2009 hasn't been a good year: Mom just got word that my maternal grandfather Ching-Shang Yang has died this morning. He was 98 years old. I don't have any good words. :\
The exact cause of death is unclear, but early reports are pointing to gastrointestinal bleeding. This was bound to happen given Grandpa's age but still came as a surprise. At least I don't think he suffered too much.
Ching-Shang was the oldest of my grandparents and the last surviving one. I had hoped he would become a centenarian, but that's a dream that will never be realized. On the bright side, I believe he has been reunited with my grandmother Pi-Tan and uncle Harrison in Heaven. Though Grandpa may no longer be with us in person, he'll remain in our hearts forever.
To those who have offered support during this difficult time, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Currently listening to: "Shine Your Light" by Robbie Robertson