The Last Time

Whenever I see TaeRi, I cannot disregard her unusual birth. Holding her tiny hands in mine is an incredible almost sacred experience. No, she will not be idolised but she will be loved! 😀 As I was composing my congratulatory note to accompany the flowers which I’ve ordered from Floral Garage Singapore for Ryan, Valerie … Continue reading

Nothing Beats How My Korean Drama Princess Enters The World!

There’s nothing more dramatic if not traumatic on the arrival of our little princess TaeRi about the way she enters the world! Valerie said that the pavement onto which she had given birth was like a homicide scene! In retrospect, it could actually be quite daunting if one were to stumble on it when the … Continue reading

Surprise! I’m TaeRi 태리 :)

But… But… There was no appointment. Can you believe it? The stork delivered without making prior arrangement! This has never happened to anyone in my family (extended inclusive) even though Vanessa, my younger daughter, was nearly born before arrival nearly 3 decades ago. In Australia, around four to five in 1,000 births are recorded as … Continue reading

The First Man I Love Turned 80!

The Chinese have many traditions and one of them is the celebration of longevity when elderly grand/parents reach the ages of 70, 80 or 90. You’ve probably seen porcelain statues of the Fu Lu Shou, personified deities (always sold in a set as the 3 Immortals), in departmental stores or Chinese emporiums. 福禄寿 (Fu Lu … Continue reading

Flaming Waterfall @ Sam Place Bar & Restaurant

What can we give a dear friend who tends the bar for a birthday drink? Why… a Flaming Waterfall, of course! I was wondering… Why does a luminous flame appear yellow and a non-luminous flame appear blue? The frequency or wavelength of light released by atoms or molecules depend on the energy being released by … Continue reading