Sunday, February 22, 2009

The death of a catapillar is actually the birth of a butterfly

This section of my blog is specially dedicated to my grandma

My grandma has departed peacefully in her sleep 19th Feb 2009.

this photo was taken at my grandma house on Friday evening.

Thursday about 2pm while having lunch with Mr. Levis I received a call from my mum (usually she will sms me if anything) and I already know grandma is not in good condition at Columbus Hopsital Seremban. My mum ask me to rush back to see my grandma for the last time. Immediately I took Emergency off but on the way back received sms again from my mum that grandma already passed away about 2.34pm.

I asked my mum do I will have to go back since I still have evening classes and Friday meeting and she said yes. In my head I was thinking what am I going to do there or what can I do since all my uncles and aunties still around?!?

I was wrong when I reached the hospital. Most of my uncles and aunties was not around. I was ask the drive to some malls the get some white t-shirts. My dad suppose to go with my eldest cousin to pick a coffin but when I reached back grandma's house nothing has been done yet and I was asked to go with my father plus one of my auntie to choose a coffin!

Again I was ask the choose a coffin for my grandma. I choose the nicer one among the others and the price is RMXXXX,XX (3k more than the normal one). My auntie is ok with it but my dad said "don't need to buy so expensive one"!!! He said is not about how expensive is the coffin or how grand we want to make the funeral but he said peoples should go back to visit their parent more often before they leave us and even they died we should visit them at leave once a year to wash and clean the tomb plus put fresh flowers. That's what all parent wants.
After my grandfather died grandma was alone and was able to walk, talk for few year and slowly her body start to weaken and spend about 8 years plus lying on the bed. My aunties took care of her until she died peacefully. My dad the wise one said we should be happy that grandma died peacefully but grandma wish is all her childrens and grand childrens should unite!

I am proud of my grandma that she can survive alone without my grandpa for so many years and I dont think I can do it for 15 years especially the first few years. (will cont.) ...

One Big family - this photo is the full family for 3 generation! all came back for grandma's funeral. The last full gathering was 15 years ago and that was during grandpa's funeral. Big complicated family!

speech by Eddie, the eldest among the cousin

Saturday morning

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