Saturday, June 21, 2014


Hello Son, 

Sunday, June 15

Baby Dylan's baptism was at 11:45 am on Sunday morning. 

At Holy Rosary Church. 

Mom has not been there for a long, long time.

Your farewell (not funeral) mass before You departed for God's Kingdom, was there - at HRC.

Mom was dreading the moment when she had to go back to that church. 

She gave her excuses to Grandma for the past one week or so that she wouldn't be attending. 

First she said, Dad and her would be away ... and then, a few days later, she said, she and Dad would be away ... and later after that, she went back to, Dad and her would be away ...

All very, very bad excuses.

So, are You surprised that she ended up there that Sunday morning?

Dad, Justine and Mom arrived shortly before 11:45 am.

Aunty D and family and Grandma were already in church.

There were only 2 babies for baptism that day.

Mom sat down with Dad, a few rows before the altar.

The priest soon came in, with a small procession of the 2 babies' families.

Mom and Justine were not with the procession. We were on the pews.

When Dad walked in (following the small procession), and whispered, "Guess what's the other baby's name?"


Mom held her breath, and thought ...

Nah, it can't be ...

Dad said, "Daniel ..."

Omg ...

Her vision blurred immediately.

Tears that had threatened to pour since she'd bravely held them in when she came into the church, streamed freely down her cheeks. She covered her face.

Omg ...

Omg Son ... You're really here, aren't You?

You're with us on Dylan's baptism ...

But of course, You would be.

Dad said, "The priest pronounced Dylan as Daniel, just now ... Your mother had to correct him ..."

Omg ... Seriously?

Which means the Priest mentioned DANIEL, your name, TWICE. First, he wrongly pronounced Dylan as DANIEL, and second, the other baby's name is DANIEL. 

A billion and one names that could have been the other baby's name, and he had to have YOUR name??? Oh Lord.


After the baptism, we took some photos.

It was time to go. We walked to the car.

In the car, Dad started the engine.

Omg ...

Would You believe it but TITANIC was on the radio. Mom's eyes immediately shot to the dashboard to check the time.

It was 12:33 pm.

Mom said, with her eyes glued to the time, 

"Omg, Titanic ... 12:33 going on 12:34 pm ..."


There's only 1 way, 2 say, 

those 3 words , 4 You --uuuu ...

I Love You ...

Mom instantly heard the way You used to sing this song, as You strum on your guitar.

She pondered at the time 12:33 pm and smiled.

Yeah, 21 with the 33.

Boy, has she got a story to tell about the 33 ... but that would have to wait.

Your family members had lunch together at the mall.

During lunch, Aunty C said that Justine and herself were going for X-Men, and asked if Dad and Mom wanted to go for a movie too after lunch? Justine commented that X-Men is not for Mom ... for some reason ... all her own reasons, might Mom add ... so, Aunty C suggested that your parents go for BLENDED.

"Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore," said your aunt C.

Dad and Mom decided to go -- with the flow --- Blended it is. 

Aunty C booked us on the 4th row from the screen.

Little did Mom know that she would be zapped from one scene to another during the movie. 

Until at one point, when "Somewhere over the Rainbow" was mentioned, Mom whispered to Dad, "I'm sure Son must have whispered to the scriptwriter ..." 

Either that, or the scriptwriter read your Hello Son blog. 


Her list of zaps throughout the movie from beginning to end :

Madison (Ma and Son) (Right from the beginning of the movie, the connection begins)


Jersey No. 4 (your angel number)

Jersey No. 23 (your birthday year 1994)

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Karate Kid (Daniel-son)

"My mom is sitting there ..." (Oh, Mom so understands that line ...)

4th family blended experience reunion (4th???)

"Good one, Mom ..."

"Mom's sleeping there ..."



"I brought some for your mom ..."

Say Hello (time was 5:52 pm) (that's 21) (say HELLO to 21)


The leading actress sings Somewhere over the Rainbow.

car number plate 645 (15) (Forever 15)

"I don't want her to disappear ..." (at 3:23 pm) (secret code : 44)

baseball home run (with the dad running along and giving directions to the son during the baseball game.) (Omg, that was exactly what mom did during your Sports Day when You were in Primary 6. 4 X 100m event. That morning in the school field, You pointed to your head, and mouthed the word HEADACHE. Your friends were around. You didn't look yourself. The tumor had re-visited and we were not aware but right then, Mom had a bad chill. Do You want to stop? Can You still run? asked Mom. You didn't want to let your team down, and so when the event was called, You stepped up. Mom ran alongside You (out of the track), shouting words of encouragement. At one point, You ran out of the oval lines, because your vision would have blurred ... and Mom had to shout at the top of her voice, to get your attention. You heard, You ran back into the line, and continued running -- Your team won the GOLD medal despite the obvious delay. That evening, You were very sick, and the next day You were admitted to the hospital. The dot had come back ... Your track shoes from that day are still in the box -- they have not been cleaned since that day. Dad found the shoe box whilst cleaning out the store room during the school break. Gawd Son, how You could still want to run despite all the terrible pain You must have been feeling at that time?)

hot air balloon (Up) (This was the only and last movie Mom and You watched together)

After the movie ended, Mom was still very overwhelmed. Dad and Mom sat there just watching the credentials. She caught the signs and pointed to Dad :








Two times DAN and two times DANIEL ... and then ...


MASON (Ma and Son ... in the beginning of the movie, and at the end. Omg, would You look at the connection?)

All incidents are connected (All inciDANS truly are connected ... are they not?)

Oh gosh, Daniel ...

Truly, everywhere we are, there You'll be ... <3