农历新年没得回家, 有种难言的失落感,似乎失去了些什么。 失去了建桥梁的美好机会,买不回来。

My quickly-growing sister (unexpectedly) tweeted: "CNY is never gonna be the same without my sister. @jasmineyow faster teleport back home!"

Then my mum whatsapp-ed me the following:

Some interesting conversation at lunch today:

JN: Mum, r we having reunion meal?

Me: Yes!

JN: How come our reunion meal is almost like what we eat every day?

Me: That’s because you have been eating good food every day!

 

Eugene: I volunteer to help.

Me: Help to do what?

Eugene: Help to wrap my own angpau!!

Pa: The abalone is good.

Eugene: It doesn’t taste special to me. Mum, please please please fry egg with cheese for me tonight.

 

That’s us! We miss u!! And I am going to continue cooking and answering phone calls on cooking tips from aunty Teresa and Ee Ee!!

So normal, yet so precious. My heart aches…at the fragility of what I know of home; of missed experiences lost forever; and at the thought of…hurt, healing and hope.

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