Archive for Sweet Memories

To Goh Ee with Love

Posted in Dedication with tags , on May 30, 2011 by eleenpor

When I open up my chest of memories reserved for you, it always amazes me that it’s completely filled with beautiful entries.

Not a single unpleasant one through the years. Hard to believe (considering Life is filled with ups & downs) but true. Then again, you always have the magical touch to turn the downs to ups, somehow someway.

I remember …

  • When you patiently blew the hot porridge/soup to cool it down before spooning it into my impatient and sensitive mouth.
  • When you laughed with me through the afternoon cartoon shows.
  • When you insisted on taking me shopping even though your feet hurts.
  • When you cried at my graduation.
  • When you stood strongly by me while others threw accusations.
  • When you believed in my dreams.
  • When you reminded me to focus on what’s important and ignore the noises.
  • When you giggled at my stubborness to fight the norm.
  • When you sobbed in my arms at our shared loss.
  • When you taught me how to love and give selflessly. 
  • When you made me promise to take care of your precious ones.

I will never, ever forget those memories.

I still miss you and I don’t think I will ever stop missing you. I remind myself to be strong and not cry when I think of you.

You are definitely happier now, that I know. And for that, I am happy for you too.

I can’t believe it’s been a year.

Love you forever and ever, Goh Ee.


Cycle of Life

Posted in Family with tags , on April 8, 2011 by eleenpor

I think I was 6 when my mom bought me my first bicycle.

Although it came with the 2 side/training wheels, she insisted that I shouldn’t be getting too reliant on them for too long. So I enjoyed the safety of the training wheels for the whole of one week. Then off they went and I never saw them again to this day.

However, thanks to her, I became a very independant rider at a very young age. I was zooming around the neighbourhood in my BMX when my older cousins were still struggling with their kiddo bikes. LOL!

Of late, we seem to be getting alot of those heart-warming ‘reversed role’ moments. I cannot help but smile when I see the look of excitement on my folks’ faces during those times that I get to do for them what they used to do for me as a kid.

This is mom testing out the bikes at the supermarket last night.

Picture was taken inside the supermarket as she was taking the bike for mini test rides.

Never mind that the other shoppers were staring, wondering why an auntie was zooming around the supermarket on a bike. Never mind that the supermarket security was keeping a sharp eye on her,  ready to throw us out should she knock into any shoppers.

She just couldn’t be bothered what others thought as long as she gets to test out all the potential bikes. Yup, as long as she is happy, nothing else (except family) matters much. I think I got that from her. Heh.

She finally decided on the foldable bike.

“So that we can fold the bike and put it in the back of the Harrier as we explore all the beautiful parks in this country!”, she excitedly said to me.

What else can I do but nod and smile, happy that I am given the opportunity to give back what she so selflessly gave in my growing up years.

So yeah…we are going to the park this weekend.

Hey Stranger

Posted in Dedication with tags , on November 29, 2010 by eleenpor

Got your very brief and very cute voice message today.

As always, it left me grinning like a silly schoolgal for a good hour. And as always, I wish there isn’t half a globe separating us. And as always, I am reminded of how much I miss you.

Life swishes by so fast and we get caught in the wild ride, eh? How long has it been since we last spoke to each other, huh? Six months? One year? Or longer than that?

Every Christmas, I think of you and all those wonderful folks you call family. The memory of them so warmly welcoming me into their homes many Christmases ago will always, always stay locked in a special corner of my heart. I love you and every single one of them to bits. Remember that, ok?

Hope Life is as good for you over there as it is for me here.


Lots of hugs & muax across 9000 miles,

P/S – I still make eggnog on Christmas, thanks to your grandma’s recipe.

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