Wednesday, May 26, 2021


24/5/2021 MONDAY

We bid farewell to a wonderful loving husband, a doting and caring father and grandfather, a humble and ever helpful brother-in-law, the most fun and best karaoke uncle and friend on 24/5/2021.

He had a relapse of his cancer condition early this year and left us peacefully on 24/5/2021.   Because of the pandemic, his son and my sisters weren't able to come back from Melbourne and they can follow the procedure virtually.


 his final journey 

He will always be remember by all of us. 

his best pal, Bill and my sister Vicky

the best dressed couple for my brother's 70th birthday party

The eulogy from my sister May sums it all:-

"Today is about embracing Seng kor's farewell. His earthly journey has concluded but the heavenly path is opened for him. 

A man of dignity and ever so proud of Yoke-ti. Wai Yee, Kit and Khuen and more importantly his love for cats and birds.  His love for our sister was solid and despite the highs and lows, Seng Kor never once complained in his last moments, he even asked Rose (the caregiver) to go and look after his wife instead of himself who was gravely ill.  

A prime example of his caring and humbleness.  Uncomplaining except for the freezing cold at Philip Island.   Loved his coffee and loved buying Tic Tac for his loving granddaughter Audrey who dearly calls him "yeh yeh" .

Farewell now and this is only a temporary goodbye.  

We miss you, Seng kor (and your curry laksa)".

May God bless his soul.

Monday, May 10, 2021


Win One,  Loss Two

The beginning of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and the coming winter down under. 

It has been a turbulent week and again I am reminded that life is not permanent.

Pickup this little kitten from the box outside Ecosave supermarket on my way to my yoga class.  Heard the  faint sounds of meowing and took a peek into the box and lo and behold she was staring up at me.

Checked with the staff at the supermarket and was informed that the box left outside by unknown person. So after my class took her home. 

Initially fed her with kitten milk but after 2 days she got into serious diarrhea and immediately we admitted her to the vet for 2 days.    

Now Miki (she)  is settling down well with us.

However my Mimi the queen has gotten so jealous that she refuses to come back into the house anymore! She still comes back for her food though and hopefully with time she will move inside again. 

We mourned the loss Zorro, the "masked" cat.  He is a stray cat and from the way he moved, I suspected leg injury.   He would hide under my washing machine and came out for food morning and evening.  Just when he was becoming more confident with me, an accident happened to him.

One night in the early hours of dawn, I heard the stray dogs barking and came down to check.   I could not see anything outside but can hear the dog running up and down the drain.  So finally I managed to chase them away.  In my heart, I was praying for the cats that they will be alright till daylight. 

In the daylight, we saw Zorro covered in mud and trying to come up.    Thank God, my daughter was around (she was going out for her exercise) and she managed to get down and picked him up.  She took almost an  hour to get him bathed and clean and dry. 

We sent him to the vet and he was admitted for dogs bites and trauma.   Unfortunately he could not make it and we lost him yesterday.  He is safe with God.

Besides the cats and dogs, it was sad news that I received from my niece that my brother in law's cancer has recurred and  it will be a matter of time.  As my daughters said, it is sad for he is someone whom they have close relationship with growing up.   

With the pandemic not relenting and the figures going up everyday, let's treasure those around us.  

Stay safe and take care everyone.