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3/28/20 1:38 P

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Prema, I talked to my brother today and he is optimistic that her stay in rehab will be short. He’s moving her bedroom set some pictures and some of her most precious items. My brother has been painting and recarpeting a room for her.
Kathy, I bet once the moles pack their bags and move out, your yard will look lovely. We went for a walk this morning too. It’s supposed to storm this afternoon.

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3/28/20 11:22 A

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I went out for a walk early this morning. I plan to mow this afternoon. I asked Pat to pick up some mole killer from the hardware store near them, as well as a new pair of hand held pruning shears--mine literally fell apart in my hand Thursday. Of course, my yard was in no way a priority last year, so the moles moved back in. They've so many tunnels around the yard that my feet sink when I walk across.

Our family reunion, slated for early July, has been cancelled. Since we have no idea when this will end, it's possible people won't be able to afford travel.

I'm really glad Congress finally got the bill passed, but I also wish the "pork" had been totally eliminated. I'm sure people are watching.

Sedgwick County now has 21 cases, no deaths.
Kansas has 202, 4 deaths
31 of 105 countries have cases.

I'm hanging in there, my sisters. I know that whatever God has planned for me trumps all else!

Loving you always, my adik-adik.
Kathy

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3/28/20 5:33 A

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Hi Pat. All of Malaysia is under MCO (Movement Control Order). Only those in essential services are allowed to be on the road. And the rest can only go out to get food, meds, hospital and nothing else. The MCO was originally slated to be in place until 31st March. It has now been extended to 14th April and my feeling is that it will be extended even further.
In supermarkets, safe distancing has been marked by markers a meter apart and people are conforming to this.

Vishal and I have been working from home ever since the MCO was put in place.

I think it was a good idea not to tell your mum about the COVID-19. The less she knows at this stage of her recovery, the better. You can tell her or get the hospital people to tell her at the point she is bout to be discharged from the medical center.

Take care and stay safe, my sister. Hugs, Prema

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3/27/20 9:28 A

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Prema, are you under a stay at home order? How is Malaysia doing numbers wise? Take care and God bless.
I talked to my mom yesterday and she sounded upbeat. I try not to talk about the coronavirus with her. No need to upset her with that.

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3/27/20 5:29 A

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Pat, I am glad for your mum....

Kathy, I feel gutted and I am trying to fight back my tears. But let's fight back.

I hope it's the current environment that may have increased the internal stress in your body and elevated the numbers a little. We are all forced to change our routine, maintain social distancing at all times and face the fact that COVID-19 has been the most depressing situation of all times....every doctor says that the situation has a negative impact on the body. I hope we can together do collective prayers that add some positive impact to our well being....especially yours.

You are the big sister I have never had and I love you with all of my heart. Truly. You are my champion and one of the strongest crusaders I have ever met.

God Bless and please, please keep us posted when you see Dr Morgan next.

Many Hugs and Much Love, Prema

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3/26/20 7:50 P

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Kathy, I’m sorry to hear that although your numbers are within the normal range, the fact that they are rising concerns me too. You remain in my prayers and I hope when you see Doctor Morgan that your numbers improve.
Kathy, I feel like you are a sister to me and I love you with all of my heart. God bless.
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3/26/20 12:24 P

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Trying again.

I started a message yesterday, but when I finished it this morning it would not post correctly. The page would load but it was so small I couldn't read it. By stretching it I was able to undo the post. The page is now back to normal. (Sigh)

Tuesday Dr. Morgan's office called to reschedule my appointment for next month. I was okay with that until the nurse emailed me the results of Monday's bloodwork yesterday. My CA 125 has gone up to 20. It was 11 on my last visit. It's still within normal range, but, since beginning treatment, it's always been within normal range. According to my reports, anything less than 35 is normal; at my first chemo, it was 33.9. This really hit me harder than my original diagnosis.

I knew going into this that there was a good chance of recurrence. I know that's not a given at this time, but if down is good, up is not.

Pat, glad to hear your mom's doing so well.

Sedgwick County now has 7 cases, currently no deaths.

Stay strong and please pray for me to find a bit of peace.

Kathy

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3/26/20 9:28 A

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Prema, my mom moved to a rehab facility this week and is in good spirits. I don't know how long she will there. A few weeks ago we didn't think she would survive the fall but she is strong and a fighter. I think that is where I got my positive attitude from. Thank you for your prayers for her recovery.

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3/26/20 5:49 A

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Thank you Pat.....prayers are always much appreciated.

I watched CNN at lunch time and New York, especially Queens, has an astounding rise in the number of COVID-19 patients and deaths.
And it is certain that these people will definitely spread the disease everywhere if they continue to flee the city.

God save us all......I agree with you, Pat.

Stay safe my sisters. Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/25/20 12:29 P

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Prema, prayers for Veno. NYC has become a hotbed for the virus. They did not take it serious in the beginning. Those people are fleeing the city in large numbers which will spread the virus to other parts of the country. They have been asked to self quarantine it they relocate.
God bless us all, we are in it for the long run.

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3/25/20 10:48 A

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Hi Pat. Someone sent me a link on my WhatsApp that shows the death by country. The numbers are staggering and I think, apart from China, the rest of the world has yet to hit its peak, including Malaysia. I think Malaysia will only hit it in mid-April.
As for the combined malarial drugs, the couple that took it both died and the feedback is that they have to test the drugs further.....
.....but if the past pandemic is anything to go by, America should be able to develop a vaccine within the next 2 to 3 months.

By the way, Pat, sanitising the car and kitchen counters and then showering was a great move on your part to ensure that you did got rid of the virus.

Hi Kathy. I like the fact that your hair is growing. And I think Linda is a real sweetheart to come over and cut your hair. And I agree with Pat - you are a wonderful grandmother....I would never have thought of a virtual pizza party.
My sisters are both very innovative grandmothers.

Veno has been inundated by the number of cases....but she's doing okay. God will be with her at all times, I am sure...

