November 3rd, 2009


Back to Singapore

P and I went on a much-needed vacation to Japan and the Spore in the beginning of October.

It was a really great 3 weeks. Just relaxing.... eating.... enjoying each other's company.... buying cheap shoes....

Then we came back to Sydney and back to work, and figured we wouldn't be able to go back to the Spore for at least another year or two, since flying anywhere overseas out of Australia is just ridiculously expensive. Why does Australia have to be so far away from everywhere else?

However, I received a call this morning that my maternal grandfather passed away. It was rather unexpected, since even though he was getting on in years (as grandparents tend to do) and getting frail, he was actually on the up and up as far as his health was concerned. He was doing so much better in recent months (went from being bedridden & largely incoherent to mobile and totally lucid) that his passing this morning was strangely unexpected. Although I suppose going peacefully in your sleep when you are well is much better than going painfully when you are ill...

Anyway, P & I are heading back to Singapore for a couple days for the funeral and to be there with our family during this time. P's parents generously gave us their frequent flyer points to help us with the expense so that we could both go. (Have I ever mentioned how much I love my in-laws?)

So off we go on the plane again.

We'll be missing the album recording weekend at church, which is a little bit of a bummer, but family first.

Good night. xxx