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Tuesday, 03 May 2005

Black and White Photos

So here I am at 7am in the morning for another late shift for the fourth night in the row. Fourth night that my father is in a half-conscious state. The good thing is, the rest of my family has more or less recovered from their respective illnesses and are therefore able to lift the burden off my shoulders a little. The bad thing is, my body clock is so fucking screwed up I think I need to send myself to the watch repair shop.

holding on

My old man is still holding on

The only reason I'm doing the late night shift is because I'm unable sleep the normal hours anymore after four days of sleeping at 8am and waking up at 3pm. Funny. Last time I did that was after a drunken night out partying at the Varga Lounge back in Perth.


I think this was more fun.

I went through my father's old photo album today.

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This is a very beautiful story. Thank you.


Wonderful story. Wonderful.


Your father is a very handsome man. And that pose - the mini-me one? I have seen them in old albums before. It was the 'in' thing back then, I guess.


Yes, beautiful story.
Nostalgic and touching.


Sniff. Take care of yourself.


hey! this is interesting.. ehhe i've been digging the old photo albums too.. hmmmmm i should do this too.. ehhehehehe ;p *muaks hairy legs*


my late grandpa had a similar mini-me-on-the-palm picture.


this has me really tearing. :'(

my parents have pictures like that too - mom with long hair, grandparents holding miniature versions of their kids in their hands, psychedelic flowers with the person's face in the centre and then repeated in a hexagonal shape. the whole thing's from an era that's past. too far behind to go back to it too.


hey. take care man. and i hope your father get well soon. meanwhile, take care of yourself and your family=)


Good post man.


And I thought Lat was pulling my leg with the story of mini-me in photos.

It's not the matter of how long you live but what you do with the time that's given to you and i think your father has done very well.

All the best!


Hey, this is a touching story there.

Well, elder folks usually had their own story behind, just waiting for youngsters like us to dig it out.


goshh... *sob* *sob*... this reminds me sooo much of my mom now... I wish she's here...

spend as much time with your dad as possible... i'm sure u're very proud of ur dad by the way u describe him and i can assure u that ur dad is very proud of u too... he's a strong man being able to hold up this long...


wah.. Uncle Sia was just as handsome as you:)

LOL..yeah, I thought of Lat too when I saw the mini-me pic.:)

A very nice post, Kenny. Very nice. Perhaps when your dad's feeling abit better, you could show him some of the pics and have a laugh together?


This post knocked me back as I always get nostalgic about the 70's, even when I'm not around yet.

Thank you for sharing Kenny.


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A wonderful post. I hope ur dad gets better. And btw, i like KY's noodle too.


Hey dude, great story. I can see where you get your sence of humor from, your dad's writting on the picture gave it away. With nice picture of your long haired mom on the wall, you dad don't need internet lah...ooops, may be that's not her:)...I though our family car is in the picture..KA2144
Take care.


Aww, mr sia...so touching....I can feel the tears coming out liao....

I think it's amazing how you take the poignant moments in life and make them humorous as well; it's a gift, man.



Nice post with warm dashes of humour. May your dad get well soon.


Nice and wonderful story. Reminds me of my dad.


hope your dad gets better.


Reading this makes me think about my dad. I'm getting a little nostalgic..

Anyway, all the best to you and your family. Hang in there.


such a touching story. i guess in our parents generation they really worked hard to achieve what they have today. ive heard sort of the same from dad too.

mmm those VARGA DAYS were fun! eeeks. i can see me in there =p and i wasnt drunk too

man i miss kolomee..


I sincerely hope your father will get better.
I am christian, and a RC to boot, though I don't really prescribe to what I've been thought, I'll pray to whatever gods are listening that your father will get better..

Don't give up hope and take care of yourself as well.


I hope your dad gets better. If he can manage it, show him this blog.


