Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Love will Tear Us Apart Again

Growing up in a broken family , i have nothing much to write about my parent's love story. I mean they had their time , people change and i still hate my dad for leaving us.

I spent most of my time with my grandparents, from sleeping in the middle of their bed with them when i am little . I am always the apple in my grandfather's eye, spoiled to death by him.

Funny people often think i uses Ithisingkarn as a glamor name , but no i did not .
Ithisingkarn is my late grandfather's name in Thai. I don't see the point of using my dad's family name when basically this person has never been there for me.


My grandfather is a Thai student from Bangkok who came to Penang Island , Malaysia to study. He came with a group of friends and they rented a room in ( now our heritage house in Penang ). My grandmother's mother was a widow with 5 children to raise. Her husband my great grandfather was a  wealthy businessmen who died at a very young age leaving her with 5 children to raise. My great grandmother work as a seamstress , all the women in my family including my grandma can work magic on the sewing machine except us ( the new generation including my mum ) .

I adores her beautiful wedding dress made of lace , someday if i ever get married i would want my dress to be exactly like hers



In my hometown Penang is where my Grandpa met my Grandma
My grandma is a beautiful yet so stubborn and head strong. 
She told us back then she have many suitors, there is one who work as a pilot, one was my Grandfather's best friend who is a rich man's son from Bangkok,and jokingly she will always say she must have been blind to choose a poor man like my Grandfather.
 
I love listening to her stories because back then not every girl is lucky enough to have the chance to be with someone they love. 
During her time , most of the girls are married to men they have not seen before , it was always the arranged marriage by their parents.
But back then people understand and respect the value of marriage not like the young people nowadays.

They Fell in love just like a fairy tale But God did not give them the chance to grow old together. I lost my grandfather in December 2008 , my grandma was so heart broken she passed away few months after him.....

When 2 hearts beats as one , till death do them part




Every time i see an old couple holding hands on the street, i secretly pray that my
Grandparents is in somewhere better , Together


In Loving memory 


♪ Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away...

i cried when i heard this song, because God knows how much it reminds me of them


Of the Moment : Ben Folds Five- The Luckiest

62 comments:

Ju said...

Beautiful words... and sad...
Your grandparents were a great couple.

Kazaztan Team said...

very great love story... & yr grandpa so handsome la...ehehehhe

Abbie said...

aww what a lovely post! i'm sitting bubbling here! xx

Marguerite Gisele said...

very touching words and wonderful pictures...I really can't stop looking at these pictures -thank you for sharing this story Jasmine!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous post and fabulous pictures! They were beautiful.

becka said...

beautiful post!

Melissa said...

hi, ive been good thank you, these photos are beautiful :)
xx

SandraC said...

Aww sweetie..thats the best blog post i ever read in years! it came from yr heart and i bet it touched the hearts of plenty.
=) May God bless their beautiful souls =)

Jasmira Flower said...

Beautiful post and pictures... true love story...

Pink Lady said...

wow, what a beautiful love story! i hope you feel better soon! i guess your grandparents were wonderful people! god bless them!

and very beautiful pictures, i love old black & white pictures!

Matt said...

What a touching post! Thank you for sharing and what lovely pictures to go with your wonderful writing! Thank you! :)

TheMadTwins said...

This story made me cry, it really did. This is such a sad story, I feel so sorry for you. But I love it that you share this story with us.
Your grandmother and grandfather seem so nice. And they must have loved each other truly. It's so beautiful.
And The song really fits in!
I hope you may marry with that dress and a man who truly deserves you!

Loves London

Jasmine Lee said...

Wow this is such a great post. thanks for sharing your story jasmine. i grew up in a broken family as well. beautiful wedding dress!

xoxo, jaz
fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

Beatrice said...

she was so beautiful!! that dress is amazing!!! Love the photos ^.^

My Own Strange Little World said...

Such a beautiful memories... it has really moved me!! I'm sure they must be so glad you remember them with so much love....

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Dizzy said...

BEAUTIFUL!

nynga said...

Wow, this was beautiful.

I love the dress too!

gee said...

absolulty beautiful post.
i love all these pictures!!! <3
that wedding dress is amazing!!!
xoox

Amber Blue Bird said...

lovely post dear! I am sure your grandparents are together whenever we go after we move on from this world...sending you love!

Natalie said...

lovely post. the photos are also so nice :)

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annierama said...

I love this post and I really enjoy reading all the others too!
your blog is amazing!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I loved this heartfelt and sad story of your grandparents. Your grandmother was very beautiful, especially in her wedding dress (and your grandfather looks nice too)!

And PS, I'm glad you like my post about having too many things. This post of yours has really helped me see where you come from,x

PRODUTOS QUE FAZEM MINHA CABEÇA said...

Jas, I wish my grandparents were with me, they were all in my life, and sleep with them was a delight every day, and they went a little bit of me too ...
Kisses
Lucy
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Michelle Chic said...

such a beautiful post... ur grandmother is very beautiful ;)

Kate said...

pretty pretty blog lovely girl. I love the vintage photos.

<3 Kate
katefreemanpainting.blogspot.com

Rio said...

Thank you so much for sharing your grandparents' story and old photos! I love family histories, because everyone's is different but there are common elements in all of them! Your grandparents were so adorable, and you can tell even from the pictures how much they loved each other! :)

Julia said...

You're so eloquent. This is such a cute post. They're such a gorgeous couple; and that wedding dress is beautiful. They're lucky to have such a wonderful granddaughter like you! :)

ching said...

oh wow! those pictures are giving me goosebumps, the good kind. thanks for sharing that Jasmine..i kind of envy when old people hold hands, it's like they stood the test of time and still the spark is there.

ps. thanks for the support. if you do get sick (which i hope you won't), don't hesitate to contact me for advice. :)

Signe said...

