Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blurb – beri – fic :-)

The Book 2014Dear Matt and Mar,

Finally it has arrived, ended up having to order 2 books, my mistake though. After having already ordered the first book I was showing your mother this latest masterpiece (through the preview module, haa haa haa haa haa) when I came to a page and saw a photo of nothing but thighs (lol), obviously I'd forgotten to align the photo after changing the layout.

So after making the adjustment in lightroom book module, which took less than a couple of minutes, came the nightmarish session of uploading the whole book once again to Blurb. By the grace of something holy, soon I had placed the order for the second corrected book (the 20% discount pushed me over the edge, I wasn’t going to order the second book).

After a few weeks of waiting (and a business trip to VN later), it arrived, both at the same time too. As usual it was so nice to hold a physical books in one’s hands and browse through the pages, to see how you two have grown over the months.

Unfortunately, one of the book was very slightly damaged at the corner and at the spine (and it had to be the one with the correct photo, lol). Anyway, popped out the camera, took a couple of photos transferred it over wifi to the mobile phone, visited the Blurb page (on the mobile) wrote a few lines just to let them know what happened (didn’t demand anything), attached the photos and sent... literally a few seconds later they’d emailed back saying the reprint had been ordered and will be sent with no charge... WOW I wasn’t expecting that, Blurb - beri - fic indeed.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Father’s Day 2014

Dear Matt and Mar,

Father’s day in Thailand falls on the 5th of December, which is also our beloved King’s Birthday, actually perhaps that should be the other way round, our beloved King’s birthday is on the 5th, which is also Thailand Father’s day, lol.

Traditionally everyone wears yellow, this is because our King was born on the Monday, and in Thailand, Monday is yellow, so as you can see from the pic. Trust me we are not that coordinated as a family when it comes to fashion... haa haa haa.

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Results from a fun time at the park :-) By the way you two got told off at the park for feeding the pigeons haa haa haa.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Singing Season :-)

Matt Carols-08236-EditDear Matt and Mar,

When you are old, I have no doubt that you’ll say ‘Where has the year gone?’ and definitely more than once :-) Anyway, so where has the year gone? (haa haa haa). Christmas/New Year is upon us once again, and that could mean only one thing… it’s singing season :-)

For this past term, one of Matt’s ‘You Time’ was Choir, at first I didn’t think Matt would enjoy it at all and it was going to be just a one term thing, but things could not have been more opposite.

Mar is also showing signs that she will definitely follow Matt, lol. Mar, you are constantly singing everywhere you go, in shopping malls, super markets, walking down the streets and I don’t mean quietly singing to oneself, I mean most of the time it would be at level 11 on the Spinal Tap scale (the band, and not the medical procedure, lol).

Within the same week, you two had a singing gig each, haa haa haa, and I am still thanking the higher power that it wasn’t on the same day, lol.

 

 

Mar Carols-08135-EditMar seems more confidence this year than the last, last year you spent more time sitting still and looking around than singing, this year we could see that your confidence has grown so much, still not singing much but at least you were not stage shy, lol and by the way Matt has lost his stagy shyness yongs ago, haa haa haa.

By the way, sorry for having to blur out all your friends in these couple of photos, it isn’t right to post anyone’s photo without their permission :-), love you :-)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Art Class :-)

Weekend Snaps-08009Dear Matt and Mar,

Well, it has begun… your mother had just enrolled Mar to an art class, haa haa haa. It is at the same place where Matt has his Thai class, so at least you two will be busy at the same time, lol.

After Mar’s enrollment, Mar was given a huge bag of goodies, including several package of dehydrated clay like substance… very peculiar stuff, your mother were told to mix it with water and then apply a thorough beating, stretching and squashing to it… thus the photo, haa haa haa haa haa haa haa.

Barnaby the Bear 2014

Dear Matt and Mar,

A couple of weeks ago Barnaby Bear came back to stay with Matt along with the diary of whom he had been staying, if my memory serves me right Matt was probably the fifth or sixth person in the diary this time round.

Last year when he came to stay we didn’t take him out anywhere, but this time Matt was determined to take him absolutely everywhere during our busy weekend.

Early start on Saturday for Barnaby with golf, then a short break before we all headed out for lunch. Early afternoon he went with Matt the music school, immediately followed by a Thai class. We even took him out to supper too.

