11 May 2011

Yoga Babe

Our little friend has been practising bringing her right leg up to her chest by herself. We helped her with the other leg to get her into this pose.

Doing our best to keep her flexible!

Visit to Grandma's

We hardly go out as a family nowadays as Vera is difficult to manage outside for long. But my grandma wanted to see her and so we brought her to visit.

Age is surely catching up with her - and she complains of tiredness and giddyness more often now. She is 90 years old.

I think we have to bring the kids to visit more often.

08 May 2011

A Tender Touch

It's been a while since I've posted, simply because Vera continues to struggle with mucus and test our endurance in managing it.

As long as this continues, she'll be less than happy and fusses most of the time.

Yet draggy days still hold some special moments.

On one of my park walks with Vera, we encountered a young Burmese woman, working in Singapore as a domestic helper.

When she saw Vera, she automatically held her hand in hers and started stroking it with such tenderness. I was taken aback at the show of love from a complete stranger. In Singapore, such openness in affection between strangers is rare. We have lots to learn from our friends from lesser developed countries about compassion.

04 May 2011


We hear a lot more of Vera nowadays. I don't know if this is her laughing or talking.

It doesn't matter. It sure sound like joy!

(In the background is Daen attempting to tear the velcro of Vera's splint.)