Monday, April 04, 2011

April Fool's Month!

April Fool's day falls on April 1st and Mom's birthday on April 4th

Is there any relationship between the two? Not really.

However on April Fool's day I posed some questions on facebook, just for fun, that does link to Mom.
Eg. True or False? I went into the wrong labor room to hold the hands of a pregnant mother in pain.

Well the answer is True Hahaha. It was a well kept secret until Mom made it famous by winning a Story Telling Contest in Singapore about my foolish act and was publicized in the media .

Therefore, on her birthday just a few days after April Fool's day, I felt impressed to give her a book with the title below :

As per the cover, the book contains another 45 'powerful' stories for her to share intead of mine hahaha. I felt it was the right book for her at the right time due to the front page endorsement by Quicy Jones who said "Unstoppable is a must-read for anyone who wants to live a life where you grow until you go."

From a young woman whose father had given me her hand in marriage before her official 21st birthday, I have seen her grow and grow with the family. She is truly 'unstoppable' and perhaps it's having a dream that drives her as recorded in a journal of 2004. Talking about dreams, I recall in our early beginnings together, she talked about her dream to sing in the Mormon Taberncle Choir one day. Lo & behold, the dream became a reality in 2006 as you can view on this video clip with several family members and friends witnessing this memorable event!

Today in April 2011, way past  midnight of her birthday celebration, it was unstoppable that she would continue her challenge of writing short stories in her Facebook notes. This was the 7th page she declared which hints that this journal post should be included in my never ending story of 7! Gamateh and Happy Birthday, we sang to her from all of us in familylane fashion :

Online with Dad & Shuan in Kuala Lumpur, Su in Salt Lake City, Fei in Los Angeles and Mom with Han, Ern & Ray in Singapore

Talking about Mom's 7th page of her story writing, I now note that in the past 7 days when I made a short trip to Singapore by coach instead of driving and returned to KL via Johore Bahru, in both instances, I was randomnly given the seat no. 7, This is another valid reason why this post is to be included in the continuing Story of 7.  See the tickets below :



In both trips, the bus used the new terminal in Tasik Selatan that looks amazingly like an airport, another April Fool's day trick perhaps? Take a look at the pics below :
 This is outside the terminal building
 Inside where tickets are sold
The sitting lounge at the departure gate
 Departure/Arrival information board
Trolleys provided for travellers
With a smart looking information counter

The Story of Our Unstoppable Mom will continue. To read to the very End of the Story, look for the next link to click which will be found at the bottom of each post like here.