Thursday, March 22, 2007


Yeah.. What we're having now is life. No one can escape life. No one can escape death. We believe that we're in this world with a mission to accomplish and with that, we continue with our respective life and try to make the best of it.

But why do we have to face so many challenges and problems? And make choices that are sometimes just wrong?

Last Wednesday I attended one of my dad's friend's wake. He was a 52 year old man who passed away on Monday night in bed due to stroke. It was a total shock for all of us. I didn't even believe it when I receive the message saying that he passed away. I tried hard to remember when was the last time I saw him and I couldn't remember it at all. There was no preparations, telling us he was sick or something, None! Zilch. Just boom, a sms to tell us he has passed away.

I don't really know this uncle very well but I know he was a super nice guy that works hard for his family. He was kind to his friends and made jokes with everyone. I will always remember him as the guy that wears a small bag on his waist and sits motorbikes wherever he goes. And that he always teases me.

Life is so fragile sometimes. One minute you are talking to this person and next, he's gone. And this is just a friend of my dad. Not someone that is close to you. I can't imagine talking to someone I love dearly and knowing at the next moment that I will not be seeing this person ever again.

This is the first time that I have been to a person funeral that is around the same age as my parents. I'm not getting any younger, as I slowly grow older I know that my parents are getting older too and it sometimes frightens me. What will I do if something does happen to either of them?

And for these past few days I have been complaining to myself day in day out how terrible my mum is treating me. How sometimes I feel that she doesn't treat me as a daughter but as someone else. That she is jealous of me. Of something that I don't know. Sometimes I even think of moving out! I get so frustrated sometimes.

But this is life isn't it? You just don't appreciate what is around you until its gone.


k0k s3n w4i said...

Wrong. You can escape life.

I have nvr lost anyone close yet (even my great grandmother is still well). I know, of course, everyone will run out of time one day. Life's really fragile, and I'm to witness it firsthand too as I'm in training to be a doctor one day.

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zewt said...

mom passed away 2 days ago becos of the same thing. i am still taking it one day at a time.

david santos said...

This work is very good. Thank you
have a good weekend

krystyna said...

Hi Princess Shin!
The Life has many questions. Why this.. why that.. and we cannot answer. Even we know about death many, it is still very dificult for us. You said right- no one can escape life, and no one can escape death.
Life is too short,so we must be harry to love. Today we see this person, and next, he's gone.
Very meaningful post.
Peace to you!

Shoshana said...

No one gets out of this life alive.

We can choice to enjoy each day, treat each moment like a gift. What else can we do?

-Princess Shin- said...

kok sen wai,
You can escape life but you won't be able to escape problems.

You have a great grandmother? Wow.. Interesting! HAha..

Good luck in being a doctor! And thank for dropping by! =)

Yeah.. I agree with you. I once read that death is just like sleep before you wake up in the morning. It's just another transition to another life. Your next life.

Thanks for dropping by!

Do take care ya!

-Princess Shin- said...

david santos,
Hello! Thanks! glad you like my blog! =) Thanks for dropping by too! have a great week!

Thanks for sharing krystyna, life is indeed precious so we certainly have to live life to the fullest! Take care ya!

yup! You said it right! To treat each moment like a gift and bring happiness to others too! Long time no see! like you new picture! =)