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Passing Away of A Great Uncle
Words from Suzie Ong, her youngest daughter,
Heaven! That’s where Pa’s beautiful soul has gone to. Even as we mourn Pa’s passing on, we are also given the privilege to accord and honour Pa a red funeral befitting his longevity. Pa has indeed led a blissful and healthy life, right up to his ripe old age. He leaves us with an abundance of happy memories that we shall cherish forever ♡
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My mother and myself shall be away this week-end to attend our Uncle’s funeral in PJ. Deepest condolences to my Aunty (my late father’s fourth sister) and the family. My uncle had lived a very rich and happy life and I was also personally involved when I stayed with the family in Taiping during my school holidays and during my pharmacy training with the Government Medical Stores (GMS) in Petaling Jaya during varsity days. We shall surely miss you.
NOTE: The blogger shall be away in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur for his uncle’s funeral ceremony and rites, till next coming Monday, January 25,2016. My humble apologies to all of you if I cannot view your blogs for the next few days.
As per local Malaysian of Chinese origin, the age of the dead person is added another 3 years to his original age if one dies below 90 years old. For example, Mr X died at the age of 80 years old, in his obituary the age is stated as 80 + 3 = 83 years old. As my uncle is above 90, another 5 years are added to his age of 92 on his death. Thus, the age stated is 97 years old.
A simple prayers’ ceremony for my late wife – Ang Saw Ai on the 10th Day of the Chinese 10th Moon (corresponding to Saturday, November 21, 2015) – five years had swiftly passed. My simple offering of her favourite food and drink of the Hainanese Chicken Rice and local black coffee without sugar.
“When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.”
PS I am back again after an “unusual suspension” of 48 hours of no internet. Thus no posting.
In memory of the late Seevaraju Muniandy (more popularly called Raju).
His residence is at 18, Gerbang Erksine, Penang and the funeral is scheduled at 2.00pm, this coming Saturday, 14 November, 2015.
He was our Vice-Chairman of Penang Wesak Procession Committee which he served diligently and loyally for over 45 years.
“Life is uncertain – Death is certain” This is a well-known saying in Buddhism. Knowing very well that death is certain and it is a natural phenomenon that everyone has to face, we should not be afraid of death. Yet, instinctively, all of us fear death because we do not know how to think of its inevitability. We like to cling to our life and body and so develop too much craving and attachment.
Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda
May his soul rest in eternal bliss with the blessings of Lord Buddha.
I attended my late uncle Tan Choon Toh’s funeral at Reservoir Gardens, Ayer Itam, Penang this afternoon. As my uncle has a full life even when he became blind many years back, he led a full happy life with the immediate family members. I am extremely grateful to him and my Aunty for taking care of my younger son, Chuan Shin, when he was a baby way back in 1979. My late wife told we were eternally grateful to the Tan Family for the devoted and loving care given to my younger son then. Thank you. Chuan Shin showing his gratitude also turned up on his own accord from Kuala Lumpur for the funeral. You might notice that there were smiling faces more than sorrowful faces in this series of photographs, though sometimes we were just overwhelmed by emotions that we shall miss this great man in future that we wept.
Rest in Peace, my Sar Te’ow (Third Maternal Uncle).
Third death in my Loyal (Royal) Canine Family
Sad news struck again as my oldest, friendiest-known Rottweiler “Ashley” aka “Tua Pui Poh or Fat Lady” passed away on 7.11.2014 and finding her way to the Dogs’ Paradise to join Princess (16.10.2014) and Kingston (21.10.2014). She was having kidney problems after the vet told us a month back after a few blood tests. A lot of dogs are also suffering from this renal problem in Penang even the medicines ran out in the clinic here. Three losses within this short span of time is just sad and unbearable. May she be reincarnated into a better life. Good Bye my Ashley.
Sad news again yesterday, Tuesday 21st October, 2014, as my pet Dachshund, Kingston of 7 years died without recovering from his neutering operation. I was searching for his photograph but regretfully I took too few shots. Anyway I found a photo taken last year and post this, in memory of Kingston – our pet dog of our Loyal Canine Family. Two departures of my pet dogs, Princess and Kingston, within a week of each other, are just too unbearable and hopefully they are reborned into better lives. Dogs are known as man’s best friends but I was wondering why some people in Malaysia are making so many issues about dogs.
- The year of 2014 is indeed sad,
- No news is usually glad,
- Death of my 2 pets did really make me mad,
- To others, it was just too bad.
Sad news of my pet “Princess” had passed away peacefully this morning. Hopefully she shall be reincarnated into a better life. After a week at the vet hospital with drips and medications,she wanted to return home but she refused to eat by mouth. She was forced to eat liquid food and even baby food but she was losing strength every day due to the failing kidneys. Though discarded by the original owners, we had actually nurtured her back to health after a few months ago. We were unaware of her pre-existing medical condition and if we knew earlier. Though we adopted her four to five months back, she was a very obedient dog and we never taught all these behaviour. We showered our love and compassion on this Shih Tzu though we did not bring her up from a puppy. She shall lie beside my chair while I surfed the net and when I finished doing this, she shall only go to bed with me. For the last few days, she tried to kiss my face several times, probably knowing her time is up and to say good-bye. Farewell, my “Princess”.
A shih tzu (English: /ˈʃiːtsuː/; Chinese: 西施犬; pinyin: xīshī quǎn) is a toy dog breed weighing 5–7.25 kilograms (11.0–16.0 lb) with long silky hair. The breed originated in China. Shih Tzu were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969. The name is both singular and plural.
The Shih Tzu is a small, sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes. With a soft and long double coat, it stands no more than 26.7 cm (101⁄2 in.) at the withers and with an ideal weight of 4.5 to 7.3 kg (10 to 16 lbs). Drop ears are covered with long fur, and the heavily furred tail is carried curled over the back. The coat may be of any color, though white and with blazes of white are frequently seen. The Shih Tzu is slightly longer than tall, and bigger dogs ideally should carry themselves “with distinctly arrogant carriage”. A very noticeable feature is the under-bite, which is required in the breed standard. The traditional long silky coat, which reaches the floor, requires daily brushing to avoid tangles. Because of their long coat and fast-growing hair, regular grooming is necessary, which may be costly and should be considered when looking forward to having this dog breed. Often the coat is clipped short to simplify care. For conformation showing, the coat must be left in its natural state, though trimming for neatness around the feet and anus is allowed.