Latest weekly Insing column is "mrbrown and the Graduation"
My son Isaac recently graduated from kindergarten and his school, run by a Chinese church, organised a graduation concert.
"Make sure you are free on Friday evening, ah. Don't make any work and gaming plans for that day, ok?" The wife said. "He is performing at the concert and you cannot miss it."
Of course I was not going to miss this. How could the wife even think that I would forget an important date like this?
I quickly called off a session of LAN gaming with the mates.
The original plan was for just the wife and I to attend the event together, to keep things simple. My dad had his Friday evening plans, my mom was overseas, and we thought it best to leave Faith and Joy at home with the helpers.
Then my dad said he was able to make it after all, and the wife suddenly felt bad excluding Isaac's older sister and younger sister, and the helpers who look after my brood and who adore him to bits. And that was how a simple event became a village outing for our clan. (cont'd)