I apologize for the long hiatus. I blame it on the busy & hectic schedules while I also point the fingers at my addiction with FB’s application ‘Mousehunt‘.
I have nothing much to share except for honoring my late maternal grandpa. If you happen to have a copy of today’s Sin Chew Daily, you would probably come across the obituary of ‘Ng Boon Lan’. He passed away peacefully on Friday (16th Oct) morning and I got to say we will be missing him. I just pray that grandpa will seek peace eternally in life after death.
Grandpa has lived a very long age. That’s almost a century. He sailed all the way from China with Grandma and my 1st aunty. He survived World War II. He built his own factory that makes coaches and buses. He fed his 9 children well.
He was very proud to have 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren to-date.
He could even drive us around when he was still in his 80’s but as his eyesight gets worse, we stopped him from driving when he was around 86 years old.
Well, it was just like yesterday when I attended grandpa’s 93rd (94th according to Chinese calendar) birthday. In fact, the birthday celebration was held very recently – 4th October. Yes, it’s only 2 weeks ago.
I have to admit that it was so wrong of me to think that I would have at least another few years of grandpa’s birthdays to attend in future.This preposterous thought caused me not to have a latest picture taken with grandpa. This is really giving me a tight slap on my face.
To even think about it, I have so few photos taken with grandpa. I have a few hard copies of pictures taken during my childhood. And the only ones I am cherishing so much now are the ones I have taken since digital cameras came in trend.
Picture taken during Grandma’s Birthday dinner in January 2005
Oh well, I am going to miss the way grandpa shouts and scolds when something agitates him. I am going to miss looking forward for grandpa’s birthday dinners. I am definitely going to miss kissing grandpa’s cheeks each time I say goodbye before going back to KL.
I am slightly emo now. Can’t think much to write of but I am certainly missing grandpa now.