Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

It’s never easy to say goodbye

 
It’s a bit odd coming back to a quiet house after I enjoyed three weeks of pleasant chaos. Mum, my sister Erly and Irene, my niece flew out of Adelaide …


Monday, March 25th, 2013

The curse of expectations

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have my mum, my eldest sister and my niece staying with me until early April. It’s been great having them …


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

‘Twas the night before Mum’s visit …

It’s another hot night in Adelaide – hopefully tonight is the last one of the season before we have a slow descent towards Autumn and Winter.  It’s still around 28C …


Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Four dollars, thirty-one cents

 
Having been a Christian for so many years, I know all the teaching about faith and how God provides at the right time – and yet, as I get older …


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Papa and Mama

 
If Papa were still alive, today would’ve been their 53rd wedding anniversary … They got married on 18 January 1959 in Bandung, Indonesia. Today is Mama’s first Wedding Anniversary after …


Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The extra ingredient

 
My trips to Indonesia have always been more like a social visit rather than a true holiday, with a lot of eating and devouring the cuisines and delicacies that I …


Monday, July 27th, 2009

Happy birthday, Mama

It’s my mum’s 69th birthday today and I want to wish her all my love, best wishes and prayers from far away in Adelaide. She has gone through a lot, …


Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Proof of Love

 
Spending time with my family reminds me of a memento tucked away underneath the pile of trousers in my wardrobe. In 2002, while still working in Singapore, I organised a …


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Labour of Love

It’s my labour of love to do the clip for my parents’ Golden Wedding Anniversary on 18 January 2009. I have nearly completed the opening sequence and I’m overcome by …


Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mama

It’s my mum’s birthday today – I gave her a call today all the way from Kongsberg. It’s evening in Bandung already and she mentioned that my siblings had returned …