He is a great man, from how you described him. If I can have his qualities, I can do anything and succeed.


ok..oK..OK….you’ve made your points; you love the kolo-mee and you love your Dad. But did you get the Volvo? Or is he still going through other submissions from other siblings. I am going to be honest with you, your chance of getting that Volve is slim if your fondest moment is that delicious bowl of kolo-mee. Can you think of those moments when he had to wipe your ass when you were a sweet little innocent baby, ….and till the last day in Form-Five. Any picture?


Peter + Sashi + Kenneth, my pleasure. :)

Lilian, I somehow predicted you might comment on my dad's suaveness. heh heh.

FF, *cough* I'm allergic to sarcasm. Or maybe I'm just allergic to felines. ;)

Penny, kissing my hairy legs isn't exactly a good idea you know?

shanks, I wonder how much they paid for that. Btw, I was semi-inspired to do this entry based on your Bruce Lee's tribute. Strange but true.

anantya, seems like the 70s was such a fun time. I had Teresa Teng and the Beatles playing in my head whilst I was doing this post.

haze + mac, thanks. I'm taking care.

kampung gal, what did Lat say about mini-me? Care to point me in the right direction?

CLF, yea I swear to you I look at my parents differently once I learnt about their past. It somehow made me appreciate them a little better.

Annabella, sorry. Didn't mean to touch you the wrong way.... I mean... *cough* touch your heart the wrong way.

Jayelle, me? handsome? *blush*

NSDS3, go listen to some Beatles now. :)

kahsoon, I smell sarcasm. Heh heh.

cass, I like KY's noodles a lot but dammit I hope they change their name. KY Cafe always seem to remind me of KY Jelly.

e, hahaha... yea that's not her on the calendar OF COURSE! tsk tsk. Funny you spotted it. You got sharp eyes, my friend. :)

Schnorng, I smell sarcasm. Again!

lotise, 'warm dashes of humour'. I like that.

thquah, sorry. :(

michaelooi, i hope he gets better indeed.

iblogme, its always nice to walk down memory lane.

chrissie, you weren't drunk YET. heh. You can see naomi and mayni were flushed red though. Haha.

Michelle, hearing others say a prayer for my dad always makes me feel good and lifts my hopes up. Although my dad is Buddhist, I enjoy listening to prayers said to him by his Christian friends only because they were always spoken with such passion and vigor. I don't mind other religion, so long as they don't preach to me.

Saffraan, eeks! I hope he gets better but I *don't* think I wanna show him how I flaunt my coconuts! Haha

suspiciousbastard, yea he's always been a very driven man. I think the very sad thing is that he's been working so hard all his life, and just when he was about to retire, take it slow and enjoy life, he was struck down by this illness.

Pope, hmm... but the last thing I'm thinking of is getting his car. He's still living and breathing you know.


great post. there's some kinda family feud going on among the children of my step-great grandma, nobody wants to take care of her after the last bit of her bank account's sucked dried and she's like a pingpong ball now. so sad. your dad is really lucky to have a son like you.




*sniff sniff*

What a touching story...


I'm so touched!Thanks for sharing, Kenny.


little did you know that the kolo mee enlarged more than just your brains and guts... it also provided you with your proudly displayed big b... or did you inheirit that off your father?

not sure if 'get well soon' is the best line for this, but hope everything turns out for the better.


this' a wonderful entry :)

btw, your father was a very generous person, based from his handwriting.


Sending light and healing to your dad. Take care.



I want to go hug my daddy now!!!!!

Sigh. My parents live in JB. I live in Singapore. We see each other one night every 3-4 weeks.


aww....that's such a lovely story *sniff sniff* and your mom's really pretty in the wedding photo. Hope your dad gets better soon!


thanks for writing that, I can really feel your love for your family.


great story kenny..


i am reading this after your announcement of your dad's demise...i'm overwhelmed right now...

this is a brilliant tribute to your dad, and i am sure he loved you very much and vice versa.

he is proud of you, definitely.


it has made me ponder...bout me n my family too...

Thx for sharing his n your story, and this is indeed a great tribute to your dad.


Hey.. touching story.. Thanks for sharing..
Take care..

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