My wife gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, 26 June at 11.25pm. She and the baby are both well and have already returned home after one night in the hospital. It was a long and difficult labor but the baby was born naturally, weighing 4.0kg (8.8lbs), our biggest yet. We have named her [redacted], which means the sucessful one or the happy ending.

For those of you having trouble keeping track, and I don’t blame you a bit, that brings us up to five. AbangLong is 7 now, KakNgah 5, KakYang 2, KakUda 1, and now KakAndak. SR will be home on maternity leave for two months, while even I get a week off for paternity (thank you government of Malaysia!). Please keep mother and baby in your prayers.

Published by bingregory

Official organ of an American Muslim in Malaysian Borneo, featuring plants, pantuns and pictures from the Malay archipelago. Oversharing since 2002.

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  1. Congratulations on your newest addition to your family. May God grant His blessings upon you and your kin. Btw, did I ever mention that my “mentor” goes by the name of Gregory as well? He’s a well-known Australian producer and has taught me alot of what I need to know in music.

    Best regards.

  2. Imagine that! I was browsing on ‘melanau’ and here i found ur blog and a cute baby with the same birthdate as me!! 30+ odd years ago, also on a Saturday I was told sometime during dinner before my mom got shot (phew!! just a graze on the forehead) by a stray bullet. Nhow..congratulations!!

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