Last week, my brother bought us dim sum for lunch at the old Chinese Restaurant where our parents used to bring us when we were kids. A place that brings back memories and the reason that my brother chose this Restaurant and thought dad would like it.
Unfortunately, dad did not enjoy the food as dad being a retired dim sum chef is very particular about food, especially dim sum. The place lost the nostalgia feel as most of the push cart servers understood little Cantonese though the Restaurant setting looks the same. And the quality of the food is not as good as before.
Both my brother and I thought dad would like eating at that Chinese Restaurant because of the nostalgia feel. We overlooked the fact that dad is very particular about the quality of the food and how the food is being served.
Dad commented that he preferred this other Chinese Restaurant at Great World City that I brought him and mum for dim sum lunch in the past. Dad enjoyed eating the frog leg porridge which only certain Chinese Restaurants would serve. Besides the food, I guess dad misses Great World City as I used to bring mum and him for meals before mum passed on.
Brother told me that he recently watched a video about a man having dim sum with his family and regrets that he did not spend more time with his dad. A reminder for us to spend more time with dad and not live with regrets.
This week, my sister and I brought dad to the Chinese Restaurant at Great World City for dim sum lunch and frog leg porridge. Looking at dad enjoying his meal is priceless. Glad I managed to spend some time with him before I embark on my next chapter in life.
We may make all the money in the world or visit every part of the world. Most important do not live with regrets for not spending time with our loved ones. They could be our aged parents or grandparents, or our young children when they learn to walk and talk. Do not miss those moments as those moments once gone, we could never get them back.
Running water does not flow back, neither does life. Live a life with no regrets, make it happy. Live for what matters.
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