That after a lapse of 30++ years, I got to see him on Sunday 30 Sep 2012. I was so happy for him still full of energy and happiness on that morning. I could not have known that was his last hurrah and he left us all the next morning.
During WW2, he was send to the country side from London. He came back to his home to find it a big crater in the ground and that he was alone other than the family he was with in the country. Then that family passed on. He was never alone and he had his friends.
We told that to the British Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. But they decided to do a thorough job in checking if Phillip had Next Of Kin in UK or around the world.
They took about 4 weeks, and decided Phillip can be released to his friends in Batu Pahat to take care of him.
They had a wake for him for a couple of days. Part of the wake was to drink up the beer that Phillip brewed and bottled. I did not have the luck to drink that. But I was told it was a very good beer. Apparently on the last night of the wake, lots of beer were drank for a spirited sending off party. All who knew Phillip said he would have like that very much.
An indication of the kind of person Phillip was can be seen in this person Eric who was at the wake the day before. Eric called Cyrus when he came back to Singapore. Cyrus thought Eric had to be a photographer or in advertising. Eric told him no, and that he was a butcher. Selling pork in the Pasir Panjang wet market. Phillip bought often from him and became friends 20++ years ago. When Phillip was staying in the Riau Islands, Phillip would stay overnight with Eric each time he came to Singapore. Phillip had the knack of making friends regardless of backgrounds.
We drove up on Saturday to Batu Pahat for Phillip final send off on 27 Oct 2012.
On the table were some of the newspapers on Phillip and the last few photos he taken of the village he lived in.
We accompany him onto Fairy Hill in Pagoh where he was cremated.
Then it was a trip on the sampan of one of his friend from the village. To be taken to the sea in front of the village. You can see the jetty from the village where he shot many of his photos.
My camera had to run out of battery just when it was time to send Phillip Little home.
So I had Cyrus to send me this.
LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.
Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
if you forgotten about clicker training
Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.
(edited on 4th November 2011 to include below)
To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust
I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.
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