Daddy 【爸爸】

daddy

[Daddy]

By: KOH Jia Xin (HSBC Prosperity Hall)

Image: www.gettyimages.in

My dad and I write to each other electronically for as long as I had been in Hong Kong. He pays my extravagant international student tuition fee to the school and the only condition is for me to write in black and white to him every week. We may not have communicated much before we parted, but necessitates an email per week became my routine, and I think that this is his intention to not to be excluded completely from my life.

He is a disciplined and reliable man who wakes up at six every morning, reads news, stock market and books, and goes to sleep at nine every night; and who, not only keep his promise but carry it out. Before his retirement, he had a lot of pressure from his work. Apart from losing hairs, some of his hairs had gone white. It was a huge difference to see a photo of him a year before and after relocating to a new branch office. His grey hairs make him look older than his friends of his age, and my mom who looks even younger standing beside him. His grey hairs – a sign of aging and wisdom, serves as well as a reminder of how much he has sacrificed for and contributed to his family, his career, and especially to his children.

Though you are no more young and handsome, don’t you worry, we still love you the same, Daddy.

【爸爸】

文:辜嘉歆 (滙豐業昕堂)

圖:www.gettyimages.in

來了香港有多久,我和我爸就電郵了那麼久。他為我繳付國際生昂貴的學費,而他唯一的要求就是我每星期白紙黑字電郵給他。我們可能從沒頻繁交流,但每星期的電郵從此變成我的生活的一部分,我想,這也是他不想被完全被取代的一個方法。

他是個有紀律和可靠的人,每天六點起床,翻閱新聞,股市還有他喜愛的書,晚上九點上床睡覺;還有,他信守承諾,說到做到。

他退休前的工作壓力很大,不止脫髮,也長出了很多白頭髮。相比他一年前和一年後在國外工作的照片,就知道那差異有多大了。他的灰髮讓他看起來比他同齡的朋友衰老,站在我媽旁邊,更顯得她年輕多了。他的灰髮──象徵著年老和智慧,也提醒著我們他對家庭,事業,更多的是他的孩子所犧牲和無限的付出。

雖然你不再年輕貌帥,但我們會永遠地愛你,爸爸。

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