Exhausted. Took a day trip to Penang to see my grandfather who isn’t doing so well. When I hugged him goodbye I was so aware that this could be the last time…
Here he is, chilling with an ipad and a portable speaker I brought down from KL. He was dozing in his armchair, and my mom turned on the music – a song recorded in the 1950s. Immediately he lit up, his face softened, and his eyes fluttered close again. But he put his hands up and started clapping softly. When he tired of clapping, he continued to lie there with a smile on his face and his right hand curled loosely into a thumbs up sign.
He told my mom, “I’m very happy.”
I wonder what memories he’s connected with this song. A lost love? Friendships as a young man?
The biggest mistake we make with old people is forgetting that they were once young too.
Just checking in because I miss my blog. Also also sorry to bebipolar here but I gotta announce the winners of the passes to the Herbal Essences neo gal party. They are:
@suangyee on Instagram
@sharonxx28 on Instagram
Jia Jia on my blog
Flora C on my blog
@hermeschan_ on Instagram
Please comment with your email addresses here so someone can contact you. Congrats and see you guys on April 13!