Naaw, such a sad but romantic story,
and lovely pictures of them as well!

short poems said...

This is really great post. Thanks for sharing your story with us jasmine!
Love your blog :)
Warmly
Marinela

Marta said...

such a beautiful post!

SMASH said...

goodness these photos are amazing, amazing!! My grandparent's photos got wrecked in a flood in the Philippines so these snaps are making me a bit wistful :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

SusuanaLove said...

awwww this is so lovely, those pictures are beautiful! xx

Chloe said...

What an amazing story ! Your grandparents were a beautiful couple !
Your blog is amazing, I'm following you.

Really a fantastic post !
xx

Cowbiscuits said...

wow what wonderful pictures and memories x

Vicki said...

such a sad but lovely heart warming story. loved seeing the photos of your lovely grandparents in love. xo

Daniella said...

Lovely blog!!

Cha ♥ said...

:) I hope you're doing alright sweetie. Very eloquent and beautiful. I hope that everyone can have the relationship your grandparents had <3 Love from France xoxo

Krystal said...

this was both heartbreaking and beautiful...your grandma is gorgeous! i can relate, i spent most of my time with my grandparents growing up :) my grandpa wrote my grandma a letter in the third grade saying he was going to marry her someday =) my mother, however, is on her third marriage - so i'm not too in to her love stories either!

Barbara said...

wow this memories are so sweet... and great pictures

Victoria said...

Oh My, Jasmine, this post nearly had me in tears, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandparents, but what an amazing true love story, incredibly inspiring!! Big Hugs! xxx

pearlslaceandruffles said...

Gorgeous pictures, the post was very touching. xoxo

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dennicapearl said...

absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

thank you for sharing. im a new follower :D


<3 dennica pearl
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Vinda Sonata said...

those pictures are beautiful, and the story is interesting.

"I love listening to her stories because back then not every girl is lucky enough to have the chance to be with someone they love.
During her time , most of the girls are married to men they have not seen before , it was always the arranged marriage by their parents."
^ i'm really agree about this. i think back then the era was kind of hard, especially for women.


anyway, both of your grandparents are gorgeous. they look really good together. your grandpa is really handsome.

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures =) And I won't go missing for to long in the blog world the longest would be a week since home work consumes my time... Hope your having a wonderful day!!!!! Love, Laura =)

Booga said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, but I'm glad you had the time with them that you did. They sounded lovely, and looked even moreso.

Gorgeous wedding photos.

Vintage and Cake said...

This has to be the greatest post I have ever seen on blogspot ....I was almost crying at the end of this. I had to reel it :( This is so like my family history, I was also part raised by my mums parents. I love that your grandmother choose love over money, after all you would not be here :) They look so happy in the photos and I can't believe she made that dress ...amazing. Such a gorgeous couple too, you got good genes there hun.I'm sure your grandfather is watching over you and is super proud of you kitten.

I hope you are well and thank you for your comment, we had a great time at the zoo.Going to look at the pictures again xxxxx

¶ Michelle said...

this is such a beautiful post, the pictures are simply lovely.

Abi said...

This is so beautiful Jasmine! Very heartfelt words and beautiful photos to match.
I think its great that you are able to trace your family history in this way and that you have such vivid memories of those people who obviously mean a lot to you.

May God bless both your grandparents' souls.

aurora. said...

this is so lovely :)
they sound like the perfect couple

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog sorry im so late in replying :)
http://vintageaurora.blogspot.com/
xoxo

rebecca said...

i think true love does exist, and your grandparents were lucky enough to find it (:

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amanda lynn? said...

this is such a beautiful post, you write so well! those photos are so sweet

Anything but Bland said...

wow. those are some beautiful family members. I am very sorry to hear the loss of your grandpa. I can now see why you are so beautiful.

love, polly

somewhat nameless said...

Your grandparents sound like such beautiful souls.
Her dress was beautiful, as was this post.
Thank you so much for sharing.
& Thank you so much for your comment, dear.
xx

jamie-lee said...

Oh my gosh, it was lovely to read about your grandparents, was a nice story - and I cannot get over how gorgeous she looked and how beautiful her wedding dress was! x

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Robyn Meagher said...

This is such a lovely story. I'm sure you grandparents had a lovely life together and are really proud of you :) Your grandmother is so so pretty. I enjoyed reading your post even though I feel a bit sad now :(

Hadassah said...

Hello dear! I hope you can understand what I'm writing is that I am using a translation program.
Your blog is very cute, I loved every detail. Such images are beautiful, a former marriage is so cool.
kisses

Viki said...

awwwww these pictures are so sweet :)
xxx

Emma said...

Oh, this is a beautiful post - beautiful pictures, too. What a lovely family you have. That dress is wonderful :) Thank you for sharing x

Miss Kiki Lovelace said...

very touching love story, Jas! :) x and oh! your grandma's wedding gown is just stunning...i especially love the lacey details.. :)

Wynne Prasetyo said...

aww this is such an inspiring post :')

yeah I've been very busy with work and all college stuffs. I may not be updating my blog that often anymore due to that :/ though if you have a Twitter we could follow each other, or you can always send me emails whenever you want. thank you so much :)

Bea said...

What a sweet story. I wish I knew the love story of my grandparents. It's great that you know that history. Something for you to aspire to. I especially like how classic the silhouette of her gown was!

Perhaps your sewing skills will bloom over time? :)

Bea from A plus B