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Passing of friends

We lost Uncle Shek Kin on 2nd January. We had a hard time searching for him, and he was long gone when he was finally found. I’m just glad that he’d met a lot of friends prior to his demise and didn’t even realize he’s gone. I still remember the way he’d always smile and come squeeze my shoulders when I meet him. It was a painless Β departure for him and for this I’m very glad.

Today, we lost Uncle Kwai. I was the first one to find out he was hospitalised and rushed over with Uncle Foo last night. I never expected to find him in such serious condition. I never expected to find him brain dead. I feel so helpless watching him sleep there, I just wanted him to wake up. This is not the first time I’ve been sleepless over a friend in hospital, but this is the first time I’ve ever lit incense and prayed to Kuan Yin for somebody to get well. I’ve never seen my dad cry before this morning. I’d never imagined the day will come when I’d cry while having breakfast. I never thought that I’ll one day be that guy crying in the office kitchen.

All I can think of is just the times he’ll come around my house and hang around, squat beside and have a smoke while we’re working on cars and bikes. When he’ll come for drinks and help out around the house. When he’ll just pass by our house just to make sure everything is ok. He was there to help us move house. He was there to help us paint the house. He was there to help us erect the porch. He was there helping make everything fall into place during my wedding preparation. He’s always been there with us. All the hard work, all the celebrations, all the sunny days, all the rainy days, Uncle Kwai will always be around to help us. He rarely eats and just enjoys drinking beer and chatting away in the garden. I still remember the nights when he’d be to drunk to go home and has to spend the night at our home.

Just last weekend he was around helping us dig holes and fence the house, we were putting the finishing touches but he didn’t turn up. He didn’t turn up at Fatt gor gor’s party either. We didn’t realize he was waiting for us to find him. I’ve was hoping so badly that he’d just wake up and recover just so that he can come along and drink in the garden again. But it was not to be. I’m sorry we weren’t there when you needed us. I’m sorry I didn’t find you earlier so that I can inform your mother and siblings earlier. I’m sorry you have to go this way. If there’s one thing I could say to you, I’m just hoping you’ll know that you’re part of our family, always has been, always will be. Thank you for everything Uncle Kwai, we’ll miss you.

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Wennice’s Registration of Marriage 090909

Wennice saw my blog and commented it’s all words and no pics lately, so here’s some πŸ˜€
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40+ couples! It’s my first time seeing so many couples tying the knot together!

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Wennice & Wai with their parents!

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The couple! Congratulations again!

Wee! Another set of birthday pics, how nice~~! Ivan’s bday!

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I’ll start the post with a pic of me bullying Bou, he asked for it though πŸ˜€

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This is the birthday boy with his birthday cake! Darren paid like 106 for this, slurrrpp!

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This is the birthday boy’s sister cutting the cake, as usual πŸ˜€

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This is the birthday boy with his sister cum professional cake cutter!

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This picture is an example of how serious you should be when sampling your Starbucks beverage, see, Theng is so serious! Must learn!

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This is the contrast between large and small eyes.

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This is.. the rest of the pics, too lazy to type πŸ˜€

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Ugly Monster eating Mamee Monster ^^v

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Some pics from my birthday

Just remembered that I haven’t really updated my blog lately, so here’s some overdue stuff πŸ˜€ Not everybody’s in the pics because we’re all busy playing round, super night though πŸ™‚
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Trisha’s pups!

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My fave pic of the night!

Friday BBQ

Was a last minute thing, Mom & Dad couldn’t buy enough food so they kept company little. Was pretty swell though, also had some fun taking pics for my cousin and bugging the kids at play πŸ™‚ Photobucket
Not a bad way to spend a Friday night πŸ™‚

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Haha, it was fun!

