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Hello dear friends and readers, I write to you today from Kuala Lumpur.

I was always going to be back home this week to enjoy my all expense paid trip to Malaysia due to winning the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Summit competition.

Sadly, as things in life have a way of playing things out, the reason why I am home earlier is due to the passing of a beloved family member.

Yesterday morning, we got the news that the Boy’s father had passed away after a long battle with lung cancer.

It breaks my heart that I never said goodbye. That I never told him that he was an amazing father to the Boy and a great father figure to me.

He won’t be around for our wedding, but he’ll always be in our hearts.

He was a fighter right until the end but the cancer was far stronger than him.

I’m not sure how long I will be away for, but I won’t leave you unattended.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed their sympathy and condolences.

In light of the recent tragedy, I urge you to get yourself checked for any symptoms related to cancer.

Better to be proven wrong, than find out much too late.

If you have any questions or further enquiries on cancer and how to deal with the loss of a loved one due to cancer, please visit the websites below:

Cancer Council Australia:

Dealing with Death and Dying:

Dealing with Grief and Loss:


Beyond Blue:

Until next time, Goodbye and Travel Well.


Ms I-Hua