Garfieldhug's Blog

This & That Including What Ails



Garfieldhug records experiences encountered and reflections of how the world is viewed often times with a tinge of humour, peppered with cynical comments. The author has several muses who contributes to the laughing or crying experience.

Having gone through major surgical interventions, the author hopes to share information of good surgeons or medical practitioners met and experienced. These are categorized under Great Doctors.

For these doctors to earn a blog write up, they underwent stringent interview sessions by the author before they were allowed to treat.

Further, the author is a challenging patient with multiple drug allergies and conditions that require careful medical attention.

So, for any doctor to successfully treat the author as a patient, the doctor is indeed worth their weight in gold as it means they are skilful and knowledgeable in pharmacology and surgical procedures, making each surgery non eventful.

Happy reading and enjoy the cynicism, humor, colorful descriptions of my favorite inanimate stuffed soft toy Garfield and pot shots at life that the author shares with fellow bloggers! ๐Ÿ™‚

We must be able to laugh at ourselves, laugh with the world and laugh at the world.

Many thanks to Artist Koh Sia Yong for drawing me my favourite Garfield character in his own way on 14 May 2014 at Singapore Island Country Club’s Thomson Ballroom.

This is a gift, I shall treasure!


Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


99 responses to “About

  1. Ronnie says:

    Can i ask u a question. Where can i buy the middle one garfield. I have the same one which is brought 20 yrs ago,LOL

    • SoundEagle says:

      Hi Ms Garfield Hug,

      What a great collection of plush toys you have there, as shown in the photo! Much more than just interested in locating or buying any particular one, SoundEagle would like to learn more about the following:

      Which one is your favourite?
      Do they all symbolize you?
      Is there one that you consider to be your best friend, close confidant, altered ego, stunt double, duplicate and/or avatar?

      I would like to inform you that you can see a small fraction of my collection of plush toys along with my floral arrangements in a special post published at one of my websites:

      Happy Sunday to you!

      All in all, SoundEagle likes your humour as shown in the contents of your “About” page. How would you rate the doctor in “House”, the TV series? Would you consider being treated by House if such a person really exists in real life?

      • Garfield Hug says:

        Hi Sound Eagle in Queensland! You really love Orchids eh! Watch my Monday & Tuesdy posts hint hint.
        Thank you for reading my lil blog site.
        Yes I do have a favorite Garfield that travels with me. He is often photographed and shown in my site. Do go to the menu on my site on “All About Garfield”.
        My fave is the one used in my avatar too or on my replies to comments. He travels with me too.
        House is a fantastic series and yes if I need a doctor to crack what ails me, House would be my first choice as he is brilliant in diagnostics!
        Saw your stuff toys…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ
        Really nice of you to visit Sound Eagle! You are cool๐Ÿ˜Ž

  2. Ronnie says:

    Reply me via email .Please.

  3. zareenn3 says:

    You have been nominated for A Lovely Blog Award. Check it out at:
    P.S Totally okay if you don’t write a post back. It’s just to show you how much I appreciate your blog! xo

  4. ady says:

    Hello !! Thank you for paying me a visit or else I wouldn’t have found such a cute blog ๐Ÿ˜€ Garfield is one of my favorites too ๐Ÿ™‚ And you have the same satire as him,lol ! I have added you to my blog roll to read your creations. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Hi and thanks Ady! I am pleased to be of satirical humor to readers ๐Ÿ˜
      I hope to continue to make you laugh and yes, glad to know you find Garfield a favorite too๐Ÿ˜Š
      Have a great day!

  5. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Garfield Hug! Iโ€™ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is todayโ€™s #14! Feel free to come visit me when you can at, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

  6. People with humor I admire and like!

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Thank you kindly Hong Nhien…sorry I do not have the script to type Vietnamese. Humor is all I can have….sardonic humor LOL! Oooh plus my inanimate fur ball Garfield *Blush* Have a great day and I do enjoy your blog!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Little Monster Girl says:

    Dear Miss Hug,
    Please accept this Inspiring Blogger Award that I am giving to you over at my blog thusly:
    Miss Girl

  8. Little Monster Girl says:

    hello! I have another award for you! You have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award
    I hope you will accept it! Thank you!

  9. chickpiggy says:

    Hi Garfield Hug,

    I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award at

  10. Sugih says:

    Oh funny dolls. I love Garfield. He’s so cute cat. Wish to have my own pet like him.

