Life and Death

Just finished reading a short book Morrie: In His Own Words. Was constantly thinking about my 90-yr-old classmate from my Tuesdays-with-Morrie-like calligraphy class. He’s good and well and I still feel blessed to seeing him at class every Tuesday morning. But over the ~2.5 years since I started learning calligraphy, I’ve been witnessing his hearing […]

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CNY Eve 2018

Had been spending most of the week cleaning up the studio.  Finished cleaning up the main work area and the art area, but haven’t really touched the DIY area, that have to wait till I get back to the studio after the CNY holiday. My dad called me today telling me that my sister-in-law’s brother […]

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Art Therapy

Went to the funeral of Mr. Kot on Sunday evening with my dad and sister.  His daughter gave a speech on Mr. Kot’s life on behalf of the family, I was moved and couldn’t control my tears.  My empathy towards others seemed to have grown last year since my uncle passed away, I am now […]

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Remembering Mr. Kot

Had dinner with my parents, sister and brother-in-law near my studio last night.  In our conversations, we shared our memories of late Mr. Kot who passed away on Christmas Eve.  Apparently, my dad had known this good friend since 1986, that’s more than 30 years of friendship!  As for me, my earliest memory of Mr. […]

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R.I.P. Liu Xiaobo

The recent media is flooded with news of 2o10 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo.  I have been following the media and caught glimpses of the deceased Liu Xiaobo’s photos, couldn’t help but remember my uncle who also died of liver cancer just a few months ago.  My uncle is also around the same age as […]

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Goodbye First .5 of 2017

Another quarter’s gone and the first half of 2017 passed.  What have I done with the time that God had entrusted me with? For the last couple of months, I had finally met up with all the friends I promised to meet and catch-up with during CNY.  I planned to meet them earlier, but my […]

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Uncle’s Funeral

Was at my uncle’s funeral last night and this morning, it was my first time in a buddhist themed funeral and also my first time helping out in one.  Helping out as a receptionist, I asked those who came to the funeral to sign their names and in return I handed them a “吉儀” – an […]

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Mourning… (end)

It was about this time last week when my uncle passed away.  I’ve since started a week long mourning by avoiding any kind of social gatherings including Sunday worship, calligraphy class, and fellowship.  The avoidance came natural as I have the habit of hiding myself when I’m down.  I’ve also tried out an unorthodox therapy […]

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Mourning…

Called up my calligraphy teacher to tell him of my absence tomorrow morning; Messaged my fellowship committee to inform them of my absence this Friday evening.  I think I could really use some time to mourn of my uncle’s death.  I’m still sad (with some regrets too) and easily sobs when I think of the things […]

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