Monday, September 25, 2006

The Flow of the Advancing River...

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can't believe it's been a month since I ve' written something. I mean, it's been so long that I didn't realize that the edit box have completely change! It looks so unfamiliar to me. And what's videos? I can now add video's? Hmmmm. Should I put up the video of our moment on channel 4? Just kidding. I'm too embarrassed to put it up, even though I did download it for myself. :)

Well, much has happened since the end of august. The grandkids went Back to Japan and the new semester started. I had no time to catch my breath, going from a couple of ten-year-olds to a bunch of twenty-or-sos. Often something occurs and I think, "Gee, that would make an interesting Xanga entry", then I go back to work or watch another drama... and it disappears into the recesses of my mind, unfortunately. Oh well.

Unfortunately, something not so welcome occurred this weekend--My grandfather passed on. I hadn't seen him in a few years, but I had heard he was doing well and was quite active. But this summer he apparently suffered an attack of pneumonia and that is the kiss of death for many of the elderly, and my grandfather was 84. He is, I'm sure, in a better place, since my grandmother passed three years ago. I wish I had stayed in contact with him more regularly--not just by Christmas cards--but it seems that these thoughts always come too late for me.

3 comments:

sundae81 said...

Yes, it has been a long, long time since you last updated. ;)

Sorry to hear about your grandfather.

I think you can apply and register at the Canadian Embassy or Immigration Centre.

KC said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandfather. My condolences.
And we missed you. So welcome back.

anne said...

Oh, I know how that feels, when your grandparents pass away... Mine just went off one after the other... (I mean, I never got to know my dad's dad since that guy died from TB when he was 49. I was still stuck fast somewhere in mom's ovaries!) So, like I don't talk to them much in the first place. They do try to talk to me but I don't even understand a word they usually say.. so...

But anyway, my condolences...

Nice blog btw. Your triangle mascot is much, much loved! (: