outbrain
Close  

Kim Chiu says goodbye to paternal grandmother: ‘Rest well in heaven, ama’

/ 01:22 PM August 12, 2020
 Kim Chiu with her grandmother

Kim Chiu with her grandmother. Image: Instagram/@chinitaprincess

Kim Chiu has announced the death of her grandmother, stating that her granny “slept peacefully, and little did she know she would wake up in heaven.”

The actress honored her paternal grandmother Francisca “Ayling” Chiu by playing the Chinese song “Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin” for a video tribute, as seen on her Instagram post last Monday, Aug. 10.

ADVERTISEMENT

Her grandmother, who used to live in Cebu, passed away at the age of 85.

“I know that is one of your favorite songs and you always smile whenever I perform a [Chinese] song,” Chiu said.

FEATURED STORIES

The “Love Thy Woman” star also included several of her and her family’s bonding moments with their grandmother in the montage.

“Rest well in heaven, ama!” the actress added. “You don’t have to wait anymore sa (for the) sunrise ug (and) sunset. I guess in heaven [the] sun is always shining.”

The “Pinoy Big Brother” winner mentioned her four other siblings after thanking her grandma for taking care of her and the rest of their family. Chiu then showed a snippet of what appears to be their grandmother’s funeral, which her family was only able to attend via video call.

“Felt hard to say goodbye. Felt even harder that this happened in this kind of situation,” the actress said. “We were not able to fly there to whisper our last goodbye.”

View this post on Instagram

She slept peacefully, and little did she know she would wake up in heaven.🤍. . Rest well in heaven, ama!🤍 You don’t have to wait anymore sa sunrise ug sunset. I guess in heaven sun is always shining. ☀️ I still remember pag kinakamusta kita you always say na “naghulat sa pagsaka sa adlaw ug nagpaabot na mu gabii. Para ugma napud.” You always taught us that tomorrow is another day. Thank you, ama for taking care of us, unconditionally. First photo symbolizes the five of us @kamchiu @twinklechiu_ #williamchiujr #me @alfa1charlie 🤍 Played Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin coz I know that is one of your favorite songs and you always smile whenever I perform a chinese song.❤️ I will miss you ama. Visiting Cebu will never be the same again. 😔😢💔. . Felt hard to say goodbye. Felt even harder that this happened in this kind of situation. 😔 We were not able to fly there to whisper our last goodbye. 🤍. . thank you to my cousins @tinavchiu @ratchiu for the live video since yesterday. 🤍 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝑰𝒏 𝑷𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝑨𝒎𝒂. #85

ADVERTISEMENT

A post shared by Kim Chiu 🌸 (@chinitaprincess) on

“I will miss you ama,” she added. “Visiting Cebu will never be the same again.”

Kim’s older sister, Lakambini Chiu, also expressed her love for their grandmother and how the older woman taught her “what life is all about,” as per her Instagram post on Aug. 10.

Chiu and her siblings grew up under the guidance of their paternal grandmother after their parents separated. In 2013, her mother Louella Chiu-Yap died due to brain aneurysm at the age of 50. JB

RELATED STORIES:

Kim Chiu, in ‘Bawal Lumabas’ shirt, goes out to give relief goods to jeepney drivers

On Xian Lim’s birthday, Kim Chiu is simply thankful for his presence

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Chinese, death, Family, Funeral, grandmothers, Kim Chiu
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.