This December has probably the hardest Christmas for us.
We are missing Mom who had to leave us early to be home with Heavenly Father.
Nevertheless our Never Ending Christmas Story must continue as the family has always been appreciating humor and laughter. This was explained in the first story of Dec 2006 that was converted to a video clip.
Most important, we are sure our 'Unstoppable Mom' would not want it to stop. Some changes need to be made to this year's video Story as the music played must be produced by members of the Church according to Elder Chong Woon Han who is on his mission. On my request, he had asked permission from his Mission President if he could receive and view family videos from home for Christmas and he had received approval subject to the music condition stated earlier. I guess the music standard for missionaries was set for missionaries to avoid them from being distracted from their spiritual goals. Compared to the past video stories, the music will have to be very much toned down and it is hoped that the content will still have some humor and laughter in it to be enjoyed but probably will be more subtle.
Let's begin with a photo draft of the Story. All photos of the family are authentic but readers are warned again that the events of the story are part true and part untrue created for purposes of humor only.
(Postdated Development comments : There was no time to produce another video so the pics from this 2012 year end story will be used in the 2014 Never Ending Christmas story found here.)
24 Dec 2012 Christmas Eve
Nieces are simply a delight and very touching is how I'm feeling this Christmas Eve or maybe it's the women in our lives that are always delightful and touching. While Mom is gone and her daughters had to go back to their own home in the US, the niece of Geok Lee and my niece in Singapore somehow are bringing good cheer for the boys and I for Christmas this year. On the eve itself, we were invited to the home of my niece, daughter of my 4th brother, in Singapore. For lunch on Christmas day, Mom's niece, daughter of her oldest brother, is hosting family members at the Raffles Town Club. Here are some pics from our Christmas eve dinner :
25 Dec 2012 Christmas Day
Christmas Day Lunch with all of Mom's family members:
Christmas Day Dinner with the Monsons
Christmas Day online family reunion with Elder Han Chong in the UK
Here is an excerpt of Elder Chong's Week 27 letter with the subject (Post-Christmas & New Years - Photos Galore!):