Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day

My daddy was a nice, honest, simple, helpful & hardworking guy who was very dedicated to his work. He cared for us & tried to provide the best for us. Both my parents have brought me up to who I am today. I am so glad and happy beyond words & blessed have him as my daddy, and to my mummy as well. He was one of those olden days parents who didn't show his affections openly to us but we all knew he love us. He worked in Standard Chartered Bank (for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1985) & was awarded the best employee award. (Now, there's no more Standard Chartered Bank in Sarikei already.. the bank was closed down few years back..)

(Photo of my dad in his early 20s )

I still remember the scenario of my day riding his old bicycle to work everyday. I can say that most people in my small town, Sarikei (the place where I stay & grow up ) know my dad. And those people who know my dad will know that I'm his daughter cos I look like him .

My dad all the while was a healthy guy with no medical illness. Even at his old age at 70 years old, he didn't have any medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or any lung disease like asthma or COAD. He was very fit & he exercised regularly since young every morning and night time. He was a master in Chinese Kungfu "Tai Chi" .

However, I lost my dad quite suddenly due to severe lung infection, pneumonia. He was still alright & okay the day before he get the pneumonia & everything just happened so suddenly & he went downhill very fast. He left us within few days after that for severe bronchopneumonia with severe septic shock, at the age of 70 years old. It's quite shockening & sad to everyone in the family.. cos everything just happen so sudden & unexpected.. Something that I regretted was I never spend lots of time with my parents since I entered university & later on as well, after I starts working... cos I was away from home most of the time..

Daddy, I love u & I miss u as well.. Even though u left us 5 years plus already, u are always together with us in our heart...


Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.


err... I just realised today is 19th June, & it's my sister's birthday as well.

13 comments:

tankahkheong said...

i share your feelings. ....... put him in your heart and he will always be there.

dr cheat said...

aiyo... so sad... :(

Darren said...

:(

Chen said...

dr cheat & darren & kktan,

yeah.. I'm indeed very sad at that time :( But life still goes on, & my dad will always be there together with me in my heart...

hoyoyi said...

so, treasure everyone that u love...~ drop by fr chef blog ^ - ~

Gasman said...

Chen,

Cherish whatever moment you have right now, cause you don't know what is going to happen next, future is a mistery, past is a memory, present is a gift. Cherish it!

Chen said...

hoyoyi & gasman,

yes, I totally agree with that.. Treasure everyone that we love & cherish every moment we have.. Cos we never know what is going to happen the next minute :)

Gasman said...

Chen,
You really have your dad's eyes...

Chen said...

Gasman,

Now I really wonder about your identity :P
*curious*,
and... *scratch my head*, wondering....

Gasman said...

Chen,

Scratch no more... You will know one day... remember if someone tell you this one day,'it's not who that's underneath, but what i do that defines me.' Then, that's me :P

Chen said...

Gasman,

okie, No problem.. :D
I will wait with patience till that day comes :)

L B said...

Waaa, so yau yeng... Like Father, like Daughter wan!!

Chen said...

LB,
How many percentage of similarities?
Hehehee