The most scary and difficult year 2020 will be coming to an end this month. The deadly pandemic of Covid19 virus will continue into the year 2021. This deadly virus has changed the whole world and affected almost everyone directly or indirectly from all races of different countries. Many richest and wealthy class people have been affected when this virus robbed their lives and wealth to zero.
I have not been spared either but I am rather fortunate that things somehow fell into place nicely for me. It was like the heavens had diverted my paths towards brokering antique furniture and selling bereavement products since 2018. That was quite sometime before fingers started pointing at Wuhan for spreading the virus. Honestly, I am very sure that the virus did not originate from Wuhan but rather it was discovered from there. So I was earning pocket money from elsewhere when my boss started slowly down and ceased paying the staff salaries since July 2018! That was insane but my willpower and determination pushed me to keep persevering and go against all odds.
I never imagined in my entire life that I would someday be visiting all the big and small cemeteries in Klang Valley besides all the columbarium and high class funeral parlours on weekly or daily basis. Last weekend, I sat outside the Nirvana's sales office in Shah Alam while waiting for my downline to finish selling to his customers. There were nice polished marble stools and tables amidst the landscaped garden. I decided to take some photos to share as every piece tells me a story about life. The above photo is like the path that I partake in my journey of life. I had no idea what lies ahead but I am truly grateful for all the experience that shaped me up. I would say that I am most grateful to both my parents for bringing me up well with the best education that would safely provide me a roof over my head and food on the table.
This statue of the couple depicts me clearly. I have come along in my life with so much ups and downs, yet my wife stood beside me to encourage me, through the darkest days. I am happiest and contented with my life that I met my wife who showed me the way to live in a meaningful way. I started to appreciate whatever I have today as many people out there have nothing.
This crying lady reminds me of my late mother. I have witnessed her crying many times during my growing up years. She was a tough cookie and intelligent lady. She was so smart academically that she passed her entrance exam at the young age of 15 years to be enrolled into the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok to study Dentistry. She came from a very privileged family because her father was a very feared Chief Police Officer in Thailand where he had many servants and bodyguards to serve the entire family. My mother cried many times when she discovered that her greedy and selfish sister took all her money from their family's joint bank accounts to dabble into her own business ventures. My mother was in a dilemma as she had to provide for my siblings who were all studying in Canada and Australia. The feud of 2 sisters ended when my late father encouraged my mother to forgive her sister who was dying of cancer in later years. My mother flew to Bangkok alone and visited her ailing sister who cried buckets of tears at her death bed. She gave my mother a precious gold ring with a huge emerald stone as big as my thumb as a parting gift.
This family statues being huddled together reminds me of my late father being comforted by my siblings during my mother's funeral. It was a sad moment when you have lost a parent. The worst part was my father was suffering from the most advanced dementia where his memory loss made him a frustrated man. He could not recognize anyone except me alone because he could call my name. He did not recognize my siblings, his relatives, friends and even his caregiver. He did not even remember himself and the reasons he was still alive. I would say dementia is one of the most difficult sickness to endure.
This statue looks like a Saint holding a baby. This is probably to comfort young parents who lost their babies that heavenly angels will accompany them till eternity.
My New Year's Resolution for 2021 is to stay safe, work harder and continue to do charity to make online donations to the animal shelters besides other people in need.