It is not a norm for a typical Malaysian Chinese like both of us to come to a decision to go for backpack together. Working hard and save money for a better future is like the main focus for most of the typical Chinese here. “Money not enough, how to travel?” is what normally said.
You know what? Life is short! Everyone knows but many don’t get it. Last year was a tough year for both of us. We’ve been married since year 2009 but haven’t decided to have kid until last year (2012), we tried and yes l was pregnant! We were so excited. Go for medical check up but couldn’t see the baby. Doctor said that may be it is too early to see… we waited and go for checkup again at week 6 but still couldn’t see the baby.
Week 7, finally the doctor spotted the baby but too bad it was formed outside the womb. It’s an Etopic Pregnancy and immediately l was admitted to the hospital for removal operation. The ruptured tube has caused internal bleeding. 4 hours of operation, my baby and my right fallopian tube was removed. My heart was broken. Why me? I cried many days and nights because my little baby is gone. We prayed and decided to stay strong no matter what… I was lucky because I’m still alive. l could have died if I’m in remote places like Africa or Myanmar. Well, I’m alive!
At the same time, my grand father is having cancer. He passed away few months after that. My grand parent has been married for more than 50 years. They are the most loving couple I know.
I can’t imagine the pain that my grandma has to deal with… but thank god my grandpa has accepted Christ a month before he passed away (I’m sure he is in heaven with god now) and also quit smoking (he has been smoking for more than 50 years) So, one day either me or Danny we will have to face death… both of us decided to make our backpack dream come true while we are alive.
What do you most want to do with the rest of your life? We want to travel the world, be salt and light. Salt heals, add flavour, preserve and prevent rot. Light illuminates! Life is so wonderful yeah… let’s live to the fullest!