26 Dec 2011 – Happy Boxing Day and…

On the second day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves…

Traditionally, Boxing Day is when the Christmas box (where gifts are placed) to share with the poor. Contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a shopping holiday associated with after-Christmas sales. Do NOT have any intentions to shop! The origins of this day is based on giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society.

On 26Dec 2004, the ground shook violently unleashing a series of killer waves that sped across the Indian Ocean at the speed of a jet airliner. More than 150,000 people were dead or missing and millions more were homeless in 11 countries, making it the most destructive tsunami in history.

Sat: tkx to AudreyW for including me in her bankers’ group for a yummy Christmas Eve dinner@her home in my neighbourhood.  A 3yrs old boy there taught me that blueberries are little grapes and persimmon are pushy-men 🙂

Sun: Christmas pot-luck dinner@4th aunt LAM Poh Kow with sis Jo, cousin David, Leah, Mica&Mun, friends from Myanmar, TinTin & MinMin.

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm – Bill Vaughan