I am back! Yes, I am back in KL after an extended weekend in ummm...KL? Kuala Lipis that is; a little town somewhere in Pahang, on the banks of the Jelai river. Some of you might already be aware that my maternal grandpa passed away a few days ago. It wasn't because of illness or disease but more of just plain old age. He was 96 according to the Roman calendar. However, I discovered that Chinese being Chinese, there is actually a system that accords "bonus years" upon fulfillment of certain criteria and that actually resulted in my grandpa being 102 years old!
Anyway, RED was the order of the occassion. There were RED funeral lanterns. There were RED pieces of paper with fancy Chinese calligraphy. There were red ribbons, banners and sashes. We wore RED shirts.
There was a band. There was an impromptu dance (NO, I did NOT join in...haha). There was an "eight seasons" drum routine (great stuff!). There were fireworks. There was a procession in town.
And this was a funeral.
There are just so many thoughts swimming in my head right now that putting everything down would just take up too much space. So I'll spare you the details. If you're interested to know more, just ask. And I'll tell.
I just wish I had DiGi reception in Kuala Lipis. There were just so many thoughts and prayer points that I had wanted to convey. Being only ONE of FOUR Christians in a family spanning FIVE generations and over 100 members, it got pretty daunting at times.
And oh yeah, Romans 5:8 stood out for me during the weekend.