Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Always a daddy's girl.

Have always been wanting to blog about my family who meant the world to me :)

We do not show our affections in terms of words nor say "I love you" too often but we are still a close knitted family. My dad has always been a special figure to me since young and my fav man. He has always been that perfect man I look up to in life and I picked up his optimistic & positive traits. 

Dad always treats me even better than he treats himself and put my interest before his all the time. He fetch me to school daily during my secondary and JC days even if the location isn't exactly near his workplace. Back in primary school, he would buy our lunch before hand and wait for us to finish them up before sending us home. In secondary school, I wasn't the most diligent child and shown no interest in my studies at all. However, he saved up and bought me my first handphone, first disc man and pink sports shoes even if I do not deserve a single bit of it. My mum was always the disciplinary figure while he was the one who pampered and shielded me from everything. It was really a good balance. I'm glad I sorted my priorities right and did them proud in the end. Till date even when I'm in the working world, he would still make me breakfast daily. I will always feel touched seeing the bread on the table and even my colleagues called it the daddy's bread. Even in my mid-20s, he would still text and speak to me like I'm the girl he carried when young.

Once a daddy's girl, always a daddy girl.


We celebrated Dad's bday last weekend over dinner at his favourite place.
 Chilli crabs were always the compulsory dish for our family celebrations! We made it a point to celebrate each other birthdays just like how mum made the effort to cook daily for our dinners. However, this year seems ultra special for us to be with him to celebrate another year of growing older. While eating, I looked at his contented face and recalled how weak he was last year which broke my heart. To be healthy and having dinner together with us would probably his best birthday present this year.

Some of our old family pics which are still my favourite ;)

It's really exciting planning for my next stage in life and preparing for marriage & renovations but seriously, I can't bear to move out. It will probably never be the same anymore. Going to cherish the current arrangement and trying to make the effort to spend more time together with the family ;)

Lilo: "' Ohana " means "family." 
"Family" means "no one gets left behind."


Psst and guess what brought a smile to my mum's face?

Hello to the new personalized magnets on the fridge all thanks to Tinytiles for sending me these!

These customized Ceramic tiles magnets are the perfect gift for mum since most of her time is spent in the kitchen whipping up yummy dishes for us.

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Here are the close up pictures that I took of the ceramic tiles. Instead of the common glossy paper that some websites are offering, they are like tiny floor-tiles with your photos printed on top of it ;)

I would say that the quality of the photos is comparable to the previous Portagram pictures I have ordered.  Taking in consideration that the ceramic surface is not as smooth as paper, it is not the super sharp effect that you see on your iphone screens. There's a rustic feel to the overall effect which I like!

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upside_down said...

very touching post yt! yes we should take care of our parents now and treasure every moment with them. Hard to believe our strong parents are growing older each year and more prone to illnesses :/

Anonymous said...

Hey YT! Are you getting anything from LB today? What colour for kelly blazer do you think it is the nicest? :) Intending to get two of them!

ruffledwhiteskirt said...

upside_down: yes thanks for reading and being able to relate. it's really quite sad seeing them grow old and feeling so helpless about it sigh. gonna really treasure!

anoymous: hi! i'm on a wise ban at the moment to wear everything in my wardrobe haha. i like the blazer! white and cobalt are my picks. but black is always the most classic so if you don't have any blazers in black, u can get that!

Anonymous said...

hi YT! this is random so i hope u dont mind!

Will u be going for SHAPE run 13' this year? I saw the runner's tee measurements but not sure whether to get xs/s. Was about the same size as you so i hope u can advice me :3

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