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on Jul 13, 2020 by FiveTies

5 Regrets of the Dying

Regrets we have when we think that they did not accomplish a goal or the true purpose in life. According to Bronnie Ware, who works in a palliative care centre, whom she has assisted many patients and being with them in their final weeks...

Memories

on Nov 27, 2020 by FiveTies

Memories of My Mother

As I contemplate my life as a mother, I can’t help thinking about my own mother. It has been decades since she passed away in my arms. It was several days before a major high school examination. She had been suffering from an incurable disease. She first fell sick when I was a young child of only six years, and it was something I couldn’t quite understand at that time.

Opinions

on Nov 27, 2020 by FiveTies

Sudden Absence of a Loved One

Losing someone is a horrible feeling. But losing someone without warning is many times worse, especially when that person is someone you share strong bonds with. A close friend, a family member, a loved one, with whom you have shared memories in your lifetime.

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on Dec 21, 2020 by FiveTies

The Art of Making Lasting Memories

Key learnings from life experiences While we are navigating through our own lives, we more often than not make mistakes so that we can learn from them. But if we can avoid those pitfalls, simply listening to those who came before us, who have gone through similar experiences, and are willing help us because they love and know us best. Many parents want to share their key life learnings with their children to help them have a better life. I wish that my father could have given me some of his wisdom before he passed on. He thought that he was going to live a long life. Unfortunately, he didn’t. So sometimes, it is best to curate all these things early on, so that we can pass them on to the next generation.  

Memories

on Dec 22, 2020 by FiveTies

A Father's Unspoken Words

My dear elder daughter Amelia,   I have never showed you this, but here is a photo of your Kong Kong and Por Por. You know I am a man of few words. I would rather not burden you with the knowledge of how difficult my life was when your grandparents passed away when I was 15.   Now I know my turn to go is near.

Memories

on Dec 22, 2020 by FiveTies

I Have Cancer

Dear Pumpkin and Carrot, My two dearest ones. I am so privileged to have been able to bear you after years of barrenness. And after such a short time with you, I have this heart-breaking news to tell you, I am dying of cancer. My first reaction was, but I have 2 lovely children... How can I leave them when we have barely begun our journey together?

Memories

on Dec 22, 2020 by FiveTies

Dear Best Friend

My dear Piglet, If I had to pick between the two characters of Winnie The Pooh—Piglet and Eeyore—I’d pick Piglet. And yet here you are, the Piglet to my Eeyore. Your sunniness to my gloominess. I just wanted to say that ever since you came into my life, you had brightened it up so much that I simply cannot imagine my life without you. You are my anchor in times of darkness.....

FAQ

on Dec 22, 2020 by FiveTies

What to TELL? What to SAY?

Thinking of what to say?

Memories

on Jul 15, 2020 by FiveTies

I Could Never Tell You I love You to your face

I had loved him the moment I conceived him, this little bundle who came from me. He grew up largely without a father and I without a partner. I had poured all my love on this little child who was the apple of my ‘never too bright’ eyes. He would wake up...