Grandpa was born in 1914.... Second eldest out of 5 and the only son, Grandpa had 1 elder sister and 3 younger sisters. Grandpa was an active man in sports and worked in the Government sector. A disciplinarian by nature, Grandpa was strict towards his children and kept close tabs on their progress in life.
I was born when my Grandpa was 64 years old. For 16 years I lived with my Grandparents and they took good care of me, before moving to Subang Jaya with my parents. I could still remember back when I was 10 or 11, Grandpa will always wake me up at 6am in the morning and made sure I was up and ready for school. A cup of hot Milo will be on the dining table and a different variety of food ranging from bread, biscuits or cakes will be my first meal every morning.
Retired and with loads of spare time, Grandpa spends most of his time taking care of myself and my younger sis and once a week takes a bus up Genting to keep himself busy. When I was about 5 or 6, I still remember vividly each time Grandpa comes back from Genting, I'll be standing at the door grill waiting for him around 4pm as he buys the best 'Kai Tan Kous' (Egg Cakes not Tart) for us.
Grandpa always treated me and my younger Sis so well, something which I did not realise or paid too much attention to back then. He will be patiently waiting for us sitting by the door of the house with an umbrella each time we get down from the bus when it rains. He kept our time occupied with games . We played cars, pool and other games that were 'customised' based on our interests. He was also our Self Appointed Teacher as he taught us English and Maths during our homework time. Grandpa also instilled various postive values, beliefs and teaching which I still hold on to until today.
I do get along well with Grandpa but of course there are times when I argued with Grandpa and refuse to talk to him for a few days as I tend to do so when I get mad at people when I was younger. Grandpa will patiently wait till I speak back to him and to this day I still feel bad for being such a brat at times.
For no apparent reason, Grandpa calls me Johnny all the time ... I'm still wondering why I'm called Johnny now.
What Have you Got There? Grandpa always had a sense of humour and will sportingly pose for cameras
Grandpa - With Great Grandchild Kay Li.
Sadly however in May this year, Grandpa passed away. The man whom I've known for 29 years and respects so much is no more. More than 3 months has passed and on the 100th day according to beliefs, the family has to pay a visit and conduct prayers. Located in Semenyih it was an hour's drive from Grandpa's house in PJ.
Grandpa's Resting Place.
Overlooking the hills.
My mind stood blank looking at the skies wondering what happens to us afterlife? If I had a chance to choose a family member for my next life, Grandpa wouldn't be missing on my list :).
Grandpa and Grandma.
Grandpa - 1914 - 2007.