Friday, May 18, 2018

sister and serenity






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Grace Chan's photo.

Sister Judith, late of Bintulu, My Ah Do Jie , my second cousin, (her Dad, late Master Kok Fei, my Dad's first Cousin) died in 2016 at 7.30am Malaysian time.
She taught in Sarikei, Sri Aman and Bintulu convent Kindergartens. Those of you who went there and/or had children there would remember her.
As for me, I like to remember her in this photo. I was twenty. I can't remember what occasion it was. Was it to mark my going to Canada. My Ah Do Jie was always soft spoken, gentle and perfect for kindy kids.
My last memory of Ah Do Jie, was she rushed from Sri Aman to Kuching to see my Dad before he died. She didn't make it, but made it to his wake and funeral. She told me, "Your Dad, was not only my uncle, he was also a very good employer. Dad was the DEO."
Sister Judith to those who know her, will always be my Ah Do Jie.
She has fought the good fight. God has called her home.

may 13 other

https://cilisos.my/the-other-racial-riot-before-may-13-which-we-didnt-know-about/

may 13 Malay

https://cilisos.my/5-malays-tell-us-their-side-of-the-shocking-events-on-may-13th-1969/

may 13 two

https://cilisos.my/7-malaysians-share-their-most-vivid-memories-of-may-13-1969/

may 13

https://cilisos.my/photos-the-tiny-may-13-cemetery-most-malaysians-never-knew-about/

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ronald McDonald House

I have not written about my late baby Andrew for a while. In 1989, my baby was born with a terminal prognosis. There was no Ronald McDonald house then. The hospital gave me a room at the nurses home. It wasn't ideal as I had other children then. Still it was better than nothing. Beggars couldn't be choosers.  I stay there for 55 days until he died.

I know first hand how it is like to be away from your sick child.



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Overseas and my Latest Book

More than 100 years ago, in 1907 to be precise, my Great Grand Father led a group of immigrants Overseas to uncharted land of Borneo. 

Then in 1970, my brother Charles went on his Overseas journey to New Zealand.

I follow suit to my Overseas journey to Canada in 1975.

At last, my latest Book, "Growing up in Borneo" is ready.  It talks about all the Overseas journeys of my siblings.

My thanks to Eve Leong for making her butterflies. They gave me inspiration. The butterfly is a symbol of Hope, Life and Endurance to the bereaved.
ISBN: 978-0-473-43641-4