Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

I ought to write a blog post. 29th December 2009, the day is Tuesday, two days away from the 1st day of 2010. This will be my last post for the year, my best year. Not because I am richer, (I never will be, because I remain a pauper despite my vow to expand my bank acct same time last year, the year before, and the year before and before), nor is it because I finally gain an extra kilogram since I last weigh myself, but simply because I have led a fulfilling journey as a father for the year of 2009. It has been extremely and undeniably awesome!

The little one is the reason that kept my spirit alive when lights go dim, she is the first person I want to see in the morning when I wake up, and the person I definitely have to smooch before I doze off to dreamland every night. She is simply, everything to me.

Nevermind the screwed up economic climate that carried through the year of 2009, nevermind the bitching demands from my clients, nevermind my car broke down for the tenth time, nevermind all the woes that hogged some of my worst days throughout the entire year, there is always a healing ritual every day when I head home from work. Although the particular ritual at times involved the inhaling of human poo and occasional physical abuse (she scratched my handsome face once that left a faint scar on my face), her cheeky chuckle and sweetie pie demeanour is enough to melt me like an iceberg in a tropical climate.

And beat this: “PAPA, PAPA bao bao” she would ratter on while extending her open arms as she laughed when I reached home daily from work. Her expression is one that tells a story about a baby who has waited for an entire day for her dad to scoop her up from her feet, to play with her throughout the entire evening, to bathe and sing her lullabies, and smooch her to sleep. NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING comes close to this! This is Nirvana, this is what I breathed and lived on, this is what makes me weak, and the reason and meaning to life.

Alright, I am intoxicated. It is the missus’s theory. I am mad. The sweet little one has gotten me poisoned in my brain. Because I repeatedly pronounce my daughter the cutest baby in the world when in fact I must have been in the sea of poisoned parents who claimed the same, their baby is the cutest. ...Nah... this of course is not true, because mine is. Alright... I admit that am beyond medical help.

But seriously, I never thought I would be so deep in this. I will like to think I am the macho, heck care, cool headed type, and definitely no weakling to a sweetie daughter. But I am, because despite the crazy hours of midnight waking up to baby wails, the anti-social lifestyle without partying, movies, and booze, this is still unmistakenly, the best year of my life, the best year, the BEST!

I want to shout out A Very Happy New Year to all of you out there! Whether 2009 had been a tough act or a breeze for you, I am sure as with my case, there must be surely something, or a special someone in your heart, or perhaps a special occasion that must have made it a great, great, great year for you people.

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and a great welcome to an even better year come 2010!! (yeah... the casinos are opening in Singapore in 2010, this time round I am sure I will strike it rich)

*Angel is 14 months old now and she is walking, and I am chasing, mostly in circles...

15 comments:

Gratitude said...

Being with our loved ones is nirvana on earth indeed!

Wishing lovely wifey, Angel and you a truly Blessed New Year filled with lotsa joy! Please do take care ya. ^_^
+Ant+

Shionge said...

What a wonderful post Ken and glad that you shared your thoughts on becoming a Father and the love you have for your Angel ;D

Here's wishing you a blessed year ahead, good health & happiness always :D

Cheers!!

said...

wow~ i wonder if angel will say "lenchai ko ko bao bao" when i see her :P

lolz~ have ur wife ever get jealous over angel becoz of ur reaction?

TZ said...

Happy New year dude... may all your wishes come true in Twenty Ten... Have made your wish yet?

Shionge said...

Hey Ken, thank you for the visit and of course I enjoyed reading your bonding with your daughter and you know what, nurturing this kind of relationship with her from young will bring out the best in Father & Daughter relationship, trust me :)

I have 'struggles' even now bridging the gap between my Hubby & Daughters so it is a joy to read that you are laying the foundation right.

Indeed, a passing cloud as with any other 'moments' and it is a trying time because it pains that your loved ones don't see eye-to-eye ;(

Still, I hate to admit it but every year end, it's like a 'jinx', something rocky that bumps me up during this time of the year *sigh*.

Let's see how long this dark cloud is gonna stay otherwise, I'm cool :D

Have a great year ahead :D

A Common Singaporean said...

Gratitude - Thanks for your well wishes. Merry Merry New Year again, may all our wrongs be forgiven and our goodness all covered everywhere.

Shionge - I am gonna stop whining abt my weakness towards my daughter for awhile otherwise goose pimples are gonna follow suit for everyone here! MERRY MERRILY SEASONS GREETINGS!

L2 - I am sure she will. My wife is not jealous. But she teasing me like hell!

TZ - Hey dude, thanks for popping by! I haven't made my wish, perhaps I will. I wish for a million bucks. Its cliche but its true, its what I want, and its what everyone wants right?? hee hee.

Shionge again - I really appreciate your advices, coming from a mother of 2 lovely daughters. U r the only mum here in this blog space, and u r hip!! Please keep coming!

WRT to the trying time issue, I do hope all is good. As I am not in yr shoe to understand what goes, my comments can only manage an encouragement at best I hope. But do hang in there, and emerge cheery. And 2010 will be a good year, next year this time will be much better :)

You are a nice person, angels will give their blessing, and so will 'my' Angel to you. Here I go again... mushing abt my daughter. INCORRIGIBLE!!! Hahahaha.

Medie007 said...

:) your daughter's such a lucky baby! and your missus's might need to know you love her baby more than her now. hahaha just jk.

a happy new year to you too bro! :D may the new year be filled with joy, health, prosperity and love. :)

foongpc said...

Happy New Year to you! Thank goodness you are still alive! Haha!

May this year be even better than last year! : )

A Common Singaporean said...

Medie - Happy New Year again bro! My wife had been teasing me all the time, that I no longer place her at the highest pedestal :P I wonder what will be her reaction if I put her into my shoes huh? Eitherhow, Angel is now our top priority. That's parenting, and I learned it hard over the past year.

Foong - I am well and alive kicking start a whole New Year!! Happy 2010 to you too!!

Anonymous said...

great post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did any one know that some chinese hacker had busted twitter yesterday again.

Shionge said...

First of all...HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too Ken and thank you for visiting me and cheering me on.

I think time to work hard to 'enlarge' your family....babies are a joy and one is too lonely for Angel ;)

Shionge said...

Yoooooooooo Hoooooooooo Ken!!! Congrats!!! Congrats!!! :D This is wonderful news and you know what? I have a 'Tigress' at home and she is twelve this year :D

I know you love being a Father ;)

Shionge said...

Have a roaring good year Ken :)

Anonymous said...

i am beginning to lose hope u will update :)

Bengbeng

Shionge said...

Yo Ken...what's up lately...no see no hear no pic ;)