Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A Painful but Miraculous Journey

My mum was diagnosed with recurrence cervical cancer mid August of this year. When we were first told the news, we were told to expect the worse. All 3 of us there; my sister Hooi Khee, my mum and I broke down in tears.

After a 2 month journey of 4 treatments of chemotherapy and various other applications including traditional chinese medicine, supplements, herbs, juicing, etc., we were advised by her oncologist yesterday that her current PET scan shows her 2 tumours to have completely "disappeared".

I looked at Dr Ang and said in astonishment, "This is a miracle". And he humbly replied, "God works miracles".

So many friends have walked this journey with us, praying, supporting and caring for my family and I in so many ways, I cannot thank them enough. But mostly, I believe fervently that it is God who has listened to our prayers and who has healed my mum.

This journey is a very personal one for my family and I, but I have chosen to share this personal account because I want this simple short story to inspire those who are facing similar obstacles in life, to comfort and impress on them that there is always hope, even for the hopeless.

As for mum, she will continue with her treatments for a little while longer, but now with even more faith and with a fiercer spirit for a beautiful life ahead.

For me, I am re-awakened to the fact that life is precious and unpredictable, that life is a present, and that reality is not always visible or logical or tangible.

Life is indeed a mystery, a miracle. Or is it, really?

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Zerlynde's Under the Sea


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Babies Pics taken at Kindy in Year 2010

I Love Kris Dayanti


Monday, February 21, 2011

Sara Teasdale

I would live in your love
     as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
Borne up by each wave as it passes,
drawn down by each wave that recedes;

I would empty my soul of the dreams
     that have gathered in me,
I would beat with your heart as it beats,
I would follow your soul as it leads.


Lately, I have been dreaming of painting........... I think that's a call for me to start painting again...........

Somebody Loves Me this Valentine's

My Baby has turned into a Lady

Sarah Vaughan on What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

Monday, December 20, 2010

is very proud of Zerlynde's poem

Monday, October 11, 2010

Conversations with Zuwern

Zuwern: Mama, because I am a boy and you are a girl, I want to marry you.

Mama: Do you still want to marry me when I am old, fat and ugly?

Zuwern: [pondered for a while] No.

Zuwern: Mama, why papa say can watch tv you say cannot?

Mama: Because papa wants you to be happy and mummy wants you to be clever.

Zuwern: [pulling mama's hair]

Mama: Why are you pulling my hair, Zuwern?

Zuwern: Because I want it to grow longer.


loves this painting of Zerlynde's

Zuwern's 4th Birthday

Zerlynde and Zuwern's School Concert (9-10-2010)


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

"Why Do I Still Look The Same?"

Zerlynde recently turned 5. We threw a Disney Princess party for her. She was dressed as Belle from Beauty and The Beast, the dress a gift from her Ah Ma.

Zerlynde asks me all the time why she still looks the same even though she is now 5, and not 4. She is also aware of the concept of immortality and sometimes talks about death! I like the way the children's mind works. They are constantly inquisitive and learning.