If you grew up with siblings, you’ll know how unpredictable the relationship can be. They can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. But it doesn’t change the fact that they grew up with you. And losing them is always going to be painful.
Malaysian YouTuber Qiu Wen (秋雯) recently lost her younger brother, Chris Teng (張和勛). Chris was only 25 when he passed away from a car accident on 15th June. The sudden news came as a shock to many.
On 16th June, Qui Wen’s younger sibling Braxton Teng (张和彬) announced his brother’s passing on Instagram. While his Instagram post was formal as he also announced the details for his brother’s funeral, he wrote a simple message for his brother on his Instagram story. “Second brother, I miss you,” Braxton said. “To my sister-in-law, you must (stay) safe and healthy. We are going to eat together,” he wrote, referring to a text he’d sent to Chris, saying he missed him and wanted to have dinner with him.
Although Braxton did not mention how his brother had passed, Chinese media Sin Chew Daily reported he had passed away in a car accident. The accident, which took place on 15th June, occurred about 5pm during heavy rain. According to the report, Chris had crashed into a lorry parked by the side of the road. He died on the spot while his passenger sustained heavy injuries.
Qui Wen did not post a formal response to her brother’s passing. However, she shared moments she had with him on her Instagram Stories. Silly moments, which she spent laughing with him and enjoying his presence. The photo that moved people the most was a photo of her and him smiling at the camera. It was captioned, “My (pig emoji)“. It was clear to see how much she loved her younger brother. She also changed her profile picture to a black and white photo to respect her brother’s passing.
TV personality Wong Chui Ling (王翠玲) also had fond memories of Chris. She explained in her Instagram post that she had worked with him for over a year and they had gotten to know each other quite well. “You have given young people born in the 90s a new definition,” she said. “Capable, hardworking, energetic, polite and humble.. (And) there (is) a lot more…” Chui Ling shared that working with Chris had inspired her to continue working with younger folks and learn from them.
Chui Ling reminisced their first meeting when his joking personality had charmed her. His death had hit her hard and left her reeling from the loss. “It took more than a long time to calm down and accept the reality. If there is an arrangement in the sky, I believe that you have gone to another place that makes you happier. I hope you can go all the way,” she said. “We will miss your positivity, drive and kindness. You may no longer be with us but your memory will live forever. Rest In Peace, Chris.“
His cremation will be held this Saturday (19th June) while the funeral is being held over a course of three days, starting this evening. Braxton explained that due to the pandemic, there will not be a large gathering and each visit will be limited to 10 minutes.
Losing people you love is never easy, and we don’t always have the chance to be prepared for it. We hope the family finds peace with his passing.