Stay safe my beautiful sisters. God Bless and Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/24/20 3:01 P

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Kathy, how nice of Linda to come over and cut your hair. A virtual pizza party sounds like fun. What a wonderful grandmother.
We went for a walk today. It feels good to get outside and doing some weight baring exercises. We take the same route daily and I’ve reduced my time from 25 minutes to 18. That’s close to my husband’s time (17), so I think 18 will be my personal best. It’s to cold to work outside here.
Have you heard anything new on your grand niece?
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3/24/20 1:22 P

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My friend Linda came over and cut my hair after I got home from the doctor's office. I was tempted to stop at the grocery store on my way home but decided against it. New normal, huh?

I'm hoping that we can set up a virtual pizza lunch with the grandkids. I'd usually be having lunch at school with each of them and friends. I could have pizza delivered to their house, and we could visit on Messenger. I'll have to work it out with Pat & Kelley.

I'm hoping to get out in the yard, but it needs to warm up a bit first. In the meantime, I should probably go for a walk. Nah!!

Love you, adik-adik, stay safe.
Kathy

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3/24/20 8:28 A

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Prema, I meant to say 6 deaths in the state, 2 in my county which includes the city of Columbus, population 1 million. The deceased were ages 84 and 85.
The president has allowed for a mix of the malaria drug plus the z pack, tests have been promising.
I went grocery shopping during senior hour and after putting groceries away, I sanitized my car and kitchen counters. After that I showered and all done by 8:00 am.

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3/24/20 7:02 A

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Hi Pat. Your stay at home orders is pretty much the same as our Movement Control Order....the problem lies with people who don't seem to think it's important to adhere to the rules. Just today, it was reported that 85% of today's rise is in Europe and US. And today, in Asia, Indonesia exceeded us in cases and deaths, by a significant level.
It's frightening, Pat. It really is. Stay safe, my sister....6 deaths is significant.

Hi Kathy. I am glad that your Dr Morgan is taking all necessary precautions on social distancing but am a little upset to hear that finding a vein that works may get more challenging. I am assuming that the next visit is not going to be too soon and so everything will be better by then..
....I saw the picture of Nolan that was posted on your page. He is such a darling and he looks cute in those retro 60s pants! emoticon

Good luck with Congress. Good luck to me on my government's very slow decision-making process...

Stay safe, my Kakak-Kakak. Having all of you in my prayers.

Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/23/20 2:46 P

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Ohio coronavirus update: cases 442 deaths 6 in in my county.

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3/23/20 2:20 P

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Kathy, I’m glad the treatment center is taking precautions to make sure you are safe. I saw the picture you posted on Facebook.

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3/23/20 12:57 P

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I went for my blood work I needed to have done prior to my Thursday oncology visit. I was allowed to go upstairs to the lab, but the medical center is doing drive- through check-in for other appointments. The waiting room for Dr. Morgan and the Imaging Center had exactly two people; other patients were downstairs and would wait there until they were next in line to see the doctor. My veins are toast!! The chemo did a number on them, and the lab tech had to take the blood from a vein on the back of my hand. She asked if that was okay with me, and I assured her that the harder time she has getting my blood, the more sore I'm going to be. She did a really good job.

Kelley posted a picture of Nolan next to the sign his teacher placed in their yard. So sweet. Take a look if you have a minute--I shared her post to my page.

I wish Congress were getting necessary legislation passed. They must see that the money gets to small business and workers, denying buy -backs to corporations. They can't bicker about this!!



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3/23/20 12:16 P

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Prema, our stay at home order allows for trips to the store, gas stations, restaurant carry out, walks around the block and state parks as long as you practice social distancing and don’t use the playground. Jim and I have followed this is order for the past 10 days, I wish everyone else was. People going to the beach and then spreading the virus when they home is so scary. Florida waiter took long to shut things down.

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3/23/20 10:20 A

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Hi Pat.
Yes...if only it was that simple! But I must say that Trump was no smarter when he asked if the flu vaccine would work on COVID-19, especially after he was told that it was a novel coronavirus. And them to call it Chinese flu....really not necessary at all!

There has been panic buying completely here. The supermarkets have had their shelves emptied of just about everything. One can see either a lot of humanity or a lot of selfishness....take your pick!

What does stay at home mean, Pat? Total lockdown? Or just going out to get essentials like meds, petrol, food? We call that Movement Control Order in Malaysia and it's sad that many youngsters and some old people ignore this and hence, our numbers are rising....just like yours! And just like Australia.
Dhivia sent me a clip showing just crowded Bondi Beach was....and the young ones were all hugging one another.....social distancing was definitely not being adhered to!

Hi Kathy. I am so glad, like Pat, that you decided not to travel there. Prayers for your grand niece and her mum. It's really scary especially when they tell you that the current hospital facilities are inadequate for the numbers that are rising on a daily basis. When I went to Italy some 5 or 6 years ago, I was really impressed by the healthcare system in that country. It's hard to imagine what's going on there - a whole generation seems to have been wiped out!
By the way, glad that gangly tooth said goodbye to Nolan. Two months is quite a record by any international standards!!

Take care, my lovely sisters. My prayers are with all of you at all times!

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/22/20 9:00 P

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Oh no Kathy, good thing though that you didn't travel there. Prayers for your grand niece.
My daughter's daycare was going to be a pandemic center but at the last minute he decided against it. My daughter's last day will be Wednesday. I'm glad that my daughter and grandkids will no longer be put in danger everyday. He may continue to pay them but if not, they will be able to apply for unemployment and if needed we will help out financially.
I'm glad that gangly tooth finally fell out.

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3/22/20 8:43 P

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I just saw a Facebook post from my great-niece in Colorado--a picture of her daughter with the word "quarantined.". Aria's only 4, but I haven't been able to reach her mother yet.

Nolan's tooth finally came out, just under two months of wiggling.

Hanging in there. I'm really glad my family's raised!!

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3/22/20 5:58 P

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Kerry, my husband and I had a trip to Daytona Beach planned along with our 2 oldest grandsons. We were supposed to check in last Friday for 1 week. On Tuesday we cancelled out of fear of the beaches closing and possible lockdown while we were there. There's always next year when I believe life will return to normal.
I live in Ohio and our governor has put in an order to stay in place starting tomorrow at 11:59 pm.
I have 4 grandkids and I won't be able to see them as they have family members considered essential workers.

