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Friday, May 10

Tips on how to handle Fridays

  • Firstly, TGIF – Thank God it is Friday!
  • Remember that Friday’s only purpose is to lead you into a good rested weekend.
  • One good thing about Friday is that you have miserably completed four unproductive days.
  • Plot and plan but don’t implement anything on Friday.
  • Keep in mind that if you don’t do a single thing on Friday it is a good thing; you can jump from one thing to another to act productive.
  • Use Friday as an excuse to organise your desk and files. You reorganized your desk shortly after you reorganized your desk keeping yourself busy.
  • Make a master list for all your to-do’s list for the following week and made use of the 3×3 post-it sticker to colour-coded on each item on your to-do’s list.
  • Think about where you will go for lunch before you have finish your breakfast.
  • Every time you receive an email, you check for new email twice.
  • You send an email to yourself just to make sure your email is working fine.
  • You spent half of the day doodling or daydreaming of where to hang-out on your weekend.
  • Add to the above list if you have more…

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An unexpected journey in search of my Dad’s house in Hainan Island – (May 1 to May 6 2013 – Accomplished).
Yes, it has always been my dream and hope to locate my roots and my dad’s house.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2013 after 57 years, I entered my dad’s house for the very first time.

My son, Desmond have accompanied me on this trip. We do not expect it to be an easy search for my dad’s house as we have very little information to proceed with. So, armed with only my dad’s Chinese name and the village he lived, we go on this unexpected journey.   By the way, when my dad passed away I was only 17 years old. Being the younger son in a family of five belonging to his 2nd wife. All I know is that my step-mother still has a daughter left in Hainan Island and she gave birth to another two daughters in Singapore. Surprisingly, they hardly contact their own sister in Hainan Island though they are aware of her existence.

As the youngest in the family, all the while I have never seriously thought about my family’s roots and ancestral home etc. I was even approached to join the Hainanese clan in Singapore to do more research on this topic. Why bother with Chinese genealogy you may ask? To me, it is just a waste of time because it only deals with ancient time. After all, who cares about the ancient history? However, after having a family of my own then I became more infected with this craving to know more. The past can reveal much about your family’s genealogy and as the saying goes “If there is no past then there is no future”. Putting my dad’s house in order is always a dream for me so that my generation will continue on. Since, Desmond is the only son in our family tree, restoring my dad’s house for him to carry on the unexpected life journey is more or less getting in touch with our past.

Another of my bucket-list achieved.


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My Dad’s house is in Haikou (1) on the northern coast of Hainan Island is the capital whilst Sanya is a well-known tourist destination on the island.

We arrived at Sanya to meet my ex-colleague. She was supposed to meet us and assist but when we landed we were told that her grandma passed away. So, we go with Plan B without her. Luck is on our side as we have a good driver which we called him ‘Hero’and another friend in HaiKou who has a bee farm, we addressed  him Uncle Honey 

Uncle & Aunt Honey and their bees

 

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We manage to locate my elder step-sister, who currently staying with her second son in another village because The Hainanese tradition does not allows women who are married to stay in their ancestral home. Thus, all this while my dad’s house is left vacant that was what I was told during my visit.

Chinese Proverbs Quote

飲水 思 源 – When you drink water, remember the source
To forget one’s ancestor’s is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root
Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come
Outside noisy, inside empty
To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish”
One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same
He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness. Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases
If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it

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Acknowledgements

My FSY’s sharing is unscientifically and some are contributed by wife & children, friends, acquaintances. I write and share things that matter to me. I understand that you have your own opinions, views, & thoughts. Please keep it to yourself because there is no right or wrong answers. Nothing is true or untrue, most facts and data can be twisted to your favour. To the authors, contributors and original sources, my thanks and where appropriate my apologies if I forget to quote your names.

I understand that everyone’s attention span is very short and if you read till here, I would like to say thank you for staying with me till the end. It might be rubbishes to some people but I do know that there are some gems hidden to be picked in all rubbishes… Hope you have pick one or 2 gems?

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