You’ll always be part of our (Facebook) memories

  “Three weeks ago, on a family vacation in Berlin. I stood in the middle of Alexanderplatz, next to Primark and panicked. My phone wasn’t in my bag, and I couldn’t remember where was the last place I left my phone. As i searched the aisle of Primark for my phone, several thoughts clouded my … Continue reading You’ll always be part of our (Facebook) memories

One year on

It’s been a long time, and within a blink of an eye, it’s one year on. Spending 26 years of my life with Kimberley, and raising a growing kid, there will always be up and down, just like a roller coaster ride. For the past year, friends, relatives, acquaintance and neighbours always wondered how my … Continue reading One year on

People leave in more finite ways than others, some irreversible

As the clock rang in the new year, a familiar chorus chimed: "It's 2019, omg this means we're turning 27 this year, omg SO OLD..." Even as we lament the fact that we keep on ageing, maybe we've forgotten that ageing is still a continuation of life, and that not all of us have that … Continue reading People leave in more finite ways than others, some irreversible

Dealing with cancer & death- A Mother’s perspective

I have watched every development of Kimberley since the day I conceived her till the day she passed on. We had spent the last 26 years of many ups and downs. The day when the doctor came to ward and said “ Hi, Mr. & Mrs. Lim, after a battery of test, I am so … Continue reading Dealing with cancer & death- A Mother’s perspective

Dealing with cancer & death

Sisters for life “OMG, is that your sister? The both of you look so alike!” That was a common statement, whenever strangers or acquaintances saw pictures of Kimberley and I. Just like any other pair of siblings, we grew up loving and disliking each other at the same time. There were times when we quarrelled … Continue reading Dealing with cancer & death

Let’s do dinner

Dying is supposed to be an older person’s thing. We are all supposed to grow old, have an armful of grandchildren and in between, build an exemplary career for ourselves and travel the world. But that’s not how life works. We generally do not know what to do when a friend of ours in her … Continue reading Let’s do dinner

Krukenberg

You see, the thing about cancer is that you often hear of the nausea and hair loss. But what if by some stroke of luck, you somehow managed to get through all of that, slightly bruised but otherwise still whole. Then what? Nobody tells you either about how nerve wrecking medical appointments become and that … Continue reading Krukenberg

colorectal cancer, chemotherapy

Hello My Name’s Kimberley and I’ve Cancer

Hello my name is Kimberley and I've cancer. Back in December last year, I wrote a long note on Facebook about journeying with cancer. I wrote the note because I was tired of keeping up with the web of lies that I had spun when people asked where I had been the past year. Much to … Continue reading Hello My Name’s Kimberley and I’ve Cancer