Sunday, July 24, 2011

Call 252 : KARATE KID

Hello Son,                                    (continue from Call 251)

Thursday, July 21

Your 18th month in Heaven ...

vii. The Bill


After the noodles, Mom walked over to the cashier with the bill. 

The girl said, "RM5-80 ..."

Mom handed her a RM50 note. The girl punched some numbers on the till and soon the balance RM44-20 appeared right before your mother's eyes.

Mom couldn't help but stare at the numbers.

OMG ... 


That's 244 ... That double rainbow inciDAN on her birthday. :D

Call 244 : Rocket Zap

You're really with Mom, Daniel ... 

Clearly, You're right beside her ... 

It's too obvious. :D

viii. Karate Kid

After the noodles, Mom dropped Justine off at the condo and Mom went back to school. The last kid left slightly after 7 pm that evening. 

Mom was driving home. The radio was on. 

GLORY OF LOVE came on.

Awww ... Karate Kid ... Daniel-Son ...

She saw the time on the dashboard. It was 7:10 pm.

Decode : 44


The theme song of KARATE KID (1984), starring Ralph Macchio, who played the part of the main boy-character, Daniel Larusso. 

His master calls him, Daniel-San.

You really are with Mom today, aren't You, Son? :D The car ride from school to the condo takes about 3 minutes. Yet, in that short time, Mom got to hear a ZAP song from her past. From beginning to end. This was one of her favourite movies of all time during her college days ... simply because Daniel-San is such a cute boy (remember, she was just a teen in 1984 ... of course, she's wiser now). 

Subconsciously, the name must have stuck somewhere deep deep deep inside her brain and was somehow released when You were born. Dad and Mom never had to go through a name list to pick a name for You. There were none of the usual - what about this name, and what about that, maybe A, or B's nice too, how about C? No, nothing of the sort. 

Mom only had one name in her mind when You were arrived ... 

Daniel ...

ix. Died In Your Arms

The song ended as Mom was entering the basement car park. We are on the 4th level underground if You remember. By the time she walked up to the ground level, she couldn't wait to get home ... take a shower and blog. 

Mom was walking to the lift when Dad called. He has just arrived at the coach station. A day trip. 

So, she walked all the way down to the basement car park again, got into the car, and drove out of the condo. A song had come on the radio and filled the car. Mom couldn't ignore the lyrics - it was repeated too many times. 

I just died in your arms tonight ...

Twelve times, to be exact. Her eyes shot to the dashboard. 

The time showed 7:21 pm.

There's the 21 again ... 

... and her secret angel code : 4

She had to smile. How awesome.

She felt your presence alright.  :D

You are with Mom, she knows.

Confirmed. :D

x. From A Distance

Mom picked Dad up from the station. 

On the way back, the song FROM A DISTANCE came on. 

The time was 7:47 pm.

Decode : 144

Yes Son, we know. We know you're watching us all from a distance. How You communicate with Mom is just amazing.

First, You get her attention with the KARATE KID song. 

Daniel-Son here ...

Then, to reconfirm, in case there are any doubts at all - the second song came on ...


This is not one of your songs but because that line was repeated more than 10 times, Mom couldn't help but got the message. Her Son's talking to her. If she was not meant to hear that song, Dad would have arrived at 8 pm as initially planned and she would have gone to the car much later. She would have definitely missed the song since it came on at 7:21 pm.

Third, the message comes :  

God is watching us from a distance

Yup, God and You ... since You are right beside God. :D

God is good and God is faithful. 

We can trust God and confidently expect Him to watch over us and keep us safe, even when we are surrounded by threat of harm. No matter the circumstances that we face each day, we know that God is in control. Nothing can happen without His consent. We belong to Him. When we are done with our God-given purpose here on earth, we will return to Him.

Just as You did, Daniel ... :D

But that doesn't stop us from missing You ...

xi. Facebook

We bought some dinner back; fried noodles and a box of KFC. 

After dinner and a hot shower, Mom sat herself down before the computer. Justine was supposed to sing a song for You today, on your special day, but it was rather late ... way past 10 pm. 

So Mom searched for a nice KARATE KID video with the song GLORY OF LOVE and uploaded it on your Facebook page.

Glory Of Love by Peter Cetera

She soon read the posts of a lady by the name of R on your FB page. For the next hour or so, Mom and R were like writing and replying back and forth. How strange that a complete stranger had posted a Happy 18th Month message for You, at a time when Mom forgot.

Honestly, how could a mother forget? Even the Bible assesses the impossibility of this happening by the question, 

"Will a mother ever forgets her child?"

Um, your mother did ... :(

It must be noted that God adds that, even if a mother should forget her child, God will not. Yeah, that line was probably added in the Bible for her benefit.

 Here I Am Lord, says Daniel on 21 January 2010.

See the rainbow overhead ?

Image posted by R on your FB on July 21, 2011 @ 8:44 pm.

At the time of writing this paragraph, Mom checked the above image posted by R on that Thursday, July 21, and found that the time of post was 8:44 pm.

Oh Wow ...

That's like 4444 ...

Power angel signs huh ... :D

Then, R wrote in another post that You are watching us  
"from a distance."

Oh Wow ... ZAP ZAP ZAP ...

What a coinciDANS ... :D 

Bette Midler's FROM A DISTANCE was on the radio this evening at 7:47 pm. 

Two ZAP signs in your FB today? From the same person? Why, that's easy. That can only be YOU assuring us again, and again, and again, that You are near. :D

Thanks for that, Son ... :D

xii. Sunday, July 17

Mom must mention this inciDAN. 

This happened 4 days before your 21st.

Scrolling through her drafts in her cellphone now, Mom is reminded that on Sunday, July 17, Uncle WK, Dad and Mom were in the car. We were talking about renovations on the new school and Mom had asked how would we keep the walls clean? 

Uncle WK replied in jest, "Like Karate Kid ..." 

and he showed the polishing movements with his hands.

Laughing, Mom had glanced at the time. 

It was 3:21 pm.

She had keyed the words "321 karate kid" into her cellphone and soon forgot all about it ... until now. Gee, all this forgetting has got to stop. It didn't have a connection then, since it was a one off inciDAN. 

But now ... now, she sees fireworks.

On hindsight : Karate Kid at 3:21 pm ... 

Why, Mom thinks that was You reminding her about your 21st. :D

And only now she gets it ...

Sheepish smile ... :S

Don't You say a word. Anyway, better late than never.

Thinking about You all the time, Daniel-Son ... <3

Watch over us and keep the ZAPs coming ...

 Love You, Son ... <3