Praying for Japan

16th March 2011

Dear Chibi,
By now I’m sure everyone has heard about the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan recently. It’s so sad something like this can happen to such a beautiful country. Every time I read about it in the news, my eyes start tearing up. Sometimes I want to turn a blind eye to the whole situation and wish it never happened. Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it? But this isn’t just a nightmare, it’s a reality.

Originally, Jacky and I had planned a 3 week trip to Japan next month. We were really looking forward to it, but it won’t be happening anymore. It’s disappointing, but we should feel lucky we aren’t over there right now… Many things happen that’s not within our control; no one wanted this to happen.

My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the disaster. I truly hope this will come to an end soon… no one deserves to go through this suffering.

Donate: Australian Red Cross

Rest in Peace Grandma

22nd July 2009

Dear Chibi,

In the early morning of 16th July 2009, we received a phone call from Canley Vale’s Aged Care, informing us that Grandma won’t be able to make it much longer. I knew this would eventually come, but now that the news is here…I was scared.  It is really happening? Is this it? Will we never see her again? :'(

We rushed to the Aged Care and found her lying in bed, breathing heavily. She was unconscious and was only kept alive because of the oxygen mask. It was an extremely tearful moment. We were calling out to her, screaming and yelling.. but she didn’t respond at all. She wasn’t going to wake up..

At 10.12am, dearest Grandma passed away. I’ve never witnessed something like this before.. Time came and took her away.

Today was her Funeral Service, we saw her for the last time. I recalled all those fun times we had when I was a kid. All those random and silly moments too. From making her carry all our school bags and taking off, to playing mahjong with her using 5 cents. She use to sit with Kaz and I watching Mark play games and we’d tell her the story and what was happening. I use to get nightmares a lot frequently, and everytime when I was scared, I’d hop in Grandma’s bed and sleep with her – I felt secure and safe.

Now that we came to this final closure, Grandma, may you rest in peace. I love you and miss you so much. You’ll always be remembered ♥