Nose blocked and running like a tap at the same time. Urgh. Yup anyway back from the funeral. She lived an old ripe age (86), even lived to see her great grand children! Grandma didnt look like grandma. It was really saddening to see her lying in the cold wooden coffin with dry ice on her chest. But she looked very peaceful. The whole thing felt more like Chinese New Year than funeral, seeing everybody gathering together at the same place. It's not often we see all our relatives all together, almost everyone was present, except those overseas and couldnt make it back in time. I guess the little children made the whole funeral thing less tense. The funeral was very grand. There was a band (older ppl, lol) playing and a lot of ppl came to send her off. Had to walk under the sun for some distance behind the hearse. Very hot day. Had to walk up the steep mountain for the burial. Remembered being carried along that path almost 20 yrs ago for grandpa's burial. Grandma's buried beside grandpa. The money collected went to donations. So many donations, to schools, church, etc. It even went on the local newspaper, haha.
Anyway the funeral may have brought some luck for some ppl. The no. plate of the ambulance that brought grandma back home was in lottery, so was grandma's age (first prize) and relative's car plate no. (2nd prize). Hmm..but dont think anyone was in the mood to buy.
What a 2008! Achieved quite a bit this yr. Wait and see what 2009 have in store for me and you =) Have a great 2009! Happy New Year! heart
Had a really gd time in Msia (KL, Ipoh, Penang, Dot's wedding). Will update more on that in later posts (I hope, heh). What has Msia done to us? Been feeling really tired ever since coming back from the neighbouring country. Maybe it's the water or the air or maybe the ppl making us tired, lol! Partly also because been travelling in and out of JB to visit my grandma in the hospital. She was too tired to open her eyes to look at us, but she knows we are there. She passed away early this morning. We will be going back to Msia for the funeral. Thank you to all of you who prayed for my grandma. I am sure she is in a much better place now, without suffering =) Sorry that you all have to read such a depressing post. grows
I think I am a greedy person. Not satisfied with whatever I have. Like for my acc. paper, I prayed so hard to just get a 50. When I checked my results and saw that I passed, I was disappointed and secretly wanted a higher grade. Yup really thank God that I passed all my sub, esp that silly acc., no need to do supps, no need for summer course can enjoy hols more, lol. Overall not too happy with results. Grades dropped compared to last sem's. Quite disappointed actually. Okok have to let the results sink in and let me calm down. Can still feel my heart thumping so quickly and hands trembling from checking results. fonder
Went to Msia to visit grandma. What an irony that we only spent a mere 2 hrs in the hospital with her and the rest of the 1 and a half days eating and somewhat enjoying ourselves. Ok we were not really enjoying ourselves, reached YP on Sun evening, had dinner. Went to hospital next day already. It really hurts to see how much weight she has lost and the tubes she had around her. She didnt know who we were when we first went to her bed. Had to prompt her. But she recognised younger bro almost immediately. We stood by her bed one by one to try to get her to name us. When she finally recognised us, she was happy. She said our names individually and said we are her precious grandchildren. When I heard that, I could feel my eyes brimming with tears. I was sure everyone felt the same way too. It's really sad and in a way funny to hear her complaining that she knows when the other patients are having their meals but she isnt. She cant take food or water and had to be fed thru the tubes. Mum and aunty had to keep explaining to her that the nurse is feeding her, just that she is not physically chewing. I could feel the tears again when we told her we were about to leave. She was left alone again. It was comforting to know that she placed all her trust and faith in God. Even if she was to go anytime, we know that she will be safe with our heavenly father. Will visit her again after the wedding dinner.
Hospital is a really depressing place. Everyone there hardly had any emotions on their faces except signs of weary.
Lesson learnt: Treasure the ppl around us, dont wait till it's too late. -- Dont want this post to be such a depressing one, so on a happier note, things are more happening now, not as boring. I blamed it on the weather for causing my boredom. Now that the weather has turned slightly cooler, I have more things to do. Starting to contact ppl to meet up. And the long-awaited road trip, yay!! Still settling the coach details.
Went down to the pool today expecting to have the whole pool to myself. But to my disappointment, it was so crowded! For a split sec I thought they were having a party in the pool. There were kids having swimming lessons, others playing, some sitting arnd talking. Dont know since when my condo is filled with Caucasians and Indians. So many of them arnd, felt so out of place, lol.
Today's not bad, at least not stuck in the house for the whole day. Looking forward to the weekends =)
I am so bored, maybe I shld find a part time job. Yup, it's all talk no action. Will crash friends' uni when they start in Jan.
Back home. The plane's food was surprisely nice. Butter chicken for dinner and some noodle thing for supper. Went for supper with famiy and family friend at East Coast after being picked up. Good life, haha. I always forget how horrible the weather is. Hot, humid, rainy. Hmm..not sure what to do at home. Slacking around in the house. Feels gd not having to do anything, but getting boring at the same time. Well at least get to eat the food I've been craving for. Yay! Hmm, maybe going to Msia this weekend to visit grandma if able to get passport done in time. Bored. But so strange I had so many things I wanted to do during exam period, now that I have the time, I dont feel like doing any. I do miss Melb.