|Hi I'm Audrey. I'm standing in front of a shop. The mannequins are in the shop window.|
Cherishing life's little moments
By Audrey Wan
Hello everyone. It has been an exceptionally long time since I have written an article for the blog, especially for someone who is fascinated with writing, but time stops for no man.I have been caught up in the rat race here in Singapore, trying to spend time with my family and nurture my interests when not occupied with school work, and the December holidays are like a breath of fresh air for me.
I am now eleven, and my grandfather's stories still captivate me, as I see the bygone days through his eyes.
This week my grandpa and grandma have traveled from Melaka to visit my family, and we are staying at a homely chalet out in Pasir Ris.
|With my ma, pa, Ethan and grandparents at Downtown East|
|Walking down the paved pathway to the Pasir Ris chalets|
|At the Wild Wild Wet water theme park|
"What is fun to you?"
"You're not supposed to look for it, sometimes it comes to you by itself."
|A fatherly advice|
Like other youngsters I had often tried to prove it wrong, but I knew the wisdom of the elders should not be ignored.
I pondered over it for a moment and realized that the little moments that slip by with the sands of time are the most precious: The red and orange haze of the setting sun, the laughter of the little boy as he tumbles giddily off the bed, the warm hand of a friend grasping your own as you glide forward on your ice skates. I had concentrated on the general picture of enjoying myself and overlooked the importance of these little actions and words.
It turned out that just by being with my grandparents and chatting leisurely with them made me happy, and the cozy atmosphere in the room melted away all my troubles.
|In the arms of my grandparents|
|With my popo and baby brother, Ethan|
What my father said was a small but crucial piece of advice, no doubt one that could help me through the rough spots in life.
As my grandparents are leaving tomorrow, I will continue to capture and cherish those little moments together.
Notes: Dear Audrey,
Thanks for the beautiful piece of writings which warms
and touches our hearts.
I have included some photos in your text and below are
some other photos taken during the vacation.