the night light. And... voila!! Vio can finally sleep at his new room!

Well, of course when he first woke up and find me not to be there, he kept crying until he sees me, then he fall asleep again (which is always the case normally. Even if the daddy/nai2 try to make him fall asleep again, he will keep crying and looking for mommy.. hehehe..) But subsequently for last night, he can fall asleep again as long as someone is there beside him.

And last night, going to bed without seeing Vio taking over the whole bed, pi & I missed him a lot. Is it the parents that feels the separation anxiety more than the baby?? LOL.. We're used to see his face and shower him with hundreds of kisses each night before we go to bed, and last night we can't kiss him already. Somehow it feels like something's missing. But maybe it's better to "graduate" him now, before he's getting even more attached and more difficult for us to move him to sleep in another room.

But anyway.. that also means that I can use my bolster again.. oh my bolster, I miss you so much! When Vio's sleeping with us, I can't hug my bolster because there's no enough space for it.. haha..

01 February 2010

In Memoriam - Hie Sem Bun

My father in law has passed away last Monday, 25 Jan 2010, about 9:30pm. On his last 2 days, both his foot were swollen, and his breathing is deep and with sound. Worried about him, we wanted to call a doctor to check on him, since he can't go to the doctor's place. But the doctor can't come that night. Suddenly he said something like he wanted to pee, then after finish he wanted to lie down, and suddenly he's "sleeping". Pi was holding his hands and calling out to him, but there was no response.

After few minutes, we called an ambulance, which I thought will come in like.. 3-5 minutes time ( just like taxi does!) but apparently they take 10-15 minutes. The next thing happened just like in a movie. They tried to do CPR for him for quite long (about 15 mins), but to no avail. They informed us that there was no pulse already, but they brought him to NUH Emergency, with pi and my MIL accompanying him. At NUH, they were waiting for a loooooong time before finally the doctor announce that my FIL had passed away. After that was a loong series of questions from the police, the body was sent to SGH to check cause of the death, etc. Pi went home at about 1 am that night, and must go again early in the morning to see the police for another long series of waiting and processes.

Luckily my MIL was full of preparation already. She has booked the funeral service (which she get to know from the mama-shop shopkeeper, and she has also prepared the white clothes, and clothes for my FIL to wear when he passed away. So the person came and talk about all the things needed.

The body reached our HDB void deck on Tuesday afternoon, about 2 pm. The void was already setup for funeral (yellow color), with tables and chairs, and many food for praying, and also many many paper money and paper things to be burned. There were a ceremony that I don't really understand, but just need to do whatever the person ask us to do. Kneel down, pray pray pray, pretend to wash, give him food, etc. Not long after, the body was placed inside the coffin, and it was sealed.

By right the body should be cremated on Wed morning, but we didn't manage to get queue number. Apparently it was a "hot" date! So we get it only on Thurs morning, and that means we have a 2 days 2 night wake.

Some of pi's relatives come to pay him last visit, and my parents came too. Other than that, not many people coming, mainly also because pi's not informing his friends about it.

On the first night, luckily there were someone who volunteered to keep wake the whole night for us. But for 2nd night, he can't help, so we have to take turns. Pi & I was awake until about 3:30 am. By right it should be until 4 - 5 am, but apparently Vio was crying, looking for me. He didn't want to sleep even when Nai2 & Kuku2 try to make him sleep again. So we went up to sleep and my MIL, SIL, and my maid goes down to the wake.

The next morning, we went to Mandai, where the crematorium service was. Unexpectedly, the place was really nice! It looks more like hotel, rather than crematorium.. We watched as the coffin was sent to the "oven", after that went back home to rest. After few hours, we went back there again, this time is to collect the ash. From there, we went directly to Changi, taking a small boat to throw the ash to the sea. Afterall, it was what my FIL wanted.

It was Vio's first time taking a boat, actually. And we thought that he'll be excited. But apparently, he fell asleep in the taxi, all the way through the boat ride. Just after we went down from the boat, he wake up! Aiyoh.... so he can't "enjoy" his first boat ride.. hehehee..

Here's the last photo of my FIL, taken with my MIL on their 33th Wedding Anniversary last January. I haven't got the chance to show it to them yet, I wanted to frame it first so they can display it in their room. But now he can't see it already :(

33 Years

When I first met him, he was already down with Parkinsons disease. He had it for the last 10+ years, and the condition was getting worse and worse. The surprising thing was, the condition getting much worse very quickly ever since he moved to SG (we initially thought his condition will improve here, with the good environment and all). But it's just the nature of the disease, can't be cured and can only get worse each day.

I don't normally talk much with him, partly also because sometimes I don't really catch what he's trying to say, so other people need to repeat again what he wanted to say. But from what I know, these are some points about him:

  • Love massages, and must be really hard before he can feel it

  • A friendly guy who loves to laugh

  • Cares a lot about how he looks. If he wants to step out of the house (even just walking pass the front door), must make sure he has comb his hair nicely

  • Shave daily (since he cares a lot about how he looks)

  • Only wants to eat the food that he has eaten during his childhood time. That means he won't take pizza, pasta, etc.

  • Loves egg tarts and spinach

  • Very much believe the old-tales kind of thing, which sometimes kind-of ridiculous like: babies cannot go near trees as trees have spirits, babies clothes cannot be hang overnight: dry or not dry, must put inside the room.