Wednesday, September 20, 2006

a journey every one of us has to go through

sorry for the long silence

there's been a death in the family

grandma passed away peacefully at the age of 92

i must say it's been an interesting experience organizing the wake and funeral and stuff. wanted to take pictures of the wake but i think some people are quite "pang tang"

afterthoughts:

1) funerals are expensive ranging from 6-10K or more (so pls start saving for it)
2) you dont have the luxury of time to get and compare quotes from different casket companies
3) thus you are at the losing end and
4) most likely you will get ripped off
5) dealing with the living is a pain in the ass
6) what's with the red string at wakes?
7) there's so many variations to chinese customs eg. give orange, give red packet with 20cents, give red packet with $2, give red packet with 20cents AND red string
8) give orange to people who drive
9) give before the funeral
10) give after the funeral

headache and concussed...

but i survived :)

5 comments:

cat_aunty said...

Sorry about your loss

san said...

Ah...we are sorry your grandma passed away also.

imp said...

my condolences babe. hope you're doing okay. heheheh. i took pix of my grandpa lying in his coffin. call me morbid, but i just wanted to capture it all!!

CatDonna & Cats said...

Sorry to hear. Good to know you're fine.

KXBC said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

I do agree wholeheartedly with your point 5. Maybe that's why I prefer cats.