4th July 2018

5 Jul 2018 – Library & Park

Mon: Zuno brought in another baby Eastern-Box turtle. According to #3 this is another one from the usual one Zuno normally brings in – presumably #3 will recognise it as he usually washes away Zuno’s slobber before releasing it back in the yard. Tired to feed it, but does not seem too hungry or maybe it is too terrified!

Tue: #3,4&5 out blueberry picking with L while I ran a few errands before she takes off this afternoon to join J in Cyprus. He is there for a conference and since I am here, a good chance for them to spend some quality time after the conference – they need some time together away from the kids and far away from this environment.

#2 baked this yummy blueberry (self-picked) lemon pound cake for tomorrow.

A busy afternoon starting@Lexington County Public Library System – Irmo Branch. The kids and I borrowed 2books pp, but at this rate not sure if I will have the time to read them, and if not will extend the loan-time to take them to ME next week. 

Often I am happy and yet I want to cry
For no heart fully shares my joy.
Often I am sorrowful yet have to laugh,
That no one shall my fearful tear behold – BS Ingeman

A revisit to Irmo Community Park, last visit in 2014 and found the 2017 draft posting which was to be posted but did not find the right time and now is the time after a revisit.

The playground has 5 surveillance cameras now. We enjoyed this park and the surroundings and had a good time there then and now and will return another time.

Have been wanting to stop to take pix of this wooden church on the main road as you enter the road leading to the park. Being not too focus, not the best angle but better than none. Prayers and thoughts went out to all in&surrounding the cave in Thailand.


May 2017 – Unhappy & Upset

Usually am not the kind to complain or find faults in this world or my life, but in this case, am extremely disappointed and frustrated in this situation where the system enables such to happen, and that there are people who abuse and mis-use their knowledge&power to make it happen.

Sometime ago I received an email from a lawyer here in CAE/SC who wanted my permission to use the pix I posted in 5May 2014 blog posting. Since this was L&J’s territory I referred on to them and they explained the situation.

Sadly some kid died from a fallen branch in this park and this lawyer wants to sue the county for negligence? about the upkeep of the park or something to that extent?? Seemingly the lawyer has been bothering L&J for some time and that I was not aware of until now!


The above pix is the one they wanted and my blog also states that –

Unauthorized use or duplication of this material without written permission from this blog’s owner is prohibited


Remembered that day so well as it was such beautiful day and was so impressed that the county has taken the effort to provide such a fantastic space in lovely nature with nice play-grounds for the public to enjoy.

Anyone knowing me also knows that any info or pix posted by me are NEVER meant to be use with ill-intentions or malice and this has tremendously bothered me that someone is trying or going to use my pix without my permission for a action I consider unethical, indecent and immoral and on top of it all – GREED.

31May 2017: $3.6 Million Settlement for Family of Boy Killed by Falling Branch – Irmo, SC (WLTX) 


Beautiful sunset on the lake with the boys trying to catch fish for dinner – will starve if my food source depended on them 🙂

Wed: Happy 4th. Congratulations to #2 & the IrmoHighSchool Team for the Born In The USA Race. Race pix credits to Alex & Elizabeth. Cindy took the kids for lunch and a movie while I got food&drinks ready to take down to the lake for the afternoon and evening.

Was on the crowded side in the afternoon, but still enough room for building sand-resort!

The crowds thinned out just before dinner time and #2 made an appearance with her friend Zoey to watch her bro set up fireworks at the dock, the safest place to be doing this!

Another 4thJuly and another sand-castle gone with another sunset.
Tomorrow is another day and come what may.

Thu: need a day to rest before a full weekend of activities ahead…

Hello July 2018

2 Jul 2018 – ByeBye June

Fri: TGIF and a good weekend to all – safe trip to Jeff who took off to Cyprus for a conference and to LInn who drove off to the SugarMts. Those who watched Incredibles 2 would have seen Bao. Like many other cultures, the Asians are complex and complicated and it is difficult to explain something that gets lost in translation, especially for those who have not grown up, integrated or lived in&with the another culture.


Sat: new toys for the lake while workmen were sweating in this heat installing new lights around the dock area. Will be nice with lights here in the evenings. Happy Canada Day️ to all celebrating.

Amazing white-flowering Crepe Myrtle trees against a beautiful sky. The various colours of this flowering tree are just absolutely lovely. Was thinking of viewing the fireworks (which I am still having some self on-going issues about!) tonight, but after 5hrs by the lake today with #3,4&5 forget that thought!! Heard the fireworks going and Zuno went crazy barking. Memories of Gator who used to hide in the bathroom whenever the fireworks went off.

Used to be a fan of fireworks in my youth, but now over the years, also being the devil’s advocate – imagine what one can do with the money used for the fireworks around the world and not to forget the pollution…

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light – 2 Corinthians 11:14

Sun: hello Jul – it was strange to see #1 off to camp, even when it is only for a week! Peter Rabbit was out to wish her a safe and happy trip. She will be missed. Thank goodness Cindy is back from her EUtrip and she took #3,4&5 for the day! Got Sun dinner ready for #2,3,4&5+Linn who is back from FL and Cindy. Dinners made here are usually for at least 5+ppl.

Jul dates to remember:

4 Happy 4th to USA

14 Happy Bday Keith and Happy Bastille Day/France

17 Happy Bday Nancy Bowman

19 Happy 21st Anniversary Linn&Jeff

20 Happy Bday David Yeoh

21 Happy Bday Albert Chua

22 Happy Anniversary Dika&Mark

23 Happy Bdays James & Lucas

25 Happy Bday Winnie/CA