Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Regrets of The Dying Patients

Last Saturday, I went to the Taman Rimba Bukit Kiara which is just a stone's throw from my home. This lovely park with lush greenery is ideal for picnics and evening walks with families.

There was a private sports carnival organized by a leading banking group where they held great activities and health awareness for their huge number of participants.

I was invited by Hospis Malaysia to give a talk there & to thank the "Maybank Hearts Foundation" for their kind & generous support towards Hospis Malaysia. I told their staff about my 15 years experience as caregiver for the terminally ill patients and how I coped with my late mother's cancer and death. I shared some sad stories & pain of the many dying patients in my care. This made many ladies and men cry so much that day as they missed their mothers too.

We all know that many dying and lonely patients often had many regrets and dying wishes. Their common regrets might include the following:

1. I wish I had taken better care of my health.
2. I wish I had lived for myself more.
3. I wish I was happier.
4. I wish I had traveled to many countries.
5. I wish I had stayed in touch with everyone.

However, I shared the common regrets of many deceased patients I met that they did not have any GOOD FRIENDS before they passed away. So it's very important to have Good & True Friends to support each other till the end.

My wife and supporters at the event to hear my talk. Remember to be nice to all your friends!


Friday, September 14, 2018

Mid Autumn Festival - 24 September 2018

Times flies so fast and so many things have happened while my blog was growing cob webs with leaking drips of putrid water. Muahahahaha I hope to be back in active & regular mode to update my blog posts. Many are still kept inside the archives after being nicely written and prepared. I have lame excuses for hibernating my finger to click the post.

It will be our Mid Autumn Festival in another 10 days. I really miss my childhood days when my parents bought me coloured lanterns almost every year. It was so fun to parade around the neighbourhood streets with my young friends to show off. Our lanterns used to be made from wired figurines being wrapped tightly with multi coloured and painted glass papers. We just had to light a small candle inside and hold it up with the fastened bamboo stick. These days the kids have plastic ones using battery operated lights for their lantern parades. That is too modern and looks no fun to me. Time has changed including the moon cakes.

Look! I am very proud to show off the 2 pretty moon cakes I have received from Blogger Small Kucing.  She is so thoughtful and creative to make them every year. While she gave some to her close friends, she also took in many orders from across the country. Please order yummy ones from her!

 Look! The 'roasted' piglet moon cake is so cute from the top view!

I had a good laugh to see the backside! What did I see?? This pig is complete with eyes, nose, tail and even an ANUS!!!! Muahahahahahahaha

So clever of the manufacturers of the moon cake moulds! They created an anus! Time has changed. Thank you so much for making me laugh -  Mamarazzi Small Kucing!

I would like to wish all my blog readers and silent readers from the whole world a
Happy Mid Autumn Festival.