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Sunday was a bit more relaxing, we were supposed to have picnic (breakfast) in the park but I was lazy (haa haa haa), so after breakfast we all piled in the car with Barnaby sitting in the front so he could enjoy the view and drove to the park.

Barnaby totally enjoyed feeding the fish on the lake then played around in the park, after that we spent time shopping at the mall, all in all it was a pretty fun weekend, and I think Barnaby totally enjoyed his time with us that weekend.

Monday, December 8, 2014

You are three :-)

Mar is Three-07194Dearest Mar,

Been so busy of late and didn’t have a chance to keep up with all the posts I have been meaning to write :-) anyway (only a few weeks late, lol)

Happy Birthday to you...

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Has it been three years already? We are so lucky to have you and Matt :-)

Sid the Shark :-)

Sid the Shark-07466Dear Matt and Mar,

Finally the day came, for the past few weeks or so, before we all go to sleep your mother would play Sid’s song on the stereo, and more than often throughout the day too, haa haa haa, to the extent that Mar knows every words to the song too, lol.

‘Stella the Starfish’, although I have never heard of it before, but it must have been quite a popular play, the whole of Matt’s year was in on the show. By the way the costumes were superb.

The cast included, 2 children (helping Stella), Stella the Starfish (literally the star of the show), a group of Clownfish (to me the best score for the whole show, lol), a group of Lionfish, Terry the Terrible Turtle (fantastic), a group of Rainbowfish (Matt’s class), Sid the Shark (lol) and finally a group of Starfish...

Of course I think you’d absolutely nailed the part, lol (of course I would say that, haa haa haa), last year you were Humpty Dumpty, then you were quite shy and we could tell that you were nervous, but a year on, you were so much more confident (as Sid) to be alone on a stage and sing to a packed house, even I would have a little (huge) jitters.

Back to Sid, you sang beautifully, however I am totally tone deaf, but you mother is the musical one, and she said it was perfect (of course she would say that, haa haa haa). We are so proud of you :-)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Super Fun in Cha Am… :-)

Page Cha Am Hua HinDear Matt and Mar,

Although it has only been a few weeks from our break in Pattaya, we decided to take another short break before your mother starts her new position on the 1st of December.

Instead of staying at the same place in Cha Am, we decided to go to a more mainstream hotel, and at the end Novotel Cha Am was chosen, simply because it was a little more kids friendly :-) to make it worthwhile meant you two had to skipped school for a couple of days.

After breakfast on Thursday all of us poured into the van and headed south, the traffic was light except for a couple of spots. We’d left BKK at around ten, and didn’t arrive until close to one, luckily you two were in dreamland all the way.

It was amazing to see how excited you two were, Matt was convinced he had been here before (of course not, as it was my first time here too), Mar was running all over the place... We took a quick lunch in the room then of course it was pool time... haa haa haa.

We literally didn’t go anywhere for three days, one huge pool (with an oversized twisty waterslide), a small sandy beach and kid’s world (large indoor playground) was all enough to keep you two absolutely entranced, not to mentioned Petanque too.

At the end you two were as tan as a well roasted chicken, your mother and I was as tired as an obese man running a double marathon while wearing a high heels, haa haa haa.

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But this trip was full of coincidences, firstly on our second night a couple of Matt’s school’s teachers turned up with their family, he recognised Matt from being Sid the Shark, their kids were around Matt’s age so this stay had just doubled in fun, lol.

The second coincidence was a bit of a laugh, only a week ago Matt received a couple of letters from an admirer, it was from a girl in his year... of course we played it down in front of Matt, lol. So in the hotel there were a couple of rocking horses, Matt was playing on one and a girl was playing on the other (I was not there). Your mother was watching the both of you...

Suddenly your mother looked at the girl and felt like she knew her, then your mother looked up and saw the girl’s mother with the same feeling, a couple of seconds later your mother plucked up the courage to try out the girl’s name.

Of course it was the girl who had sent Matt the letters, haa haa haa, she was so excited and so was Matt as they have been playing together at school... lol.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Uber or not to Uber :-)

Dear Matt and Mar,

A couple of months ago and for the longest time we were debating on the logistics of delivering you two to and from school, unfortunately your aunt do not drive, and with your mother returning to work we were debating on hiring a driver, then came along the idea of using Uber instead.