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Aren't politicians great! We're ok here in central Florida and enjoying the weather. My husband and I have been eating better even if it's fast food with no children in the house we are eating less. The granddaughters are with their parents so I am missing them. Yesterday was also a nice day with blue skies.



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3/22/20 10:21 A

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Prema, if it were only that simple, this pandemic would have ended a long time ago. To say he is uneducated would be an understatement. I'm sure the less educated may take his word for it and then return to the streets only to get infected.
Our president and state governor have been on TV everyday, being transparent and informative.
Do you have food shortages? Here people have gone crazy shopping.
We are in this together and may God bless us and our countries.

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3/22/20 4:10 A

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In Malaysia, we have just found out that the newly appointed Minister of Health has to be he biggest duffer in the world.
He came out on national television and after scaring everyone with our rising statistics, he actually gave a "remedy"....so embarrassing...but here goes.
He told everyone to drink warm water so that it would wash the virus down the esophagus and into the stomach where the body can get rid of it. He came under fire from everyone.....and the man in the street has demanded his immediate resignation.

We are also not handling the matter well here in Malaysia. It seems that we cannot be bothered to take a leaf from the books of either Singapore or China on the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19.
We are definitely asking for trouble...

Stay safe my sisters. Please stay safe.

Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/21/20 10:10 A

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Prema, no one knows how long this pandemic will last and how many will die. Uncertainty is the norm and scare tactics might be the only thing that keeps people alive. Big cities are the ones suffering the most with so many people still going out and infecting more people. The state of Florida did not close the beaches quick enough and now spring breakers will head home and spread the virus. So sad. I'm so glad that we stayed home.

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3/21/20 7:49 A

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Hi Pat. Coincidentally, it rained here yesterday and it's very sunny today.
As for your mum, I am glad that the facility is ensuring that she remains safe and I hope they have explained the reasons for not allowing visitors.

Hi Kathy. I have a feeling that Pat may not be allowed to accompany you to visit you and that really is for the safety of the other patients and for himself as well. I agree with you that the press is, on many occasions, hell bent on creating sensation whenever possible.
However, this pandemic is far more serious Kathy than either SARS or Ebola - even though Ebola has taken more lives than COVID-19 has to date. With Ebola, whoever caught it, died and that too, very quickly and there was less chances of passing this onto others. COVID-19, on the other hand, is far far far more pernicious. Hence, the rapid spread. And hence, the death rate in Italy has exceeded even that of China - people continued hanging out in large groups everywhere.
It touches anyone who comes into contact with someone who may have this disease, and who may not even know he/she has this disease. And hence, the introduction of social distancing. The virus dies if it does not find a host body. It survives if it does find a body......
Hence, the isolation. Hence the huge numbers of patients in the hospitals.

In Malaysia, we are also not taking this seriously and the number of cases is rising rapidly.....
However, I am in agreement with you that I would rather hear facts than just the madness that fills my phone on a daily basis.

Please stay safe, my sisters. I pray that God help us all end this madness soon.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/20/20 11:17 P

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Kathy, my mother is not allowed any visitors anymore at the hospital but tomorrow she moves to a rehab facility and no visitors there either. I hope Pat can go with you for comfort. Good luck with your appointment.
Our governor has been on TV everyday. He gave a shout out for our school which had 96% attendance for the first week of e-learning. Donovan has to log into 7 different classes everyday. My daughter has the boys on a schedule which includes recess. In contrast, the school district Michelle teaches in is poor and the kids do not have access to iPads and the internet. Such a shame. On the plus side, schools are still providing breakfast and lunch for the needy kids.

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3/20/20 8:16 P

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Pat was concerned about whether Dr. Morgan's office will let him to go with me to my appointment next Thursday, and he asked if I'd check with the doctor's office. They're scanning everyone before letting you into the offices--at Dr. Morgan's office anyway.

It irritates me that the press is mostly about selling doom and gloom. I watched the President go after an NBC reporter about slanting the news which, of course, some of them do. They report numbers but not the bottom line. I can figure out the percentages, but maybe others can't, and the numbers alone don't tell the story. As of that press conference, the death rate in the USA was 1.3%. That's less than the flu. I don't mean to diminish the loss of life, but I prefer accuracy to scare tactics. There's plenty of fear to go around.

The cold spell will last a few days.

Be thankful, Prema, that your days with Bhaskaran are done, no matter how he drags it out. No extreme measures called for!!

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3/20/20 10:21 A

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Kathy, I agree with you about the spring breakers not smart enough to practice social distancing. Seeing the parties in Florida makes me glad that we stayed home. Today we were supposed to check in. It's going to be sunny and 80 all week down there.
Prema, we had so much rain last night but now it's sunny. We will take our daily walk and this afternoon may sit out on the deck. Just the two of us.

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3/20/20 5:39 A

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Hi Pat and Kathy. I always breathe a sigh of relief whenever I log into SparkPeople and see responses from both of you. And I look forward to the weekend response from Ei. It makes me feel happy to know that all of you safe.

The economic downturn has been made worse by this pandemic. Italy has now recorded more deaths than China and the numbers are climbing. Most of those who died are people who are in their 80s and above.
We see a major recession headed our way and no amount of economic stimulus is going to curb it in the short term. An economic stimulus is akin to taking meds for an ailment. It will still take time to get the ailment cured because the meds were taken after the ailment became obvious.
There might be another wave in America because of the unequal capacity....more patients than beds and care available.
I am expecting the same in Malaysia. Total ignorance at the situation.

Kathy, I am in agreement with you about the lab and cancer checkup. Just please have your sanitiser with you at all times and use it generously. If not, just wash your hands as often as you can. And put on hand lotion at night to pamper those poor hands .
In many parts of the world, they are still holding prayer meetings - Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, many parts of Europe......the enforcement in many countries is very poor, my sisters.
And the young think they are the least vulnerable.

