Thursday, August 18, 2016

Birthday Surprise For My Wife

My father had gone to heavens to meet my mother. They both must be holding hands and dance ballroom on the clouds. Our lives must move on but without any big celebrations for a whole year. I must not attend any weddings, birthday parties or big events as advised by the religious Gurus who adhere to the Law of the Universe. I will blog and share my parents' old photos soon.

My wife's birthday was like over 2 week's after my father's departure. My lovely wife is a very simple and easy person who has no attachments to materialistic things like branded stuffs or even flowers as she is allergic to the pollen. So I cracked my head and ordered her special gift long ago. I kept it under my office's table and waited for her big day to arrive.

On the eve of her birthday, she was fast asleep while I waited till midnight before taking her gift out. I placed her birthday gift beside her pillow and inserted her personal card. Suddenly, it got activated, started beeping loudly BEEP- TOOOT- BEEEP-TOOT and a recorded voice screamed out in Mandarin to welcome her!!

My wife had a big fright and woke up in disbelief!!!

I gave her a real ATM machine that could withdraw cash or even keep cash bills & coins. She was delighted to see so many big notes inside. I wish her every Happiness, Good Health and Big Wealth with this new handy ATM @ Home.

Now this rich birthday girl took me out to dine at my favourite Japanese restaurant where there is a barbeque buffet. It is so pricey but this rich birthday girl happily paid for the bill. It was no celebration but just makan-makan as usual with live band to serenade our appetite.

You must try this fabulous restaurant ROCKU at One Utama Shopping Centre.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Goodbye My Dearest Father

My dearest father has left us forever. It was Monday 1st August when I went to visit my father in the hospital. It was about 5.30pm when I arrived his ward and noticed that his hands were very swollen. My heart sank as I knew that his time was nearing the end. I had seen many terminally ill cancer patients from my volunteer days where their bodies and organs had all gradually shut down till the last stage where the water retention would appear. I snapped his photos and sent to my siblings who made a dash to the hospital.

I held my father's hand and it was very cold like ice. I stroke his warm forehead and combed his hair with my fingers softly. I held his hands very tightly and started chanting all the Buddhist mantras, knowing that it would help him go in peace. I promptly walked out of the room and visited my friend in the next ward. My old friend had suffered from a major heart attack and was critical. I chatted with him a bit and cheered him up, not to fear of his sickly condition. My phoned beeped and I saw the message from my sister - "Dad is gone...."

The night was very long as we had to do so much preparations for the funeral. I had booked for the special funeral package last year and it was a real breeze as their professional team handled all the necessary and meticulous details. The most important duty when someone dies is the timing of its soul emerging out of their bodies. It would need between 6 to 9 hours for the soul to rise up and they often felt suffering and lost to experience their own soul tearing out of their bodies. This is the most crucial time when we need to be at their side and chant prayers to seek divine's blessing to help their journey out. My brave and fearless wife walked into the morgue of the funeral parlour alone and stood beside my father's body. She chanted the whole sutra book of Bodhisattva Di ZangWang to ferry my father's soul for over 1 hour. She stood in the middle of several bodies and coffins alone! I believe the other souls also benefited along.

  The funeral wake was held for 3 days and 2 nights.


The Day My World Ended

At sunrise of 3rd August, my wife came to fetch me in her brand new car. She sped all the way through the morning traffic to Shah Alam. It w...