July 14, 2014

Twin Ottering in Sarawak : Journey to Bario

She was unconsoleable when she learned that my young brother Hsiung had passed away in 1981. She only knew about it in 1983 as we had kept the pre mature demise from her for two years. It was so sad to listen to her "Foochow wailing" (chiun kuoh) or the singing of funeral verses.Many people also said that she had cried so much that she became blind as she had lost her husband, her youngest son, three sons-in-law and a favourite daughter and then a grandson (my brother). In her wailing she mentioned all their names and memories of them.
The Twin Otter has long been associated with Sarawak's rural air service. It is one of the most functional and safest small planes in the world.

My Sibu journalist friend (from See Hua Daily News) travelling for the first time by Twin Otter to Bario...We will be flying to more smaller towns in SArawak on Twin Otters in the near future for my writing and photography adventures.

Will the Wings of Love give us MORE joy in Sarawak? Wait and see.

Look at the flap door hanging high about the ground...

May you see blue skies, white clouds and clear water always. May fair winds be behind you and may strangers become friends after a good first handshake...

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