Sunday, February 21, 2010

Something Different About This CNY

With a blink of the eyes, CNY for 2010 was already over.

We had our usual family re-union dinner, with the usual 'lou-sang' and family get together.

The CNY eve midnight fireworks was as noisy and colourful as usual. The whole family stayed awake till midnight and watched the splendor of our neighbours' firework display without paying a single cent, as usual.

Relatives and friends came and visited us and we counter visit them as any other previous CNY. Updates and gossips were exchanged.

The activities were like any other CNY, filled with colour, joy and get-together. But there's something different about this CNY. Nothing big, nothing extravagant, but Dad and Mum can tell alright. It's the presence of Justin in the family. Our family was filled with Justin's laughter, Justin's cooing, and also his mid-night cry.

Dad was grinning from ear to ear all the time, having his grandchild in his arm almost the whole day (Great, now Justin demands us to carry him every single moment in between his two hours sleep).

Mum was excited too, to see her two-and-a-half months old grandchild able to coo and responded to her voice. Again, Justin was either at grandpa's arm or grandma's. He's a gem to them. Justin is not the only grandchild in the family, but mum and dad was extra happy to have Justin, after waiting for 5 years on our marriage.

To Justin's dad. It's another different story. It's about Angpow. :-P
My wife and I used to give away angpow on every CNY. This year, we received (or rather it's Justin) angpow, lots of them.... One hundred... two hundred.... three.... four...... seven.... eight..... and still going up (another 8 days to go before CNY ends)...

Yah, it's different now. Justin's presence changed our life, and our family's too. But it's a very much welcomed change.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I sang a song to Justin one early morning. To my amazement, he responded rather amusingly, hitting the right note at the right time.

Good morning, good morning, good morning to you,
Good morning, good morning, good morning to you.


Now THAT is PRICELESS. That auuww drew smiles on my face for days, and even now. :-D

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bigger, Bigger!

I'd shifted to a bigger room recently. Yah, it's nice to have a bigger room, but somehow it doesn't matter much to me. I still love my much smaller room, where i can grab whatever documents i need by simply extending my hands, without leaving my seat :-D

The bigger the room, the bigger the responsibilities that comes along. I'd been loaded with piles of managerial work. I don't mind doing those works, but because of that i got to let go things that i enjoy much: lecturing, communicating with people, swabbing ideas with students, indulge in research, etc....

My work had taken too much of my time, really. With wife and baby Justin at home, sometimes i felt sorry for them. I reach home around 8pm almost everyday. Hm... I'm grunting again :-P . Perhaps this is yet another training for me, to prepare me for greater challenges. It's about time for me to pick up some management books and start reading them. Perhaps it's also time for me to be more disciplined and take good care of my health, so that i can be more alert, more focus and more enthuse with my work.

Well, at least now that I got baby Justin as my another source of strength, I'll try my best, for our future.

Justin, papa loves you so much.