Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Angel

A lot had happened over the past few weeks. My Birthday celebration, Angel was sick again, I caught up with a friend from Switzerland, attended my hairstylist’s new pub’s opening (I didn’t put rat poison in his cocktail in case you wondered, and I have finally trimmed off my parrot tail yesterday), my car broke down and was repaired subsequently (horrible nightmare this one, perhaps will talk about it on another occasion), done a good deed helping an Indian guy who collapsed out of sudden at the IRAS revenue house (poor guy had nobody to help him while he lay flat face down motionless, those fuckwit security guards were all standing from afar whispering “Mati ar? Mati ar? JUST my luck to have walked passed, couldn’t possibly do nothing, luckily a doctor came by to offer instructional advice otherwise I would have to perform the CPR and possibly ended with some curry lingering in my mouth), also flew to KL to help out a friend’s wedding, and so much more.

But what I want to talk about on this post is simply, my daughter. My Angel. My joy. She is the most beautiful thing that had happened to my wife and me for the past nine months. Every night my eyes met her while she’s engrossing in her zzzzzzzz’s, I told myself life without her will be a total meaningless affair. And I know deep down inside my pathethic soul, she will be my biggest bully for the rest of my life. Her demands will always be reasonable, her requests will always be met, and her future boyfriend will be sure to get a bloody horrific hard time from me.

My first trip away from home last month for my friend’s wedding proved too much for me to bear apparently. The entire trip was merely a grueling test for a poor dad, to see how much my endurance measured up, how long I can survive not seeing my daughter, and to track how many times I have to flip through the photos of my daughter on my Iphone before the poor gadget self destruct in protest.

I slept at 3 am on the first night in the hotel. I woke up at 4am, went to pee. 5am, pee again. 6am, pee. 7am, tried to pee. And finally got dressed up. No matter how much eye serum I rubbed underneath my eyes I still ended up a big panda eyed man over the entire 2 day trip. I couldn't sleep without my daughter by the side. I was almost over it when my friend GZ had to bring his 2 daughters to the table at the wedding dinner. (You bloody insensitive prick) That was when I started to flip photos on the Iphone again before receiving a reprimand from another friend, Steve. I then handed the phone to my wife (with Angel's pic still on the screen) and told her, “Take care of my daughter. I am going to pee.”

Life had so much changed over the past nine months. From a carefree chap who only cared about the next season of line up fashion and what next to mod my car, I had become an uncle with his supply of milk powder and a weak heart for my daughter. I am screwed, in a beautiful kind of way of course.

She’s 2 weeks past her ninth month now. Her figure of speech extended beyond gibberish to “papa” and “mama”, her new tricks included rocking her body up and downwards in response to our command of “dancing”. She has also learned the famed flying kiss, the bye bye wave, and the extreme kissing of smooching whichever stuff toy she fancy.

How time flies. Soon she’ll no longer be a baby. She’ll learn to take her first steps in a few month’s time, and she’s going to weigh a tonne judging by her appetite. That means more business for my physiotherapist.

Before that, let’s revisit her early moments as a new born baby with the below collage of photographs, all taken within her 1st week of her life.

Next up, her happy moments captured.

And finally, her greatest moments with a silly dad and a great mum.

Thank you everyone for following us on this blog til date.

Have a pleasant and enjoyable week ahead.


E.T said...

she is beautiful...

Shionge said...

Thanks for the update, you have shown the true essence of family and jia yu for baby no. 2 ya :D

MiChi said...

feel so touch seeing your love for your Angel ....! your real precious!

foongpc said...

Wow! You are so in love.....with your daughter! That's good to know but I hope you won't go to the extent of spoiling her! : )

foongpc said...

You sure you didn't put rat poison in your hairstylist's cocktail? Haha! Juz kidding!

foongpc said...

Didn't do CPR on the Indian guy? That's such a waste of a good story! haha!

foongpc said...

