Poor Sandals




One of my sandal straps torn off yesterday!

I joined my family shopping in a clothing complex when I realized that my sandals were getting loosened.

I continued walking until my feet couldn't carry my heavy body anymore....

Hurriedly I looked around for place to sit down...

Then I discovered the front edge of the building had some place to sit down.

My wife was busy shopping for bed sheets and curtain fabrics, and my two daughters were busy helping and disturbing.

But my son decided to follow me....

While sitting on the edge of the front porch, we had a long and nice chat.

We reasoned on some issues and we analyzed things together....

As the saying goes, two brains are better than one.

We reached consensus on certain things and we disagreed on other issues.

I made it a point not to press further...

Certain things need to learn through personal experiences...

But deep inside I was very eager to help... to save him the pain....

But nothing comes easy in this life; there is always a price to pay for everything we gain.

While talking, I got into the habit of massaging my leg and my foot....

Then I took a careful look at my sandals and discovered that the sandal straps were in bad shape and the glue was gone....

No wonder.....

I reminded myself to be extra careful with my sandals....

Just then, I saw my wife and my two daughters coming towards us, carrying big bags of things, and smiling and laughing away...

We greeted one another and we made plan....

We decided to visit another complex.

Then quietly I told my wife about my poor sandals.

We walked together slowly towards our van....

But one of my sandals decided to break....

Huh...Sad day.

My helpful family got me a new pair while I waited in the car.

The new sandals looked elegant and trendy.

But I missed my old sandals... and I told me I must glue it back....

Oh, poor sandals, I wouldn't give you up that easily....

3 comments:

  Mizé

December 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Happy New Year!
Hope 2010 brings all the best for you & your family.
Regards, Mizé.

  Paula

December 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Happy New Year to you and your family. May you have a prosperous and blessed 2010 ahead. ^^

Happy Thoughts
Handy Reviews

  NENSA MOON

December 31, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Hi Yeo Kee Hui,
glad to see you here...

'Poor Sandals' is really a nice story n perhaps a lil funny hihi...
I like the way you wrote this story, really interesting...

luckily your wife and your children brought you a new one...I cant imagine ...how can you drive your van without sandals...haha...

Happy new year 2010,
God bless you n your family too...

regards