Not Herself

Time has a way of zipping by these days so I am absolutely sorry if I have not been as frequent as I should in updating my blog. I’ve got a bunch of entries ready but I’ve got to upload some photos too (which really means I’ve to resize them! Not FUN!). Tried a Korean restaurant a few days ago and had my fill of Japanese sashimi just yesterday.
On a personal note, my emotions have not been what they seem to be. My Grandma is not herself these days and we’re all quite worried. Grandma is 82 years old this year and we had planned on celebrating her birthday in style as befitting her grand dame status. Yet she’s rather unwell, to put it mildly. Oh no. It’s not like she’s ill or anything. She isn’t.
She’s just… not herself.
Not as active as before. Mentally, she’s quite alert. But she doesn’t want to get out of bed, citing lethargy and tiredness.
She doesn’t even come downstairs anymore (she loves walking up and down the double-storey semi-detached house of hers).
She eats very little, like a bird.
No one can figure out what is wrong. The doctor came and went, and gave her a nice, thorough check-up. She’s okay.
But we know she’s NOT okay.
Not since Qing Ming. And the spookiest thing is that she mentioned she saw “someone” follow her home after she visited Grandpa’s grave!
Chinese superstitions or not, the elderly and the very young (babies) are not advised to go for Qing Ming. They may “see” or “feel” energies of the graves and then, either fall sick or cry incessantly.
I just hope she’ll be okay enough to cut her birthday cake.

Qing Ming Jie

This year, Qing Ming Jie fell on April 5th. I look forward to the day because it’s a time to remember my late grandfather and great-grandparents. It’s also that one time each year where four generations in my family gather for a hike.

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Funniest One Around

April Fools’ Day is 1 April, as any fool knows. It’s much more ‘celebratory’ when I was in school because no one in school lets you forget that this is the prankster’s day. I am sure you have your own tales of how one is tricked silly by friends. But this one has got to be THE funniest one ever…

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Belated Thank You

I’ve been meaning to put this up for a long time now but somehow, things got in the way. Now, finally I can send my belated thanks to a good friend of mine. This is for you, Dotty…

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