Vishal and I are just thankful that we are not in the same premises as DeMon during our current restrictions on movement. We would have both jumped off the building a long time ago!!!

Stay safe at all times, my Kakak-Kakak. Thanking God each and every day for keeping all of us safe..

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, I feel I could cancel Tuesday's appointment, but the lab and my cancer checkup are ones I'm not willing to cancel. I had to chuckle at your response to phone calls because, just yesterday, I responded to a question on my Storyworth site saying I really miss the days when phones were actually used to talk to people. Oh, well.

I got news from Pastor Nate today saying that there will be multiple "home churches" of no more than 10 for prayer on Sunday. I'll skip those too.

Schools are still trying to figure out how they finish out the school year. The whole situation is something we never expected, nor could we have predicted. Stores selling food are about the only ones open. Restaurants are still able to do carry out and delivery.

I believe that this can end more quickly than thought. I believe people should do as they're asked in order to minimize the spread of the virus. Those kids on spring break make me wonder how they ever made it into college...serious lack of brain matter, I'm thinking.

I love you all and am hoping you all stay safe.
Kathy

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3/19/20 8:23 A

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Prema, restaurants and bars along with most churches have been shut down so there is no assembly. The latest closings include hair and nails salons, tattoo parlors, barbershops and the bureau of motor vehicles. We live in crazy times. I went to the grocery store early today and I found toilet paper. It was flying off the shelves due to panic shopping. Even though I didn't need any, my neighbor did so I brought it to her. She has 5 people living in her home.

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3/19/20 6:13 A

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Hi Pat. Hock describes himself as actively retired. He lives in Penang, a state up north from me. The police clamped down on inter-state travel the day after I returned from Melbourne, so there's no chance of him driving/flying/taking a train to see me and vice-versa. emoticon
But as Kathy pointed out, since I was able to live without him for 30+ years, then another 3 months should be no problem. emoticon

There was incredible panic buying here and in Melbourne when I was there. At least in Melbourne, they gave a 2-hour window for senior citizens to go to the supermarket. Here, they are planning to allow senior citizens 30 minutes earlier into the supermarket. What can you do in such a short time!
And many people are flouting the laws by gathering at mosques, eating places, the park......and now we have 900 cases of COVID-19. A large number of these were people who had attended a Muslim religious gathering!!
Our enforcement is very very poor....

And yes, the new vocabulary coming through from this pandemic is quite astounding.
Also, not sure if I am the Wonder Woman of the working world (love the compliment big time!!) but I am the bane of the telecommunications industry as I really hate talking on the phone....my ears ache after a while!

Have a safe Thursday, my Kakak-Kakak. The pandemic is not over by a long shot!!

Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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3/18/20 8:32 A

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Prema, is Hock still employed? I'm guessing he is since he hasn't moved closer to you so that you can see each other during this pandemic. It's amazing the new vocabulary coming out of this pandemic. A week ago social distancing wasn't a thing, at least not in the USA. Did Malaysians start panic buying? We have had shortages of all cleaning supplies, toilet paper, meat, milk, eggs and canned goods.
I can't believe that you are not the best at video conferencing. You are the Wonder Woman of the working world.
Kathy and Ei, have a great Wednesday and stay safe.

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3/18/20 5:36 A

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Hi Ei. How wonderful to hear from you. Glad you are keeping your spirits up and practicing social distancing.
I definitely cannot travel anywhere and spent the first day back from Melbourne calling up all my planned appointments and re-scheduling them for a either a video call or conferencing call. I am usually not my best (read that as my total worst!) during a phone call, so this will be very interesting.

Hi Pat. Unfortunately, it does mean that I will not be able to see Hock until all travel restrictions are lifted. The government is saying that they will review the situation at the end of this month but we both think that April may also be out of the question.
And i am glad that both your daughters were vocal about it. Had your grandsons been older, they would have joined their parents in being vocal, too... emoticon

Hi Kathy. I had to laugh at what you had written....just too cute....not seeing Hock would be hard but I did go through years (30 plus years!) without seeing him....so, what's another month or so! I adore the way you think....
However, I am inclined to think like Pat. Please cancel all appointments that are not necessary. You are definitely in the vulnerable category and given the fact that the figures for COVID-19 have spiked considerably, let's choose social distancing as much as possible.
Having your pastor and his wife over is absolutely fine.....but going outside....you may want to think twice, Kathy.

Stay safe, my beautiful sisters. You give me so much strength....always....

Beeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, I'm sorry you hurt your toe. About your appointments, I would cancel any of them that aren't necessary. With your compromised health, you are in the most vunerable category. Anyone over 65 needs to be careful too. Small dinner parties at your home is a good way to safely socialize. I won't see my youngest grandkids for a while since they are in daycare and exposed daily?

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Oh, Pat, what a wonderful idea to cancel Biden/Sanders bla-bla-bla.

My pastor and his wife and son are scheduled to come for supper on Monday. I have some things that I need, but I will make a list and either have Tony or Pat run to the store over the weekend.

I do plan to get my nails done on Friday, but that area is even separated from the hair salon. I also have appointments for lab, routine dr. visit, and Dr. Morgan visit next week. I talked with Dr. Miller's nurse this morning about my Tuesday visit, and she said anyone with a cough or fever goes to a different building in the complex. Unless Dr. Morgan's office calls and says that I should delay coming in, I will go as scheduled for my cancer checkup.

Prema, not seeing Hock will be hard. Than again, you went for years without seeing him--this is more short-term. I am still so thrilled over Dhivia's reaction.

I got a message from one of the TOPS officers that the national organization has cancelled all meetings at least until April 12th.

Boy did I ever used to do a lot of running around!! I moved furniture yesterday. (I mangled the toenail on my left foot--the very one that had just grown back. I'll learn, hopefully soon.). Shoes might have been helpful.

