Peanut Portrait

This is what Mom would look like now if she were a Peanut character.

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And this is how she used to look –

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Just having some fun 🙂

If you want to try it out, go to http://www.peanutizeme.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Quirky wall art is a recent tourist attraction in Penang island, Malaysia. Over the last 2 years, the success of the initial commissioned pieces led to more artworks sprouting up. (Won’t happen in Singapore though, the graffiti-free city, where you’re apt to be caught, fined and maybe caned.)

For more Photo Challenge: Wall posts, go here.

Passing it On…

A few days ago, I received a surprise when my blog readership jumped, and realised quite a number were coming over from Alzheimer’s Wife – a blog from a beautiful person about her caregiving journey. I went over to check and found Nancy had received an Award and was nominating me as a recipient! Thank you Nancy, for honoring me 🙂 I am very inspired by your openness and willingness to adapt to life’s challenges. You found a way to bring Bo home and provide the caregiving family with a home too!

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This is an award that we pay forward — honoring the bloggers whom we follow and who inspire us. Here are the rules:

Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
List the rules and display the award.
Share seven facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 facts about me
1. I live in Singapore
2. My mom has been diagnosed with dementia
3. I have healthcare work experience
4. My favourite authors are Asimov, Philip K Dick and Margaret Atwood
5. I hate housework
6. I have a weak green thumb – half my plants die, and half thrive
7. I use mindfulness to cope.

Blogs I nominate to receive the award – please go check them out!
1. Not Forgotten
2. My Neighbour Miss D
3. My Dad is a Goldfish
4. Truthful Loving Kindness as Dementia Patient
5. Jan’s Reflections
6. DownJersey North Country
7. A Journey with Mom
8. Lewy, Momma and Me

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

“Happy New Year!”, Mom greets me this morning. The TV is on, they are welcoming the year in London.

“Happy New Year, Mom! What year is it?”

Long pause.

“I don’t know what you mean…”

“It’s a new year. What year is it?”

Confused look. I try again,

“What’s today’s date?”

“What’s today’s date?”

“It’s okay. Happy New Year!”

Me Grandma?

Brothers and sisters I have none,
But that woman’s mother is my mother’s daughter.

Another Woman by Amanda Heng

The other day when talking to me Mom referred to my daughter as H__.

Now H__  is my paternal aunt who used to live with us when I was a child. Now with grown children of her own, my aunt is living in another city and we last saw her a couple of years back.

Mom said her name so naturally, she was not aware anything was amiss.

That set me wondering, was Mom transported back in time to the years my aunt was living with us? If so, and Mom thought my daughter was her sister-in-law, did she think I was her mother-in-law?

Am I now mistaken for my GRANDMA??

Or perhaps Mom just affixed the name to my daughter, as there is some physical resemblance between my daughter and my aunt. That would indicate Mom is no longer able to distinguish clearly between some people.

It is quite a sobering thought.