Monday, January 25, 2016

Wandering Ghost at Home

Wandering Ghost at Home

A housewife faced a spate of mysterious and impossible incidents in her home.

Wandering ghost (for lack of better term due my inexperience) can occur at any place or time. I have written a story in my other blog titled “Ghosts Everywhere!” with ghostly apparition occurring at a public place. Whereas this actual incident happened at a family’s home.

Hasmah lives with her husband and three kids in the sleepy town Yan in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. She has lived together with her family for more than 10years at their house. Life at their house was peaceful but uneventful.

 A Typical Malay House

One day Hasmah walked to her 14 year old son’s bedroom and was mildly surprised to see him there. He was on his bed scrawled in his back engrossed playing with his computer game. Hasmah asked about his tuition class and was told that the tuition teacher was sick and he said his father was also back.

Wondering what was going on, Hasmah walked to the living room at the front portion of their house. However there was nobody in there and just as she was about to call out to her son, she glanced at the window of her house.

Her husband was in the courtyard, facing outward squatting and tending a flower batch. This is most unusual, as her husband dislike this activity, thought Hasmah, as she walked down the short stairs from her living room.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

My Granny’s Get-Well Present

My Granny’s Get-Well Present

I received my ex-granny’s get-well present….it took over 10 years to arrive.

According to Kirsten her relationship with her granny (her father’s mum) when she was growing up was normal. Granny stayed at one the back room of their house in Ipoh in Perak and would alternatively send to my aunty and her family house in Melaka.

There were no spectacular memories about her granny except the times when she and her brother got in trouble with her mother and they were thrashed using the slender-like cane (‘kena rotan’). They would run to the granny’s room for help. On seeing their predicament, granny would face her daughter-in-law with both legs firmly planted and with outstretch arms trying to protect her 2 young grandchildren. Granny would jump left and right purposely getting caned herself while rescuing the kids. (what a great & super granny)

There was also a recollection by Kirsten so long ago, both of them was so bored they decided to question their granny about the existence of God. She looked absolutely horrified besides she will be dead by then. The two kids kept pestering their granny until she finally reluctantly gave up and promised to do that.

As time pass by Granny went to her daughter’s family for a visit but fell ill and passed away. Kristen’s parents and brother rushed back for granny’s funeral. Kristen however was on a writing assignment and could not make it back in time.

Several years after that Kirsten had married and the couple moved to Johor Bahru in Johore.  One day, Kirsten was taken by her husband to a local hospital. She was diagnosed to have dengue and the hospital but they were told that the wards were already were jam-packed with patients.

They decided to go home where Kirsten could rest and hopefully get better. Kirsten’s husband called her parents to let them know of the condition of their daughter. Kirsten’s parents promptly arrived the next day to check on their daughter. They decided that if her condition does not improve the next day, they were going to take her other government hospitals or even private hospitals.