Tuesday, February 17, 2015


A quarter of a century is how long Charlie has lived with me. Got him in Taman Sentosa, Johor Baru that many years ago. Has been a loner since his partner died a week after i got them. Got him a new partner and that one die just as mysteriously too. We suspected sabotage but we could not find any physical evidence of foul play on the deceased. Charlie had a perfect alibi too...they ate and drank from the same bowl.

He moved wit us from Kepong to Menjalara to OUG and he grew in size. In OUG he used to roam the whole house till Gaea was almost one, then he stopped coming out of his bowl. He has remained in there for too long....almost 2 years. Always wanted to release him into a lake but had to look for one that i felt he would be happy in. My search for the lake finally came to an end when i set eyes on FRIM's Botanical Gardens. I thought it the perfect place for him.

 We hope he finds new friends and has an adventurous life ahead. We hope he will find happiness here.

Gaea says goodbye and immediately misses Charlie/ We all do. We miss you Charlie and we wish you well.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


 Three are the people in my life that makes things special. Three is also how old my little princess is now. Time has flown me by and looking at how she has grown and growing up has made me decided to make it 2015's resolution to blog again. Much has happened since the last time i blogged when our little boy was born and soon he will be two.
Gaea's birthday and looks like mummy is making the wish.

Gaea does not have any qualms about cutting up Pororo like Aunty Elaine and her Hello Kitty cake.

Time flies. Moments pass us by. Guess i just wanna record down these memories, perhaps one day when the 2Gs grow up they may chance upon this and know who and what daddy was once up to. Perhaps the next few blogs may be about the key moments in 2014 that made it special and extraordinary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our little Family

Last month the stork brought us mummy's little prince.

He came to us with much fanfare. The skies were churning up a storm and thunder and lighting accompanied our boy into Midgard. The moment his head popped out, thunder struck with such a clamour and a succession of thunder and lightning lit up the gloomy sky. That  inspired us to name him Thor or Thunder Tan but we decided that would be naughty of us hence we stayed with  the name mummy found for him...Gaius which means rejoice in ancient roman.

Now we are 4 and 2013 looks like a new little adventure is brewing for all. I am sure we will find his Mjolnir somewhere.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

September 2012

September is probably the stretchiest month for me. It was an eventful month filled with emotions. The first weekend had us Tan siblings commemorating mom's birthday for the first time without her physically being there.She had left us two months earlier to return to the Lord. September 8th was to be her birthday but i guess the Lord wanted to celebrate it with her by his side. We miss her. I miss her.

2nd week was The Urban Jungle Race flag off which i was apart off. We had 17 teams participating this year. The creation team consisted of Pat, Elaine, Eddie, Dani and me. The organisation of this event was quite a stretch and it took our rusty organising skills 3months and more to complete. Everyone on the committee had a lil too much on their plate i guess. What a relief it was when we blew the final whistle. It left me to focus on my next project...my wedding!

Sept 22 was my wedding at The Mines. It had been a year in the making and frankly we only took effective action at the very last month. Definately not recommended! What a stretch it was. Confirming this and that and the list is endless. You would think a year is 365 days long. Well it was 365days short. Crazy and suicidal to do last minutes. Had some wonderful people helping us and in the end it was a pretty wonderful beach wedding.

Right after that on the 24th we were, all 3 of us, Joey, Gaea and i left for Nexus Karambunai for our mini honeymoon. Gave us an opportunity to show the Komatsu family a piece of Sabah. Came back to work on friday and saturday we were off again to the island of Singapore for the weekend.

Crazy month filled with all sorts of emotions. Exhausting but WOW! What a month! It was also Gaea first plane ride and first overseas trip.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


We were blessed that mummy & baby were in good health after a 12 hour wait.

It all started a wee bit past midnite while mummy and i were watching football. Stoke City had just beaten Spurs 2 -1...sadly. Mummy was hungry and i decided to join her for a couple of soft boiled eggs. It was then that the pains started. It was 15mins apart and that was the sign for us to go to the hospital. We decided to eat the eggs first and so we arrived at SDMC at about 0300hrs.

Approximately 12hours later and a lot of pain on mummy, you arrived. Mummy had to push the last 30minutes with a lot of pain. Mummy is a trooper, she didn't want the epidural, all she took was the laughing gas, but neither of us were laughing. She was in pain. Daddy was helpless. All the plans of videoing your arrival was scrapped as i decided to focus and support mummy. Dr Delilah was real nice and calm after all you must be the gazillionth baby that she has delivered. It helped that she was calm and nice...eased mummy's pain, and then your head popped out. Daddy couldn't hold his tears from flowing. I don't know if it was at the joy of seeing you for the first time or the relief that mummy didn't have to be in pain anymore...I guess it was both.

If you asked mummy she would tell you that it wasn't that painful...she's tough that way, but i know it hurt a lot. I experienced her being in a lot of pain, but that's her story to tell. I am just glad and thankful to the Gods in Heaven and on Earth that you were both healthy and well.

Gaea...welcome to our lives.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Look What the Stork Brought Us?

The end of 2011 was quite an amazing moment for Joey and I.

The stork brought us an early Christmas present. We were blessed with a little princess weighing in all of  3.25kg of love. She was conceived somewhere between Krabi & Salang, Tioman. Made with lotsa love and then some. Looks like 2012 will be a whole new journey for us and especially for me now that we are 3. 2012 is a whole new package!

Change is again in the air. :)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!!! 2012 is here...

Our annual ritual of trekking to FRIM's 1000 kaki and popping out a bottle of red is not much different than before, other than the addition of a few new faces it has become a place of sharing as well. While we reminisce about the year that was we were also geared up for the year that is.

My 2011 was chaotic to start off but out of that chaos came a new possibility. Bitching and moaning was human to say the least but thru calmness and reflection i found a new path. One that would feed and serve my passion. I was beginning to see the light of my new path. As that was getting clearer i was blessed with the acceptance of my proposal to Joey as i got down on bended knee on the sandy beaches of Pulau Redang followed by the birth of Gaea. So to sum it all up, 2011 was a rather good year for me where i became husband and father all in the same year. In 2011 i also saw and experienced the support of my fellow friends who would encourage and motivate me on my chosen path. It was a year of learning too. Learning to create an effective way to make a difference to others and me, learning to be a good husband and learning to be a father. Thank you 2011 for giving me such an awesome experience.

Now 2012 is a huge challenge for me. It will be about stepping out of the box and creating results and living an extraordinary life while creating extraordinary results with others out there. And to this end, i hear the words of my Brother in the Sun at the back of my head saying, " Seek above all, a game worth playing!"

It reminds me that My Life is a game worth playing for! Welcome twenty12!!!