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Was happy to see my uncle again but sad deeply sad that it had to be in the hospital. You're a fighter Uncle! We believe that you can endure this one and come out stronger! We love you! Ofa lahi atu Uncle! 😢💪🏻🙌🏻 #endure #loveyou #yougothis #taifamily

大家終於離開牌桌了😅😅
#taifamily #keelung #newtaipeicity #taiwan

Partner Wod, time cap 9 meses. Feliz Dia das Mães para todas as vencedoras do Wod mais importante de suas vidas 👩🏻❤️👶🏻 #taiteam #taifamily

We're DECEMBER baby! Are we look alike? Hahax! Thanks for the treat gorgor 😁 #TAIFamily #BirthdayMeal

I used to be the smallest, but I'm still the cutest.. 👼😜😂 #nationalsiblingsday #brothers #taihicans #taifamily

Your first job may never be the best or let's say your ideal career, but you'll meet some of your best friends there. 😊

#TAIfamily
#signingoff

Birthday kiss to my sis 💋 #HappyBirthday n' wish you all dream come true ❤️ #taifamily

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TAIrraiá sô!!! 🍻🎊🎉🎶🔥🔝💯
Chega mais que hoje tem festa ju (L)ina aqui na nossa casa ❤
#taiteam #TAIrraiá2017 #taifamily
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My aunt Sooling ("yiyi") and I, circa 1974.

When I was born, my parents were very poor. Bogged down by full-time jobs and the responsibility to send money back to their parents, they could not afford a nanny. As soon as I could travel (1+ month old), they brought me back to Penang (from Hartford) for my mom's side of the family to take care of me.
My aunt Sooling was the youngest of her generation (of seven kids) and I am the oldest of my generation (of seventeen grandkids). With only a ten-year age gap, naturally, we formed a close bond. For two years, she, along with grandma and my other uncles and aunts, raised me.

As the years went by, she continued to play a big part in my life. In fact, when I first had my period, my mom was too chicken to explain the birds and the bees to me... it was aunt Sooling who sat down with a pen and paper and gave me "the speech" (complete with diagrams of the male and female reproductive organs). ☺️ It's been nearly 3 days since she left us. It still feels surreal.

Regrets I have a few -- I should have made time to travel to Dallas to cook for her and take care of her during her chemo... I should have joined her on her last vacation to SF a couple months ago. I should have, could have, would have.... all of that is too late now.

The first night I spent at the hospital by her bedside, I held her hand and told her that I was there now, and that we were ALL there now to take care of her. Even though she had been drifting in and out of consciousness, she managed to whisper "thank you" in response. Those were her very last words to me.
No, yiyi, the "thank you" should come from me to you.

Thank you for showing us what BRAVERY looks like -- throughout your battle with this dreadful disease, not once did I sense fear in you.

Thank you for showing us what SELFLESSNESS looks like -- even when you were not feeling well, you put the needs of your family and friends ahead of your own.

Thank you for showing us what DISCIPLINE and DILIGENCE looks like -- I cannot believe you were still working up to the day before you were admitted last Friday!

Most of all, thank you for being my yiyi. You will always be in my heart. ❤️

Was happy to see my uncle again but sad deeply sad that it had to be in the hospital. You're a fighter Uncle! We believe that you can endure this one and come out stronger! We love you! Ofa lahi atu Uncle! 😢💪🏻🙌🏻 #endure #loveyou #yougothis #taifamily

"Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and that hollow part in your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go". ~Jamie Anderson. #fuckcancer #breastcancer #RIP #RestInPecace #love #grief #griefislove #family #TaiFamily #AlwaysInMyHeart

Out of all the trips I've ever taken, this is one I did not want to take. My dear Aunt SooLing left us last night after losing her battle to breast cancer.
It all happened so quick, even when the cancer came back again we all thought we had more time together. Of the entire Tai family, she was the youngest, bravest, smartest, and most optimistic person. She always wore the biggest smile, even through her most difficult times she was the one who uplifted us all. I will never understand why the good ones go too soon.

Aunt SooLing, I'm glad I got to spend the last few days of your life by your side as you were there for me the first days of mine. Thank you for giving me - or letting my dad steal - your first daughters name. (Sorry, little E!) Growing up I used to think Evelyn was just an old grandma's name, but now I'm proud of my name because it will always remind me of you. I know you're in a better place, peacefully watching over us. I'll always love and miss you. RIP ❤️

I always knew they are not what they seem. #proudaunt #taifamily #familytime

Someone cannot concentrate on the real event - Celebration of my beautiful mommy's birthday #latergram #naughtynephew #taifamily

大家終於離開牌桌了😅😅
#taifamily #keelung #newtaipeicity #taiwan

Your first job may never be the best or let's say your ideal career, but you'll meet some of your best friends there. 😊

#TAIfamily
#signingoff

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