Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Shhh..let me tell you a little secret....

Hey guys,

Hana has tagged me to reveal a little more about my family so I sat down with my Mom and we had a serious heart to heart talk about this. This wasn't easy cos my hoomans are very shy and I wasn't sure how much they would like to share. I'm sorry to say this but there will be no piktures cos they say I need to respect their privacy (seriously, what about MINE???? Don't even get me started) and no names to be mentioned. Darn, this is even tougher than interviewing Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.

So if you are still reading this and thinking what else is there for me to read? Here's a little more about my family. Mom works for a huge US company and she's involved in *boring* risk management stuff. Her company dabbles in all sorts of businesses (that's why I say it's hugeeeeeee!!) and has a long history since 1800s. Her office is located at Suntec City. It is a shopping mall, convention & exhibition centre and commercial offices packed into one place. Now you'll probably want to know what's the big deal about this place...you see, the office towers (there are 5 of them) are built around the world's largest fountain. The 5 office towers represent a palm and this has something to do with Fengshui. Mom leads a boring *yawn* life and she spends her free time going to the gym (she's a gym freak!!), surfing internet (she hogs the laptop!!), reading trashy romance novels *rolls eyes* or watching korean dramas. Oh wait, scratch that sentence, cos I want Mom to devote all her free time to me me me!!

Dad, on the other hand, is an engineer and he too works for another big US company dealing in cellular and communication devices. Perhaps your hoomans may be using the cellular phone manufactured by that company. I'm not familiar with the history of his company but I do know they do lotsa of advertising all over USA (and the rest of the world) and I just realised Tads lives in the state where Dad went for his business trip this year. He loves photography and is always trying hard to improve his skills.

My hoomans met online donkey years ago on this IRC thingy and they started dating for the longest time ever - through their school days, Dad serving his National Service, starting work. You see, it is compulsory for male hoomans to enter the National Service in Singapore by the time they are 18 years old (or older depending if they are studying at that time). The duration can be between 2 to 2.5 years but it has been shortened to 2 years now. This is also true for Korea where the male hoomans need to serve their nation before they are 30 years old. Anyhoo, before I ramble on and on, my hoomans got me before they were officially married. They got married last year and yes, it was indeed a bootiful wedding.
I am the only dog at home and I think I do a great job of watching the house when the hoomans go out to work. There are many langauges spoken here in Singapore. We speak mostly English & Mandarin at home so I am effectively bilingual. The hoomans also speak dialects like Cantonese (Dad's a Cantonese) and Hokkien (Mom's a Hokkien) too. Another interesting thing you may want to know, Mom understands and speaks Malay too because her grandparents are Straits Born Chinese or Peranakans. Her grandparents speak mostly English, Malay and some dialects. Long time ago, many chinese hoomans travelled from provinces in China to other parts of the world. Cantonese is commonly spoken in Hong Kong and Hokkien in Taiwan. These two countries have a large chinese community. I hope you take some time to check out these links cos it can help you to understand the culture in Singapore a little more.



I love you Mom & Dad! Mom loves this pikture cos I'm looking at her with so much lurrve in my eyes.



I have to tag 3 frenz for this so Reina, Lorenza & Tads, you're IT! Tell us a little more about your family. I may not be able to post any piktures of my hoomans (afterall, this is my blog, I wouldn't want you to freak out after you've seen them) but I have a little surprise so drop me an email if you wanna know!

26 comments:

BLU and Comet said...

Wow, your parents speak a lot of languages. You must be very smart to understand everything they say. Suntec City and the fountain look very impressive to see.
Comet and BLU

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hey Luckie, that's a very good post about your parents and some history about Singapore. You must know alot of languages too...
What surprise you have Luckie???

~ girl girl

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow, that fountain is pretty. Your mum is lucky to work at such a nice place.

It was really interesting to learn more about your mum and dad and their history/culture. It's a cool tag game!

Licks
Oscar x

Ferndoggle said...

Well after reading about your hoomans, we realize ours are about the most boring 2 on the planet!!

This is a cool tag. We would have loved to have seen pics of them but at least we got to see your Mom's pretty feet (hee hee!!)

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Dachsies Rule said...

