My close neighbor who suffered from hematencephalon passed away this morning. He was found incurable in the city's hospital and breathed his last on the way back home. When hearing the news of his death ,my heart suddenly became heavy . He is of my father's age. People 's life is hard to predict and it's hard to know when it ''ll come to an end. We really need to cherish our life and live our life to the fullest happily and healthily. It''ll be my father's sixtieth birthday soon. I planned not to go home with peter and catherine since I fear they won't get used to the cold weather in the countryside. But after the case of my neighbor's, I think ,whatever, I must take them home to celebrate my father's birthday. Who knows how long we are able to stay with our parents? Accompany them more while it is not too late in case you lose the opportunity to be obedient. One cannot really understand the arduous work to bring up the kids and the love parents to the kids unless he becomes a parent himself. I realize more in this aspect after being a mom. It's the toughest time for me at present. But whenever I see they sleep soundly besides me, I feel it's enough and it's very worthy. Time always flies. I guess I will go through this period of time. I haven't talked with others in English for some time. It surprised me greatly how fast I fell behind in oral English. I find it hard to think in English. I can't think fast and it seems my vocabularies are hibernating. I must pick it up again, awakening my active vocabularies and restoring my confidence in oral English. Fight!!!