  11. Raymond says:

    Well, for me you deserve the most golden award. Been living with many drug alergies and requires careful medical attention, who is this strong enough to face surgeries…and you are still able to be cheerful. Not even golden award maybe platinum award that suits you ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Nurse Kelly says:

    I’m sorry to hear of your medical issues. I’m glad you have blogging as an outlet and hope you know you will find many supportive people here, including me. Wishing you all the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. ulli says:

    Thanks for enriching the internet with humor ๐Ÿ™‚
    Greetings from Germany,

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  17. Linh Tran says:

    Hei Garfieldhug, Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have nominated you Blogger Recognition Award. More information can be found from my recent post. Enjoy and have fun ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. Hello, I happen to chance upon your blog on your spine surgery. May I know how does the surgery help?

    My mum (age 62) recently did the MRI and it shows that her L4/L5 and S1 has moved and it compresses onto the nerves. It is affecting her walking as she can constantly feel cramping sensation and numb especailly at her left leg and her toes. It results her unable to walk very slowly and very home bound now. She also did an X-ray and it shows that the bones has moved and it is not straight.

    The neurosurgeon say that she has to do decompression and fusion surgery. But not sure whether can it really relive her pain.

    Can I ask why do you pick Dr James? Any recommendation from anyone? May I also know how old were you when you did the surgery?

    Many many thanks. I am really anxious to find out the best option for my mum.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for reading my blog. The surgery greatly helped me otherwise I would be paralysed. Your mum has to go for surgery else she loses her mobility. The longer she waits, the harder the recovery. I picked Dr James Tan and Dr Pang Boon Chuan as they are both very good neurosurgeons. I prefer neurosurgeons rather than orthopaedic surgeons as neuro deals with nerves and repair of nerves. Hope this helps you. Are you Singaporean? If so and you need my advice, let me have your email address and I would be most happy to help as I know the feeling and how anxious one can get. Hope this helps and guide you ๐Ÿ™‚ fear not. I have 10 spinal implants and am doing well ๐Ÿ™‚

      • jacquelinesoon says:

        heya! Thanks for your reply! Yes. I am a Singaporean. I guess I should look for Dr James for a second opinion. And by reading ur blog gave me more relieve on the surgery before that I am quite afraid of the risk and complication through the surgery.

        Also because the neurosurgeon that we met doesn’t seem to be able to communicate and explain well to my mum in mandarin. With that, I guess my mum’s confidence in him has deceased.

        You have 10 metal implants, so does it really affect ur movement and any complications down the road?

        My email address is

        • Garfield Hug says:

          So long as you have no trust and comfort in any doctor, choose another. I shortlisted 3 and decided on one. One that I felt comfortable with and could relate and felt safe with. The rest I left it to divine intervention. Tell Dr James that Garfield recommends him and to include Dr Pang Boon Chuan. Dr Pang is brilliant and worked very hard. Both operated on me for 11 hours. Your mum’s case sounds straight forward. 2-3 hours max and these days there is keyhole surgery too. So, stay cool and trust the surgeon you pick and say a prayer. It helps ๐Ÿ™‚

      • jacquelinesoon says:

        heya! Thanks for your reply! Yes. I am a Singaporean. I guess I should look for Dr James for a second opinion. And by reading ur blog gave me more relieve on the surgery before that I am quite afraid of the risk and complication through the surgery.

        Also because the neurosurgeon that we met doesn’t seem to be able to communicate and explain well to my mum in mandarin. With that, I guess my mum’s confidence in him has deceased.

        You have 10 metal implants, so does it really affect ur movement and any complications down the road?

        My email address is

  20. Wonderful blog. I like Garfield too. ๐Ÿ˜€ and thank you for the floodlikes ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. Diana says:

    Oh I love Garfield!