Here I go again, spamming your blog. Sorry can't resist it! After no spamming and no blogging for the past 2 weeks while in China, it's payback time. Haha!

savante said...

So cute!!

Sanze said...

Ur baby is so cute... Envy^^

Gratitude said...

Your posts alwiz makes me wanna go make babies.

Three cheers for Papa and Mama Common, and three million smooches for lil' Angel! ^_^

Leu said...

hey bro, i knw u love baby angel~ but u should take care of urself as well~ ok?

i wanna see a big lengchai when i go spore, ok?

A Common Singaporean said...

ET - Thank You. She's the best creation my wife and me had made in this lifetime.

Shionge - Ho ho, No.2? Hmm.. I don't want the attention to be divided. I only want to adore her alone, otherwise we'll have to split the love between 2 babies. What do you think?

Michi - Everyday when my work day ends, I only want to dive home to see her...

Foong - I have already spoiled her. Theres's no turning back now. Yeah, I may be an asshole but I am not a murderer!! So nope, never intent for rat poison. The Indian guy incident was really quite a commotion, I contemplated writing a full story, but I was so lazy... Hey!!! Old habits die hard har? You spamming again???!

Savante - You should have studied under the Pediatrician field you think? There are all so cute... well, that is until you see them scream I suppose, hahaha.

Sanze - Hi! Thanks for popping by! She'll melt your heart further once you hug her...

Gratitude - So go man!! Make em' Whooohoooo!! All thanks for the smooches. Perhaps I'll get one of your photos from u and see if little Angel will return in kind by smooching back.

Leu - Oh please... there will be no leng chai. Instead you'll see an uncle with milk bottles and a baby pram. Something really uncool and unglamorous. I am a man past my prime, my life belongs to my daughter now.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Your Angel is really beautiful..I Will pray to God to stay her happy always..GReat post..Unseen Rajasthan

Rad Sujanto said...

I just had a niece myself! she's now 1 month old.

anyway nice to find another Singaporean blogger. hope we can be blog friends and have a meet up with other bloggers too in Singapore


Bengbeng said...

You...Ken a man past your prime? hahahahahahaha

Far from it :)

Medie007 said...

aww... she's gonna grow up into a fine lady in ur care

A Common Singaporean said...

Unseen Raja - Hi, and thank you for visiting my blog. My daughter is our god blessed angel. I am sure with your extra efforts, she'll grow up well and healthy!

Hi Rad - Thank you for visiting us here online. Yes, blog friends sounds good. I have met many a great blog pals here since. Cheeros!! And have fun with your niece!! She'll surprise you in the next coming months!

Hey Beng Beng - I hope Beng Hui is getting better by the day.

I think its quite true you know, once you hit the mid thirties, you feel sour looking at younger counterparts!! I only hope by the time I am forty, I won't become a beer bellied uncle.

Medie - I will do what I can. But the missus have been complaining I have completely spoil her!

Rad Sujanto said...

Good to know that you would like to have some meetups in the future in Singapore as blog friends :)

I have two nieces and two nephews already so they've been annoying enough already :))

Johnny Ong said...

not easy leaving the kids behind esp when they are old enough to miss u

savante said...

Babies! Can't wait to have my own!

Homely Guy said...

Aww ... so sweet ... me going to be father, too ... wife is due to deliver within the next 2 weeks ... heehee ... so i can imagine ur feelings and emotions

A Common Singaporean said...

Rad - Yes of course, trust me, when I was a 20 plus yr old lad, kids annoy me too. I never loved kids. Fast forward today, and I am a weak father who gets bullied by his daughter, but I still love her so much.

Johnny - I count myself lucky my job does not involve frequent flying.

Savante - They smell so good when they were born. My first few days with Angel was the most magical and unforgettable.

Homely - BIG BIG CONGRATS!!! Enjoy the magic soon!

benghui said...

angel is so so beautiful :)

foongpc said...

What? No updates? Knock, knock, anyone there? : )

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