A Family’s Poignant & Emotional Goodbye To The Man In Their Life


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Life would never be the same again.

There’s been a death in this family. It was the seventh day traditionally observed by Taoists to honour the departed soul’s last visit home.

It was also a public holiday — Singapore’s National Day.

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They had tickets to the parade, but all they did this evening was to sit by the glow of the television broadcast.

It’s a sombre evening, but for all intents and purposes life will very soon reset to normal. In the quiet of their own thoughts, they pay tribute to the man they called father and husband.

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The most touching moment was when his son breaks out of his nonchalance.

He tries to guide his father’s soul home because this would be his final homecoming and farewell.

Watch ‘National Day’ by He Shuming (Singapore) on Viddsee:

Shuming’s film has travelled widely to film festivals in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the UK, France and Australia.

Here’s another story on homecomings, about a father who does something drastic when his family become strangers to him. Watch ‘Closer Apart’ (团圆) by Jason Lee

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