Thursday, March 22, 2018

The whole fam is finally back. Hearing stories about tradition Taoism (?) funerals was really weird, even my parents thought it was strange, and is obviously against our beliefs, but followed traditions in respect. It also isn't cheap to do one of those funerals...

I don't think I've ever taken for granted what my parents do for me, even if they don't buy me fancy stuff, I truly appreciate what they do for me, ever since I was old enough to appreciate stuff (probs starting high school till now). Don't have to go into 40deg heat to go 3 shades darker to hang out laundry (I get tanned most easily in the fam), can do some study after dinner instead of washing dishes/tidying the house then being too tired to study, can sleep in an extra 30mins a day cause brekkie and lunch is made for me, actually have properly boiled warm eggs for brekkie instead of a cold breakfast of cold egg and cold bread (because who even has time to toast bread in the morning), not eating half raw eggs because I didn't poach my soft boiled eggs for long enough and the egg white wasn't cooked through, not have to worry about who is coming home for dinner and calculating how much rice to make depending on who needs to bring lunch for rice the following day, not having to wash veggies with my super weak and sensitive hands. I'm pretty lucky to have lots of meal preps and BW helping out, but argh, how do Mum's do it, seriously? Working, cleaning, cooking etc etc....

from SG to HK to SYD

These chips survived 2 plane rides lol.They're pretty good, and have a nice chilli kick to it. It's like an addictive chilli where it's spicy but you want more, you guys probably wouldn't have thought to be hearing that from me. The chilli sort of tickles your throat but goes away. Apparently there's a fish skin version of this, but I feel like you wouldn't be able to bring this back to Syd...

Didn't even ask for any snacks/food from HK, but I haven't even looked through the luggage and there seems to be a lot. I haven't even finished my Jap snacks from last June/July yet lol. Keen to see what work clothes Mum got me. The only clothing I will probably allow myself to buy is work clothes since I will wear that until I'm 65 (I bet they will increase the retirement age to 67 by the time I work), so literally for the next 40ish years...

The other day, someone's car on my street got impaled by a thin but sharp branch right through the windscreen. Don't park under that tree if anyone comes up to my place.

I can't believe it's already 5/6 weeks of rotation 2. The first 3 weeks passed by quite slow, then the last 3 weeks goes by really quickly, just like in rotation 1.

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  1. Mums are the best. And I totally agree, the past few weeks have passed so incredibly quickly!

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