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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Some Updates from SIM TVB City

Okay, given up on the story now because things are starting to get really complicated, but here are a few snapshots of what's been happening in my Sim neighbourhood.

I thought I'd introduce some of the other families in the TVB City plots first.

This is the 'Lam' family - Frankie and Kenix and the 'Kwok' family (L-R) - Sonija, Roger, Cindy and Aaron, who is Sonija's child. They were the first people to move into TVB City, but as I haven't really done much with them since they moved in, then they haven't got old just yet. Frankie and Kenix have since given birth to two daughters called Anita and Tiffany. Cindy and Roger moved out of the Kwok household when they got married and have given birth to a baby boy called Mark and Sonija has adopted a daughter called Danielle. She is currently engaged to Lok Yi, who moved in from the WAB household.

These are the other two 'original' TVB City families - the 'Tong' and the 'Wu' families. Michael is married to Angela and they had a daughter called Leila when they moved in. Then they had Natalie and had to find a larger house. Michael is a slacker and Angela is some kind of scientist. Leila has now become an adult and has moved into a house with Hong Siu Lung (remember him? Hung Mo and On Sin's son), Wan Wan and Nancy, who used to be the child in the 'Wu' picture. She is Myolie's daughter and Myolie and Jack are Fung's children. Being the first elder in the neighbourhood, it was only natural for Fung to become a ghost pretty soon and his children were pretty distraught when he was taken away by the Grim Reaper and some hula dancers. He just pops up from time to time to frighten his family, but when Nancy was living in that house, she seemed to enjoy seeing his ghost, even if it made her pee herself. Myolie has since become an elder herself and has moved in with her toy boy Yat Long in the WAB household. Jack is having a bit of an affair with Roger at the moment and is the only person left in the Wu household at the moment.

Meet Bowie!
He is the alien child of Suen Pak Yeung, conceived during an alien abduction. He has the alien genes giving him green skin and no eyeballs, but has his father's face and eye shape. The wonders of Sim genetics eh? He is quite smart and has followed in his father's footsteps pursuing a medical career.
The second picture shows Suen Pak Yeung during a rather sombre moment. He is thinking about Yuk Ying and wiping a tear from his cheek. I forget why now, I think it may be him feeling guilty about fathering two children with Yee Shun behind her back.

Still here?! This is the before and after shot at Yee Shun's birthday party where she transitioned from being an adult to an elder. Among the guests at the party are most of the WAB lot - Suen Pak Yeung (grey shirt), Yu Yuet (cream top), Myolie (blue suit), Yuk Ying (lab coat), Wan Wan (red shirt) and Hung Mo (red trunks). As Yee Shun was wearing her pyjamas at the party, then when she became an old person, this turned into a slip. Amazing eh?

This last pic is of the WAB next generation kids, with Yee Shun in the background with the white hair and old looking top. If I remember rightly, this was Lok Yi's birthday when he became a teenager and after returning home from school, Yee Shun had prepared a cake for him and they all had a party. As you can see, the kids are all in school uniform, which means that they managed to get into private school after much schmoozing with the headmaster and plenty of chilli con carne! Thanks to the inheritance left by Hung Mo and Yu Yuet, whose gravestones sit side by side in the garden, then the headmaster was also suitably impressed by all the beautiful and expensive pictures on the walls too!

More soon!


Monday, November 08, 2004

Reflection – from Disney’s Mulan

Look at me
You may think
You see who I really am
But you never know me
Every day
It’s as if I play a part
Now I see
If I wear a mask
I can fool the world
But I cannot fool my heart

I am now in a world where
I have to hide my heart
And what I believe in
But somehow
I will show the world
What’s inside my heart
And be loved for who I am

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me
Why is my reflection
Someone I don’t know
Must I pretend that I’m
Someone else for all time
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside

There’s a heart that must be free to fly
That bursts with the need to know
The reason why

Why must we all conceal
What we think How we feel
Must there be a secret me
I’m forced to hide
I won’t pretend that I’m
Someone else For all time
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside

...back to the real world. Sigh!