Wednesday, September 08, 2004

New nephew, Alex. Isn't he just a cutie? The first kid of the generation. Hopefully, I get to fly home sometime in the next year to see him.
I suppose my folks are ecstatic as well. They've been waiting for a grandkid for a while...

The funny thing is, when I look at his pictures, I see my late grandpa. People say that looks skip a generation. I suppose in this case it may have skipped two. I found myself thinking about and missing my grand dad when I look at Alex's pictures.

He passed away suddenly when I was in Canada for medical school. Studies kept me away from his funeral. But I suppose we somehow knew. He had been having problems with his health, and the last time I saw him, was the morning I left Malaysia. Before we left for the airport, I made a trip to the hospital at 5am. To tell him I was leaving. We embraced. As though we knew we would never see each other again. Months later that came true.

Because of language differences, communications with grandpa was always difficult. But I suppose I was probably closer to him amongst my siblings, and him to me. Years ago, when I was in my first serious relationship, he was the first to ask me about the girl. And when it ended badly for me, in his own weird way, he was the first to comfort me ("Don't worry, throw this one away. Plenty of fishes in the sea". Essentially, that's what he said in Chinese). For a mildly senile person, he was quiet perceptive.

I miss him.Posted by Hello


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are seriuosly looking for a girlfriend?
Does she need to be a doctor? :-)


8:25 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

Aiyo. I was just reflecting on my grandpa. What's all this about looking for a girlfriend? Kinda off topic right? ;)
Can't say i am, can't say i'm not. Like i said, i think fate will bring her to me when she's ready. Patience is the key.
And no, she doesn't need to be a doctor :)
(for the record i think us doctors are boring)

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know la. At times you blog about looking for soulmate and such. I know many doctors in Malaysia. They settled down at pretty young age. Male doctors mostly.


11:22 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

True la. I am. But like i said, maybe the time isn't right yet. So i'm not exactly on the prowl.
Are you the one who ran over the pup???

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Maya ran over the pup. ;-P

9:44 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Leave the poor pups alone!

1:44 PM  

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