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Prema, oh I hope it doesn't come to that where you can't see Hock. Our primary election was postponed to June and I'm guessing that means 10 more weeks of Biden/Sanders commercials. All political ads should be cancelled during this time of confinement to keep people from going crazy.
Our doctors both said that it was safe for us to travel by car but we made the decision not to go. Both daughters have been vocal about us traveling. We are both in the dangerous age group, over 65.
Ei, crazy times. Just watching the governor on TV everyday is wearing on us. At least the lady signing the press conference is entertaining to watch.
I will be meeting with a surgeon to discuss parathyroid surgery. If he recommends surgery, it won't be until the pandemic is over.

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Thinking of all of you. Hoping you are safe and well.
Pat,
Glad your mom is better. Glad your daughter can teach kids with the online paperwork. My girls are doing the same for their kids.
Kathy
So glad your trip was cancelled for now. Hope you are doing ok with any health issues you have right now. Take good care.
Prema,
Are you going to be able to travel or has this virus changed your plans for now?
Hope all is well otherwise. Keeping you well is important.

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Hi Kathy and Pat.

You are right - there is a lot of fear right now and it's making things worse especially when it comes to panic buying etc. The issue is that we did not pay enough attention to it in the beginning, thinking that it was a problem confined to China. Only Taiwan and Singapore took stringent measures from the onset and continue to do so.

In Malaysia, it turns out that my overseas visit may have been among the last allowed to travel overseas. From today, Malaysians will not be allowed to travel overseas and people from overseas will not be allowed into Malaysia. In addition, people may not be allowed to travel inter-state within Malaysia unless they get special permission from the police. That means Hock and I may not be able to see each other for a while.

Kathy, I am glad that your trip got postponed and you got your refund. We do not believe that it's going to get better until the end of the year, so you may need to monitor the situation more closely. People who are 65 and above and who are medically compromised, are the most vulnerable. So, please go ahead with your trip in July if all goes well...and if it does not get better, then you may need to reconsider.

Pat, Michelle is a doing something wonderful in reaching out the way she is, to other parents. The only comfort that we can have with Melanie is that, for some reason, kids do not suffer from this ailment so your grandchildren may not show any symptoms at all.

Stay safe, my sisters. Thinking of you in my prayers. Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, you are lucky to have a great support system. I hope you feel stronger every day. My daughter started her on line teaching for her sons at home. She has reached out to the community for parents who need help with the lessons. Melanie still need to work and that scares me because Maxwell and Maya have to go with her.
Off to the endocrinologist in a few minutes.

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I'm good, but it seems a lot is going on.

Pat, I'm glad your mom is out of ICU and doing better. The three organs you mentioned are, as you know, critical. I'm so glad you have a good brother looking after her.

I do believe the pandemic is more fear than disease. I don't mean to diminish the lives lost or the families impacted by those losses, but I'm seeing unbridled fear. Kansas is seeing similar closings as Pat is having in Ohio. Tony came over again Saturday and told me that about 4/5 of those attending his daughter's baby shower were sick. He's so good to check on me--stomach flu is a pain in several places and a nuisance in others. My son calls every day to check on me; I'm grateful.

Prema, I'm so glad (and relieved) that Dhivia's response was positive, especially about Hock. Now, when's the move taking place.

All in all, I guess I'm glad that my flu caused the Colorado trip to be cancelled, because, with them considering restricting interstate travel, Stella and I could've been stuck in Colorado. Amtrak gave me a full refund. I thought perhaps they'd just issue a voucher, but they wanted to do the refund. Since I'm planning to go to Colorado in July for a family reunion, I've asked Pat if Stella could go then. He and Kelley will decide if that will work.

I've missed you, adik-adik.

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Prema, the latest development here in Ohio is to close all bars and restaurants. Only carry out, drive through and delivery are allowed. Pretty soon you won't be able to go outdoors.
Husband is just getting ready to leave for the doctor for his regularly scheduled appointment. I see the endocrinologist at 1:30 today.
Have you returned home yet?

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Dear Pat,
I have been reading the medical reviews of COVID-19 rather than all the sensationalism on COVID-19 that the social media and news channel have chosen to focus on. Self-isolation and working from home are better options in the short-term for people in some industries more than others. There are many other industries where this is not possible and precautions just need to be followed here.

America is a very big continent and the combination of all the states just adds up to all of Europe and perhaps all of Asia. And unfortunately, America was very slow to respond and hence the fatality. The numbers by themselves are not that big but in the context of the response from the President, the fatalities seem to have spiked before he actually responded.

So, even if both of you get a clean bill of health, check on the conditions at the Florida end before you travel, please. The biggest advantage of course, is that, Florida is warm and there is a greater chance for the virus to be eliminated. But, the other conditions have to be checked, too.

I know, though, that the both of you will make a sound decision, as you have always done in the past. And that is the most comforting news of all.

Prayers will continue for your mum.
And thank you for your kind words about Dhivia.

To all my wonderful sisters.....Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, that is great news about Dhivia accepting your relationship. She has really grown up in the past year.
No news yet today on my mom. I'll update if I get some.
Jim and I both have doctor's appointments tomorrow, we will both ask about travel. If one of us gets the thumbs down, we won't go. If we both get the thumbs up, we still aren't sure if will go.

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Dear Pat, that is really incredible news about your mum. That's a big WOW!!!
I must do a prayer of thanks for this miracle....can't think of any other way to describe it...

My Dhivia was very happy for me when I told her about Hock.
A little miracle for me too....

Have a great, truly great Sunday my wonderful Kakak. You deserve it.

Beeeeeeg hugs, Prema

PS....it may be for the best that your trip got postponed

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Prema, it is wish of you to break the news in stages. She will get there.
Our latest news is that our gyms have been shut down to stop the spread of Covid-19. No pool for at least 3 weeks. The craziness of people clearing the shelves of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, canned goods and frozen foods. It's like they will never, ever, be able to buy these things again.
My mom is not doing well, her heart is failing her. It's hard to not be there for her but travel to NY is not advised for people our age. I don't think we are going to Florida either.
Update:. My mom had a good night. She is off oxogen and her kidneys are functional. A big turn from yesterday. She is leaving the ICU and moving to a regular room. She amazed the doctor. I got to talk to her on the phone too.

