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RIP, sweet Ebi!

sweet Ebi
Three week ago, 
Shaye, my 8-year old daughter
bought herself a blue budgie and a bird cage. 
And she calls her Ebi
(named after her favorite Japanese food,  Ebi Sushi).
  Ebi is the sweetest little thing. 
You know what they say about pets and their owners being so alike. 
Well, Ebi was just like Shaye – cheerful, noisy and messy.   
When we’re around she’s the most obedient sweet little creature. 
This morning , when we woke up we were shocked to find Ebi’s lifeless body,
her head stuck in between the bars.
Perhaps she got curious, stuck her head in between the bars,
panicked and broke her neck.   
Just two days ago, I was playing with Ebi and
noticed the bar spacing at the bottom corner of the cage was a bit too wide. 
But I did not give it much thought nor did I mention it to hubby. 
I believe if I had said something about the wide spacing,
he would have done something  cos he’s Mr Fix-It. 
 Again, I had ignored the inner voice hinting that something is wrong. 
It’s a painful and unfortunate incident and a lesson of life and death for Shaye.
But I’m thankful for the joy Ebi brought and the time spent with her. 
Oh, how she loved watching television with us in the room at night. 
And a reminder that life is fragile and we must enjoy every moment.   
Little by little we will let go of  our loss but never of our love. 
Fly free now, sweet Ebi!
We love you and you’ll be dearly missed.
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Quote of the day – Jet Li

“I believe the world is one big family,
and we need to help each other.”
Jet Li

one big family

 

chinese reunion dinner
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Letter to my beautiful aunt

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Dearest Aunt Ying
As I write this letter to you,
my heart is filled with love.
Three years had passed but
the memory of you still warms my heart.
You often spoke about the importance of family.
I believe the Christmas lunch party
which you organized each year
was your way of keeping the family together.
And I’m glad your daughters have kept this tradition going.
You once told me that my presence is more important
than the presents under the Christmas tree.
I came, Aunt Ying on Christmas day
though I was  a little late.
I felt your presence when I was in your home.
Your presence is felt on every floorboard,
the walls and the lights.
Your voice is echoed through
every room and hallway.
And I hear you still.
You were simple yet elegant.
And you enjoyed the simple things in life,
one who cared not about status or luxury though
you were blessed with a very comfortable life.  
You were connected with nature
through your love for gardening.
You need no wi-fi cos
you had found the best connection
in the beauty of your garden.
I had enjoyed those times
just having tea and chatting  with you
in your living room.
I miss your wit and your wisdom.
I know you’re at peace now, Aunt Ying
resting in the arms of our dear Lord.
And we shall meet again one day on
the other side of the stars.
Much love,
Pat
the cousins

one big family

 

 

 

 

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♡Merry Christmas♡

 

christmas cat
“NBC wishes you and yours a
magical, warmest, happiest,
most wonderful Christmas ever!
And may your Christmas sparkle with
moments of love, joy, laughter and goodwill.”

christmas tree

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand
heart to heart and hand in hand.”
– Dr Seuss

beary christmas