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One year on

One year has passed. My mother passed away one year ago. I move on with my mother faded away from my consciousness. Memory of her floated by occasionally in my mind stream when I saw things that trigger my memory … Continue reading

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Are we so controlling when comes to our elderly parents?

We thought that we were being good children when we took care of our elderly parents. We told our mother to take her cocktail of medicines prescribed by her doctor. What was the use of bringing her to her doctor … Continue reading

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Freed up Financial Commitments

I can appreciate why Singaporeans work so hard to earn a high enough salaries to support themselves in this expensive city of the world. I had been there before. When one is in his forties, he is sandwiched between bringing … Continue reading

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Qing Ming Festival 清明节 – This year is different.

Qing Ming Festival (清明节) is celebrated in a big way in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It is a national holiday in these countries. As for Singapore, it is not one of the public holidays gazetted by the government. 5 … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year would be different this year

Chinese New Year this year would not be the same without the presence of my mother. Every year, Chinese New Year was a big event in our family. One to two months before the actual date, my mother would fuss … Continue reading

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Remembering Mother

Remembering Mother was published on issuu.com. It contains collections of my blog posts on my mother’s passing on.

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Being the Youngest in the Family

I am 60. But I feel young among my brothers and sister because I am the youngest in my family of five siblings. The gap between my eldest brother and I is eleven years. By rank, I will always be … Continue reading

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Old Currency Notes

My mother left behind some old currencies. Thought I share the photographs of these notes. Picture 1: Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya Straits Settlements and Malay States Face on currency: King George VI $5 1 July 1941 Picture 2: … Continue reading

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Closure – mother’s personal items of values

The family came together today to do one thing: to distribute whatever items of values to all family members of my mother. Mother had no will drawn up. The task was left to my eldest brother who is now the … Continue reading

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Remembering my mother 77 (七七)

Today is 49th day. 7th week of my mother’s passing. Memory of my mother had faded a bit until I saw her photograph again today… My mother wanted Buddhist rites. Today is the last rite at Buddhist Lodge for her. … Continue reading

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