My sister is pregnant!

hb sister

My sister is pregnant and will be giving birth to a baby girl slightly after Chinese New Year 2010. That’s just a couple of months away! My parents are in town from their trip to Taiwan and went shopping for baby clothes. I went to My Babies Planet, and found the most popular baby products. They’re going to visit her in New Zealand after CNY so this is the umpteenth time we’ve not celebrated the Lunar New Year as a family.

I’m not particularly close to my sister. Despite having only one sibling, we are total opposites of each other. She’s practicing medicine in NZ (married another doctor) and we don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things. I mean, we half-heartedly attempt to keep in touch (usually via birthday cards, a once a year thing) but I think that tradition died off recently. πŸ™‚

hb family

However, blood always runs thicker and I’m happy for her and Alvin. It kinda takes the pressure off me too, ya know? I still think my dad is counting on me to produce Proper Offspring (TM) for him (defined as having the family name “POH”) but they sound so happy for my sister and her husband that I think they’re gonna let it slide for a couple of years at least. Heh!

I’m just wondering. My sister is about to give birth and I only knew last night when my dad called. I wasn’t even in the loop.

I didn’t get the memo. T_T

*weeps silently into my pillow*

Seriously though, I love babies and by the time I see my sister the year after I doubt it would be baby anymore. I think I should start planning for a trip to NZ, be a good uncle and all that.
I have doubts about my lifespan with my kidney and liver problems so this is great news to me. I don’t mean to sound morbid or fatalistic but I’m really happy the bloodline continues.

Finally, someone deserving whom I can state as my EPF (and other meager assets) recipient. πŸ™‚

I think it’s gonna be quite complicated though since the baby is an NZ citizen.

It’s okay, I’m in a really, really good mood coz of this.


…and what it all boils down too, is that everything’s gonna be quite alright! Coz I got one hand in my pocket and the other one is flashing the peace sign. =D

The world can be a beautiful place sometimes. πŸ™‚

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41 thoughts on “My sister is pregnant!”

  1. Congrats to the Poh clan. I can totally relate to your ‘slight’ fallout in recent years with your sis. I’ve done very impulsive things through the years to alienate my extended family.(I’m the black sheep πŸ™‚ )
    HB, looks like you have to seriously consider settling down in the near future. LOL.

  2. congrats !! can start callin you uncle HB. hahaha..i agree with cheers. You might need consider settling down in the near future. lolx

  3. joy: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Cheers: Thanks mate! Yeah, same here, black sheep of the family. πŸ˜‰
    However, am getting mellower and starting to have thoughts of settling down though. πŸ™‚
    BLue: Yeah, a bouncing baby girl! πŸ™‚
    eiling: Yeah, an uncle. Hmm…I kinda like the idea. πŸ™‚
    eldy: Hey, thanks! πŸ™‚
    Zach: I kinda like the ring to that. πŸ™‚
    mars: Haha! Yeah, I am planning on settling down soon. πŸ™‚
    Auddra: Thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. cumidanciki: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    My dad says it’s good maybe coz of our family configuration. My sister is two years older than me, ergo, my dad thinks having a girl FIRST is better. Heh!
    annant: Yeah, getting old dy! It’s time for me to start getting on with the grandchildren program too! πŸ™‚
    jg: Haha! Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Michelle: I was in Clayton. I did both college and uni in Melbourne, both Monash. I lived on campus, was there for four years. Click my 2002/2003 archives. πŸ™‚

  5. This is a very sweeeeet post, HB. You are the second guy I heard this year who mentioned that you like children. The first told me that he loves children,personally and voluntarily, and I found that very endearing!
    By the way, I would like to accept your offer which you put forth through SMS that day. I’ll tell you more when we meet up next.

  6. HB, that wonderful news for you and family. In order for anyone to be a good parent is first a good uncle or aunt to that child and inlaw of course. You learn from being a good uncle or aunt first then marry to be good husband or wife and parent. One step at a time.

  7. Hey! Congratulations! Your sister must be overjoyed!
    Can I just call you ‘uncle’ now?
    If you ever make it to Brisbane – let’s catch up.

  8. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to decipher ur relationship with ur sis. Huai Bin your body language says it all. In most pics with other girls u will “at least” have an arm over them. With ur sis, i know i am exaggerating but even an elephant can squeeze thru in between both of u. I know how u feel. I am like that with my siblings too. Well only time can heal. Best of luck.

  9. Jesse Lau: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    ah nel: Yeah, true, unfortunately I’m not living in NZ. πŸ™‚
    Yvonne Foong: I love babies. I find them adorable. Haha!
    Okay, get in touch with me. πŸ™‚
    hitomi: Yeah, gonna start planning for it soon. πŸ™‚
    kumfye: Heh! Cheers! πŸ™‚
    Michael (Mike): True, true. I totally agree with that. πŸ™‚
    Limo: Yeah mate, it’ll be great! Might as well make it a proper Aussie/NZ travel plan. πŸ™‚
    Bingo: I’m sure she’s flattered but I seriously doubt you’ll have a chance to do that.
    vvens: Hello Viv! πŸ™‚
    Haha! Yeah, getting old in the years eh? πŸ™‚
    fish fish: Ya, my sister wanted to keep it quiet too for God knows what reason. πŸ™‚
    Michael Li: Hmm…you have a point there I guess but I don’t think that’s the entire picture. I’m just not close to her so I guess there is a distance between us. I guess it’s just coz of a long and complicated past. Haha!
    I still love her as a sister though. I only have one sibling. πŸ™‚
    headsteadi: Thanks! Er…my son ah, I already have names for both sons and daughters. πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats to ur sis and hubby. Bet ur parents are thrilled to no end!!! Your mum will be grandma soon – Muahahahahahaha!!!!!Hey! You haven’t named your beneficiary for your EPF? Me! Me!!! LOL!!!

  11. suituapui: Heh! Ya, my sis wanted to keep it quiet. Thanks Arthur! πŸ™‚
    Haha! EPF goes to my sister’s daughter. πŸ˜‰

  12. Congratulations to your Sis and Hubby…. Babies are cute but when they reach one year old, you’ll have loads of headache… not easy to have kids though… i’ve got one myself….

  13. Khimmy82: Thanks! Yeah, the terrible twos and all that. πŸ™‚
    How is your kid doing? I’ll love to have one but I don’t think I’m ready yet. πŸ™‚


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