Ng's Happiness (and my homesickness).
Recent days, I suffer severe homesickness. You will know why in a minute.
Ng's family (my family's surname/family name) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been showered by uncountable laughters and joy lately. 1.5 month ago, we welcome a new member to our family. His name is Ezekiel, a baby boy to my 3rd uncle and aunt. In other words, he is my cousin (haha, with 20 over years of age difference). Ezekiel has a 6 yo sister, Eunice, who is an adorable and cute lil' gal. This is a baby my entire family longed for. The couple tried really hard to conceive a new life. They succeeded a few times after Eunice was born, but the bliss was taken away due to miscarriages. Luckily they never gave up. Finally, there is an extra male family member in my family of this generation who bears this surname, other than my 2 brothers. Although he was born as a premature baby (roughly a month before the expected due date), he is growing well, and healthy now. We are so so so happy.
In addition, Ng's family had a blast celebrating my paternal grandpa's 80th birthday yesterday, what a great milestone, eh? Needless to say, everyone was exhilarated. To my grandpa, I guess he regards Ezekiel as one of the best 80th birthday present. They had a grand dinner in a restaurant, and ALL the Ng's family members were there (except those who are residing in overseas, like me, and my aunts in Aussie). From the pictures that were shared by my brother, I knew they had great time. I am very happy indeed, despite my absense. I called my family during the dinner, and I could hear everyone's laughter. What a moment. What a moment that I wished I could be there. Sigh.
I guess I have missed out on many precious moments like the aforementioned, eh? I used to participate in Eunice's growth so much. I will visit them frequent, bring Eunice to shopping emporium, buy stuffs for her, go McD with her, go Ikea with her, etc. Now, for Ezekiel, all I can have, is his pictures ... I don't get to see him in person, carry him around, verbally tell him how much I love him ... What a bummer!
Aigh. At least, everyone is living a happy life. I am very grateful for that.
I wish Ng's family many many more great years to come!
Happy Birthday Grandpa and welcome to Ng's family, Ezekiel!