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Grandma paying respect to the Goddess of the Sea on Lamma Island, Hong Kong

My paternal grandmother paying respect at the Tin Hau Temple—devoted to the Goddess of the Sea—in Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island. In August my paternal grandma was diagnosed with inoperable stage IV pancreatic cancer, and in November she passed away at the age of 86, surrounded by family in Hong Kong.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Jenny Lam