  23. Neethu says:

    Dear GH..the stats are just one thing…just a reminder but I always wanted to tell this to you and no better occasion than today..
    Thank you sooooo much….you know why??cause you were the first person who noticed my blog when I was a nobody here..
    I was new, a complete novice, no idea of anything including the blog settings๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‰ and yet you noticed my blog, liked and commented..
    That was like a dream to me.. I was soo happy to see your likes..
    It was like one person who notices me here.. so you will always be special to me๐Ÿ’– and have you seen those stats madam..your’s is the most number of comments..๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sooo I loveee you and thank youuuuu…not cause of the numbers but cause you have been soo very kind..
    ohhh Pardon me if m sounding all emotional but know this you rock..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž
    I don’t know you much but from what I know of you through your blogs, you are a truly amazing person…
    Wish you a happy and a pain free new year ..
    May all what you hope and wish for comes true..
    Hugzzz to you and Garfield..๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ

    • Garfield Hug says:

      We are “nobodies” to selves but we are somebody to the world. Otherwise we will not have identification papers LOL!
      Never sell self short Neethu! You are a lovely person and a funny one too! Keep writing and remember we all special to someone or to loads of people!
      Happy Happy new year and blessings to you and your family for a healthy and meaningful 2016 ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Neethu says:

        Awww. .love your encouragement as always..Happy new year to one of the most wonderful person I have come across so far in this blogging world..Cheerzzz ๐Ÿ’ž

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  26. anroworld says:

    Well-written! It’s so nice to meet you!

  27. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you on Christopher’s blog on Milford Street!

  28. Hi Dear
    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award as a token of my appreciation.
    Here is the link

  29. Gary says:

    Well, I have just blog hopped to here from my excellent friend Samantha Murdock who wrote a poem dedicated to your blog with a recommendation to visit…so, I have and followed…which may be bad news for you…terribly cool place you have here and, in truth, rather fun amidst a world filled with media only wishing to inform us of doom, gloom and despair.

    Hmm, sorry to ramble on a first “Hello,” type comment…my excuse is NaNoWrMo….I have lulled and am now recovering. I can speak again ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  30. quiall says:

    hahaha I love your attitude! Thanks for following my blog.

  31. There will never gonna be too much of the humor! I remember when I was younger I watched Garfield and your blog brought me good memories ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will follow you!

  32. Hello there!

    New follower and thanks for popping over to my blog. Your posts are very entertaining with lots of humour and has been making me smile a lot on my commute home. Not unlike Garfield. (I still enjoy the episodes with my kids). I don’t really like cats in real life but we all love Garfield, and Squeak of course.

    Take care

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Hello! Thank you for commenting and letting me know you are enjoying my posts! Yes, Garfield is precious and Squeak too. Glad you and your kids are Garfield fans too๐Ÿ˜Š. You sew well from what I see in your posts. Stay connected and am always happy to chat with my wp friends! Have a great weekend and keep smiling๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—Garfield hugs๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ

  33. A good weekend to you as well.

  34. A_Boleyn says:

    Stunning Garfield collection.

  35. pendantry says:

    Hi ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

    I noticed that your Gravatar doesn’t link to your blog. This makes it more difficult for others to find you. Please take a look at my blog post linked below, which explains the easy steps you can take to fix this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy blogging!

  36. Bryan Fagan says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I really appreciate that.

  37. lbeth1950 says:

    I enjoyed knowing a little about you. You have a good blog.

  38. Iโ€™ve got to just say….Iโ€™m really glad I started following your page. Since September, Iโ€™ve been struggling overwhelming grief from the sudden passing of my oldest. Most days have been flooded with tears. No matter what I do or how I hard I try…just try is all I can say since I havenโ€™t been able to actually accomplish anything…..itโ€™s challenging just to fake a smile when everythingโ€™s been sucked out you and youโ€™re stuck feeling empty. I guess about a month ago I stumbled across your page and found myself smiling without forcing it…..Iโ€™ve even gave a little chuckle lately when reading your posts. So, thank you for having a humorous silly side that I relate to. ๐Ÿ’›

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Oh Aimee, I am so grateful for your heartfelt share. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I like making people laugh and myself, I end up in hospital ( I call it Bates Motel a fair bit) and realised that when life throws me lemons, I make lemony treats. I am very happy you can afford a smile or two now and I would really love to hear you chuckling more with me. Take care and know that you are not alone, the world laughs with you, at you and at others. Chin up and be strong. Much love and Garfield hugs.

  39. I have been on and off Word Press for almost ten years now, and just “rejoined” back in June. As soon as I saw your avatar I remembered how much fun it was visiting your site. I am looking forward to following and commenting on your posts, and I also am a huge Garfield fan which probably helps explain why I connected with your avatar so much. All the best, Bruce

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