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Getting Older

July 10, 2014 by Dad | 1 Comment | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, You’ve always been a lot closer to your mother than to me. It is a perfectly reasonable bias, admittedly; she is much more better-looking than I am, for one. And she does treat you better than I do on most occasions. I do envy your mother sometimes for the attention she receives from […]


April 10, 2014 by Dad | 3 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

These mornings are getting fewer, because you’re growing up. You might not realise it, but I cherish every single one of these mornings with you. Every. Single. One.


May 8, 2013 by Dad | No Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

TimSam landed on your godma’s car one afternoon, and someone thought it would be a good idea to catch the big guy, put it in a plastic box, and give it to your mother to bring home to you. I disagreed. But by then it was already en route to our home.

Lessons Learnt From a Stubbed Toe

March 7, 2013 by Dad | 5 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, If change is the only constant in life, then the human capacity for learning is the one constant that will not only reinforce change, but allow us to embrace it. And the lessons we can learn can stem from the simplest and least expected situations. When you managed to stub your toe last […]

The Star

January 7, 2013 by Dad | 5 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, Last Saturday, at a birthday party hosted by Mummymoo for her 2-year-old son, you managed to score a big bunch of helium balloons, 5 normal coloured balloons topped with a gold star-shaped balloon. You always had a love for balloons of any sort, but that evening you were particularly infatuated with the gold […]

Year One: Xander Writes Back

December 26, 2012 by Dad | 2 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Xander celebrated his fourth birthday today (and yesterday, and last Friday too, as 4-year-old kids usually do with their various social circles), and Dear Xander the blog celebrates its 1st year anniversary as well. As we wind down for bed tonight during this holiday season, Xander has asked to write a letter to me. A […]

Talking To Strangers

November 12, 2012 by Dad | 7 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

As a by-product of teaching you it’s okay to talk to strangers, you have become a very social little boy. It’s always a joy for your dad to bring you through public transport, because I never know what to expect from you.

The Fight

August 21, 2012 by Dad | 1 Comment | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, So we sort of had a fight, you and I. As father and son, these things happen. In the history of you and I, these things usually happen. But I’m noting this one down as unique because of how this ended, and because you’re only 3 3/4 years old now, I want to […]

The Family Vacation

June 21, 2012 by Dad | 2 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Note: I understand Nuffnang sent out an e-mail inviting bloggers to First World Genting in July. I’d just like to clarify that this isn’t a participating blog post. We went on this trip before Nuffnang sent out its notification, so this isn’t a tie-in/advertorial/sponsored post (mainly because I didn’t think very much of the place, […]

And Justice For Dad

May 2, 2012 by Dad | 20 Comments | Filed in The Things You Do

Dear Xander, Your mother was invited to a mommy blogger gathering which I was allowed to tag along, if anything, to keep an eye on you while your mother mingled with the other mommies. It was decided that we would meet up at Fusionopolis, where a new indoor playground called Happy Willow opened 6 weeks […]

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