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Happiness is...

Lately I've been finding less and less solid blocks of time (and energy) to be able to sit down in front of the computer to blog.Even finding time to check and respond to emails and Facebook updates has been a challenge Though have to say that I'm getting more and more adept at typing on the teeny tiny little keypad on my phone (without resorting to throwing it against the wall whenever the autocorrect function tries to get too clever and presumptuous with me).However I still wanted a place to journal all the special moments going on in my life. So I recently started a little project to try and snap photos of everyday moments of happiness. I can't say this is a comprehensive photo journal of every single happy moment I encounter every day. Sometimes I simply forget to get out the camera. Sometimes I'm just so into the moment that I can't stop to snap a photo. Sometimes the moment is just too fleeting to be able to capture it.But whenever I can, I try to snap a phot…

Moving into a new dimension

We’ve been going through a rather uncomfortable patch lately.At our last 21-week ultrasound, some alarm bells were raised. What they found was a thicker than usual nuchal fold measurement on our baby. The nuchal fold is the tissue at the back of an unborn baby’s neck. A nuchal fold measurement above the normal range is seen as an indicator of an increased chance of the baby having a chromosomal defect – i.e. Down Syndrome.We were referred to see a specialist to verify the measurements and provide further advice if needed. The earliest appointment they could give us was not until the following week. Until then, we were left sitting in limbo, which was not a very comfortable place to be in.During that week of limbo, my mind was filled with a whirlwind of a million what-ifs. I kept most of those thoughts to myself because saying them out loud even in a whisper was too unbearable.In the midst of that whirlwind, a few thoughts bubbled to the surface…~~~Having children takes courage. It’s s…

Snippets of old Jesselton town

Phew… it’s been getting harder and harder to find some time to sit in front of the computer for some personal time. Most of the time when I’m not working and running after Nathan, I just wish I could crawl into bed and stay there until I’m ready to pop.But I would never miss my monthly date of story time with my parents.Through this little project, my dad has discovered a huge network of long lost relatives in our family tree we had never known of before. It’s definitely been a very exciting journey.I remember when we first started this project, my dad insisted that he had nothing much to write about. But since then, numerous stories and accounts have just been pouring out.One account he wrote which I really enjoyed reading was this one about making a big trip from KK to Pulutan (Menggatal) to visit his grandmother. He likened the whole journey as being just like flying from KK to KL today. I cannot imagine what the contrast would be like for my kids in the future.As I caught these li…

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