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Told Dhiv News #1 about moving to Singapore - she was fine about it.
News #2 about the court matters....some resistance yesterday and she's okay today.
And tomorrow, it will be News #3.....

Thanks for asking, Pat. In the midst of everything that's going on in your life, you can still think about me. My wonderful, wonderful sister.....

Have a great Saturday, my lovely Kakak-Kakak.

Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, have you broken the news to Dhivia yet? I hope she is taking it well. My mom is feeling a little better today. For that, I thank God. We will not determine if we are going on vacation until next Monday.
Kathy, I hope you feel better today.

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Oh dear Kathy.
So sorry that you had to cancel your trip. Please take care and keep us posted. The only comfort is that it's flu and not something worse.

Pat, Melbourne is also showing signs of reacting to COVID-19. Many offices have asked employees to work from home.
Prayers for your mum - she sounds like she's battling quite a few ailments. I hope the doctors are able to provide some relief soon.

God Bless and Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, god bless you and I hope you feel better.
Our governor just announced that schools will be closed for 3 weeks starting Monday due to the coronavirus.
Prema, I talked to my brother today and my mom is having a problem with her heart, lungs and kidneys. I’m hoping with meds that she will improve.

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I'm still home...with the flu. I feel bad that i had to cancel our trip to Colorado. I got sick on my way home from Bible study Tuesday evening. I was ready for bed when Tony knocked on my door to check on me and inform me that 1/4 of those at his daughter's baby shower Sunday had the flu. The doctor said indeed I was contagious.

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How wonderful, Pat.
God is great....

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Thank you Prema, safe travels.
Mom is feeling better today.

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My dear sisters,
I am at the airport and hoping that both of you receive better news over the next few days.
I did my prayers for both of you - and I will continue to do so when I am in Melbourne.
Pat and Kathy......stay safe, and God be with both of you.

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Kathy, I pray that the discomfort has nothing to do with your cancer. God bless you and I hope you can get an appointment before you leave. We leave a week from Thursday. We moved it up a day because Donovan has a big round robin lacrosse tournament with the other 2 schools in the same district. Most of these kids he played with for years but since the district is so big, I is divided into 3 different middle schools his being the one with the least experienced team. He is definitely the leader and coaches favorite.
Prema, my mom did not have a good night and was moved to the ICU last night because of labored breathing and fluid on her lungs. Her BS shot up to 471 last night. They moved her back to her room this morning and are trying to keep her moving from bed to chair.
My mother is tough, she had to be raising 7 kids, sometimes as a single mom.

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Dear Pat, I can feel the concern in your writings.....and I agree with Kathy about how spunky she is. That's one gene you certainly inherited. Tomorrow morning, I will be doing a special prayer for you, my Kakak.

Dear Kathy, there will be another prayer for you, too. Vaginal discharge, if it's not discolored, is not alarming - at least that's what we are told here in Malaysia. But pain in the groin area....that's something else altogether. If you have not overdone the yard work or cleaning up the house after all that plumbing, there should be no pain at all.....so, yes, it's worth getting yourself checked before you leave. Please keep us posted, my Kakak.
I will be checking each and every day....

Stay safe, lovely ladies and take care.

Beeeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Pat, prayers for your mother. At 91, it sounds as if she's got some spunk--guess that's probably where you got yours! When are you leaving? Sounds like Ei is the one staying put; the rest of us are traveling.

Double down on your prayers, sisters. I've had some vaginal discharge and pain in my groin. I've emailed the nurse today...maybe I can see the doctor before Stella and I leave. By the way, I've already talked to Peggy about shaving my head while I'm there. This downy stuff is just too much right now.

Prema , I'm excited for you to talk with Dhivia. I know she wants your happiness, so I'm praying that she can listen without judgment.

My adik-adik, please stay safe and enjoy your travels.
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Dear Pat,

How horrible for her to go through all that at 91. I was under the impression that she was living in assisted care at her age....she lives on her own, does she?
Please keep us posted about her progress. In the meantime, prayers are heading your way for her total recovery from this rather serious situation.

God Bless and please feel a hug coming from me.

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Good morning ladies. My mom passed out yesterday and cut open her arm. It took her 3 hours to get help from my sister who took her to the hospital. There they found out she was severely dehydrated and her BS was 600. Either one could have caused the problem. It turns out she broke her arm and the bone broke through the skin causing a huge cut. They lightly sedated her and put the bones back in place. My sister could hear her screaming. Today they will clean out the would via surgery where she will be put under. She was given pain meds and slept through the night. My brother and sister will be going up to the hospital today at 1:00. My mom is 91 yo.

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Hi Ei. How wonderful to hear from you again.
Yes, I am going to visit Dhivia. I have not seen her in more than a year and there are so many things I have to talk to her about, including the fact that I will be moving to Singapore, legal matters with her father and Hock.

My son and his girlfriend are also planning to move to Singapore and she has to tell her parents about this decision.
As for mum, she will not want to move at all and since my sister is planning to move back to Kuala Lumpur from Penang, she will most probably have to be the one to take care of mum. I will be visiting her every month or so, but that's the most I can do....

Thank you for your prayers and for your kind words, Ei.....they mean a lot to me.

Pat, I think 6 days is a good length of time, too. And thank you for your wishes...I will keep you totally posted. Fingers and toes...totally crossed!!

Have a great Sunday, my wonderful Kakak-Kakak....and Beeeeeeg Hugs....

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Prema, that's a good amount of time for a visit. Let's hope it goes smoothly.

Ei, yes, we love our grandkids. Each one is special in their own way. Love the weather this weekend.

