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Archive for November, 2008


From the Melbourne Age: Wal-Mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down November 29, 2008 – 9:00AM A worker was killed in the crush on Friday after a throng of shoppers eager for bargains burst through the doors at a suburban Wal-Mart, authorities said. At least four other people were injured, and the store in [...]

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Jen and Lin’s Shop

Today, we visited Jennifer and Lin’s shop in Maribyrnong.  It’s a Howard’s Storage franchise.  We looked around and it seems things are going well for them.  The Chongs went with us, and of course, we bought a few items in support.  Jen found time to have a spot of coffee with us, and we all [...]

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The Waning and Waxing of Blogs

Do Blogs die?  I suppose many do.  Bit it seems they also wane and maybe even wax.  My own blog certainly has waned.  I suppose when one gets over the initial excitement of posting to one’s blog, the number and frequency of posts start to decline gradually.  But  it’s not just mine.  I’ve just taken [...]

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Baby’s Preschool Open house

Today, we attended the open house for baby’s preschool. Ren seemed to have enjoyed himself, to the extent that he didn’t want to leave when it came time to go home.   The Open House allowed us to see his future classroom and playground, toys, equipment etc.  They even provided a free sausage sizzle; yum! [...]

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WordPress Blog Upgrade

I’ve finally upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3 and at the same time, I migrated the hosting off my own home server to a proper commercial server at Webcity.com.au.  It took a bit of time to reconfigure everything, and some things still don’t work because of a change in the WordPress underlying files, but all in, the [...]

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Ming’s Confirmation

On 7th November, Ming received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Christopher’s church.  He had been preparing for this event by attending Sunday school classes for the last few months.   The confirmation was presided over by the Vicar-general, Monsignor Tomlinson (I guess the Archbishop wasn’t available).  The ceremony went quite smoothly, and Alphonsus and [...]

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Singapore Day Festival

On the 4th of October, we attended the Singapore Day festival held at the Sydney Myer Music Bowl.  We went with the Chongs and the Chias and we took a train down.  It was quite an interesting festival and it brought back memories of Singapore with all its uniqueness and idiosyncrasies.  As we walked toward [...]

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Parents’ Visit

On 18th September, my parents arrived for a two week visit. The whole family had a great time together and we managed to do quite a lot of things. The highlight of the visit was a four day holiday on the Mornington Peninsula at Mt. Martha. We stayed at a quaint Spanish type villa called Villa [...]

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