Of course the first thing we considered were the costs, if we hire a driver we were looking at 12,000 THB per month (or more), then there is the cost of petrol and amortisation on the vehicles, let just say it could be 15,000 THB every month. But if you look into our needs based on 12 months, there will be gaps when we don’t need a dedicated driver, such as school holiday and so on.

Now looking at the other side of the fence, Uber may be expensive, but the cars are always shipshape and clean, no burden of petrol nor amortisation. Uber is super convenient, but one needs to get use to flexible rate (the base rate could be jacked up x 2.5).

So far I have been tracking it month by month, and our average usage is around 8,000 to 10,000 THB per month, not too bad especially considering we don’t have to deal with any people issue and so far Uber performs as it was advertised.

No cash involved, all fares are charged to the credit card, so all I had to do was to set up the app on the main iPad and your aunt would use it to call on Uber. Recently Uber-x had just been launched too, small car, smaller (lower) price, lol.

Unfortunately our brilliant government is trying hard to get rid of Uber, but if anyone who has lived in BKK for long enough will likely to say, calling upon a Taxi in BKK is not a pleasurable experience, more than often they will just refuse to take you, and all you can do is to hail another Taxi, and another, and another.

Your mother’s parents were actually told to get out of the Taxi 10 minutes into their journey and were left on a very darkened street at night! And the government is trying to get rid of this? Please don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of good Taxi out there but somehow from experience the bad apples easily outweighs the good ones.

Of course this is a one sided perspective, but we really, really like the service... lol.

Friday, November 14, 2014

2013 Epic Photo-book in the making… :-)

Dear Mat and Mar,

At the beginning of this year, I’d started making our traditional annual 2013 photo-book, unfortunately I gave up just an hour into the project, haa haa haa. Ok, so why did I stop... simply due to sheer fright... haa haa haa, sheer fright of the number of photos and the daunting task of going through them to choose what would go into the book, then there is a task of processing them individually.

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But now (almost a year later) I am starting again, doing 2013 and 2014 in one book... technically 2014 is still happening, but by the time I finish this photo-book it should be well into 2015, haa haa haa. So how did I overcome my fear of the large number of photos? Well, my photos library is organised using ‘year’ as the first filter then in that would come the date and event’s name folders. So I am taking one or two night to process each month then add them to the photo-book.

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It has been a few days since I had written the above paragraphs... and the original idea of putting 2013 and 2014 together is now such a bad idea, haa haa haa, I have just added the month of May to the book, we are not even in the second half 2013 and we are already on 40+ pages, haa haa haa.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another change… :-)

Mum and Mar-06741Dear Matt and Mar,

Ok, so your mother has been back at work now for about four months (prior to that it has been six years of full time dedication looking after the both of you), and she is now about to change job… unfortunately her current position wasn’t the right match and now she has been offered another position elsewhere, and after a very long thought she had decided to accept the offer.

The current job is literally only down the road, the new one is again, literally even closer down the road, haa haa haa (well, for the time being.) For the next 6 months your mother will be working next door to our apartment, haa haa haa, after that her office should be only a few stop on the BTS down in Phrompong area.

The new position is a real challenge, which will suit her just fine… lol.

Fun time in Pattaya – Part 3.

Dear Matt and Mar,

25th October 2014 - Go with the flow :-)

We seemed to be waking up later and later each morning, haa haa haa... the morning routine of breakfast, swing and the coffee drive went without a hitch. We gave Matt a choice of going back to Amazone or to just swim in the resort pool. I wasn’t expecting him to choose the resort’s pool.

25th PageIt just meant more chance for me to try out the camera’s other functions, the slow motion vdo was fun, but limited, the multi shots mode was fun and the results were very interesting, but after extended use underwater I discovered that the lens was fogged up, at first I thought it was a leak but after only a few seconds the fog disappeared.

This was the first time we were all together in the pool, haa haa haa, that just meant more fun taking photos, lol.

 

 

 

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For lunch we went back to Sanctuary, have never been disappointed with them, the animals also provided a good distraction for you two, seeing your faces when feeding the rabbits and goats were priceless :-)

For the evening entertainment, Matt wanted to go back to Ripley’s Infinite Maze, so we grab a quick supper at Pizza Hut (wow what a disappointment that was, not surprise that I have never been to Pizza Hut in over 8 years, haa haa haa). Infinity Maze is just a bunch of room all covered in mirror, and our job was to find the door to get out from each room. This time your mother knew better and refused to join us, haa haa haa.

What a great way to spend our last full day in Pattaya.

