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On Thursday at 10.30 am Juanita Sumen Ward

after 18 hours in transit from Melbourne,
arrived at Kuching International Airport
where Alexander Sumen Ward is waiting
with their father Anthony Frederick Ward.
ASW had arrived in Kuching the previous Sunday.
Except for annual trips to Melbourne at C’mas and London the
previous June, AFW has been in Kuching for two and a half years.
ASW and JSW have both visited their father before, on the way to or
from somewhere else. Escaping the air conditioned Arrivals into the

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heat of the Kuching day for a short time, they re-enter only to have
a quick meal and drink before exiting via Departures and AirAsia
at 1.40 for Kota Kintabilu, Sabah and the Shangri-La Rasa Ria
Resort Hotel, 50 minutes by taxi, north of the KK airport at
the tip of Borneo. Here they spend 3 nights and four days
anticipating and celebrating the 70th birthday of
Anthony Frederick Ward on the 17th of
June, the day after returning
to Kuching, and the day before
two of the three would return
then to Melbourne, work,
and winter. Not just his
birthday, but
marking their family’s calendar
indelibly with an ending and a shared
new beginning to three separate journeys.


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One Response to “ARE WE THERE YET?”

  1. Helen Wire Says:

    70 glorious years celebrated in perfect AFW style.
    xxx Helen

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