We are glad your parents met or they wouldn't have gotten you and helped you start your blog. Thank you for telling us what little information they would let you share. You are so good to follow their silly rules about not pictures or names. We want to know all about you, anyway.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Luckie.
Wow! That is a great post. Your mom works at a very nice place! With all those languages, don't you get confused some times??
I need to tell my mom that you tagged us! My mom's life and work is soooo boring!!
Have a nice day
Lorenza

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Luckie...
That is so great to learn all about your parents. They sound like nice hoomans...and they would need to be since they have you!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Amber-Mae said...

My mommy can speak few languages too but she speaks English better than the rest... Not saying that her English is fantastic but it's okay lah... She can't speak chinese at all but can speak a wee bit & mean a weeeee bit of German & Korean. Your mommy are smart too Luckie!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Liberty Doo Dah said...

Risk managment eh? Sounds like your mum & my mum have something in common. My mum works for a very large insurance company and is an Underwriter - whatever that is! Pooh! I wish she'd just stay home with me all day!
AireHUGS!
Liberty

Tadpole said...

Holy cow your parents are SMART!!!!! I'm gonna talk with my girl and see what we can come up with....

Oh, and I love that picture of you gazing up at your mom with adoring eyes...!

Maggie said...

You and your parents are very fortunate to be able to speak all of those languages Luckie! My mom and dad only know one - the English language - how boring!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

coco said...

wow luckie - your mommy did such a great job explaining all about your family! i'll bet it's really pretty where you live. it's so cool that your parents know so many unusual languages! i wonder how many of them you understand?! you guys are smart.

i'm saying i'm happy right now with my tail - i'm wagging it! coco

Suki said...

I love learning about your culture and languages, Luckie! I am so impressed that your parents can speak so many languages; my Mom speaks English and Spanish, but she only speaks Spanish with Daddy, so I don't really understand it.

Puggy kisses
Suki

Reina the Doxie said...

Hi Luckie,

Thanks for sharing so much about your parents. My parents think your parents are really cool people. And i think you are a very cool doggie too :p
Now that Mum has finallyyyyyyyyy return from her business trip, i will interview her, together with Daddy!

Love,
Reina

Scruffy said...

Wow Luckie! Your parents sound really busy. Do they have enough time for you? I sure hope so.

BTW my Mummy speaks Malay too but she is not Baba. She just likes all things Baba. You should see her kasut manek. I would love to get my hands on them.

The Mighty Scruff

ToFFee said...

Hey Luckie!

My mum speak little hookien too only she calls it Fookien.. also my dad..

opppss.. am I suppose to blab it now?

grrrr. I'm trying to make them move to Singapore.. I've been letting them see all the fun pwaces, the cafes, oh my the parks, the FOOD!!!!.. all my pawends!!!

*sigh* being stuck here in the Middle east is boooring.

Wuffs!
Toffee

Balboa said...

AWWWW you love your mommy, I LOVE THAT PIC...

Your parents are so cute, mine are just boring. anyways...

Frenchie SNorts
Balboa

Boo said...

wow, looooooooong post luckie but we get to know a little better about your "history"! hehehe.

my mom and dad met through chat room (icq) too. sigh! i think they have no life if you ask me.

wet wet licks

Boo

wally said...

Oooh! You live in a very interesting place with interesting people! Did you get to be in your humans' wedding?

wally.

Seadra & Zoe said...

Hi Luckie, nice to meet you. You are a beautiful girl. We are impressed with all your languages.

Come visit our blog sometime.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

JustMeCopper said...
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JustMeCopper said...

you look so cute there with your tongue hanging out.

Hana said...

Hi Luckie! Thanks for telling us a bit about your parents. Did you attend their wedding? That is interesting it is mandatory to server in the National Service. Your mom sure knows a lot of languages, but does she know dog? It's good you're bilingual too. Does your dad know all the languages your mom knows? If not, I guess it is easy to say things about him without him even knowing...haahahhahaha As for the fountain, well, maybe your dad can take a better picture of it. It doesn't look that big in the web site you showed us.

Hana said...

p.s. I heard from Copper that if you head on over to McDonald's, there is a good chance you will find your one true love there.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Luckie,
Wow, your Mama's workplace with the fountains looks so cool at night with all of the lights. You have very smart parents. They speak so many languages. Mama & Papa only speak English, but Papa's oldest sister used to work for the United Nations for many years & can speak & write 8 languages, phew. We love the picture where you are looking up at your Mama, very cute!!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Hope you have a great weekend!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Luckie

Boo's hoomans met in cyber land too just like your hoomans.

Love
Boy n Baby