Part 1: Adam in North Carolina
Yes, he’s already in Singapore but for a week only before he heads for Sydney.
Adam Rayan Dula, the 4-year-old grandson of American Lib Dula and Fred Dula and Singaporean Khairon Mastan and Shaik Kadir, went with his parents Munirah Shaik Kadir and Allen Dula in mid-December last year to meet his American relatives.
Of course, Adam’s American relatives were expecting to see him and were extremely delighted when he arrived; they last saw him when he was just three months old.
Adam and his parents were staying in Sydney, Australia, where his mother was doing her PhD studies (in Physics Education) which she has just completed.
In North Carolina, USA, where Adam’s grandparents live, Adam was doted by his relatives.
On 22 December last year after about just a week with Adam, Fred said of his grandson: “Thanks so much Shaik. Adam is unbelievable. I cannot tell you how much he means to all of us. I’ve never seen a 4-year-old with so much personality. He was the star of the show both on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day.”
Then, exactly a month later, on 22 January this year, Fred showered more praises for Adam. He said: “I’ve never seen such an outgoing child as Adam. He never meets a stranger. He has this incredible personality. He is adored by all.”
Before going to America, my daughter, Munirah, her husband, Allen, and Adam came to Singapore from Sydney and stayed in Singapore for a fortnight before flying off to North Carolina to meet Allen’s parents.
Adam had an enjoyable seven weeks of fun with his American relatives. The following pictures show Adam enjoying his stay with his American relatives.
Adam was eager to meet his cousin, 3½-year old Nur Iffah Muhammad Imran, in Singapore. The last time they met was in December last year when Adam and his parents came to Singapore for two weeks enroute to North Carolina.
Now he’s back in Singapore from USA. His Singapore’s experience will be related in Part 2 (Adam’s visit – Part 2: Adam back in Singapore).
7 February 2018