21 Dec 2000 »
Last Sunday, my cousin’s wife of five weeks, Sang, was riding her motorbike around a double bend, and didn’t make it around the second one. Gordon, my cousin, and the other rider did, but it was too late.
That tragedy was compounded by the fact that I didn’t even know my cousin had been married, let alone been engaged for over two years.
My cousin, his parents and my parents
It’s the first time all of them have been in the same room, or even spoken to each other in real time in over six years.
My parents and his parents had a petty argument about six years ago (the details of which are long, tedious, and intrinsically snobby), which resulted in the family not speaking to each other.
My message to you all in this frivilous season is life is too short for this sort of shit. If you’re in the same boat as me, go and see your family now before it’s too late.