Christian Triathele in Hong Kong
Got here on Monday. Tues and Wednesday spent the night and morning at Grandma’s funeral. My dad, being the elderest son, had to help out quite a bit. The funeral service is a mix of Taoism and Buddhism. Since I am a Christian, I did not have to bow or burn incense. My family and relatives were very supportive and open about my faith.
I visited my Grandma (mom) on Tuesday morning. Her home were filled with pictures. Of my aunt and uncle. Of their family and of mine. Of my grandpa (whom passed away in 2003). Looking at those pictures, I felt very emotional.
Partly because I was happy to see my grandma. Also partly to see what’s important in her life.
My grandma’s home was simple. There weren’t a lot of ‘stuff’. Just a few key items to reflect what she cherish.
From reading this blog or in person, you can tell I ain’t interested in shopping (exception is tri gears) or fashion. If you like to do so, you will love Hong Kong. There are so many shops and they are so cheap.
Coming back, my priorities weren’t on expanding my wardrobe. I want to connect with my relatives and cousins. I also want to find the nooks and crannies of Hong Kong. Places (nature trails etc.) where people don’t find them easily. My dad use to live in the mountains. I told him to bring me there sometime.
I am learning a lot about my family past. My grandpa (dad’s side) use to build his own furniture and died of lung cancer. My grandma (mom’s side) gave money to those in need when she read them in the newspaper (and she ain’t wealthy). I also didn’t realize my dad got layoff during my transplant.
Yesterday evening, my Uncle took us out to a trail around his place. I am glad he lives in the border of the suburb and enjoy hiking. This coming Sat we are going for a 4-5 hr hike.
My foot is getting better. This morning I went to the gym for 30 min on the bike. I want to go for an hour but my foot was complaining. Went to the pool today and it was closed for maintenance. NUTS!
Here are some pics. Enjoy!