12 Dec 2008 – Sad news

Very sad news of Helen’s passing away on Wed leaving behind her 2 young children (under 14 years), husband, mother and 2 siblings (Albert is one of the 2) & their families.  My condolences to Patricia, Kiera, Albert & the Chua & Teo families.

Checked 15uncle out of Mt Elizabeth after his overnight stay for his tests on Wed. Thank you Vincent Chan for a delicious lunch at the Cathy. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra performed an entertaining sing along Christmas concert that evening; it was an opportunity for Yun to experience the Esplanade Concert Hall’s acoustic. Looking at it architecturally, it is rather appropriate for the locals to name it the Durian. We remembered Esplanade as the waterfront just north of the SIN River, where we walked along Queen Elizabeth Walk and ate satay in the 1950s. 

Yun flew back to Toronto yesterday and hopefully she will not wait for another 20 years before her next visit. Today is time to clear my accumulated backlog before the arrival of cousin David from Hawaii.

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation.  For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life – Albert Einstein

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