As we headed back to school for the second semester at the beginning of January- we certainly felt ready to start the new 2018 year. Now that we have got our little medical issues out of the way- we are raring to go. During the Christmas break, we enjoyed having our girls with us and everyone spending Christmas Eve and Day in a Singaporean hospital is certainly going to be one of the memorable Christmases on the list.
The girls all left on New Year’s Eve Day- and then Maya, Les and I went to Krabi, Thailand to meet Harry, Clarissa, and their girls for a couple of days of R&R (my cousins from Winnipeg). We had a great time together and it was great to touch base again. They are a great family! There were many times when we were laughing, reminiscing, and wondering how we could be the age we are? It seems like such a short time ago that we were all at the stage our kids are currently! A couple of days later the Engels were off to Vietnam and we were back in Singapore.
Once back in Singapore, Maya and I celebrated our birthdays. Maya doing a variety of teen things with friends… like… hanging out at malls, going to a movie, and going to Universal Studios Singapore. I also did a variety of things people at my age do – like… hanging out with friends at a mall, going to a movie, and going to Universal Studios. We actually did these same things a week apart! Yes, my daughter is clearly very mature for her age (or perhaps the opposite for me, Ha!)
On the Friday before my birthday, I came into our school to find my office decorated with all types of Canadian paraphernalia. All sorts for Captain Canada decorations inside and outside the room. It was amazing. I really appreciate a lot of people at our school, they are a thoughtful bunch. In hindsight, I should have picked up on their clues. There was a lot of interest when I was leaving the school the night before. They were asking when and if I was coming back to my office that night. I will learn for the future what that might really stand for.
Well that’s it for now- I will say ‘farewell’. May you all be blessed with a great 2018! You are all dearly loved!