I took a day off work today to witness Wennice’s marriage registration with 40+ other couples at Chin Woo Hall, managed to con Bou and Jessie to go along! I’m kinda glad I conned them into coming because that meant I got a ride to the hall and need not hunt for parking! Met Wennice’s boyfriend, Wai, husband as of now, for the first time after hearing of him for years, nice dude just as I’d always thought he is! The whole marriage event thingy was funny; I saw couples come in elaborate garbs, in normal wedding attire, some a bit more casual like they were dressed for dinner at a nice place, and the most normal looking couple in their everyday clothes, they could have just came from work after lunch for all I know! Pretty interesting, it’s my first time attending such an event, but I managed to fall asleep twice while the couples were signing the papers nonetheless πŸ˜€

After the ceremony ended at about 3pm, me, Yen, Ivan, & Bou returned to the office for the party, too bad Jessie didn’t apply for leave and join us! Fanny’s already arrived when Bou and me got back to the office after buying soft drinks, as well as lots of other people! The afternoon was super, so many friends and relatives gathered, good food, drinks, it’s a happy afternoon!

Come evening, I rushed home with Sis to take a bath, sent her back to the office, and off I went to dinner with Ivan & Wennice’s family at SLHF! Bou arrived with Yen and Jessie a bit later!

When dinner was done it’s off to yumcha at Old Town in Gunung Rapat, did some sightseeing around the neighbourhood too before that because Ivan and I couldn’t agree on the location of Ye Huai’s home; in the end it turned out I was right!!

This afternoon, I was a bit worried about breaking out two friend’s little secret. I mean, he’s always been frank with me, but it totally caught me off guard when he lied twice to me, it just sort of occurred to me that it’s really not typical of him to be this way at all. The other one is just always bashful but unsuspectingly truthful to me. I felt a bit bad exposing and making fun of them the whole day (ok la, for the most part I was enjoying it, he’s had it coming a long time k). Tonight though, they are so much more themselves again after the secret’s out, probably immune already after being made the butt of jokes for the whole day. Secret’s out, ain’t no need to hide anymore right? I’m sorry I’m kepoh, but don’t your hearts feel lighter with nothing to hide? I’m happy for them, let’s see how this goes πŸ˜€

Haha yea, sooo, this supposedly hollowly meaningful date has been a memorable one for me, good times!

Thank you

.. to the girl at the clothing store who remembered me and let me change the unsuitable pair of jeans I’d bought on a whim with a nicer pair, even when I couldn’t produce the receipt!

.. to my family and everybody in the past 2 weeks for everything related to my birthday!

.. to Trish my sis, my birthday is wayyyyy over, you really need not get me another cake, so thanks again!

.. to Mr Jasz for treating me to lunch. Fark la next time tell me if you’re full and don’t feel like eating, I wasn’t hungry either, why both want to purposely go out to stuff ourselves silly and suffer?! Next time give ang pau can ady, no need lunch πŸ˜€

.. to all my close friends for celebrating with me too, seriously, I enjoyed the company, and the fact that there isn’t another cake for me to stuff down that day! Someday I will not get negative points anymore when playing snooker! I will not let Bou pocket all the balls anymore!

.. to Uncle Mun who made a new seat pan for me after finding out the first one is unsuitable, all because I messed up with the measurements and was vague about how I’d wanted it to be, and refusing to take extra pay, as usual.

.. to Uncle Wai who made me a new seat bracket promptly (not exactly easy work), reinforcing the seat pan, lending me his tools and workspace, all for almost nothing.

.. to boss for the cake (surprised the hell out of me) and the raise (another week, another surprise)! On the other hand, I feel really bad for slacking off at work, I really do, I’ll slack off less from now on and make myself a little bit more worth the pay!

.. to Yen and everybody who has been putting off with my temper and randomness lately. I know I’m being weird, I wish I weren’t so but as luck would have it my self control muscles are way fatigued lately.

.. to whoever’s reading this! You’re really patient hor? All this same random stuff and same-looking pics of the same bike from the same angle every week and you’re still here πŸ˜€

Thank you everybody, at times, you all make me wonder what I’d done to deserve all this kindness. I will keep my temper and tongue in check, I will be nice. You all remind me of this everyday.

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