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Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: Z is for Zuper Duper Merry Christmas to One and All

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We are celebrating Christmas with Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge. Letter this week is Z and I am conveniently greeting everyone a Zuper Duper Merry Christmas from my family to yours this 2012. Our Christmas here in Singapore is extra special because we have family friends who have come over to spend the holidays with us all the way from the Philippines. And because Christmas should be “a time when there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy” as noted by e.e. cummings, we celebrate the season with light, love, and laughter.

A Zuper Duper Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

With my sister whom I have known and loved for the past 30 years. Almost my entire life, really.
With my beautiful and fab sister whom I have known and loved for the past 30 years. Almost my entire life, really.

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” 
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

With the men who have been with us since we were 15/16 years old. Yes, we have been with them for the past 20/21 years. They do know our soul.
With the men who have been with us since we were 15/16 years old. Yes, we have been with them for the past 20/21 years. They do know our soul.

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” 
― Bob Marley

Light, love, laughter. We got that covered. We miss our other best girls though. Hopefully, they can all be gathered together here in Singapore soon.
Light, love, laughter. We got that covered. We miss our other best girls though. Hopefully, they can all be gathered together here in Singapore soon.

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” 
― Marlene Dietrich

Singapore's version of Christmas Tree: a Monsoon Tree
Singapore’s version of Christmas Tree: a Monsoon Tree

“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.” 
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

With our children and the owner of this beautiful restaurant here in Singapore, Bollywood Veggies, Ivy Singh-Lim, the Gentle Warrior.
With our children and the owner of this beautiful restaurant here in Singapore, Bollywood Veggies, Ivy Singh-Lim, the Gentle Warrior.

“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.” 
― Trenton Lee StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society

Warm blessings to you and your family! Merry Christmas!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: Z is for Zuper Duper Merry Christmas to One and All

  1. You all look so happy, Myra. Merry Christmas to everyone. Love the quotes too!

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  2. ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ 😆 Happy Holidays to You & Yours! 😆 .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” ♥ ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”
    Eliz

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  3. Wonderful photos and quotes. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  4. blessings to you and yours!
    I’m amused by Singapore’s version
    of Christmas Tree: a Monsoon Tree
    – never seen before!

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