Papa's Financial Focus Was Always Family

Sorting out through papa's stuff and documents that we took back from his office following him being called to the Lord on 24th May 2014, it's very interesting to note his money habits.

One of the things that really stood out was that he documented almost everything - all the files would have his latest thoughts, and how things would be assigned to different places and columns.

I found a few letters where he has been fined a couple of dollars where it wasn't his fault, and he had written back to claw back as much as he can.

...and this same papa, wouldn't bat an eyelid to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on his family and children.

He would just wait patiently for his retirement, for his time to enjoy himself on earth, after such a long time of work. He was probably looking forward to all his children marrying, playing and teaching his grandchildren.

Papa, oh papa.

You're so adorable and lovable. When I see such habits and patterns of love, it just brings tears to my eyes.

I wish you're here with me still. There's so much I want to talk to you about, I want to show you my future children, and let you teach them your wisdom. I want to have more meals with you, not just the last quiet one we had. I want you to grow old with mum and us, and die of old age rather than being taken away by disease.


I wonder what you're doing now, papa.

This is a tribute and ruminations of my late papa, Daniel Chua. He was born on 27th Feb 1955, and he was called to the Lord on 24th May 2014 (59 years old). A tribute was created to him at

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