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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Tonight we enjoyed Dai Bee’s school orchestra and choir performances. This is extremely different from his middle school where the orchestra is so much bigger. Even the set up takes about a couple of minutes for each rotation. Tonight was a much more intimate feeling. Students introduced their piece and the timing of each piece was perfect. One hour flew by while enjoying this group of talented musicians.

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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This old photo popped up in my FB memories, posted way back in 2013. 5 years later, some things just don’t change.

My nightmare has started – I knew it was inevitable, but was hoping it wouldn’t come so soon. Ah Lo has always had a temper, but he has never gone overboard.

This morning, he yelled at me to ‘shut up.’ And all hell broke loose.

I told him to sweep the floor after he’s done with breakfast. He had his headphones on but acknowledged my request. After breakfast, he did as told, swept the floor, but only the area where he sat. He went back upstairs when done. When I noticed the floor was still dirty with crumb, I asked him to come back down to finish the job. He was already triggered and busted with “you only told me to sweep that area.” Here I am thinking – how would that make sense?

Anyhow, my sister was there at the time, and I made a sarcastic remark “see when you have a teenager, this is the attitude you have to put up with.” Somehow this got him even more upset and told me to shut up.

Of course, like all parents would react, I was furious and gave him a piece of my mind. I took away all the electronics and left him alone when we went out for lunch.

When we came back from lunch, he acted like nothing happened. He asked me something and I scolded at him, “don’t talk to me like nothing happened. Don’t expect me to respond like nothing happened. Because if I did, I’m telling you it’s ok to treat me like that, and it isn’t.”

Later that evening, he came back from basketball practice and apologized for his behavior. He did what he does best – sweet talk his way. I resolved it with him by asking him to write me a full page essay on what he did, reflect on it, and come up with solutions on how he can manage his temper better.

I know this won’t be the last time we are going through this. I know, it’s all part of parenthood.