Happy Birthday, Hwa! I'll miss celebrating our birthdays together.
You're sorely missed, but I'm very thankful you were so much a part of us in the family. I remember us reminiscing our days growing up in Newton: Teck with his film projector business charging us 5 cents for a show which came with a very tiny glass of coca-cola and an even tinier piece of peanut candy; Ghee, you and I having our home version of 'Sports Day' at the back of the house, grouping ourselves in A', 'B' and 'C' divisions respectively, and creating our own running, throwing and jumping events; our fun times at the holiday resorts at Changi Village, our favorite place for staycations, going back to the days when Mummy and Papa were with us. I thank God for all these fond memorable times together.
Thanks for being such a wonderful brother! You were always there for me, ready to jump in to offer your help even if I so much as mention that I was thinking of doing something. Thanks for all your caring concern and thoughtfulness.
We are all proud that you did a fantastic job during your time at Shell! Based on the stories your colleagues and seven batches of trainees and interns told us, you had their interests and welfare at heart. You cared enough about their work safety, career growth and personal development that you would stand up and fight for them even if you had to ruffle some management feathers along the way.
You would be proud to know that everyone in the family came together for you. Everyone helped in whatever way he/she could. Together with your 'kampong' friends and colleagues and students from Shell, we wanted to honor your life and the legacy you left behind with the heartfelt send-off that you deserve.
One night back at home, when Lyn came to your side with the intention of telling you that she was going to bed, you said vehemently, "Don't say goodbye! Say goodnight!" So Hwa, goodnight for now. Till we all wake up together in the kingdom of heaven where there are no more tears or pain. With much love, your sis.