October 2008

Hello Hippo

October 24, 2008 Nina's Diary

I took Nina for a walk just now around the Savannah compound. We first walked pass by the Hippos. There are a number of Hippo statues near our block. Nina said: Hello Hippo, my name is Nina. And this is my father She also brought a slice of bread to feed the Koi fish in […]

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Back in Singapore

October 24, 2008 Nina's Diary

We touched down in Singapore on Sunday night of the 19th October at about 9.15pm on Singapore Airlines SQ919 from Manila. The flight was good, Nina was good. As usual, she sat and buckled the seatbelt by herself. I heard her saying “bye bye Manila” and then she said, “later, Nina say hello Singapore?”. We […]

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Leaving Manila

October 19, 2008 Manila

It’s exactly 12pm on Sunday, 19 October 2008 when I started writing this. It’s exactly 6 hours before our flight back to Singapore this evening. And I am writing this with a heavy heart. We first touched down in Manila on 11 August 2006 and after 2 years and 2 months, we are heading back […]

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Nina’s wishes

October 18, 2008 Manila

During breakfast at the Fraser 31st floor earlier this morning (I didn’t join, I was still sleeping as I just got home at 4am after packing up my stuffs in the office), Nina played with her fireball and the conversation with her mommy went like this: Nina: “Mommy, let’s make a wish” (She knocked her […]

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Playing Mime

October 15, 2008 Manila

We had dinner at my friend’s place at Fraser. Nina played mime together with cici Elena, auntie Christine and auntie Sol. They would take turn to act and whoever watching would guess what the act was. Nina did a number of acts, couple of them were quite impressive to me considering her age. She did […]

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Nina wants a real baby sister

October 14, 2008 Manila

Nina and her mommy had a conversation this morning during breakfast. Nina: “Mommy, Nina mau baby sister” Nina: “but, the real one” (and then Nina did a rocking motion using her two hands, showing how she would carry and rock the baby) Mommy: “Babynya mau dikasih nama apa?” Nina: “Baby Nelly” Mommy: “Nanti kalo babynya […]

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Let’s play farm

October 7, 2008 Manila

Nina: “Daddy, let’s go to the room” Nina: “Udah lama gak maen farm” Nina asked me to go to the room with her to play farm. The play on the bed with her soft toy animals and the truck, so as if we were in the farm.

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