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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Pretty in Purple

My dearest E., Purple is the new pink- and for little girls, it’s hot, hot, hot! You look like the perfect vision of loveliness in your new chiffon & silk dress. Auntie Josephine from L.A. bought it for you. Slip on your black patent leather shoes, and you’re ready for a party or a fun-filled […]

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New Shoes

A woman can never have too many shoes ~ Lau Pin Lean My dearest E., Hahaha, that was my quote. And I still do believe in it. You have a fantastic new shoe collection.

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Radiantly intelligent

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. ~Sigmund Freud My dearest E., Yes. You are radiantly intelligent. Your father and I marvel at your developmental rate each day. You surprise us with your radiance, taunt us with your intelligence. We are […]

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Sexy Eyes

My dearest E., You’re super cute. Super funny, too. Did you know that? When we say, “Sexy Eyes!”, you start grinning, and bat your eyelashes. Or blink your eyes in quick succession. One, two, three. Blink, blink, blink. Bat, bat, bat. You also respond to “Sexy Eyes” in Thai, which is “Ta Wan”. I’m still […]

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The Spitfire Grill

My dearest E., I watched part of an old movie (old, as in from 1996) over the weekend. It was called “The Spitfire Grill”. It was quite beautiful and poignant, and tells the story of a girl named Percy Talbott, who serves prison time for manslaughter, and relocates to a small town called Gilead in […]

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Senior Associate

My dearest E., I have been promoted: I am now a Senior Associate in this firm I work in. I’m proud and happy. I’ve been awarded a generous bonus and increment. Many years ago, I thought I could not cut it in the legal profession. Today, I still don’t know if I can cut it- […]

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Ushering in a new year

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce My dearest E.,Celebrating a new year is a significant event for most people. On New Year’s Eve, the very last […]

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“The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another” ~ Unknown author My dearest E., I know it seems strange to be writing about Christmas in January – but I didn’t have the time to write about Christmas during Christmas. I had so many things in […]

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