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  • Together, Again

    Personal ProjectMomTogether, Again[ 29 APR 2015 ] After living 'apart' for 24 years, Mom and Dad are reunited today as we brought them to their new house in Mandai. As Dad was…
  • Farewell

    Personal ProjectMomFarewell [ 28 APR 2015 ] My brother sang "Wings" by Toru Takemitsu for Mom at the crematorium. "Oh wind, oh clouds, oh sunlight! You're the wings that carry my dreams,…
  • Boon Yi’s Eulogy for Grandma

    Personal ProjectMomBoon Yi’s Eulogy for Grandma[ 27 APR 2015 ] On the eve of Mom's cremation, Boon Yi delivered a very moving eulogy for her. He had written it down but his…
  • The Wake

    [ 24 APR 2015 ] My sister, a florist, took care of all the flower arrangements, with the help of Mom's younger sister. Personal ProjectMomThe Wake[ 24 APR 2015 ] Mom was…
  • Rest In Peace

    Personal ProjectMomRest In Peace[ 24 APR 2015 ] I've never wanted to believe more in God and Heaven than today. After seeing with my very eyes how Mom's breathing became tougher and…
  • The Final Days

    [ 20 APR 2015 ] The palliative team took over and discussed the options with us. Their last choice was to sedate her because that basically means that we would not be…
  • A New Life

    Personal ProjectMomA New Life[ 19 APR 2015 ] Two days ago, Mom told a pastor who visited her that she wants to become a Christian. To make sure she was not saying…
  • The Garden of Eden

    Personal ProjectMomThe Garden of Eden[ 18 APR 2015 ] Mom wanted very much to go to the hospital garden but it was impossible. Boon Yi did the next closest thing to an actual visit…
  • Keeping Vigil

    Personal ProjectMomKeeping Vigil[ 17 APR 2015 ] Waiting area at ward 48. [ 16 APR 2015 ] Our relatives visited Mom regularly but seldom in a big group. Sometimes I would tell…
  • The Journey

    [ 02 APR 2015 ] Boon Yi accompanying Mom to her ward. Picture by Tay Kay Hwee.Personal ProjectMomThe Journey[ 02 APR 2015 ] March was a relatively good month for us as…