I’m A Person…

… not a condition… i read that CNN article and thought, “Yes you (the author of the article) are so right… it would take more than that (a law) to change hearts and minds.”

A little girl waiting for her family.

But little Myra doesn’t even have a law to protect her, let alone the society she lives in.Β Myra has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Her condition will limit her physical abilities but that does not mean she will be limited mentally or emotionally. She is not defined by her condition and should be seen as the adorable little girl she is; the little girl who needs a mummy and a daddy to love her and help her achieve in life, despite herΒ disability.

‘Impaired Perception’ is an inspiring photographic portrayal of people with disability. It highlights what they can achieve in life, sometimes even more than “able-bodied” persons. But these people have resources available to them which Myra doesn’t; these people have emotional and mental support from loving family which Myra doesn’t have; these people have a society which, although it still needs to learn more about disabilities, is at least accepting to a greater degree than the one Myra lives.

Myra is able to grab a toy, communicate with familiar people, sit independently… all this with almost no therapy. Can you imagine what she could do if given the right therapy and help?

Myra‘s file will only be listed for a short time. After which, it will go back to her country and adopting her, giving her a family and opportunities in life, would be much more difficult.

Do you see the wonderful little girl? Do you see your little girl in her? Maybe? If yes, please contact Reece’s Rainbow for details or go to her profile page (click on her name or picture) to know more.

Please do share Myra‘s story. Do pray for her daily needs and most of all, pray for her forever family to come for her.

Thank you.

syc

Picture Summary of Singapore Visit 2011…

Yes it's that time of year again… summer & off we went to Singapore for 4.5weeks πŸ˜‰

Here's Tobias, all excited & on the way to the airport:

We flew Lufthansa this year so there was stopover at Frankfurt airport… we amused ourselves by walking around (not much to see) & taking photos, here's one of my fav shots:

Quite a few of our friends have had babies since we last saw them – so here's all the cuties we met up with πŸ˜‰


Soen, Tiny Keng, Nathan, Shannon, Brie & Little Seth whom we didn't get to meet, unfortunately.

There were family dinners & celebrations to go to:

My Grandmother's 97th

Kite-Flying with cousins at the Marina Barrage

Of cos we visited some famous sights as well:

Double Helix Bridge at Marina Bay

Art & Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands

We did not visit the museum but we did walk around the Marine Bay Sands Casion/Resort – no we didn't go in to play. One, we had the kids with us, Two, not crazy enough to pay the SGD100 just to go in & have a look. That's what Singaporeans have to pay just to go in – only for Singaporeans. The government thinks this will safe-guard its citizens from the bad habit of gambling.

Of cos we also spent lots of time visiting friends & family.

With Godpa Alan, his Godbrother, David & Godma Vivian

Sad that we didn't get a chance to take a photo with his other set of Godparents, Tim & Amy & their kids.

Cousins teaching Tobias to "snakeboard", Playing Transformers with Kai, Swimming Fun

Of cos how could we not do our annual walk along the beach.

We ate at the well-known & long-standing Prima Revolving Restaurant, which has been there since i was a little gal.

We visited the Night Safari but don't have pictures cos my camera is crappy for low light situations. But i did get this one at the entrance.


It is a really well-planned out Safari & we saw lots & walked lots. The tram ride was great! There are some parts which are accessible only by tram.

We also went to the BottleTree Park in Yishun.

Tobias had loads of fun catching LongKang fish (Drain Fish).

Here are all the fishes he caught.


Well, actually he only caught 3, the rest were given to him by this pair of brothers who caught the fishes with their bare hands! They staked out a corner & stuck their hand into the water, waited till the fish swam by & Voila! FISH!

Time passed all too quickly & before we knew it, we flew back home.
& then we were at Munich Airport, very early in the morning, waiting to catch our flight back to Zurich.

Tobias entertaining himself.

While mummy gets FREE hot tea & entertains herself, taking photos.

So till next year πŸ˜€
syc

Go Green 2011…

 So this year we went with Strawberries & Sunflowers…

After last year’s failure with the strawberry seeds, i decided we should just start with baby plants instead of at the very beginning.

So here are our Strawberry Babies πŸ™‚

We started the Sunflowers with seeds, it was sold as a child’s kit for the garden… comes with pot & soil πŸ˜‰

After just a week or so, we had Strawberry Flowers πŸ˜€

 
The Sunflowers were also poking their heads out πŸ˜€
 
Then they grew…
 
But i re-potted & did it badly so today out of 9 Sunflower Babies, only one has survived but that one is going strong πŸ™‚ Hope to have a photo of a flower soon πŸ™‚
 
The strawberries, on the other hand, i’m happy to report have done well – we have quite a few fruits. Here are some of them:
 
The strawberries are done for the season but they are growing runners now & i hope to get a few so that i can carry on next year – or even grow them indoors… maybe…
 
So that’s our Go Green for this year πŸ™‚
syc

(PS: Here’s the beginning of last year’s Go Green.)