26th October 2014 - Time to go home.

Woke up to a game of UNO was perhaps more mentally challenging than it needed to be, haa haa haa. Instead of heading off for breakfast, your mother wanted to pick up the coffee first... :-)

Matt jumping[6]Swimming was next on the agenda, I am going to call you two Aquaboy and Aquagirl from now on... haa haa haa. By the time we went back to the room the sky decided to absolutely opened up and it poured so heavily part of the resort was flooded, so instead of checking out at noon we ended up leaving the resort closer to 14:00.

Leaving that late meant only one thing, Mar won’t be having her lunch... haa haa haa, and we were right, Mar slept right through lunch and Matt went out like a light immediately after lunch. So on the drive back everyone was in slumber-land... except me of course, haa haa haa.

When we arrived back at the apartment (after picking up supper) my parents came by just to get a hug from you two... haa haa haa haa haa, and brought more toys for you too.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fun time in Pattaya – Part 2.

24th Pattaya-06907-EditDear Matt and Mar,

24th October 2014 - Could we have any more fun?

Breakfast, played on the swing and shower, our morning’s routine went without a hitch, Mar’s stomach has certainly settled down and we were glad there weren’t anymore projectile of vomits flying across the breakfast table.

Our destination this morning was ‘Cartoon Network Amazone’ which is the latest and greatest water park in Pattaya, with the entrance fee of 1,250 for a (Thai) adult I certainly didn’t expect there to be a queue... could I have been more wrong? Amazone opens at 10:00 and when we drove past at 10:15 the queue was so long we’d even contemplated on not going in, but the look on Matt’s face made me do the thing I hated the most, queuing.

Luckily Mar was fast asleep, Matt and your mother kept each other busy whilst I queued up... at least their staff were quite proactive, one of the staff would come by and ‘take your order’ so to speak, noting down type and number of tickets wanted, “Would you like a Cabana?”... haa haa haa, of course I said yes to everything. At the end we bought 2 adult (Thai) tickets (non-Thai pays a little more) 1 child ticket, hired a Cabana and hired a locker (for 4 hours)...

Although there was a long queue, but once you were in, due the huge size of the waterpark the place was still comfortable and didn’t seem crowded at all. The cabana came in quite handy as now we had a place to park all of our stuff, a private area to have lunch and not to mention a shelter from the rain, and it did rain :-)

Amazone can be divided into 3 big sections, one for smaller children, one of adult (120 cm or taller) and a wave pool. Unfortunately Matt is only 110 tall so he wasn’t allowed to go on the adult rides (I did breathe a huge sigh of relief, haa haa haa). There is also an area for flow board as well as a smaller pool for the children.

The choices for lunch were actually really good both in terms of taste and quality but it may not be ‘value for money’ but again one can understand their need for such a high price (don’t buy the orange slushy… they were good but at 150 THB, I bought three without checking the price first, haa haa haa).

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The quality of the slides, the ambience, the design, the gimmicks and the small touches were quite brilliant, even in the so called kids section, unfortunately I think they were short of staff as not all the slides were open at the same time. Sadly (smirk) I didn’t have a chance to try out the grown up section (I was going to write ‘adult section’, but that just sounds dirty, haa haa haa). I think by the time we are here again this is where we’ll be spending most of our time. Mar on the other hand didn’t care for any of the slides, she just wanted to dive in the pool. (I’ll post some videos in a separate post).

I didn’t think Mat and Mar would ever wanted leave, but after almost four hours of running around it was quite surprising that you two were so agreeable to go back to the resort, actually your mother had other plan. We decided to drive out of the city and visit uncle Chat’s new business venture, a Thai restaurant in the industrial estate not too far from his factory.

Your mother and I agree that his business should do really well (it has only been 2 weeks) because of the location and a lack of real competitors… we all wish him luck (he won’t need it, lol) with Sanay-Har Thai Restaurant :-)

By the time we had dinner and got back to the resort, guess what, you two were once again fast asleep.

Fun time in Pattaya – Part 1.

22nd Pattaya pageDear Matt and Mar,

Your mother and I were quite busy during your half-term break, but we managed to find time this past week to take trip to Pattaya. I wanted to come here again because of the new water-park that had just opened, as well as to see your Uncle Chat’s new business venture.

Wednesday 22nd - The hectic beginning.

