Thursday, November 25, 2010


Hello Son, 

Dad and Mom were at the corner-shop coffee house along the Viva office this morning. 

Justine's in school, sitting for her History paper.

We left the house about 10am. 

Yes yes, we went for a morning swim. Today was much better, the water was not as cold as the day before and your mother enjoyed her her swim.

In the car, the song FOREVER YOU AND ME (HIGH) was the next song that came on after the first that was half-way through. Mom told herself that she would check on the video when she has the time because the lyrics are quite nice.

Mom had a really nice breakfast of toasted bread with curry chicken and teh si peng kurang manis (ice milk tea less sugar)

The curry was really very good. 

Dad only had a cup of coffee.

Whilst we were having breakfast, we couldn't help but hear the song: 


... that was being played faintly in the background. 

Dad heard it.

Mom heard it.

We both heard it.

It may have been soft and mild and almost insignificant to the other patrons, but it surely impacted your parents very much. 

Memories just caved in.

Your parents looked at each other, and exchanged a weary sigh.

Somewhere Out There, the song from the cartoon An American Tail ...

The second video that Aunty Carol created for You on your 3rd month with Jesus, instantly sprang to mind. This video has some photos of our family holidaying together with Aunty Jessie and Uncle Craig in the States when You were 10 years old. 

The family members, including your aunties have commented on more than one occasion that this song makes them think of You and Justine singing together.

Somewhere out there 
beneath the pale moonlight

Someone's thinking of me 
and loving me tonight

Somewhere out there 
someone's saying a prayer

That we'll find one another 
in that big somewhere out there 

And even though I know 
how very far apart we are

It helps to think we might be wishing 
on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts 
to sing a lonesome lullaby

It helps to think we're sleeping 
underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there 
if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there 
Out where dreams come true


Viewing your video again makes the eyes all misty.

Blink blink blink.

Your family misses You very much, Daniel, more than You will ever know. <3