When I heard that Kak Endon passed away, the first thing I wanted to do was to curse. Not because I was angry, but out of shock. I couldn’t believe that she was gone. Not one bit.
The Star’s page was loading so slowly that I found myself wishing that it was just a rumour, that it was not true. Googling Kak Endon on Google News dashed that hope and wish. I wanted to cry, but I couldn’t.
Kak Endon, though I never got to meet her personally, was a woman who touched many lives in an unassuming way. You don’t know what you have till it’s gone. With Kak Endon, that was exactly the case.
We all knew that she had breast cancer, but we thought that she was on the mend. Who knew that when she returned home on Tuesday that she was going home to die?
A lot of people have already written tributes to Kak Endon, so I won’t do so. I will say this.
Pak Lah, we’re behind you all the way.