All these years, dad has always wanted a nice studio family portrait of us which he could feel proud to “show off” to visitors to his house. So, this morning, we went to Raffles Photo Studio to have a family portrait taken. Mom and dad were beaming all the way especially when all of us wore our graduation robe. All except I are degree/masters holder. I am the only diploma holder. After my diploma in 1993, dad wanted to support me to university but I don’t feel it’s a necessity as I wanted to start my business (with Kamal and Effendy) earlier. And my field of practice — Graphic Design, requires hands-on experience more than the paper qualifications…Anyway, that was the past. Today, looking at all of us here in robes, I guess this picture is the biggest reward to my parents who have slogged for us all these years. Here’s my salute to them for their relentless nurture and care.