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Good Saturday morning dear friends.
Kathy,
Stella is getting so tall and so grown up and is so PRETTY....Our grandkids sure are precious to all of us I know. Hope you have a wonderful trip to CO with Stella. Will be a great fun time I know. Hoping you are feeling better each day now and things are moving into better health for you. HUGS!!
Pat,
What is new with you? How are your knees? Enjoying the grandkids too I know for sure. Not much snow for us here in OH but we did have some really COLD days and about 3 snowy ones. Seems to be warming up now and will be more spring like on the weekend and next week. Will be so nice. Ready for more sunshine. Take care and HUGs to you.
Prema,
Have a wonderful trip to Australia. Looks like you are visiting Dhivia. Hope you have fun. I am so happy for you too, to have a new relationship with Hock....I am so glad you deserve a good person. Looks like you are moving and so is your son Vishal to Singapore?? All the best to you. Is you mom going also? HUGS and prayers for all the aggravation you have had to go through with the ex husband....
such a mean man......Hope it all is settled down, mostly.....anwyay you are in my prayers for an end to this and a NEW LIFE......
As for me, working out and enjoying my kids, grandkids and close friends.... I am blessed. Hope to be here again and do think of all of you and keep you in prayers daily.
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Pat, geniuses totally think alike....I agree - TOTALLY - that Kathy should take a picture of Nolan's tooth, including how serious he is about the whole dangling business.....major leverage at hand here! emoticon emoticon

We had rain here today and the weather is great for cuddling....not cold, just cuddly!

I leave on Wednesday night for Melbourne and land on Thursday morning. I fly back on Monday night, Pat. About 6 days....

Have a great Saturday Pat, Kathy and Ei. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, Kathy must get a picture of Nolan's tooth so that she may someday use it as leverage when she wants something when he is older.
It's cold here again but it's only for one day.
What day do you leave for Australia?

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Dear Kathy and Pat, thank you for your kind words and for the kind wishes - both of which I will remember, when I talk to Dhivia. I think Dhivia will be finding it very hard, down the line, when her dad makes her life more challenging with time.

I think Pat and Rob's mother is one smart lady - to just listen attentively. It's hard to do that in Malaysia, though.....right now, everyone is just incensed about politicians trying to usurp power through the back door with scant attention to the worsening economy of the country.

Pat, I think Nolan will set a Guinness Book of Records for the longest dangling tooth in history....a record, I guarantee, he will not be proud of when he turns 21.... emoticon

Have a great Friday, my gorgeous sisters. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Wow, Nolan still has that tooth. That's got to be annoying to watch it just hang there.
Career day is so much fun.

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Don't underestimate that daughter of yours, Prema. Though she may be Daddy's girl, she's also her mother's daughter! Her loyalties may have initially been a reflex, but truth will out. While my ex was not into the drama of yours, the choice of how to respond to their dad belonged to our sons from the outset; he did a fine job of revealing his character to the boys, even though they were young. Your ex is also doing a wonderful job to expose his true character.

Prema, surprisingly, Nolan still has that tooth, and it's still wiggling!

My heart goes out to those in Tennessee who've lost family, friends, and property as a result of the tornado. It's a sad reminder of the F4 tornado that hit Haysville in 1999. Only 6 lives lost here though --fortunately.

Rob loves Bernie Sanders; Pat likes Elizabeth Warren. Their mother does not enter the political arena discussions, but I'm a good listener!! (Nodding on the outside, shuddering on the i nside)

Career Day allowed each to dress according to their current aspirations: Stella a pediatrician, Nolan an engineer.

Joyful day to each of my adik-adik.

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Prema, I guess no matter where you live in this world, it's politics and the virus.
Good luck with Dhivia. You are going to need it.

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Dear Kathy, Stella sure is Daddy Long Legs.....she's gorgeous....
Whatever happened to Nolan's shaky tooth? Did he earn any money at all from the tooth fairy?

Dear Pat. I will definitely have my hands very full when I visit Dhivia. Between her boyfriend and my 2 long-time girlfriends, I hope that she gets it. And if she doesn't, I will gladly give her as much time as she wants.....but I will definitely get on with my life with Hock.

As for Moskito, he may not find another godma, but there are some people in my apartment block who are interested in having him as their gym trainer! So, more business......

CNN today only ran 3 items - the tornado in Tennessee, COVID-19 and Biden vs Sanders. The Malaysian news was on COVID-19 and politics.....so, after 25 minutes, I switched to a Children's Cooking Programme which was way more fun!!!

Have a safe and nice day, my sisters! Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, cute picture. I love the idea of a framily reunion! Bring all of the grandkids that bring such Joy to our hearts. Donovan and Davis are going to Florida with us for spring break. I'm sure Stella will learn a lot about her roots.
Prema, oh boy, you may have your hands full on that visit with Dhivia. Hopefully he boyfriend helps her to see that you are doing what's best for you. Poor Moskito is going to starve to death without you there supplying him with goodies.

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Clearly, Stella is more excited about Dr. Suess Day at school.

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Hi Pat. My Moskito may lose me as his client but he has other clients here in Malaysia and he will continue with them. I did tell him that he could come over any time to Singapore for a visit to see me. And I also told him that he would have to recommend a trainer for me to work with in Singapore.
Told him that he will only lose my business....I will still be his godma!!!

As for my mum, she will not want to move anywhere else, least of all to Singapore. My sister will be coming back to KL for good and has plans to look after mum with the help of my cousin. She's not working any more and it may be better for me to stay out of this arrangement that she's making for mum. My cousin, who's quite vocal with her, will try and keep her in line....good luck to all of them.

I have to return once a fortnight or so to the office here. I am training my deputy to take over my post and she is doing such a great job that I am very certain that she can fill my shoes in no time at all. I will be moved up as the group CEO and the headquarters will eventually be housed in Singapore.
As for the court cases, I will take them one step at a time - it's the only way I can maintain my sanity. And DeMon will not stop the harassment until the day something happens to him.

Next week, I will be flying to Melbourne for about 6 days to see Dhivia. I have to tell her about my move to Singapore and my relationship with Hock. I also need her to know that with DeMon's lawyer discharging himself, all legal matters will now be handled by his brother's firm. Given how erratic DeMon can be, the lawyers in the brother's firm will end up getting agitated and, as a result, there will be chaos in Demon's family. Whatever happens as a result of the chaos has nothing to do with me....she must know this!

