Welcome to the Year of the Horse

2 Feb 2014 – The Wooden Horse to be specific!

Wonder if it would just rock backwards and forwards without galloping… ?


Fri: appreciations to sis Jo and niece Sue on this 1st day of CNY, started with the visits to the aunties, first to 4th aunt/PohKua who will be 100 in Sep. Great to see cousin Wilki&Patty from HI/USA, our annual catch up. They were wondering what outfit I would turn out with his year? Was fortunate to find this child-size belly dancing scarf to spruce up an old green suit from working days. The largest size in the kids’ department shoe store has a perfect pair of red shoes with magical power 🙂

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Welcome to SIN, cousin Michael&Betsey (red circle) from San Francisco. Looking back into some old pix, it has been nearly 60yrs ago we celebrated CNY together. The B/W pix is from 1955 at 5 Temenggong Rd where everyone there is related! Bro Leslie is in the red rectangle. Cousins Wilki, Yun and I must be climbing some trees since we are not in the pix 🙂 🙂

Will figure out who these cousins of my dad when cousin Linda arrives from LA. She will know as this is her branch ie LAM JieChiew, grandfather’s elder bro.


Handsome grandnephew Stanley surprised me by asking if he could take a pix of us. Was touched by this gesture and glad to see that the purple generation are growing up to be such fine young adults. Wonders never cease now that the Wooden Horse has rocked fully into 2014. Appreciations to Les&Ivy for the food and wine.

1797331_10152251708717502_1986734353_n12708_10152251708457502_1161719008_nContinued with visits to KK & auntie Kwok and to cousin Karen to catch up with her parents (from KCH),  paternal grandmother’s branch. By then was too tired to remember the camera!

Downloaded from Karen’s FB, she with her mom, auntie Ngor and Karen’s home-made delicious KCH laksa.

Sat: surprised visit from Hannah and her parents. Good to be able to chat with her parents.


Sun: visit with 2nd sis-in-law GeokSiew, niece JenLeng&ChinSheng, their son KeeYang& daughter QiYing. This is the largest group from my siblings. 4th sis-in-law PohKit, nephews Vincent&Clement were also with me and good to see the 2 sis-in-law having such a nice time catching up. Thank you niece JenLeng for having us in her lovely home. Appreciations to nephews Vince and Clem for driving and navigating.


Looks like the grandchildren in USA also had a blast celebrating the CNY. Just love that they are all in red. Pix downloaded from Linn’s FB friend.

Have to pack, heading to bro Lawrence’s 80th Bday tomorrow. Never a dull moment with the size of my family 🙂 🙂 🙂

2 Feb – Happy Bdays Cathrine & Garry

4 Feb – Happy 80th Bday Lawrence & Happy Bday Kurt

14 Feb – ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥ ♥

15 Feb – Happy Bday Guri

16 Feb – Happy Bday Mike/AT Trail name LOON

18 Feb – Happy 50th Bday Henry

20 Feb – Happy Bday YatSoon

24 Feb – Happy Bday Bjørn  and Happy 50th Bday Calvin

Dorothy: How do you talk if you don’t have a brain?

Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don’t they? – Wizard of Oz

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