Tuen's Blog

Infrequent diary of a procrastinator

Archive for February, 2009

Fang Fa and Friteof’s visit

During the Singapore Day last year at the Sid Myer Bowl, Mary had met an old friend from Singapore, Fang Fa (or Christina as we had known her), whom we had not been in touch with for more than 15 years. Turns out she’s living not far from us with Friteof (may have gotten the [...]

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Baby goes to School

Ren began school about two weeks ago. He looked very cute carrying his little school bag. He was pretty excited about school, but once we left him there, he began to bawl quite loudly. I really didn’t want to leave him alone, but Mary said that we should, as that was the teachers’ advice. Anyway, [...]

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More Toilet Adventures

Two days after our return from Singapore, we noticed that there was a leak from the upstairs shower cubicle through the kitchen cabinet and coming out from the bottom of our oven! I feared that the repair would cost me a bomb because I thought they would have to remove the ceiling boards etc to [...]

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Bushfire Disaster

The death toll is now 173, and the authorities speculate that the number will rise to possibly 300. Some fires are still raging. Below is an article written by a bushfire survivor, taken from The Age. It’s worth a read: print-article-i-now-understand-the-word-firestorm

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Victorian Bushfires

Victoria had its worst bushfire day on Saturday 7th of January 2009. At the time of writing, 108 people have been killed and over 700 homes razed. It’s really a sad day for all of us.  The tragedy really struck home when I saw photos of devastated Marysville. We spent a lovely week holidaying in [...]

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Visit to Singapore 3

The week before Chinese New Year was spent visiting with relatives and old friends. Very often, Mary would be out with her friends, I would be out with mine, and the kids with theirs. Of course, there were the common friends as well, when the whole family would be together. We were very fortunate that [...]

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