Friday, May 26, 2017

Happy Vikings Birthday

5:38:00 AM
May is a month of celebrations in our family. Aside from mother's day, it is also the month when my Mom and Junjie celebrate their birthdays.

This year, I reserved again for Vikings for the family. Free meal for Junjie and my Mom. 😝 We also found out that my grandmother already have the 50% off privilege. She is 87 by the way 😊 

I would no longer write here about the Vikings buffet. What we liked is how the Vikings team greeted and made all the celebrants feel special. And they really did the rounds with high energy for each table with celebrants. Kudos to the Vikings team! πŸ‘

Here are some snapshots of the night. 

Happy birthday Jie and Nay! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸ»πŸ₯‚





Thursday, May 25, 2017

I never understand until I became one

11:47:00 PM
It was my first mother’s day…

Mother’s day has always been like an ordinary day for me. Growing up, it was never in my consciousness. Of course, I greeted my mom, bought the traditional cakes, or at times, treated my family for lunch or dinner, especially after my father died… But it was just that, a regular day. No accompanying emotions.

Then I gave birth in February. First few days of May, my colleagues were already greeting me in advance.

And it was surreal. Three months into motherhood and I have become quite weepy. I know I still have not done big sacrifices, but looking at my daughter makes me realize how lucky I am to experience the joy of holding one’s own child, and how I would try to do what I can for this little being that I hold in my hands. Late nights, lack of sleep, no going outs – all worth it for just the feel of my daughter in my hands.

I was very touched when artist friend Hapiskull honored me with an illustration of me and my daughter for this year’s mother’s day. Another friend who is also a new mom was right when she said that Mother’s day is like a birthday with the numerous greetings. And only a mom would appreciate all the greetings. And it was like my birthday. In a way it is, my birthday as a mom. 😊

A memorable first mother’s day for me, all in all. And this illustration is something that will mark my first year in this new role, a life-long commitment to be the best that I can be for my daughter. 

(You can check out Hapiskull’s other illustrations here. You may also want to like his page. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š)




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