Last words and thoughts

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Eight

Before I went into the hospital for my heart surgery, I wrote down some of my thoughts and my last wishes. I got my son and daughter to sit down with me, a few days before, and told them what I had written for them. Painfully, and hardly able to hold back my tears, I read it to them in Chinese hakka.

I have been a tailor for 80 years and it had feed me and my children. I do not have many worldly possessions but whatever I have, will go to the both of you. If I die, give me a simple funeral. My coffin should not exceed RM2000; have two nights of Buddhist prayers; then cremate my body, and later, sprinkle my ashes into the Klang River.

With what ever money that remains, after my medical and funeral expenditure, I have a list of several places (temples, orphanages, old folk’s homes and schools) which I would like to continue to give donations to, for the next few years.

I came into this world empty handed and will leave in the same manner. I thank God for giving me two wonderful children and their family and their children. I am happily fulfilled. If it is God’s will that I have to depart, I will go in peace. All along, I have been praying to the Goddess of Mercy, thanking her for her compassion and benevolence. When I pass away, please do not grief; just remember that I have gone to a place nearer to Kuan Yin. Continue to remember me and that would be my consolation.

I wish all my relatives and friends, good health and a fulfilling life. Farewell forever.