On one seemingly normal day in January, I received a message from my mom that my dad had cancer. Pouring down my face were tears, but my mind went completely blank. I have known he hasn’t have a good health, but C word seems … a bit much.
My dad, on the other hand, took the news really well, according to my mom. I haven’t yet talked to him, but apparently, he said that he would take things, “one day at the time.” At this point, I was quite proud of him. His positive attitude and his calm are the best things for him and for all of us as well. Because of that, I started to pull myself together.
There is no such thing as ‘daddy’s girl’ in our family, though between my sister & I, I would say that my dad & I get along so very well even though I have lived halfway around the world for the past decades. We share a sense of humor. He loves art and loves to read, and so do I. He is very smart & intellectual, well — I am not so sure I inherit that part.
I am writing this post and working with my photos because those are situations I CAN control. I’ll see him in person soon enough, and then and only then that we might be able to map out a ‘plan.’ There is probably a long road to recovery, and what we need right now is consciousness. I’m telling myself to be calm, to be rational, and to have a positive attitude — just like him.
A time like this, Sheldon would totally offer me hot beverage, such as tea. However, for me, it would be better if it’s matcha green tea latte. What do you think? Would you make me some?
If so, just barely boil 2 cups milk of your choice (mine is almond milk); in a separate bowl, add 2 teaspoons of matcha powder, add a bit of hot milk, use bamboo whisk to whisk vigorously until it forms a paste, keep adding hot milk & keep stirring until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon brown sugar if you want, but it’s totally optional.
P.S. The individual photo can be pinned from here.
P.S. As of now, my mom said not to worry too much.
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