Thursday, June 24, 2004

Morning In Vancouver

5:30AM Vancouver
Thank God. We arrived safely, we got our car and we got a strategic place to stay. Everyone is tired, but relieved that everything is OK. We all adjusted very well to the time change, although I found myself waking up a little too early, before 5AM. Now, it is right bright outside. Thanks to summer, we still have sun until nearly 10PM.

We don’t know where we’re going to go yet. Originally we wanted to go to Victoria, but we were too exhausted to plan it last night. DH had to monitor the Jakarta market until early in the morning.

While In Hongkong Airport

2:55 PM Hongkong
Here I am sitting in the waiting area for our flight to Vancouver. The last 3 hours on the plane to Hongkong seemed fast, I managed to watch most part of “The First 50 Dates”.

It was a hectic day yesterday, trying to pack all the things we need and in between tried to find the stuff that we need, because we didn’t know where they were. We had lunch at Chrystal Jade, again, with the children’s grandma. This time was to celebrate her forthcoming 77th birthday, if the calculation is correct at all.

A few hours was left to pack, do the laundry and finding place to stay in Montreal and Pittsburgh. That was just past midnite last night. And after such an effort to make things right, Heng forgot to bring his laptop, realizing it only upon being asked after we left the house. This is not only it, after we checked in and passed the Immigration counter, he realized that he forgot to bring his international driving license. It is only right for me to say: “OmyGod!” Couldn’t help but feeling so upset.

Totally aware that I want nothing to ruin my holiday, I pray hard. Remember that when I have not chosen my situation, I can still choose how I will respond. Please God, help us.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Bits and Pieces

I am done and over with, with The Da Vinci Code, before Sunday. It was certainly a super exciting book.

My baby turned eight today, she continues to be my baby still. We watched "Home On The Range" with Georgette and had MacDonalds for lunch. The birthday girl had a great time.

We are leaving for our holiday in two days and none of us has packed yet. Certainly, we have only tomorrow to pack, in between running errands, lunch with my mother-in-law and the children’s piano lessons.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

A Tiring & Hot Day

It was another hot day here. It is probably the sum of what accumulated these past months, or it is just the end of school year thing, I feel really exhausted. We have merely three more days of school, whatever in those days,this school year will be history soon.

It was an exhausting day for PL indeed, having her sports day today. She did well, finishing first in 50m sprint. I don't know the details of other events, too many things too little time. KA and LG had theirs yesterday and they were really tired too.

Finally, got my chance to swim this evening. I hadn't been to the water for a long time. KA& LG came along too, to play with Ava and Kaleb.

Daniel passed us his address and all contact numbers in Montreal, asking us to get a hold of them when we get there in July. Suzanne and their children are already there. Sounds just wonderful.

Can't write no more. My eyes are just too uncooperative.

Monday, June 14, 2004


I tend to look forward to my Monday, because that's the day when I feel some sense of relief. The kids go to school, the husband goes away and I am left with plenty of things to, but gratefully and happily I do them because I have nobody disturbs with anything at all. No petty fights, no lunch to prepare, no pillows in the sofa to re-arrange every 30 minutes, etc, etc..... I can almost shout: "I am freeeee....", at least for a few hours or so, until these monsters come home from school and my busy hours begin until those little eyes and little mouth close. By then, I will be equally exhausted or even more exhausted than they are.

Just four more days of school, one of which is actually only half a day because it ends at 12. This weeks is pretty much filled with sports day, year-end parties, assembly and things like that. I'm sure it's fun for the children to close the school year in a more relaxing mode.

We are a week away from KAGCH's 8th birthday and nine days away from going to Vancouver. Still quite a bit of things to be done, but we are ready with lots of things.

LKG: out. See ya!!

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Somebody, get pregnant please....

So now, as of last weekend, my children officially have 39 cousins, 19 of which my side of the family. From my other half’s side apparently there are twenty. This can’t be happening! TJ, YOU HAVE TO START REPRODUCING, WE NEED ONE MORE COUSIN to at least keep up with them, you could have TWINS if you want to. Or anybody???? Anybody?? Get pregnant please.

Here is the breakdown of female cousins and male cousins from my side, 9 girls and 10 boys, therefore, we need at least one more girl to balance it out. From ‘you know who’s side, there are 10 girls and 10 boys. Bummer………