Daddy’s little girl…

Eugene asked me once how my girl was doing in Wellington…and why I had not posted photographs of her for a while now. Well, guess she had been busy with her studies, all the assignments, tests and examinations…so she had not posted any on Facebook for a while.

Well, she’s getting on fine there, praise the Lord…and the other day, she went to the museum as there was a Polynesian festival on – the Matariki Festival…

Matariki Festival 1

…and she took some photos while she was there…

Mel @ the Matariki Festival 1

She enjoyed herself a great deal – I guess it was an eye-opener to a totally different culture…

Matariki Festival 2

…and she loved the tour of the herbal garden where she could see all the plants that the people there use for medicinal purposes to cure all kinds of health ailments.

It has been half a year now and she certainly looks great…

Mel @ the Matariki Festival 2

…and I am most grateful that the Good Lord has watched over her all this while and pray that He will continue to shower His blessings upon her each passing day.

Author: suituapui

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

31 thoughts on “Daddy’s little girl…”

  1. Aha! Polynesian! I can do their hula dance, thanks to Lilo and Sticth! Kakakakakaka! And God forbids anyone sees that.

    It’s so nice to see your girl enjoying herself a great deal. And why the heck isn’t she putting a pound or two? Sheesh… she tarak makan those lembu and milk kah? ISH!!!

    Hah!!! Lilo & Stitch – one of her favourite cartoon movies! She does not grow sideways, dunno why…maybe because she was a prem baby (6 months). All we will get to see will be her fleshy cheeks…unlike when in SP, she would have sunken cheeks, only skin and bone left…like some Somalia victim except for the colour. So kesian, really heartbroken to see her each time she came home for the holidays looking like that…

    1. I was skin and bones too at some point during my college years, and my dad would ask me if I didn’t eat or if I was starving to death.My parents must be worried about me. *boohoo* But wud to do… studying that time, dun really have the appetite to eat. Worst still if you’re not allowed to cook, and the food outside is just so shitty. 😦

      Local u? Ya…not allowed to cook! Scared people bring in all the non-halal stuff… I thought you were in the UK – should be able to cook there? Well, still skin and bone, I see….not much different! LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Aw, nice to see that she’s adapting so well there πŸ™‚ .. and getting to know all those cultures is a really great experience !!

    That’s one thing about leaving home – even going from Sibu to the peninsula, what more to say, abroad. You get to see the differences around, the various cultures… I honestly think people should get out of their comfort zones to see what’s out there. In Melissa’s case, it has certainly made her love home…and Sibu a lot more.

    1. What wouldn’t I give to get out of my ‘comfort zone’? *sigh* I dream to travel the world, and when I was 16, I wanted so much to volunteer in Mercy Malaysia’s programme where they aid the poor in the third world countries. 😦 Sigh… now, look at me. I’m out of shape, no stamina and worst of all, my first aider license has all but expire!!! What the hell… 😦

      And you’re married…and stuck with a kid and a hubby! If we could turn back time, eh? So many things we could have done but didn’t do! That’s why I keep telling my girl not to bury herself with work and books! Go out and make things happen. You’re only young once. But I guess it’s her – she’s different and her idea of fun is not the same as this wild party animal of a father of hers! Hahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜‰

      1. LOL… if I could turn back time… no… I guess I wouldn’t change a thing about my life, even if I could. Though I harp about getting stuck with a kid, I think I have so much now than i could ever have. I’m actually very blessed, and I’m eternally grateful for what I have now. Now…I should plan for the future… kakakaka…can’t wait to be a grandma! It would be cool to see my boy getting bullied by his kids, and I can just imagine myself dragging my daughter in law to do bungee jumping with me while the boy babysit at home! *snorts*

        Couldn’t really imagine my life without my husband and son, and those good friends who are always there for me when I needed them most. πŸ˜€ If I could turn back time…the only thing I would probably change is making my 15 years old self get onto the bloody stage and sing To Sir With Love during Teacher’s Day celebration. LOLOL…thinking back… I resent that I didn’t actually do it. LOL…could have make a very good memory or a good laugh now! πŸ˜€

        Me too! I don’t think there’s much that I would change if I had my life to live all over again. I would probably want to pick up a musical instrument perhaps – my time, not many opportunities to learn music…but I did pick up the guitar at a much later age and was never really good at it. And I only found out that I could sing rather late too when I could have been singing my heart out all those years…and I guess that’s about it! I did dance though, a lot…and enjoyed that tremendously! Hehehehehe!!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Looks like she is enjoying herself ^^

    That’s what I tell her to do…and it looks like she certainly is – when she’s not bogged down by her assignments, tests and exams. I’m one of those very rare parents who will tell their child – no need to work so hard, just pass…and get that piece of paper, that’s enough. Go get a life, have fun! I most certainly did when I was young…and I’m sure nobody can say that I did not have a successful career…despite all that!

  4. Yes,Daddy’s little girl has turned into a pretty young lady! Good to learn that you are having a great time in Wellington,Melissa!

    Yes, and I hope she stays that way. That’s my girl! πŸ˜‰

  5. All the best to your little girl bro. πŸ˜€ But I bet she is older than me?

    How can that be possible? You’re already working…AND married, plus your goatee and grey hair, I would think you’re older than me! Hahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  6. Auwww… am sure u’re missing her all the times yea? πŸ™‚ eehhhh btw, how old is ur daughter??? same age as me ?? :p she really look cute la!

