Monday, January 28, 2008

Far and wide

Cousin number 8 (according to the father's seniority amongst the siblings) of 26 is finally getting married. With this our Tan clan is nearly international. First non chinese to join, an Indonesian and a German aunt. Followed by a Hong Konger Mariner, Burmese physicist, English music teacher, Irish Miner and an American lawyer uncle.
First cousin-in-law to join us is a Fijian Hong konger. Next, an American archaeologist , two Singaporean accountants, a German fund manager and the latest a Swiss risk analyst.

With 6 uncles and 5 aunts, the family genes have spread far and wide. It has been a long long time since we have all met up. In fact, due to work commitments and timing, some of us have not met for the last 25 years. Not since our paternal grandparents departed. Some day, our children may become good friends and not realised they are related. How small this world is. And it all started with a couple from China venturing out into the vast unknown seeking a bearable life.


stay-at-home mum said...

Wow! Looks like your family is a little "United Nations".
Yes, also with most people mix-marrying nowadays, we dont even know if we are related to the person seated next to us on the bus!

Anonymous said...

Cousin #8 from which uncle#? Hmm I did not know....


Iml said...

Don't be surprise, WE could be remotely related!!!

Aiyah did you not receive this
in your mail?

doc said...


maybe that's why i can relate to Sons of Fortune & As The Crow Flies. both Jeffrey Archer's, naturally.