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Tagged With: Lola

Mama, My Hero

My mother started teaching when she was barely 21 years old. When she discovered FaceBook, she managed to reconnect with many of her former students and many of them do not simply call her “Miss” or “Madam” but “Mama”. Yes, she has also become their second mother and I am proud they think of her … Continue reading »

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When You’re Gone

My dearest Mama, Today is your birthday and hardly the right occasion to talk about death. But that’s just what I’ll do — write about how much I’ll miss you once you leave this earth. Because I want you to know how much I love you. I want to let you know what I love … Continue reading »

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Yours were the hands that cradled me When I first came into this world, The very same hands that  Clutched my own tiny hands When I took my first faltering steps. Those hands bathed me, clothed me,  Held me, comforted me, Taught me, guided me, And caught me after each fall. And then those hands … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday, Lola!

To my best friend, my confidante, my beloved mother, “the best grandmother in the whole wide world” (a title lovingly conferred to her by my children), THE most loving, most patient and most resilient woman that I know – may God bless you and guide you and keep you in His care on your birthday … Continue reading »

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April Fools’ Day

It’s the 1st of April, also known as April Fools’ Day in the west. It’s not commonly observed in Asia although people here have heard about it. Today marks the start of the end for the Malaysian one sen coin. And that’s no joke. See my post on Malaysian Rounding here. Today is also the … Continue reading »

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