Happy First Birthday Babylove

 

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Tarpaulin layout for her first birthday party… can’t wait… 🙂

It’s been a year that the Lord has blessed us with a priceless present – our daughter. Thank you Lord for giving us insurmountable joy and flashes of pure affection. We praise your name!

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a pretty little Cronut cake 🙂

Happy First Birthday, Sydnee Elise!

Super Excited

Time flies so fast. Whatever is lost can’t be taken back… impossible to catch again. I miss some important days and events in my daughter’s growing up but there’s no point to be gushy at the moment so I decided to plan a party for her first birthday – that’s twelve days from now. So close and yes that’s how close I am to coming home for her too. I’ve actually planned the party weeks ago and created DIY decors, party hats and some other stuffs for children and adult games to make the gathering even more fun. Also, I contacted someone for the design of her cake and to pre-order one for her. It’s gonna be a blast since it’s my daughter’s and husband’s birthday together.

 

I recall this time last year, I prepared stuffs for her arrival and now I’m preparing DIY decors and party bits and pieces for her first birthday. Can’t wait to get home and start decorating for the event… just few more days and I’ll be home.I promised to myself I will never leave my daughter again!

This song, Going Home, is just right for the moment and happening of my life. God is so amazing for giving me another try!

I’m staring out into the night,
Trying to hide the pain.
I’m going to the place where love
And feeling good don’t ever cost a thing.
And the pain you feel’s a different kind of pain.

Well I’m going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I’m not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old,
So I’m going home.
Well I’m going home.

The miles are getting longer, it seems,
The closer I get to you.
I’ve not always been the best man or friend for you.
But your love remains true.
And I don’t know why.
You always seem to give me another try.

So I’m going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I’m not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old,

Be careful what you wish for,
‘Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all,
And then some you don’t want.
Be careful what you wish for,
‘Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all, yeah.

Oh, well I’m going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I’m not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old.
I said these places and these faces are getting old,
So I’m going home.
I’m going home.

Happy Father’s Day

Thank you, Papa

for

 … showing us the importance of a family

  …teaching us what good it is to have a principle

  … showing us how to love by loving mama that much

and

  …for living a life with us

Thank you for

 for loving my daughter too!

There would be no us, without you!

We love you!

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To the most supportive, understanding and loving husband. Happy father's day! Sydnee and I love you!
To the most supportive, understanding and loving husband. Happy father’s day! Sydnee and I love you!
I am so lucky to have a father-in-law like you! Thank you for raising a good man.
I am so lucky to have a father-in-law like you! Thank you for raising a good man.

Thank you for being a responsible brother. I know you're a good dad!
Thank you for being a responsible brother. I know you’re a good dad!
Thank you brother for being the smile of the family. All the best to you and you're a great dad too!
Thank you brother for being the smile of the family. All the best to you and you’re a great dad too!

The Daily Post: Right to Brag

 

I am proud to say that for the first time in eight years of teaching, I accepted my current task without complaints 😀 I survived too in my daily challenges of teaching impulsive and headstrong adolescents.

Life was a little easier with a working space like this…
but it gets tougher with a working station like this… These books are from one class of 49 students…had to mark 4-6 pages each. Books and notebooks of another 12 classes with 30+ students are hidden… 🙂

Yes, I complain a lot. But this time I prefer silence for moaning gets me nowhere. Besides I only have less than 2 months to work like these. After that I will be a full-time mother. And the decision to give up teaching and be a full-time homemaker is the proudest and toughest thing I’ve made these days.

Sydnee at 8 months
Sydnee at 8 months

Most importantly, I’ve never been prouder in my life for having this little girl! She’s the best decision we’ve ever made.

15th Blessed Mornings

Thank you God for the blessings that only you can provide!

It was a weekend so I was supposed to get up late and enjoy the non-working day but there I was on my bicycle and cycling in the villages. What else one can do in the neighborhood? It was unusually quiet Saturday morning and the whole apartment building seemed an abandoned property due to no movement of anyone, not too many cars running their engines and even the constant ringing of the 7-11 door has stopped for a while… I thought people evacuated the place while I was asleep.  Or did I wake up too early? So I took the chance to cycle and exercise at the same time. I could hardly exercise the past days because of the demands of work are hard to ignore.

Anyway, as I was cycling along the way, I noticed the fields are green again and some areas are ready for seeding.They have harvested the rice when I was out of the country. I missed the smell of the burnt hays and grasses before they prepare for re-planting. Ahh… simple upcountry living, fresh and quiet. Just the way I like…

Pedalling on to the next village I thought I could get my famourite ‘kanom cheen’ a thai spicy noodle with sauce similar to curry. But to my dismay, the store was close therfore I have no choice but to move on. Still more greens, rice paddies and rivers. Dogs occassionaly stick their head to check who’s passing by their bestfriend’s house but most of the them went back to lie down on the ground.

When I got back to the apartment the sun was already high and hurt a bit. Got a phone call from my sister who wanted me to come over to her house as she too was bored to death. This is probably the most boring Saturday! Despite that, I have some nice shots of the neighborhood again. I don’t get tired of taking photos of the place. I like it here, peaceful and less drama unlike the urban place I used to live! 😀

Early Saturday morning, the humidity in Bangkok was quite high. I felt bored in my room so I grabbed my bike, and cycle at nearby villages. The sunrise here was just lovely. It would be lovelier when the rice were full grown.
Early Saturday morning, the humidity in Bangkok was quite high. I felt bored in my room so I grabbed my bike, and cycle at nearby villages. The sunrise here was just lovely. It would have been lovelier when the rice were full grown.

 

Fields of green, fresh and calm.

Year round, these rice paddies produce tons of rice grains. I witnessed how farmers battled against heat and fatigue. I saw how many times the greens turned yellow and brown and back to green again. I heard the engines of trucks loading rice, chatter of farmers and the loud noise of tractors. This lovely morning, I imagined what would this place be like 5 years from now? Still a vast ricefield or a populated village? Who knows!

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A little plant growing along the road. It seems to separate the concrete road and the muddy paddies… It normally grows in damp areas… a very common plant to see around here
Monks collect food offerings from the neighborhood. People wait for them in the streets and offer assorted food, clothing or goods.
Monks collect offerings from the neighborhood. People wait for them in the streets and offer assorted food, clothing or goods.

 

 

They come in dozens or twenties... children, teenagers, middle-aged and older ones. They look so graceful with their orange robes...
They parade quietly and in bare feet. They come in groups or in dozens or twenties… children, teenagers, middle-aged and older ones. And I think they look graceful with their orange robes too..
The narrow path leading to the building where I work. Obviously it’s Saturday, no students, therefore, there’s no one walking in here as I took the photo. But you’ll walk sideways here during school days… parents, students and strangers crowd this area…
The narrow path leading to the building where I work. Obviously it’s Saturday, no students, therefore, there’s no one walking in here as I took the photo. But you’ll walk sideways here during school days… parents, students and strangers crowd this area…
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My very quiet but useful companion 😀