My girl…

My girl is in Wellington, New Zealand…

Mel blowing in the wind
Melissa – blowing in the Wellington wind

It certainly looks windy there, doesn’t it?

Well, most of you would know by now that she left Malaysia on the evening of the 8th of February, arriving in NZ the following day on the 9th…

Mel being met by seniors upon arrival
Being met upon arrival by seniors at Wellington airport

All this while, we have been able to keep in touch via sms using her Malaysian line…and now that she has an NZ number, we can call anytime and talk to one another. Other than that, she’s also connected online, so we can talk and see one another on Skype, chat on Facebook and so on. With all that modern technology right here at our fingertips, she doesn’t seem that far away after all.

I’m glad that she’s settling in nicely and slowly getting used to the place. Here, you can see her touring around the city with her good friend, Soleha and some of her other coursemates…

Touring Wellington
Touring the city with Soleha and friends

…and this was her first homecooked meal in the apartment where she is staying – Education House…

Melissa's 1st homecooked dinner in Wellington

Oooo…!!! Salmon and swiss mushrooms!!! Two of her favourites…and to end this post, I would like to share with everybody one of the songs that she has always loved…

It’s the first day of Chinese New Year today. I guess everybody’s enjoying themselves and having a whale of a time. My missus and I will be flying home tonight…so those of you who are still around in Sibu, I do hope we can get to see one another over the next few days. Gong Xi Fa Cai once again to one and all…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

16 thoughts on “My girl…”

  1. Awww…you miss her a lot right bro. If not you wouldn’t be blogging about her like 24/7. 😦

    Where got 24/7? The last one was about a week ago when we sent her off at KLIA. I just thought that there will be people concerned enough to wanna know how she’s doing…and would be glad to see that she’s getting on fine there. Of course, I do miss her and was worried…but now that I can see she’s loving it and settling in ok there, I am happy and relieved.

  2. wwwooooooo…. can sense your pride and your relief, your happiness, your anxiety… your excitement… so much mixed feelings, right? most important, all is well.. and as u said, the communication is so easy and convenient nowadays.. never mind the phone bill, mine was sky high during the months my son was in italy.. i even on the 3G to see where he went, the sights… all telecasted Live ..hahahaa… so much as being a parent!

    And yours was only there for a few months. I’ve seen her room via Skype, she looks very happy…not like in SP, so I’m glad!

  3. Happy Tiger year…

    i at home/sinkapork too whre got enjoy…lol

    Same to you. You’re back in Kuching or S’pore? I’m confused. Been drinking, have you? LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  4. Hope you get over the blues of leaving your dotted daughter… as u said earlier in the FB, SMS, MNS or skype or here… you will find closer to her..
    It’s a common n natural effect of most parents!

    Ya…it’s so easy to keep in touch these days. Feels like she’s just a short distance away. Now that I know she’s ok, I guess we’ll just have to get on with our lives…

    1. In the mid 60’s when I was just a kid, one of my bro left for o.seas, I saw mummy had red eyes for days.. and then letters were reaching like snails.. n tel. was impossible as we lived in the village either.. (present Sing Kwong Salim Area..) so could imagine how a mum n DAd felt at that time… more to say, our bro could only come back after 5th year ie. after completion of university study… we are still blessed we live in this high Tech Era….

      Yes…and these days, they come home every year (some more than once a year). Those days, a few may come home once between their 1st year…and graduation and communication was only through letters. But those days, the postal service was much better – maybe not so many letters to handle.

  5. Yeah..i think the city of Wellington is pretty well-known with the wind…it is great to see Mel settling down well…with all the technologies she is just right next door really…unlike those days…when ppl have to send mail (letter) which is only going to reach after months…ahaha…technologies are certainly do their bits here.

    Yup…windy and very hilly!!! My daughter said I would not like it there – having to walk uphill all the time! LOL!!! She knows me so well… πŸ™‚

  6. “All this while, we have been able to keep in touch via sms using her Malaysian line…and now that she has an NZ number, we can call anytime and talk to one another. Other than that, she’s also connected online, so we can talk and see one another on Skype, chat on Facebook and so on.”

    THAT… that sounds like you’re gonna stalk her like how my mom stalks me.. HAHAHA

    No lah! Just in the initial stage – to be sure that everything’s all right and she’s settling down well over there in the Land of the Kiwis. Once I know she’s getting on fine, I would not be so desperate for news about how she’s doing anymore. Your mummy does that kah? She doesn’t have to worry mah…got someone there to take good care of you! Wink! Wink! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Hi Mr W** πŸ™‚ You probably don’t remember me but you were one of the judges at some public speaking competition I was in absolute yonks ago. Love the kampua-filled blog:) it’s oddly comforting..haha..I’m away from home too,..and as difficult as it must be to have your daughter so far away, she will learn and grow so much from this experience…now if only I could convince my mum of the same thing πŸ˜› happy new year!

    Hello, Jade. Thanks for dropping by and a Happy Chinese New Year to you. Of course I do remember you – from those days when nobody else stood a chance in the competition. LOL! It was that time in Kanowit that I was the judge. I’m getting quite used to it now as my girl was in an institute in SP (Kedah) for 2 and half years before this – on a twinning programme with NZ. No doubt she has grown and is learning to stand on her own two feet over the years. Bet she’ll grow even more in NZ… πŸ™‚

    1. Oh you even remember where the competition was!!! hahaha! I’m very flattered:p Yes she will. as will her shoe collection and her wardrobe..courtesy of christmas sales..if she were anything like my friends and I la:P

  8. at sinkapok home…today work liao…tmr go bk… πŸ™‚

    no drink do wat ler cny?we nid drink to live πŸ˜›

    Kaki botol! Alcoholic!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  9. Glad to see that Melissa is doing fine over there and can see she is quite enjoy herself. πŸ™‚

    Ya…I’m glad too. Just want the best for her… πŸ™‚

  10. Thats the benefit of the internet age. Can stay connected though everyone is far away. In fact sometimes wont be able see next neighbor in a week at all but can see friends and family across the sea everyday.

    Very true! Even here in this small town… LOL!!!

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