    Cute, eh? Just like the daddy, also so cute! ROTFL!!! πŸ˜€ She’s the same age as you…but you’re so fast – working already! She’ll only start work in 2013… 😦

  7. oh dont know that u have one daughter. How many children you have?

    wish her have a happy and great day there.

    Thank you! Aiyor…you don’t know kah? Probably because you’re a latecomer to my blog. I mention her so very often… Help, somebody please…tell him! πŸ˜‰

  8. Arhtur comes lately… mmmmmmm, anyway i remember asking you about Melissa a long while ago, right? so happy to note that Melissa is enjoying herself there, bet when she comes back, she will have tonnes of experience, academically and and as far as life is concerned.

    thank you for sharing

    Yes, and I am glad… Thanks for your concern. With all the good wishes form everybody, things can only get better…

  9. Ahhh, I love the museum…., lots of stuff to see.

    Hah!!! You may even get to see me among the exhibits – dinosaur! Hahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  10. Yes, looks like she is doing great! at least she doesnt look starved.. lol… she looks much better than before, when our kids go overseas, we parents will worry like crazy in the beginning… as time goes by, when they settle down, our hearts here feel the same.. settled! yes, Praise the Lord that she is in good care…

    Ya, thanks…she really looks good and I am thankful for that…and also for the fact that she’s coping well there on her own.

  11. wow….ur daughter is so grown up….really shocked me…yeah…every dad and mom wish that their kids will be safe and doing fine … like ur touching post esp at the end part.

    She certainly looks more mature than when she was here – showed the photos to her grandparents and they were all so happy to see her looking so good. Yours still a long, long way to go… πŸ™‚

  12. Good experience to study overseas. Hope to do that one day.

    Huh? You’re still a student? I just assume you’re like most of the rest – young mummies! Oops! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  13. After some time passed, really have seen your gal grown a lot….getting prettier and prettier. Glad to know she is doing great at overseas.

    Yeah…she’s a big girl now, all grown up…but will always remain Daddy’s little girl! LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  14. That is good. For a moment there i thought your girl on the stage dancing :p

    Hahahahaha!!! The day she wears something sleeveless like that, it will snow in Malaysia. She’s very decent one – not like the papa! ROTFL!!! πŸ˜€ But they did invite them on stage to join in the dancing and she did! No photo of that though…

  15. Aww such a nice event! And your daughter looked happy and healthy too! So you have nothing to worry about! πŸ™‚

    Ya…nothing at all to worry about, she’s getting on fine. But she’ll be going back to Sg Petani in 2012 to do her final year there… SIGH!!! 😦

  16. Whoa, it is the first time I saw your daughter here. That is nice of her, learning great things.

    Oh? She left for NZ in February so there would be posts on her before that…and a few after she had gone over there.

  17. Hey, I can feel you.. the only kid at home sure gets all the attention lorr. hahaha… U can see my blog is flooded with my son’s updates. Hahaha…

    I wouldn’t ask you to have more as I know people who have more…but now in the same boat – the empty nest syndrome. I know one couple even sold their house and moved into a small apartment (easier to housekeep)…as “the kids don’t bother to come back anymore”. So sad! 😦

  18. Your girl looks happier in NZ than in SP πŸ™‚

    She certainly is or at least that’s the impression I get…unlike in SP. A lot of things there frustrated her and made her stressed and depressed, I think – she did not seem so happy then. 😦

  19. so cute….
    by the way… belated happy father’s day suituapui!!

    sorry for my late visit

    but i’m back now yippee

    Welcome back, buddy. So glad to see you around again. πŸ˜‰ …And thanks for the belated greeting! It was a happy one… Watch out for the post – coming soon.

  20. wah now the father can start blogging about the daughter instead of the usual staple diet of good food posts. haha

    Not so soon. This is just a commercial break. Normal programming will resume tomorrow. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  21. awww.. it is always so nice to read about u blogging bout ur daughter… it’s just sooooo.. sweet… πŸ˜€

    We’re very close…and all I want is for her to get along well and be happy. It certainly looks like she is. πŸ™‚

  22. Time flies, Melissa already there for 1/2 year, it just like yesterday you told us she is leaving for NZ.

    She looks good!

    Yes, and soon it will be the end of the year…and then when another year has passed, she’ll be home again.

  23. Your girl looks very studious, she must be a distinctive student!:) You sure proud of her!

    Happy belated Father’s Day to you!

    She is! She works very hard on her own accord. I think I’m one of those rare parents who will tell their kids not to study so hard, just pass – that’s good enough. She’s on a scholarship – all through her own effort and that certainly takes a load off my shoulders. Ya, of course, I’m proud of my little girl. πŸ™‚

  24. nice to discover about other culture’s treasures =)

    Yes, even between the states in our own country! There can be a lot of differences that you will discover. People who never leave their homes don’t know what they’re missing and going on a tour or a brief visit is certainly not the same.

  25. I’m sure she is a smart girl & will juggling well between school stuffs & leisure πŸ™‚

    Yup…no problem at all. I always tell her to relax whenever she can…

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