Monday, January 22, 2007
I'm back from batu pahat, 2 hours drive away from singapore
Although it's only 1 night there but i couldnt sleep well cos I usually couldnt sleep on the 1st night on unfamiliar beds in 'hotel' (where EVERYTHING doesnt work) and where we stayed It's 2 long nights there and i couldnt sleep well although i was really tired.
On the way there, we passed through some places that were STILL flooded. Their front yards were practically drowned in calf-high (and in other places knee high) mud-dirt water overflowed from the longkangs and they can only get out from their houses by wading through the mud or using plastic boxes that can float...
Thanks for all the condolences everybody :)
I'm prettie alright as grandma has been suffering from stroke and diabetes since 10 over years ago and it is definitely a relief for her. She was quite sick and ended up being really scared to go to the hospital for blood tests cos the nurses couldnt drew blood from her and have to poke her again and again. It's so so scary. I hope euthanasia will be legalized in singapore in the future as I would prefer to die painlessly than to go through all that. Couldn't help feeling sad for her whenever I thought about her life. She had a really really hard life.
It was very heart wrenching too to see my young cousins sobbing uncontrollably and saying "i want to bring ah ma home". But I guess time will soon fade their hurt as it always does. The burial site is quite a nice place, up the slopes of a hill that overlooks the sea, very serene and peaceful.
The last funeral I attended was when i was very young, so i could not recall the rites, logistics and the money involved. It was only yesterday that I knew a funeral can come up to alot. That is why old folks always talk about "guai bai ben" I guess. There were alot of logistics to see to as well. Mum and my aunts were visibly drained by the coordinations with the various parties to ensure the last rites were smooth.
it's time to catch more sleep and resume our normal lives tomorrow.
Take care everyone :)
Kiyo 到此一游 @ 10:16 AM