Wuan and I made a quick trip to Melaka to visit my sar kor (third paternal aunt) and cousins just now in conjunction with the Chinese New Year. It was our second trip to this historical state. The first was two years ago. The journey was slowed down by two stretches of crawling traffic due to collisions between vehicles in the torrential rain that reduced visibility to fifty meters.
I am glad I made that trip. It has been ages since we last met. We spent two hours catching up on the happenings in our lives. I seldom meet with the extended paternal family members since Dad passed away and even less after Mum died. This rekindling of kinship was a comforting experience in many ways that is difficult to describe. It was like getting in touch with my roots again. I hope I will be able to meet more of them during the wedding banquet later this year.