It was great seeing Dad again. We usually only get to see each other once a year in Singapore.
Dad met Gabriel for the first time in real life and I was quite stunned at how similar Dad's and Gabriel's skin colour is. Gabriel has definitely inherited the Asian gene of tanned skin from my family. People tell me that he looks uncannily like my younger brother.
Sammy took a while to remember my Dad since it had been a couple of months since Sammy last saw him. Thus, it was all the more heartwarming when at the end of the visit, Sammy recognized my Dad's photo and said "Opa Norman". Aww.
One thing I must say about Dad. He has this thing for cameras.
He hangs this super mega heavy "machine" on his neck and snaps a LOT of photos. This camera weighs a ton and is almost as heavy as my 6-month old baby. I have no idea how Dad manages to trug his precious through his Germany trip. One has his applaud his dedication though.
We met on Friday evening for dinner, followed by lunch on Saturday before Dad and his girlfriend-recently-turned-fiance flew back to Singapore on Saturday evening.
Although we see other so seldom, you have a special place in our hearts Dad! We're excited for you and your new phase of life coming up soon! Congrats again!
I must say that the quality of the photos taken by his DSLR is out of the world though! Here are some of my favourites!
|On the toy train at the Christmas market|
|Dad & Grace. Gabriel looked quite skeptical!|
|Sammy striking another pose|
|With my in-laws|
|Heehe. Notice something amiss on Gabriel's socks?|
|Kisses all around for the baby|
|Only photo I have with Gabe on that day!|
|Love this candid shot!|
|Deep in thought|
They were playing ball in Stephan's bid to make Gabriel laugh
|Chuan Jia Fu - A rare shot with both Singaporean and German families|
|See what I mean about their skin colour?|
|Only photo with all four of us looking at the cam!|
|Gabe looks like a ballerina here!|
|Gabe: "Yo! What's up!"|
|Gabriel: Last shot Ma! I'm fed up!|
|Stick your tongue out like you don't care!|
|Last coffee and cake before they left|
|Random shot in the city centre|