Empties and A Little Sad Update

Is it the end of the month already? I didn’t realize it until I saw the title of this post in the draft. I’ve been postponing all my ‘planned’ posts because I’ve just been really uninspired to talk about skincare and makeup lately. My grandfather is in the hospital now, with a tube down his nose and another tube for IV drip. The tube down his nose is for the nurses to feed milk to him, but even that, his body is rejecting. The doctor with very bad bedside manners told him everything we didn’t, and even more. Maybe it’s a good thing, I don’t know. Now, knowing he has only a minute to a year to live, my granddad wants to try everything possible to prolong his life because either way, he’d die. My granddad, who survived Japanese occupation during the World War II is going to fight with all that he has, even though he knows it’s a battle he can never win. He’s more like wielding a shield instead of a sword, and he’s just holding on until the inevitable. Kinda reminds me of the last scene in the movie 300.

That’s the courageous granddad I admire, albeit a little rough on the edges 🙂

I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who emailed me, who commented and who are praying for my granddad. It’s been a little gloomy here, and I promise to keep my next post more upbeat. So if I go MIA again, most likely it means I have nothing happy to write about. And if I haven’t been commenting on your blogs, it doesn’t mean I forgot about you. I still love you. Just give me some time 🙂

On another note, here are what I used up the last few months.






I think I reviewed all of them before. Just do a search if you’re interested. So, that’s it. Here’s the little update of what’s been going on this month. The kids are doing just fine, and while keeping our lives as normal as possible, we’re also prepared for any emergencies. I’m also walking on thin ice, because my mom’s been really sensitive and ‘explosive’ lately. All understandable, but also that much more stressful. Hahaha!

Until the next time, keep well, my friends!

Oh, and before I forget, Happy Deepavali to all my Hindu friends!



xoxo Lily




  • Oh, Lily I’m so sorry this is happening to your grandfather and to all of you. So sorry. He sounds like such a brave man. Love and hugs to you all.

    • Lily

      Ah Tracy. We all have to go one day. Just how and when. Doesn’t mean we’re not sad but my dear brave granddad will try to kick cancer in the ass before he goes. He’s not going alone that’s for sure. lol!

  • I’m so sorry to hear your grandfather is going through this now. He seems like a strong man that your children will learn from to have strength. Sending you and the family lots of love.

    • Lily

      Thank you Sofia. The girls know that their greatgrandfather will not have long to live. Poor Ashton looks confused and my granddad loves Ashton to bits. It’s heartbreaking to see Ashton grabbing my granddad’s hand, wanting to play with him.

  • mj_estel

    Sorry to hear that, Lily. Sending lots of love to you and your family.

    • Lily

      I’m sorry too. Thank you for the warm message 🙂

  • Sorry to hear about your grandfather, Lily 🙁 Sending you and your family lots of positive vibes.

    • Lily

      Thanks Melissa. He passed away a week and a half ago. Actually, it’s 2 weeks ago. He’s not suffering anymore.

  • Bellyhead

    Dear Lily, Sending you and your family lots of love. It must be such a difficult time for you. Amazing grandfather you have and with such strength of character!

    • Lily

      Yes, my grandfather fought till the very last minute. I’d like to think he’s not in pain anymore, and is in a really nice place now.

  • So sorry to hear about your grandpa! My thoughts are with you and hope your family will be OK.

    • Lily

      Thank you MizzJ. We went through a short mourning period, after he left us 2 weeks ago but I still miss him. Sometimes I’d cry a bucket and then I’d be OK when my kids distract me 🙂

  • Hey Lily, i’m so sorry to hear about your granddad! It must be so tiring physically and emotionally right now, so I’m praying for peace & strength for the days ahead. Hugs & kisses!

    • Lily

      My mom and grandma were total wrecks when my granddad passed away 2 weeks ago. Even my girls were crying lots. They were very close. I tried to be strong myself, since we were all mentally prepared, but honestly, nothing prepares you for the final moment. He’s in our memories now.

  • So sorry to hear this, Lily…my thoughts are with you and family. I can’t imagine the stress that everyone in your family is going through now. Hugs. xx

    • Lily

      Hey Shireen… no more stress now. Granddad passed away 2 weeks ago. We were very sad, and I still am, because something random can be a trigger point and I’d start crying. Just last night, I was watching a movie, and there was a scene when the grandma died. OMG, that did me. It’ll take time since we were close, but I believe he’s finally resting peacefully and happily now.

      • Oh Lily, I am so sorry to know this, my condolences to you and family. It’s understandable that you’re sad and the smallest thing can trigger flood of tears but that’s because he is dearly love and now missed by you. Hugs, I am so sorry for your loss. 🙁

        • Lily

          Thank you Shireen. I know I’ll be losing more people as time goes on, so I’ll treasure them with all my heart every single day 🙂

  • Thank you for the Deepavali wishes by the way. And I send some prayers and love to you and your family…

    • Lily

      Thank you Hari. Btw, I was just speaking with Brendan the other day and found he’s our mutual friend!

  • Lily

    Thank you Laura. My grandfather passed away peacefully a little more than a week ago. He’s finally resting in peace now.