Finally, the long awaited birth of the first of the 5th generation mariam bako clan still alive came. My mother is 86. Yesterday her great grandson azam, was blessed with a daughter. Everyone gets a promotion. In the Malay heirachy she is an oneng-oneng or great great granny. My Long becomes a buyut or great granma and Yah my neice becomes a nenek. I am tok yot.
Thankul of the blessing, i have promised to hold a grand bash.
At 7 am today I heard the sad news. Kamariah succumbed to cancer, one that she had been suffering for the last 10 years. She was a fighter and she was rewarded by having the pleasures of seeing the wedding of her daughter and the graduation of the two sons.
Today I celebrate my 52nd birthday. birth, death and birthday on a single day.