Sunday, July 31, 2011


Hello Son,

Friday, July 22

The day after your 18th month on Thursday, July 21

Call 251 : Mom Forgot

Justine and Mom were at a noodle restaurant at dinner time. Dad was outstation. Half-way through our food, Jus pointed a finger in the air. 

Mom stopped. 

Mom heard.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow 

was filling up the small place.

Awwwww ...

The time was 8 pm.

Decode : 44

Her perfect angel sign.

Smile ... and happiness spreads all around ... :D

Jus said, "This is the version that we like ..."

Yeah Son, the one that Aunty Carol used for the video she made of You. The ukelele version. 


See left panel of the blog to view Daniel's Somewhere Over The Rainbow video.

"He's with us ..." :D Mom said simply. 

We felt your presence, Daniel, You were clearly with us. Earlier in the afternoon, after school, Mom was driving ... can't remember to where now, when the Karate Kid song came on the radio. 

Call 252 : Karate Kid

The time on the dashboard was 3:44 pm. 

The day before, Thursday July 21 was your 18th month. As Mom had told You, this - song - had - zapped - her. 

The day after, on Friday July 22, it came on again, when she was alone in the car, to ZAP her one more time at her angel time. 

A definite coinciDANS. 

Yeah ... Mom knows, the second time is to erase any doubt in her mind as she hears her Son's firm assurance : 

I'm here la, Ma. I'm right beside You. :D

Sunday, July 24

On Sunday morning, Dad, Mom and Justine left the house about 8 am to go to church. We had just left the condo area when 

21 GUNS came on the radio. 

Justine called out sharply, "Maa ..."

Mom heard it. Her eyes shot to the time on the dashboard.

It was 8:06 am. 

Mom pointed to the angel sign and made sure Dad and Jus saw it. They both did.

Decode : 14

Aww Son ... We know ...

Your 21st has just passed ... Yup, three days ago. 

It really was nice and heart-warming listening to 21 GUNS while we were traveling to church. We felt like You were with us, Daniel. Reaching the church, we parked by the curb on the main road, right in front of this dark red Peugeot. 

Call 88 : 21 Guns

Mom got your message, Son ...

You're so with us ...


Mom pointed out to Dad and your sister. This is the same model that ferried You to and from the hospital when we were in Lourdes ... Uncle Peter and Aunty Laura's car.

And 266 ?

Helloooo ... It's so easy ... 

Decode : 14

She hears You ...

Her 1 Am Number 4 is very, very, very near ...

Call 150 : Number Four

After mass, Dad and Mom drove to a coffee shop for breakfast. Justine was not with us. She was helping out at the kindergarten catechism class in HRC. :D

Anyway, this coffee shop occupies two lots - just so You know how large the place is.

At one glance, Dad and Mom saw all the tables were occupied. Then, Dad spotted a small table at a corner. It was kinda strange that no one wanted that table when there were still several patrons standing around the hawker stalls waiting for a vacant table. 

We walked over to the table and sat down.

You couldn't miss the table number even if You wanted to. It's like 6 inches in diameter.

Dad said, "13A is 14 ..."

Yeah, Mom knows ... :D 

It's common to see a One, Two, Three, Three A, Five, Six etc like in elevators. Some people are uncomfortable with the angel number ...

which works great for us. :D

Hah ... :D

Monday, July 25

On Monday in school, Mom was really busy the whole morning, doing this and that, and that and this ... until lunch time ... when she was suddenly alerted to a little 3 year old boy's tee shirt.

She found herself stopping in her tracks and staring at his tee.


Call 230 : Spiderman Zap

This new boy is from Mauritius, and he speaks French.

French ... Like Lourdes - French?

Click on title to read Daniel's Lourdes Story 


What a connection ...

Thank You, Son ... 

How cute. You're always making sure that Mom knows you're right beside her. Every single day. She was so meant to see that. You would know that after lunch, the kids would take their shower. If Mom had not stepped into the cafeteria at the time when she did, she might not have seen the Spiderman Zap. That little boy would have changed his tee after his shower.

Amazing ...

That evening, a second inciDAN happened. 

The parents came to pick their children up. There was one little girl left, who was still waiting for her Mommy. Mom brought her outside to the swings. 

Little M got on the swing and said, with one hand pointing up to a tree :

"This -- tree -- is -- dangerous."

Pause ...

Pause some more ... 

Did M just say --- dangerous???

Why, that was your very first three - syllable word.

Dane - ge - rous ... 

You used to say the word with your lips all pursed up and all pouty-like. Dad likes to imitate that, until today.

Mom asked, "That tree is dangerous?"

Little M confirmed simply, 

"This -- tree -- is -- dangerous."

It is interesting to note that we were on the swings for 25 minutes, until her Mommy arrived, and the little girl did not say anything else except the line:

"This tree is dangerous." 

Little M repeated it another 2 times, which makes it 4 times altogether. Yes, Mom counted. It was quite obvious, because the little girl didn't say anything else.

That's kinda weird, huh? M said nothing else ... not even a Yes or No, and Mom was talking to her and asking her questions in an attempt to get her to elaborate further. M would just smile sweetly, but say nothing ... and if she did speak, it was to say:

"This tree is dangerous."

The little girl is 3 years old by the way.

Tree ...

What's with the tree?

In a flash, fireworks exploded.


Memories suddenly flooded in about your TREE moment. 

Mom remembers clearly, at dinner one evening, You had picked up a piece of broccoli from your plate, looked at it and said, 


Mom had chuckled with amusement. That was like the cutest moment, honestly. You must have seen a picture of a tree in school and intelligent enough to notice a similar shape in your broccoli.

Justine tried to correct You, 

"That - is - not - a - tree. It's broccoli."

Anyway, You decided that it was. 

A tree. :D

So for a while, we got used to You calling your broccoli - 


Seriously, what are the chances of this little girl saying 2 words in one simple sentence that would ZAP your mother? Mind You, Little M repeated that same line 4 times ... and said nothing else

OMG ... honestly, it's just too amazing. This is the same swing that your mother was zapped on, more than a week ago.

Call 248 : Far Away

This swing sure is special huh ... :D

How not to feel your presence, Daniel? Everywhere Mom is, there you'll be. Mom's not gonna change that for anything in the world. 

You're near ...

You're always near ...

And you're always making sure your mother knows that ...

Thank You Jesus, for the connection. <3