Both your mother and I got back home around six-ish because the bags were 0% packed, haa haa haa. The last time we did this, we didn’t leave the apartment until way gone nine, lol. So this time round I was in hyper mode, everything was packed and the wheel turned in our personal best time ever (around eight-ish).

More worryingly, during the week and especially today, Mar was poorly and found difficulty in holding down her food (which was totally unlike her), today she was sick a couple of time straight after lunch and supper, but her spirit was high and very excited. Matt was really looking forward to the new water-park, as for us, I just wanted to use the new camera (underwater) especially down one of those slide of death, and your mother was just glad for us all to be together and away from Bangkok, haa haa haa.

The rain was quite heavy but the traffic was light, which was unexpected as it was a national holiday on the 23rd. Well, we weren’t complaining, and for the first time I took the right route (much to your mother surprise too, lol). By the time we’d arrived at Villa Wanida it was gone ten and both of you were sound asleep.

Thursday 23rd - A change of pace.

pageThe both of you woke up much so early it should have been against the law and while your mother and I were still in slumber-land you decided to play with the huge bag of Lego we’d brought from home, you have no idea how loud a pile of Lego can be at that time in the morning… utterly deafeningly ‘LOUD’… lol.

Breakfast was going swimmingly until Mar had her vomiting session, but she had no temperature and she was opposite to being lethargic, so we just gave her soup for the rest of her breakfast, Matt on the other hand ate more than usual. We really didn’t know what to do with ourselves this morning, luckily Matt has been addicted to playing Uno for the past few days and he challenged us to a round, how could we’ve refused, lol.

 

 

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The way Matt kept showing his good cards to us was quite annoying,  because he was getting all the good cards, lol. The rest of the day was quite puzzling, haa haa haa, by around eleven your mother wanted to visit the local fresh market to get some fresh fish and squid for lunch, so we all headed to Na-Klure market (literally 10 minutes away).

Page Mar underwaterOn the drive there we drove through McDonald’s drive through to pick up a couple cups of coffee, it was obvious that both of you were going to be sleepy-by soon, and by the time we got to the fresh market you two were fast asleep (it was very rare for either of you to take a nap before lunch).

When we got back to the resort, Matt was still asleep but Mar suddenly woke up and pretty much demanded for me to take her swimming, haa haa haa. We pleaded with Mar to go swimming after lunch but she was having none of it, with Matt still sleeping I saw no harm to take Mar for a quick (well not so quick) swim, anyway I couldn’t wait to test out the underwater camera… (it didn’t disappoint).

By the time Mar and I got back to the room, Matt was just stirring, but more importantly Mar was hungry… haa haa haa.


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After the late lunch, Matt and I went swimming and Mar stayed with your mother, I didn’t mind just another chance to give the camera another go, lol.

The camera was beyond my expectation, earlier when I was just walking around snap happy, the photos were nothing to speak about. But in good light, and especially under water, it performed brilliantly.

Because it could stand a drop of around two metres, I could just give the camera to you two to play around… haa haa haa.

 

 


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That night we decided to pay your Uncle Chat a visit, Mar was really looking forward to see the dogs again, haa haa haa.

To be continued… :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Looking back… I am here…

Dear Matt and Mar,

I am here, don’t worry, I’ll always be only a step behind :-)

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Having fun… lol.

Dear Matt and Mar,

As you can expect, I have been walking around (very) snap happy with the TG-3, and to be honest, at first all the photos looked great on the LCD screen at the back of the camera (as they always do, lol), the jpegs were tack sharp, the colours representation were fantastic, the skin tone looks fine and all the other, exposure, detail, WB and etc. were pretty much spot on… but that was viewed on the screen, then tonight they were loaded into lightroom… lets just say dreams were shattered… haa haa haa, oh, only kidding :-)

For a camera that goes 15 m (or around that) underwater and can stand a 2 m drop (or around that) the jpegs were more than passable, I can not wait to get a few shots of you two diving under water…

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The photos above were taken this morning, and ‘yes’ you two are always this jolly in the morning… sometimes annoyingly so… haa haa haa. Sorry for the somewhat awkward crop, the toilet was just to the right, somehow it just looked too unappealing, haa haa haa.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ready for Half Term... lol

Dear Matt and Mar,

Half term is upon us, and we are off to see uncle Chat once again. There is a new huge water-park that had just opened in Pattaya, and I know that you two are very much looking forward to that, I hope it won't be too busy though.