By the way, I love the idea of a framily reunion....I think it would be superb to see all of you. I suspect that I will be totally overwhelmed....as overwhelmed as someone would be when thy finally get to see a long-lost sister. It's something I must make sure happens in the next couple of years.
Kathy, Pat and Ei - you have no idea just how much I want to give each of you a beeeeeeeeg hug for always being there....regardless.

In the meantime, only the written word will suffice. So....Beeeeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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I'm guessing that the plan to move by Vishal to Singapore was a surprise. Pat's right though, about taking your trainer. He would be devastated when you take his meals and leave, so you'd better convince him to go with. But I'm guessing you'll have to return for Bhaskaran's onslaught of suits against you--unless there's a magistrate who'll put a stop to the insanity!! Any chance that could actually happen??

Pat, are grandkids going with you? Stella will miss two days of school preceding spring break to go with me to Colorado. I do want her to know where I grew up and to know her extended family still living there. I totally wish the two of you could spend an afternoon with Nolan and Stella. Stella is pretty staid--Nolan not so much. They are so very different, but I'm delighted with both.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a framily (friend+family=framily) reunion? I guess reunion isn't the right term since "re" suggests we've done it before. In my dreams it makes sense.

Cherishing you, my adik-adik,
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Prema, so if Vishal and Natalie move to Singapore, you will have to take Moskito with you. I'm guessing that your mom would have to move too.
DeMon will be all alone with his mum. They deserve each other.

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Hi Pat. That was definitely some exercise for the day.

As for our past PM and current PM.....I have a feeling that they may never accept the fact that crime does not pay in the kingdom of God....even if it seems plausible in Malaysia....

Hi Kathy. I am so glad that you completed the plumbing! My heart breaks when I have to part with that amount of money for anything.....however, like you, I am realistic enough to know that for anything structural in a house, one better spend that amount of money instead of far more later when the problem could worsen!

Like Pat said, your description of Johnny left very little to the imagination - I imagined Trump, Modi and our PM all rolled into one very young body and mouth shooting off!!
I like the variety of personalities that surround Nolan - quite versatile, I must say!

My Vishal and his girlfriend Natalie have actually been having a discussion about working in Singapore way before I told them that I would be moving. They are both planning to talk to me about it tonight, so let's see what they both have to say to me....how exciting!!

Have a good one today, my beautiful sisters. Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Kathy, as homes age, the cost to maintain them increased, much like our bodies. I'm glad you are finished and I hope you have a lifetime warranty on the job.
Your description of Johnny being the perfect candidate for politics made me laugh. Hopefully he outgrows it.
We had a nice Sunday but Saturday was cold. Hopefully we have a week of warm temps.
Only ten more days, great. Hopefully the weather is spring-like in Colorado.

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Plumbing's done--just under $6K. Breaks my heart to have to part with the money, but the alternative would be much worse. I ended up spending two days at Pat & Kelley's while they worked. I really could've stayed home on Tuesday because they weren't ready to turn the water off until Wednesday. Oh, well!

I had lunch with Nolan and two of his friends--Ledger and Johnny--on Friday. Johnny will most likely enter the political arena, having perfected the "engage mouth before brain" syndrome.

The weather over the weekend was really nice, some wind but not bad. I did some yard work both days. I have hopes of trying to plant under the black walnut trees this spring. I'll have to research because the roots of the trees are poisonous to many plants. Grass won't grow there--that I've tried and retried.

10 Days from now Stella and i will be Colorado bound.

Love you, my adik-adik,
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Prema, I have no ill affects from climbing in and out of both cars doing the cleaning. That was my exercise for the day.
I will pray for your country and I hope the former PM pays for his crimes and that the new PM learns that crime doesn't pay.
Have a great week Prema, Kathy and Ei.

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Hi Pat.
2 knees later and the second one still on the road to total recovery....and you're cleaning the inside of two cars. Note to Jim : isn't she amazing? I know you would have known about her strength of self but did you actually know that she was this strong??? Seriously???

Over the weekend, we had a new Prime Minister appointed to the post. And the old man refused to accept. The new guy is also aligning himself to the previous ruling part and the turncoats who left the current party.....and we, the ordinary citizens, are left feeling angry, embarrassed and totally sick of the fiasco.
The previous PM, Najib, and his deputy are both awaiting trial - and we think that they may get away scot free.....I have no idea how politicians can sleep at night!!

Have a great start to the week, Pat. I am hopeful that spring may "spring" upon you very soon now that 1st of March is turning out to be beautiful.

Have a great start to the week, my sisters. Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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Prema, I'm sure it will, the stock market really took off after the 2016 election and I see it coming back as strong as ever.
I'm glad the performance was enjoyable and that you were the one out of it. I'm guessing you got caught up on your sleep.
I spent 1.5 hours outside cleaning the inside of both of our cars and hubby is washing the outsides. It's a beautiful first day of March..

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Hi Pat.
Yes, I was dead....not the dance performance at all. Cute!! emoticon

The old man (our 94 year old PM or rather, the former PM) refuses to give up. The King has appointed a Prime Minister, who really is a lousy piece of work, and the old man is now claiming that the counting process was rigged and that he had more votes than newly appointed fellow!!!

Comedy at its best! Tune in tomorrow, folks.

we sold most of our equities and we are maintaining our cash position until the market strengthens again. I have seen what Ebola and SARS did to us, and honestly, way way better this time!

Have a great Sunday, my beautiful sisters.....Beeeeeeg Hugs, Prema





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It will come back

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Prema, I pray for calm for Malaysia. I hope it's you that is worn out and not the dance performance that was dead.
I think the Coronavirus is taking its toll on the financial markets and my investments will take a big dip. Fortunately 75% of my portfolio is not in stocks.

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Hi Pat. It's a weekend of madness here in Malaysia and by tomorrow or Monday, the King will be announcing the new Prime Minister and by the end of the coming week, so will all the ministers.
But the country is headed for some madness for a while. And I hope peace will still reign here.

I just got back from a dance performance and a dinner. And quite dead.

Have a great Saturday, my lovely sister.

Beeeeeeeg Hugs, Prema

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