(Edited 21-5-2010 6：30 pm, please see footnote)
（增编 21-5-2010 请看后记）
（增编 21-5-2010 请看后记）
I was informed almost a year ago of the tentative date: 23/5/2010 OR 30/5/2010.
I was hesitating and struggling. May would be a busy month - wedding in Kota Kinabalu on 15/5/10, Legion day (Marian congress was not even conceived yet), Legion Fellowship in Ipoh from 28/5 to 1/6/2010.
Until a month ago, it came with an invitation card and a note to confirm the date: 23/5/2010.
After reading the note, my wife and I decided immediately, if not possible for both of us, one of us must go ....
The note reads:
My dear Uncle Simon and Pauline,
With my broken English, I still have to write in English because I afraid that uncle Simon doesn't want to translate the letter if I write in Mandarin, right or not, uncle Simon? ( no change, still the cheeky Esther -my comment). Somehow, I really wish to see you (both of you) in my Profession Mass... but then...OK, I leave it up to God. Uncle Simon, thanks for everything that you had done for me, God reward you now and forever... I miss you very very much. I'll pray for your need day and night. That's the only thing that I can do for you... God bless you.
Love from Sr. Marie 16-4-2010
Immediately I made a flight booking to Taipei from 22/5 to 24/5/2010 to attend Sr. Marie Aimee's Solemn Profession on 23/5/2010 Sunday at 3:00pm at the Carmerlite Monastery, Shen keng, Taipei.
Sr. Marie Aimee （Esther Yong）from Sibu, Sarawak was a student in UKM, Bangi more than 17 years ago. She was not a Christian then. She followed her friends to our church and later attended RCIA and baptised as a Catholic. After obtaining her Masters, she returned to Sibu to teach for a while.
Then she went to Taiwan to join the Carmerlite order... have not seen or contacted her since then....
She is a bright, jovial and lovely girl. I once joked that if she got married, I would give her a house as present....
Now she is making her final profession to take Jesus as her spouse, I am not sure the promise still valid ..... I am in trouble!
Footnote: Got some pictures from others. Sr. Maria was very active in our parish ... she has more friends than I can remembered.
Sr. Marie (Esther Yong) front seated first from left at Disciple retreat 1998我在大约一年前，就被告知这个日期： 23/5/2010 或者 30/5/2010.
当时我觉得有点为难，犹豫，内心在挣扎。我知道五月是个很忙的月份，因为在五月中（ 15/5）要去亚庇参加乾女儿诗诗的结婚典礼，通常这个月份也是庆祝圣母军日的时候。到了月尾 29/5 至 1/6/2010，要去怡保参加圣母军交流会。这个交流会更是重要，因为这是我二十年来，从未间断过都出席的盛会。假如日期肯定在30/5/2010，那我就不能够了。
我马上的订了飞机票，22/5 至 24/5/2010 到台北深坑，加尔默罗圣母圣衣隐修院，参加玛利亚修女的永愿庆典及弥撒。我必须去。