Do you believe life after death?
If not, why we had this joss paper stuff for my uncle?
To come to the belief, there is likely no life after death.
For us, life after death still is the greatest mystery of all.
What a huge house.
TV Satellite. Silver Bridge.
Plasma TV, DVD Player, Speaker, etc.
Mercedes Benz E220 with a chauffeur.
Funeral rites are the most elaborate of all life cycle ceremonies. At an ordinary Buddhist funeral in Malaysia, the cremation take places within three days. The relatives, friends and neighbours gather nightly to visit, pray, give sympathy money. As a nephew, i was asked to attend the funeral services. The first and second nights my cousins, brothers, sisters and me were praying together with the monks. While my grandmother, mother, uncles and my auntie busy entertaining the visitors.
On the last day, when the monk was about to close coffin, my heart was so painful. My mother and others were crying out loudly that made me shed tears from the inner sides of my sorrow. The coffin then conveyed in a funeral car and the funeral procession had begun, followed by the relatives and friends who feel that they are performing their last service for the deceased. However, those who are older than the deceased not allowed to join the procession. After the cremation, the ashes was collected and kept in an urn the following day.
Believe it or not, normal cremation only takes an hour but it took my uncle five hours to leave. According to the monk, my uncle was not willing to leave us because we were crying so loud.
I was always thinking of my uncle in the past couple of days. He was only 45 years old. A kind hearted person had passed away, leaving his wife, son and three daughters. He also often mentioned i had to show him around if he had a chance flying to Japan. Sadly, i could never do that but probably bring his ashes with me when i go back to Japan. Uncle, you will be always in our heart.
While looking up my childhood pictures with my uncle, i found out few of my cute baby pictures as well. Needless you to tell, i know that i was an adorable baby. XD
Lying on the bed, holding my favourite snack.
My sister, FuFu and my cousin.
By the way, do you want to know when you will be leaving the world? Yeah check this Death Clock out! Mine is Thursday, 26 February 2068. Wow another six decades to enjoy life. Despite, we will never know what will come next. Let`s enjoy life, live it up, and care our family and friends specially those who loves us. Life is so unpredictable. No one knows what the future holds. The surest thing we can do is perhaps to treasure the present and make every living moment count.