I know that Mar will get a kick on seeing the dogs again, haa haa haa. Anyway, it was time to make the jump and get an underwater camera, lugging a huge cam around on the beach and leaving it on the deckchair has always been a little nerve wrecking... haa haa haa.

For a point and shoot is was quite dear, but considering the functionality I think it was alright, even your mother is looking forward to use it under water, lol. Now all I have to find is a swimming trunks with a huge pocket... lol.

Friday, October 17, 2014

One Long Slog… haa haa haa

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My memory is like a sieve at the moment, but I think I’d returned to True in August of 2013, so it has been around 14 months up to now… and it has been one long slog for the team, but as of October 15th, we’d managed to give birth to Paul Bakery Restaurant - Thailand, haa haa haa.

Not enough thank you can be offered to the team, to True, to CP as well as to all of our partners and outsource, the whole project from the signature to 1st dish served was slightly less than 11 months.

This is only the beginning, one can have the most beautiful kite, but without the right skill and focus and dedication (plus a little bit of luck) a kite is just a piece paper on a couple of sticks, instead of a majestic almost magical flying thing, haa haa haa. So our attention turns to operations, and so far the team has been fantastic, the only real hiccup we had was due to the POS system, unluckily this is also the heart of the operation… haa haa haa, but things are improving… one day it will be as smooth as both of your bottoms, lol.

During the 11 months, it was like building a huge ship in the dock on dry land and under cover, it was hard work and nerve wrecking but it was straight forward (somewhat), now the ship has been put to sea and it has been battered with wave after wave, bad weather as well as sunny sky will be undoubtedly take turn, but I think we have the right crew to take us through thick or thin… this is only the beginning :-) Ahoy here we come… haa haa haa.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Singing Shark, lol.

Dear Matt and Mar,

It would be nice if once in a while Matt would tell us what is going on at School... haa haa haa. I knew there will be some kind of a show at the end of this term, and that was simply because I am a fly on the wall in the class’s Line Group (the mums in Matt’s class have been discussing this). To my knowledge, the costumes have been designed and are now under production.

But what Matt have failed to inform us was that he had been chosen to sing solo... and wearing a shark suit... and you know how we found out???

We only found out because we saw this in the Line Group... haa haa haa haa haa. Last time, Matt was the main character as Humpty Dumpty and for another show he was one of the main narrator... for those two shows your mother made you (and I) practice every night for months! haa haa haa. I can still hear her saying... “You two should take this more seriously... Matt say your lines with more emotion and passion... Pa stop messing around... and etc...” haa haa haa.

Now it’s singing solo... wow I am guessing I’ll have to learn the lines with Matt again... haa haa haa, don’t worry I’ll do my best... haa haa haa.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekend Snaps

Putthamonthon-06661Dear Matt and Mar,

What an interesting weekend, we went through our normal routine for this past Saturday, Matt went off with your mother for his and her Golf, I accompanied Mar to her Brain School activity. I’d noticed that Mar was a little off her usual ‘Miss Sunshine’ self.

On our drive back, Mar was quite quiet, I’d assumed that she was engrossed with the cartoon on TV. Your mother was late in getting back home than usual, later found out that she was shopping for some golf stuff, so by the time she and Matt got back it was almost time to leave again.

Cutting the long story short, on our drive to lunch and Matt’s Piano lesson, your mother discovered that Mar was a little warm... So naturally lunch was difficult, it was obvious that Mar had no appetite, and that is never a good sign for Mar (haa haa haa).

After lunch and Piano, by then Mar’s skin was burning to the touch, so we did a quick detour to the Hospital, your mother and Mar went to the Doc. while Matt and I drove on and headed off to Matt’s Thai lesson.

Stomach flu was the diagnostic, at least she was not vomiting this time round, lol. Early to bed for everyone, and I was expecting a very quiet and difficult Sunday...

 

Putthamonthon-06666As it turned out Mar was back to her bouncy-self very, very, very early Sunday morning, haa haa haa haa haa. So we decided to the execute the Phutthamonthon plan. For the past couple of weeks your grandmother wanted to go to this restaurant quite a way out of the city and as it was on the way to Phutthamonthon I’d thought it was a good idea to visit the park after lunch.

Lunch ran a little long, but there were still plenty of time, it was great to have been able to spend most of the day with my parents and my aunt, our lives seems to be running in different directions most of the time these days, haa haa haa.

 

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