Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Hello Son,

Monday, December 17

On Monday morning ...

Yup, first thing in the morning on Monday, Mom was in the car, about to drive out of the condo. Maid R was sitting behind. A smile appeared on her face as she heard the intro music of EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE coming on the radio.

The time was 7:04 am.

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Shaking her head with a knowing smile, and humming the song under her breath, Mom sent a telephatic sms to --- somewhere over the rainbow.

I'll be watching you ...

Smile ...

How reassuring ...

She was meant to hear the song ... the message ... but of course, it's so easy ... because otherwise, she would have gone down to the basement a few minutes later, and miss the song.

The following songs on the radio, after EVERY BREATH, until she reached school were - those weird ones.

About an hour later, Mom went back to Taman Desa to pick up a kid. At the same time, she drove to our condo to get your sister. Justine would be helping her out at school today. Dad's outstation.

So anyway, at the condo, Justine got into the car. Reaching over to the radio, your sister changed the station.

DIE YOUNG (by Kesha) was just about starting.

Mom turned sharply to your sister.

Gosh, would You please note the timing? Could it be any better? Justine returned your mother's knowing glance with a raised eyebrow and a playful smirk, we both shook our heads, with your sister telling Mom,

"I change only, it starts ..."

"Your brother must have whispered to you ... change to station 3, Jus ..." :D

Smile ...

The day passed quickly in school. Mom must mention here that during the day, Aunty JC had sent her a casual text, mentioning about our next karaoke session, and our little gathering with some friends.

Soon, it was nap time for the children.

Justine and Mom went out for a bite.

Mom asked your sister what she wanted to have for lunch.

Emm, anywhere la ...

We drove along Old Klang Road, and decided to go to PappaRich. For reasons that would be known later, your mother missed the turning in (entrance) and so had to enter by the EXIT way. Yeah, the parking attendant had to remove the skittle to allow your mother to drive in through the EXIT.

As we drove in, Justine spotted a vehicle in front of us, reversing out.

Hah, did You see that?

We both did.

Then, as we were waiting for the car to leave the bay, another vehicle about 3 - 4 (can't be sure now) bays away from the reversing car, also reversed out. Now, the area was narrow, and soon, both cars were like in the way of the other. It was kinda strange.

Justine and Mom were just looking at both the cars, which had blocked each other's way. We were on a one vehicle lane, but both cars were facing each other.

Picture that, would You please?

Then suddenly, without warning, SOME NIGHTS (by FUN) broke the silence in the car.



Gosh ...


Pulse racing, Mom pumped up the volume. Breathlessly, your mother reminded herself she had uploaded SOME NIGHTS on your Facebook on Saturday night, 2 days ago then ... and that morning, late morning, she had checked the video again, yup ... she had somehow gotten herself addicted to the -- tune.

What do I stand for?

What do I stand for?

Most nights, I don't know, anymore ...

You know ... You know, don't You?

Oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh ...

I'll be watching You ...

I'm watching You, Ma ... :D

Omg ...

Mom was soon speaking at one thousand words per minute to your sister, who listened calmly. Justine too thought it strange that we were in the car, unable to move because of the two cartoon vehicles in front, each waiting for the other to give way, but thankfully, neither demonstrated any signs of anger or impatience. No honking, or flashing middle-finger or any kind of aggresive behaviour. The two cars were kinda stationary for a minute, save for a bit of moving forward, then backward, then forward, then backward ...

At one point, You would have wonderered how they could ever get out.

Someone has to give in.

It was like ... like watching a silent movie, for Justine and Mom.

Meanwhile, SOME NIGHTS was still going loud and strong.

Finally, we watched the second car reversing all the way back, to allow the first car to drive ahead and take a right turning, before both vehicles disappeared and was out of sight. You must have seen your mother shaking her head. She reversed the car in, and could not stop talking.

Justine was totally taken in too.

It was too strange.

Too calculated, those moves. The delay was deliberate, You could tell. It was that easy.

That was definitely You, Daniel. :D

ZAP ZAP ZAP ... all the way from heaven. :D

That was too awesome ...

So anyway, we sat in a nice cosy corner, before ordering our food. Mom had chicken porridge, whilst Justine had mee mamak. No prizes for guessing what was the topic of conversation during our meal. :D When we done, and waiting for the bill, Justine saw Aunty JC and her daughter, who had walked in and about to sit at a table, near us.

Mom called Aunt JC.

Aunt JC was so surprised to see us. Yup, as surprised as your mother seeing her. Why, was it not only that morning that we had been texting each other -- about the next karaoke session, remember?

Omg ...

I'll be watching You ...

You're super-near, Daniel ... Mom can totally feel your presence ... Thank You Jesus for that ... because of the cross and resurrection ...

Aunty JC expressed her surprise, "We don't come here at all in the first place ... the last time we came here was a year ago with you (Mom), remember? Only this morning, we were sms-ing ..."

Omg ...

Mom laughed, "Horse instincts ..." :D

So anyway, shortly after their food arrived, Mom bade farewell.

We walked to the car, got into the car, turned on the engine.

The radio was on.

Justine clicked to another station.

Omg ...

Would You believe it?


Again ...

Again? And in the same manner?

Justine and Mom turned sharply to each other, and mouthed the OMG.

Your sister said, "I -- just -- changed -- the -- station. This morning, the same thing happened ..."

Omg ...

You can say that again ... :D