Happy Birthday Vanessa!

Dear Vanessa,

You are a special child!  Someone who changes my life just by being a part of mine.

Ruins of St. Paul, Macau. You must be wondering what has the Ruins of St. Paul in Macau to do with Vanessa's birthday.

Ruins of St. Paul, Macau.
You must be wondering what has the Ruins of St. Paul in Macau to do with Vanessa’s birthday.

Now do you know why?<br />I was pregnant with Vanessa.<br />That's Valerie. She was 2 years old then.

Now do you know why?
I was pregnant with Vanessa.
That’s Valerie. She was 2 years old then.

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Valerie waiting outside the delivery theatre at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, 1991. It took 20 minutes from the onset of contraction to birth. I remember Valerie comforting me in the car on the way to the hospital. Valerie's my little angel then and now :D

Valerie waiting outside the delivery theatre at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, 1991.
It took 20 minutes from the onset of contraction to birth.
I remember Valerie comforting me in the car on the way to the hospital.
Valerie’s my little angel then and now 😀

At 2am plus in the morning, an impatient baby was born. Vanessa was supposedly due on the 12th December 1991.

At 2am plus in the morning, an impatient baby was born on 6th December 1991.
Vanessa was supposedly due on the 12th December 1991.

There was so much orangey red "scratches" on her cheeks, she was nicknamed the tomato baby.

There was so much orangey red “scratches” on her cheeks, she was nicknamed the Tomato Baby.

Back from the hospital after 3 days (in our old home at Shelford Road).

Back from the hospital after 3 days (in our old home at Shelford Road).

Valerie has always enjoyed her little sister. We had a little doll stroller which she would push Vanessa around.

Valerie has always enjoyed her little sister.
We had a little doll stroller which she would push Vanessa around.

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I am lucky to have two daughters who adores each other. Till today, they do everything together.

I am lucky to have two daughters who adores each other.
Till today, they do everything together.

This little rascal had a tongue piercing behind my back.<br />I was wondering what the hell she was mumbling one day before the shocking truth came out.<br />I asked her why she was murmuring, "Cat's got your tongue?"<br />Well, the joke's on me.<br />She took it off when the dentist told her the consequences of poor oral hygiene leading to rotten tongue in one of his teenage female patient. The girl had part of her tongue cut off.<br />No, I didn't bribe him.

This little rascal had a tongue piercing behind my back.
I was wondering what the hell she was mumbling one day before the shocking truth came out.
I asked her why she was murmuring, “Cat’s got your tongue?”
Well, the joke’s on me.
She took it off when the dentist told her the consequences of poor oral hygiene leading to rotten tongue in one of his teenage female patient. The girl had part of her tongue cut off.
No, I didn’t bribe him.

This girl has grown into a woman. And although I am no longer the centre of her universe, I will continue to be her pillar of strength!

This girl has grown into a woman.
And although I am no longer the centre of her universe, I will continue to be her pillar of strength!

Van Bday Pressie

Sigma Art 35mm

Sigma Art 35mm
She loved it and took some wonderful photos with it on her birthday celebration at Level 33, a restaurant with stunning view.

Sigma Art Lens 35mm f1.4 and Buffalo Card Reader.<br />Vanessa got me a new card reader as mine went bonkers before I left for Macau.

Sigma Art Lens 35mm f1.4 and Buffalo Card Reader.
Vanessa got me a new card reader as mine went bonkers before I left for Macau.

A gift from Valerie and Ryan.

A gift from Valerie and Ryan.

Vanessa seemed to love coffee from the age of 2 when I first gave her a teaspoon of my beverage but she took to coffee only when she was studying in Australia. This gift from Ryan and Valerie came with a milk "frother" which Vanessa adores!

Vanessa seemed to love coffee from the age of 2 when I first gave her a teaspoon of my beverage but she took to coffee only when she was studying in Australia.
This gift from Ryan and Valerie came with a milk “frother” which Vanessa adores!

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The foxy red charred egg tart here substitute cake and eggs (red eggs - which are the customs in a traditional Chinese birthday). Since the children were out celebrating, these tarts will suffice for now. Besides, Vanessa has already had her cake and ate it too last Saturday at Level 33.

The foxy red charred egg tart here substitute cake and eggs (red eggs – which are the customs in a traditional Chinese birthday).
Since the children were out celebrating, these tarts will suffice for now.
Besides, Vanessa has already had her cake and ate it too last Saturday at Level 33.

I Am So Glad I Got You.

Happy birthday Vanessa!

I love you 😀

Click here to see Vanessa’s work.

Comments
9 Responses to “Happy Birthday Vanessa!”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Happy birthday to your daughter Vanessa. You are obviously very proud of her, but I’m sure she is cringing that you put up some “baby photos”. 🙂 Hope you all had a great day in celebration.

    • Sam Han says:

      That’s why I’m not tagging her. She won’t even let me see the photos from Level 33 until she had them edited. Lol… 😀 She doesn’t know about this 😉 My blogging is also meant for my future grandchildren. My children complain I have a knack of pulling out the most hideous pictures of them when posting, ahahaha…

      Thanks for the birthday greeting, Draco! Have a wonderful weekend ahead 😀

  2. renxkyoko says:

    Awwww ! ! Sweet, sweet Mom ! Vanessa is so lucky ,as well, to have you as her Mom !

  3. Laura Lynn says:

    Oh my you have such beautiful daughters! And Vanessa looks just LIKE you. You look like twins!
    I hope you all have a very happy day and my best wishes to Vanessa. She is a very lovely woman and she’s very lucky to have you as her ‘pillar of strength’!

  4. BeWithUs says:

    Best wishes to your angel! Cheers~ 😀

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