Is It A Sign???

Dad has been ill for quite some time now, ever since he was doing his Hajj as recently as seven months ago. We dunno what is actually wrong with him as all tests done on him have proved negative and that he is normal. He’s lost almost 10kg now as he cannot digest his food properly. The family is worried sick now with regards to his condition. He was warded for a night last Friday at Singapore General Hospital but again tests done on his blood sample and heart proved he is ok.

But something about him lately makes me feel extremely uncomfortable and my deepest fears were heightened yesterday when I helped him do the house chores. As I was busy adjusting the cushion covers, he said something cryptic which is still ringing in my ears till now:

“You’ve got to learn to be the man of the house quickly as I dunno how long I’m going to be…”

What he meant by “learn to be the man of the house” is doing all the repair work on the electrical stuff and other things associated with handy work at home. To him, if one can do that, then we don’t have to spend money calling the likes of electricians, plumbers etc to fix our stuff when they need to. I can do the little stuff like changing a light bulb, basic carpentry and repairing the sink but of course my level of expertise is unlike his, since after all, he was a technician by trade. After he said those words, he then showed me the main electrical power box and told me not to touch it as much as possible. My mind went blank went he showed me everything as his words kept hitting me hard.

Since then, my head has been in a spin and I can’t help but think if it’s a sign that we won’t have much time to spend together. I’m sure you guys know what I mean when somebody’s time is almost near and the little signs they show us. I hope I am wrong but the signs don’t look that good at the moment especially now that he has just been warded again today…

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

8 thoughts on “Is It A Sign???”

  1. “Yup…it is definitely a sign…..13th May 2007….ayahku telah pulang kerahmatullah..sebelum tu banyak tanda2 atau pesanan yg ingin ditinggalkan….malangnya ayah tak boleh berbicara disebabkan penyakit angin ahmar yg dihadapinya selama 2 tahun.
    Seminggu sebelum ayah pergi…ibuku telah membawa ayah berpindah kerumah kakakku akibat perselisihan faham antara ibu dan keluarga abang. Walaupun abang hanya satu2nya anak lelaki tetapi sikap ego seorg lelaki telah membuat ibu berjauh hati dgn abang…Masih terbayang2 lagi airmata ayah yg megalir sewaktu dibawa ambulan kerumah kakakku…Maaf aku hanya ingin menumpang meluahkan kesedihan yg tak terbendung…lebih2 lagi bila suami tak memahami……Pesanku buatmu fahamilah & jagalah hati org tua ….walaupun kadang2 mereka lupa bahawa kita sudah menjadi seorg dewasa….watever it is……they are still our parents……………..

  2. I pray that he will be okay. I’ve been through and its tough. Hang in there and just leave it to God. He knows all. Insyallah, all will be okay.


  3. insya allah ur dad umurnya panjang., ajal maut di tangan tuhan ….kadang kadang nie coincidental. however we’ll pray for your dad’s wellbeing…fellow singapore in Perth, Australia.

  4. hello… ive been a silent reader of ur blog for quite some time.. i hope ur dad will be ok.. tak semestinya ia signs.. someone close to me dulu pun pernah cakap bukan2.. pasal mati la apa la etc.. but tat person alhamdulilah, is still alive…

    2 of my friends lost their dads… yeah scary.. but.. me mengaku kadang2 takut sendiri.. i believe ur dad is a nice muslim.. whatever happens, at the end of the day, u know bahawa dia telah menjadi seorang lelaki, suami, ayah dan muslim yang baik…

  5. Hi PM…. insyallah ur dad will be alright…. i cant deny my late dad too has all kinds of last words said, but still, jodoh maut ditangan Tuhan…. sometimes, when an elderly person is sick, they tends to think negatively.. u meanwhile, have to be optimistic over things…. hope ur dad recover fast…

  6. bloghopped to here.. hope everything will be fine.. u said he was sick ever since he came back from Haji? ok from religious belief and experience, he might have said something or did something or thought abt something and whatever it is he said or did mungkin dikabulkan in a negative way and could have affected his health …not too sure cos just saying cos of experience where someone i know thought the food there was bad then suddenly she couldnt eat for hours until she return to the place where she thought of such things and took back her words and asked for forgiveness…

    whatever it is.. hopefully things will be alright.. it is all in His hands..

  7. I hope that ur dad will be his usual self soon, insyallah…
    My ayah told my husband the same thing too and ikept thinking about it til now…I can completely understand how u feel, bro.

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