Sunday, November 09, 2008

One Year...

Dearest Gong Gong,

A year ago, you left us suddenly to go to a far far place. Now, it's the day of the year again... How are you doing there? Do you miss us? Did you receive my previous letter? Have you travelled the whole world yet? Did you enjoy your food there? I have so many questions to ask you but I just don't know how to contact you. This is the longest time I haven't seen you. To tell you I don't miss you, that would be the biggest lie.

Gong Gong, while you were away, loads of thing happened here. But don't worry, as a whole, all are good news. Let me just briefly update you ok?

Gong, I've graduated as a Mechanical Engineer last year. I've fulfilled part of your wish to see all of your grandchildren to study till the highest level. Last April, I had my convo at my uni in Perth. Baba and Mama as well as Mei Mei attended my convo. Baba did listen to you to come for my convo and leave all the jobs behind for a moment. Supposingly, I would love you to come along as I know that was the day you were looking forward too. Unfortunately, you decided to leave before you could even see me in my graduation robe.

We took quite a lot of photo. Too bad, they were all without you. Nevertheless, I guess you were there with us invisibly. I know you were smiling while looking at us that time. Gong, that degree that I've obtained would be dedicated to you. Without you, I don't think I'll be able to get that degree. Thank you, Gong. *Hugs*

Not only I've graduated, Mei Mei also helped in fulfilling your wish. She graduated and obtained a degree in Biotech. She had her convo in August. This time round, Baba didn't manage to attend her convo as he had a compulsory meeting to attend. So, I represented Baba to attend her convo.

Both Mei Mei and I didn't manage to send you off the other day because we had our exams going on. I know you didn't blame us for not sending you off but for me, I feel really bad and guilty and am still feeling so. That's why I hope I could make that up by getting a degree for you.

Gong Gong, did you know that I've also come back to Miri for good? I was helping in the shop while looking for an engineering job outside. I am sorry for not staying in the shop and permanently but I have my own reasons, Gong. I am thinking of getting more experience outside before deciding what to do next. I hope you will support my idea although I know, you'll be more happy if I could help in the business.

Gong, I've actually got myself an engineering job earlier this month. Is that your blessing? I was given a position as a trainee commissioning engineer. Working under XXXXX Company, I am seconded to Shell. I am quite happy with my job at the moment. At least, the people there are very helpful to me.

As for business, all are going well, rest assured. While I was looking for a job, I helped out in the business. And guess what? I did close few deals there. I still remember how you used to smile at me when I closed a deal. You would pet at my back and said, "good good". How I wish you could still do that to me again...

Oh yeah, I'm still helping in the business whenever possible despite having a permanent job. It's a bit tiring for me but then, I try to get involve. I know you would be more happy if I could help out.

Baba and Mama are also doing well this year. Baba is fit and healthy, God bless! But Mama is a bit sick this few days. She was admitted to hospital last month due to "woman's problem" and had a minor operation. Don't worry, she's getting better now.

I think that's all for now, Gong. You must be yawning looking at such a long letter. You take care of yourself there ok? Send my regards to Po Po, too. I miss you a lot, Gong...

Forever your grandson,
Wei

24 comments:

Dalicia said...

that's nice of you to do that. i don't see myself doing it for anyone.
maybe because i have never loved a person so deeply :P

jane said...

hey wei, i've also been thinking abt gong, it's been a year already eh? it wasn't that long ago. his presence still lingering around us. i still dream of him from time to time. *hugs*

dancing queen said...

aiyoh, ur post makes me shed tears oni lah...:(

EastCoastLife said...

awwww.... so touching.

It makes me miss my popo. :(
*cries*

Dav DiDi said...

Very touching letter.. I'm sure your grandpa understand. His blessing will always be with you ..

When my mom past away, I'm not at her side too .. Long story ...

Kok said...

dalicia: I couldn't do anything else except this...

jane: Yea, I thought it's just yesterday. Sigh... It's sad, no?

dancing queen: *Hands tissue to dancing queen* I'm sorry...

ECL: *Hands tissue to ECL* I'm sorry... Hope you're alright.

DD: I hope so. Thanks.

I hope you're good too... Sometimes, the time and situation doesn't allow us to do so...

ychu said...

It's so nice of u to do this...

your grandpa will sure be happy to read this..

n... this is actually therapeutic for you. =)

LadyJava said...

Awww.. you got me all teary eyed Kok.. so touching and so sensitive lah you..

I know I still missed my father even after 16 years so I know exactly what you mean..

I'm sure he is very proud of you :)

God bless
LJ

Jesslyn said...

You are a good good grandson!

I am sure your Gong Gong love u very much, that why you still miss him dearly.....

mott said...

wah.. such a sweet letter. I'm sure gong - gong very happy to hear of your good progress!

You've done very well, Kok!

I hope your mom is doing alright now.
take care

wmw said...

Sweet grandson! :o)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow..u got a job d?? did i miss a post somewhere?..

shell pays very well..

and if u r willing to go places like russia..which my fren did..

imagine flying biz class, eatin in hotel for free and earning expat salaries..

Kok said...

jesslyn: Without my Gong Gong, I don't think I can study oversea... He's one awesome Gong Gong!

mott: Don't know my Gong Gong will receive this letter or not...

Thank you, mott. :)

My Mama is doing better now. Thanks for your concern. :)

wmw: Thanks.

joe: Yea, just started working... I didn't blog about it. hehe.

I'm not with Shell... only with a contractor but seconded there. So, my pay is very much lower... so... *sigh*

Kok said...

ychu: I don't know whether he'll receive this or not. Hope he will...

"Therapeutic"? What's that? haha!

LJ: Oh... I'm sorry about that. *Hands over tissue for LJ*

Thanks, LJ! God bless you too...

Dora said...

A touching script/ltr! Sure your Gong Gong blessing your family anytime anywhere...

Kok said...

Thank you Dora. :)

TINTIN said...

I'm sure your Ah Gong will look after and protect you from heaven ... ^.^

ychu said...

Therapeutic means... it's good for you also. erm... psychologically. hehe...

Kok said...

tintin: Thanks a lot, tintin! :)

ychu: Aiyo! What a teacher! Teach halfway! haha!

Kleio the Muse said...

I am sure your GongGong is now feeling very contented. You are such a filial grandson and son. Even a great brother. Hope my son is like you when he grows up. (hugs)

I miss my late grandma alot too. Everytime I go to my mom's house and passes by her old bedroom I would feel something is missing. Like an emptiness in my heart. For she is irreplaceable. Still wish she is still around and laughing, fooling around with us. This coming Chinese New Year would be a very quiet one w/o her. It would be so different.

Kok said...

kleio,
You're so sweet. Thanks ya! *Big hugs* Your boy will definitely grow up much more better than I do. :)

I think we just can't let go of our loved ones. Like you, whenever I walk pass the sofa he used to sit, it'll remind me of him. Yes, I think this year Chinese New Year, it's going to be quite awkward without my Gong Gong too. :(

*Hugs to Kleio* No matter what, we should continue to live up to the fullest. That's what your grandma and my Gong Gong would love to see. We should be happy ok?:)

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