Monday, June 21, 2010

On the Burial Day...

Everyone seemed to be fine during the 3days of wake. But it was not until the last day when the last round of prayers are done in the morning before we send her to Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih, everyone couldn't hold back their tears and cried.




It was the most heart-wrenching moment when we circled grandma's coffin 5 rounds calling her name and asking her to rest in peace before we knelt down before the altar and the Taoist priest chanting while her coffin is being shut for good. I heard the musking tape being pulled and my tears just kept rolling down, knowing that it was the last sight of her.




After that, we all had to walk without shoes from the Nirvana Memorial Centre, to the bus and then to the graveyard. My uncles had to push the hearse which was an Estima about 100m while we followed behind until it reached the main road. After that, we got onto the bus and start our journey to Semenyih. We had to hire two buses due to the amount of relatives and visitors paying their last respects to grandma.




I was very touched that my wine drinking friends send my grandma a beautiful flower stand with flowers that even I have not seen before. But I was even more touched when one of my friends whom used to be my blog reader a few months ago and now a friend whom I've met less than a few times had come to pay his respects to grandma. I deeply appreciate this and I would like to thank everyone whom send me their deepest condolences to me and my family on the loss.



The Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih is indeed a very neat and nice cemetery. It doesn't give you the creeps and I am very happy that Grandma will be buried together with Grandpa whom my uncles had just moved his remains from Ipoh a couple of weeks ago. The service provided by Nirvana is indeed 5 star. There were canopy and umbrellas all ready for us when we arrived. Everything went on smoothly.

Grandma is 86 years old. I think her passing is for the better as her sufferings would end and she'll be moving on to another world. I also did a video to share it with my cousins whom is unable to make it back for grandma's burial.




RIP my Dearest Grandma...


13 comments:

Kheng Leong said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Wei Mei said...

so touch.... u did a good job.. stay strong... take care...

Anonymous said...

As you are a wine connoisseur, what is your opinion on Vietnamese wine?

YZ said...

Hi, Eiling. I'm sorry to read about your grandma's passing away. i've been reading your blog for some time. Glad you've achieved great success in your life. I'm still in touch with Siew Leng. Have you been contacting her?

Yin Zhi. (Hope you still remember this super talkative tuition mate)

uLi.佑莉 said...

Don't cry already ei ling....

Anonymous said...

How is Mihas? Any order from RM?

thule a.k.a leo said...

Like I said, she has lived a good life!
And like you, I cried for the very last time (the longest time too) when my grandma's body was cremated. After that, I promised that I'll continue on with my life... because I know that she wanted me to be happy

CUMI & CIKI said...

take u out.. cheer u up! when??

Huai Bin said...

Condolences Eiling! Ya let's go out with ciki and we'll cheer you up!

Corgi 1960 said...

deepest condolences....take care.

TY said...

The feeling is mutual during the final burial service, is really heart-wrenching on that final journey to see them go.

MY grand-parents are buried in the same neighbor-hoods as well, they can be friend.

eiling lim said...

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. I am ok and don't worry.

eiling lim said...

Anon: No I have not tried any Vietnamese wine and thus I cannot tell you what I think about them.

YZ: Hey, thanks for dropping by. of course I can remember you la! How's the Gu Zheng lessons. No la, I haven't been in touch with siew Leng. How is she?

Anon: Order from RM? What's RM?

C&C & Huai Bin: Anytime la. No worries!

TY: Our grandparents will be filled with friends over there! I am very sure. haha...

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