the dog is subdued and the house is quiet. jet has finally left for melbourne this afternoon.
things seem a bit strange now. his things are still lying around the house and they are in a mess...but deep down i realise that the person is no longer here.
not that he is going to a far far away place...after all he is only 7 1/2 hours away and with air asia launching their flight to melbourne soon, i might get to see him sooner.
but it was still hard to choke back on those tears. gosh...i din think that i would be so affected...seeing him changed into his travel clothes, reminding him to bring his stuff and he finally saying goodbye to ah gong and ah ma.
i guess spending so much time with him at home at weekends for these few years had brought us closer. there was always someone to laugh with at silly antics, silly movies and sillly jokes we encountered which we shared with each other. we also fought over portions of junk food and drinks and wine. now that he is no longer here, eating junk will not be as fun...no...it won't be fun at all.
the responsibility to look after jet is over to you now. remember what you told me? you are going to bring him to the jogging track, to the football pitch...and i bet you will be doing lots more things with him.
you are so lucky to have so many cousins with you over there now. you guys can have sleepover weekends and bully each other. hahahaha...but remember to update me about things happening down under ok? you can always e-mail me with your progress. i heard you are coming back in september right? well, i look forward to seeing you again. until then...take care and send my love to everyone...EVERYONE!!!!
when will i see you again.....
(my eyes are red and i am sniffing away. but i bet at the airport mom's eyes will be redder than mine. no one sees me up here...phew!)