My grandma is more than a century old.
June 21, 2012 11:52am CST
According to the British identity card, my grandma is 106 years old. For your information, Malaysia or Kepulauan Tanah Melayu it was called a long time ago was governed by the British people. So my grandma have this old identity card given by the British government. Even though it is not used anymore, it was kept properly by her until this very day for rememberance. I am amazed that i am still able to see my grandma until today. I am glad that she stays with my family as my grandfather passed away long time ago. Although her health is deteriorating, her presence at my house is wonderful. My uncles and aunties would come over to visit her. I sometimes wonder what is her secret to longevity. I think i will ask her one day soon enough.
• United States
21 Jun 12
I don't mean to be indelicate in this remark, elguardian, but you may want to ask your grandmother her secret to longevity sooner, rather than later. I can't imagine all of the changes in the world that your grandmother has experienced and seen. Wow. Do you ever have talks with her about the extent of her life?
21 Jun 12
Yes i did mention soon enough. Just need to gather the courage, cause i am a little shy. Hahaha. Anyway, just like you've said, all the changes in the world, she has seen it all, felt it and gone through it and she is still here to stay, seeing her kids,her grandchildren and great grandchildren growing up. She must be one happy women knowing that all her hardwork since the olden days bears fruit.
• South Africa
21 Jun 12
It must be wonderful to have your grandma there! Does she still tell stories? Her longevity most likely has to do with the amount of DNA damage being limited. Most all of us eat modern food with free radicals that enter our cells and damage our DNA. Chemical pollution does that too. So I'm guessing your grandma lived healthy and ate very healthy food :)