Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Last week, it marked the 100th Day of my late mother's death anniversary. It was like a dream to me when I attended the praying sessions conducted by the Thai monks. I sat down on the floor inside the Wat Chetawan Temple with clasped hands and looked at the portrait of my mother's smiling face. I briefly thought over the journey of her life with my father.





They both had a very blissful time being together while going through all the good & turbulent days. They married for over 50 years and never once, they ever quarreled as my father has zero temper. My father had a hard life growing up in Teluk Anson while my mum had a princess lifestyle growing up in Thailand. They made a good & balanced match to waltz their days in the ballroom halls until my mum's last years. 

I have promised her that I will always take care of dad 
while she takes a long rest in the Western Paradise.

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My Dad is the greatest influence in my life. 
On my darkest nights, he shone like my torchlight.
I often dozed off with the TV watching me,
He still carried me to sleep.
Dad was there always.




Dad, you have walked a long meaningful life!



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 



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49 comments:

  1. cheers! Happy fathers day to all daddy bloggers ^_^

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    1. You made me realise there are very few daddy bloggers!
      What happened to them? Mummies love to blog more and share everything.

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  2. I might consider myself a mama's boy but my dad was also there to support me in all my decisions

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    1. I suppose all mothers are closer to all their children. I was closer to my mother too.

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  3. Happy Father's Day to you and also to all the fathers...now I miss my dad..! =]

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    1. You just changed your blog template?? Thought I went to the wrong blog, coz this morning was still the previous template.

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    2. I have no kids but thanks for your wishes!
      Templates are free so I should change them everyday!

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  4. I guess it is weird for me to wish your father Happy Father's Day, when I did not wish my own dad. Gosh... But then, me and my dad, we understand one, we are similar types who don't bother with these festivals, but will have each other's back all the time.

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    1. My family does not celebrate all these Father & Mother's Days as they believe that it is all commercials. So we should treat them with our love, best care and due respects everyday.

      You should come back to KL this weekend to cook for your dad using your new found love called Miss WOK.

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  5. You too is a filial son like RG. Your parents are blessed to have you and vice versa.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! I think RG is a pampered son! So jealous me!

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  6. that's a precious old photo.
    happy fathers day to your dad too.

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    1. My dad says thank you!
      I have many boxes of old photos to post them!

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  7. Happy Father's Day to your Dad !! It's not easy for him to lose your mum. Do take very good care of him!

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    1. My dad says thank you handsome!
      He has dementia and seldom remembers her. How sad!

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  8. Such a meaningful and touching post, we have the same kind of fathers, zero temper, to me my father is the best in the whole world and I am thankful that heaven sent such a loving father to raise me, I will never forget him, happy father's day to uncle here

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. All fathers are the best and all mothers are just as precious. They brought us here to have a better life than theirs.

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  9. This is not a long post, but those few words have conveyed the bond between you and your father, so touching

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    1. SK has repeatedly pointed out that I am a long winded blogger. Pot calling kettle black! So I will learn to speak just enough.
      I am sure you have many wonderful stories to share too.

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    1. Thank you. I am indeed fortunate to have good parents who gave me all their best.

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  11. Changed to a pinky jellybean background liao, nice, my favourite colour.. Very meaningful and nice post, your dad looks awesome, very handsome too.. Err, I have a confession to make, I did not wish my dad Happy Father's Day when we celebrated last week, gosh *blush*

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    1. I toyed around with so many colours and felt this colour looks softer and warms our heart.

      You should wish him Happy Father's Day which falls on 21st June!!
      Good girl!

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  12. this is one very beautifully written post, showing how much love there is in Anay to his parents..

    I guess we all started to learn how much our parents have done for us when they are getting old and eventually bedridden with sickness and finally gone to the western paradise.. and that makes us appreciate that relationship even more, something that we may not have been caring about when we were young..

    it is a very sweet photo of your parents when they were young, both of them were really looking good!! like Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen of the South East Asia Peninsula..

    we can all see Anay's father was and is a loving father, he has taught so much to Anay and influenced Anay to be one very kind and great man ever living on Earth!! I am pretty sure much of Anay's good traits come from his father.. the most obvious one, of course is being the best husband a wife could ever have!!!

    well, I would not only wish you father a Happy Father's Day, but to all fathers out there, Happy Fathers' Day and may everyday be a wonderful Fathers' Day for all too!!! :)

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    1. Amboi!!! SK Thambee is always sweet mouthed until Anay gets diabetes reading your sugared words.

      I really agree that we often overlooked our parents' kindness and struggles until we know that they would be parting soon. All kinds of stories would replay and make our tears rain out.

      I cannot match my father's kindness as he invested all his many decades helping the Spastics Handicaped and the Old Folks Home in Penang.

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  13. I remember you said before, your dad taught you to love your wife wholeheartedly. From this point, I know he is a great man. Like father like son. Anay is a gentlemen, this was what taught by your parents.

    This is a heartwarming post.
    Happy Father's Day to Uncle Tan.

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    1. My dad says thank you Yannie.

      Yes you remembered that he reminded me many times that my wife is the most important person in my life after I have gotten married. Right or wrong, rain or shine, I must support my wife always till eternity! He also pointed out that even if my wife is wrong outside with others, it is my duty to defend and protect her! I know Macho Jin Jin is a Hercules and great father to April & May. Happy Father's Day to him and may your family be blessed with all the happiness and good health forever!

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  14. Good morning TM, as usual, the weather here is soooooo hot...

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    1. Good Evening Zumba Queen!
      Are you still wearing the winter jacket to dance around? Adoi.
      No wonder you complain it is hot when it is cool here. It might snow here tonight.

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  15. Happy Father's Day to your Dad and to all Father's out there...

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  16. What a touching post. And so sweet too.




    Somewhere in SingaporeJune 19, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Happy Father's Day to your Dad and to all Father's out there.

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    1. It was sweet because I added sugar! LOL
      Wah! you pandai cut & paste to Sharon. Wakakaka

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  17. TM, you are a very good son and your parents are blessed to have you and you, them.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes! Yes I am blessed to have them.
      My parents lived a life like the pages from a love story book.

      You are also blessed to have such a wonderful parents.

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    1. I am sorry friend. Life is like that, nothing is permanent.
      So we must treasure all the good people around us.

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    2. I also miss my late father

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    3. Your words here are words of wisdom, TM, indeed Buddhists believe that nothing is permanent and there is impermanence, it can be something good too, for example, if you are experiencing something bad, it is not permanent too

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  19. Tan, this is such a sweet & inspiring post! If only my dad is still around. Cherish the good times..........

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  20. Hi! Happy father's day for you. Very touching and impressive post. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Happy weekend Anay

    Our dad truly great. He have so many kids yet still able to give each ids personal attention. Wah lau eh...carry you tothe bed wor.....

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  22. Happy Father's Day to your Papa! Yes, do spend more time with our elders... I do not have mine anymore.. but I do treasure the sweet memories...

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  23. Happy father's day to yr dad! He's such a wonderful guy!

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  24. Happy Father's Day to your dad. Indeed, we only have our dads left now so we have to enjoy and take care of them while we can. :)

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  25. wah old photo of ur parent....so classic!

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  26. Your dad still look young. And little grey hair! Guess that's what zero temper does to a man. Happy Father's Day to your dad!

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