Dragonfly-messenger of the dead

The story continues…..

Thus Trudie began  journey to Singapore but was sadly told upon arrival by her husband’s manager Rhys that he had died two days ago in some remote place out of Malacca.. So, stubborn like a mule and refusing to turn back, she hop on to his cart and made that “rockety” journey to the plantation. Anyone travelling through an estate road in a truck will know what the journey is like. But imagine during the 1800s? My backbone will probably rattle; those who are pregnant probably will have a miscarriage. It was here she befriended Wu Chao, a woman from mainland South China. Later she was to find out how closely  “related” they both were through her marriage to Jeremy.To cut the story short, with Wu Chao’s help and her acute business sense, she became a successful woman, dealing in Oriental artefacts, buying and selling these decorative ornamentals from Malacca to London. The author introduced us to the Nyonyas and the Babas with their pigtails, sam foos’ and cheong sams’ . Of course some very interesting phrases like “eat her out of her house’, “a toss in the hay”(that’s for you to find the meaning).  After the death of Wu Chao, she adopted the child……When she paid a visit to the cemetery at the mainland, a dragonfly flutter and landed at her feet. She believed it a message from her dear departed Wu Chao that she’s happy wherever she is.  And with that she turned and walk towards the man waiting for her.., .THE END!

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Mission work in Kuching, Sarawak & Climbed Bako National Park, seen the largest proboscis Climbed the Great Wall of China & serenaded by Ku Nian along Yangtze River Sailed the River Nile Walked in the footsteps of Jesus, crossed River Jordan into Israel, the Holy Lands Mission work in Talugtug, Philippines Mission work in Toowoomba, Queensland Mission work in Kalaymyo, Myanmar
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23 Responses to Dragonfly-messenger of the dead

  1. ilene ong says:

    A few days after the funeral of my late father was over, a dragon fly came into the house and stayed overnight. Subsequently thereafter, a butterfly came in too.

  2. yee,julie says:

    ilene, wah! 2day you no.1 at my blog..holiday or what. believe or not, take that as a good sign.

  3. Judy Leese says:

    Hi Julie, ok, I no read huh. I know you blog continuation of story. I must get the book and fast fast start reading lor.
    Eh, wah chai see…….but when young, like to play with dragon fly and no adults to say, “Em chai see”, so continue to play lah.
    To be honest, my parents no pantang one and since I became Christian, I also no pantang. 🙂

  4. FireHorse says:

    Must go read book now!!!

  5. wonda says:

    U mean Jeremy is Elizabeth’s husband and Wu Chao is his mistress or first wife? Thanks for the big font and sequel. But comment site is tiny. 😦 At the death of some of my family members, a big brown moth came to visit our home, not dragonfly.

  6. moviemania says:



  7. Judy Leese says:

    Julie, found a book on Amazon for .01p. Do you believe it? The postage is £2.75. The review was not very good but readable. I am interested because of the Chinese and Malaysian culture/scene. Thanks for this.

  8. yee,julie says:

    Judy, thats dirt cheap!! I check it out.

  9. wonda says:

    Trudie, such a lovely name. Judy@Tudy@Trudy@Trudie!!!!!

  10. Firehorse says:

    Julie you got come over and eat buffet or not? Hop over when got time and celebrate with me lah.

  11. Firehorse says:

    Julie, what is ABC? I know chendol but for the life of me cannot figure out what ABC is?
    A is for ang tau ah?

  12. Alice says:

    Julie dear,
    Tumpang lalu.
    A= Air
    B= Batu
    C= Campur
    ABC= Air Batu Campur = Ais Kacang. Malay usually calls it ABC.

  13. FireHorse says:

    Thanks wonda, got it, hmmm very chim.

  14. Vern says:

    Hmmm this reminds me of a movie called ‘Dragonfly’ – starring Kevin Costner. Have you seen it?

  15. ilene ong says:

    Execuse me. Want to talk to Vern first. Ya, ya, ya, I saw this movie too. Very interesting show hor? Good thing the husband went ahead with his instincts. Otherwise, the poor baby will grow up wondering why am I fair and the rest of the people so dark coloured wan!

    Julie, since I’m no. 1 at the top, you think, I can be the no. 1 at the bottom too? hahahaha!

  16. Judy Leese says:

    Julie, I won’t let Ilene be number 1 at bottom.
    I come to tell you that my book arrived by post but I was not home to receive so now got to collect at Post Office. 😦

  17. ilene ong says:

    Why you like that wan! hiek, hiek, hiek…….chin chai la….next time ok – let me conquer top and bottom!! 🙂

  18. ilene ong says:

    Yucks! Julie,
    So sorry for being disrespectful! Forgot to get your permission earlier on before talking with Judy. Minta ma’af eh! soli!

  19. yee,julie says:

    FH, who dunno ABC? How to attract crowd to my stall!!!as easy as ABC……a for apple b for bee c for …..

    Judy, great. happy reading.

    Vern & Ilene, we movie kaki. yes, i like that show. He use teka teki and still can find his answer. Watch the latest “The Guardian”? Imagine dude Kutcher in this movie about saving lives. I burst out laughing as soon as his face appear hahahaha..

  20. Vern says:

    Julie, I watched that “The Guardian” on NY’s Eve. It’s quite weird to see Kutcher in a serious role at first (I laughed at the part where he clapped and yelled “Uuurraahh!”) But the movie panjang lebar la, tak habis-habis one. I thought the movie ended when he graduated but mana tau there was another 40 minutes to go!

  21. Alice says:

    Eh, how much does it cost to watch a movie in M’sia? Long time didn’t watch movie liao. Over here, I think it costs 1,500 or 1,600 yen for adult and 1,000 yen for children. But Wed. is ladies’ day, so 1,000yen and first of the month is 1,000 yen for all. Eh, my taketonbo (bamboo dragonfly)cannot be a messenger of the dead hor. It cannot fly so far lei and it’s in my house all the time..

  22. Yee, Julie says:

    glad you like it. welcome anytime.

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