Cliché as the saying may sound, life is indeed short. Of late, I
have heard from friends of distressing and saddening news about family members
being afflicted with cancer. Somehow, that led me to reflect on the passing of
someone who was very special to me.
All this happened three years ago, though memories of him
do not fill my mind as often, they still come to mind whenever I listen to old
records that he used to enjoy listening to. The music from Sound of Music
reminds me of the yearly video viewing we had as a family. How all of us would sing
to the tunes. Even the melodious tunes from Teresa Teng would conjure up images
of him serenading to my mom at our last family reunion where all relatives had
gathered together. It may be a little too late but I do want to say thank you
to him for he had been there in my formative years.
Her fists were clenched, shoulders were tensed, and head was tilted
backward. She cried in pain and asked for another shot of radioactive iodine. The little teddy, which was bought by us to cheer her up that day, slipped out of her
I would never forget the day when I was walking down the pavement after having attended a counselling session and suddenly I noticed that the surroundings around me becoming brighter, colours appear more vivid and clearer.