Monday, March 24, 2014

Call 525 : GO ON

Hello Son, 

Arriving at the condo this afternoon, Dad parked the car at our bay. He and Mom was heading towards the lift when Mom suddenly spotted a feather on her path.

She stopped abruptly, bent down give it a quick glance before pointing it to Dad.

No, she didn't pick it up.

She's gone past that stage. :D

That was one sign though.

Only one sign.

There should be a second one if her son is zapping her. :D

Mom soon forgot about her second sign as she went to visit Aunty Di, who lives a floor below us. 

Baby Dylan came home on Sunday. :D

Will upload some photos in a bit.

Anyway, she spent some time with the baby before going back to school before 3 pm.

It is the Easter break at the moment. Still the day care kids were all present.

So anyway, at the end of the day, when all the children had gone back, we closed up.

Megan, Mom and the maid.

We were in the car.

Driving out of the school premises, Mom's senses were suddenly alerted as she heard the TITANIC intro music coming from the radio.

The time on the dashboard was 7:14 pm.

Secret code : 21


But of course.

The timing would be perfect.

Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you

That is how I know you ... go on

Far across the distance and spaces between us

You have come to show you ... go on

Her angel sign.

It was the perfect zap song to end the day.

Approaching the condo, and just as she was about to park the car, she remembered her first sign earlier.

Here's your second sign, Ma ... :D

It was a heart - warming moment. 

Mom chose to bask in that 3 minute precious moment, by listening intently and singing along. 

Line by line.

Thank you, Son. <3

Everywhere we are, there You'll be.

Near, far wherever you are ...

You are safe in our hearts, and our hearts will ... go on ... and on ...

Oh ...

Did You hear that???

The news is on. MH370 is found.

Talk to You tomorrow, Son.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Call 524 : DVD ZAP

Hello Son, 

Friday, March 21

Friday 21st was your 50th month away from us. :(((


How 50 months could slip by and breeze by, we will never know.

If only, Daniel ... if only ...

If only You were still with us. 

We miss You so very much, Son. If not for the zap zap zaps and the connection, Mom would not have been able to cope ... and move on. 

That said, we must not forget to thank Jesus for His resurrection ... because of Jesus' resurrection, You are alive and well, and someday, Daniel, we will be together again.

Every day, You remind her that you're near.

So very near.

Constantly, You drop her a sign ...correction, two signs ... to let her know you're right beside her.

There is not a moment that You are not on Mom's mind, Daniel.

You're always on her mind.


Friday 21st ... was the last day of school, before we break for the 1st semester holidays.

One week break only.

Oh well.

After school, Dad and Mom went to a nearby mall for some lunch. We had a great birthday celebration that day in school, and it was just a big sigh of relief that we could finally take a breather and enjoy our -- iced milk tea.


After lunch, Mom told Dad she promised the kids she would buy the DVD RAPUNZEL for the day care kids to watch when they get up after their nap.

She walked over to the DVD stall, and asked for their collection of Disney cartoons.

There were like 20 over folders on the table, filled with all kinds of DVDs. The guy pointed to 3 of them, somewhere in the middle of the display table, and said, "These are cartoons."

He recommended FROZEN.


Let it go ... let it go ...

I'm one with the wind and sky ...

Mom said that she already has that DVD, and asked for TANGLED instead. We did that story during Fairy Tale time that morning. He reached down and got a copy for her. 

She picked another 2 more. 


She's never seen FROG PRINCESS, or should she say, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, and as for THE LITTLE MERMAID, the disc has been long -- missing.

After that, Mom found herself browsing --- randomly.

She picked a folder, and started to flip through.

It wasn't until she saw the print DANIEL BUTLER when she found herself -- staring. 

Hmmm ...

Slowly, she flipped over a few more sheets (?) and immediately stopped when she saw the bold print HELLO. She could have sworn the HELLO had called out to her. :D


Wait a minute.

Daniel ??? 

And HELLO ???

Why, that's easy ... Mom hears your voice saying that line from the hospital bed a week before You left us.

Daniel --- says --- Hello.

A smile appeared on your mother's face. 

She would have loved to take a photo of her eviDANS ... but she couldn't. The DVD guy was standing right in front of her. What would he think? What could she say? Well, for starters, she could say that she wanted to take a photo of both the covers to send to a friend or ...

Oh forget it.

So tiresome, just trying to explain that.

Mom called Dad over. Her witness.

Dad came over.

Mom held up the DVD folder, pointed to the name DANIEL before flipping over to show Dad the second DVD, HELLO.

Dad and Mom exchanged a secret smile.

So anyway, to cut a long story short, we were soon back in the car within the next 20 minutes or so.

Dad would drop Mom off at school. 

Just as we were about to reach the turning to the school, a certain intro music came on the radio that made Mom --- gasped.

Omg ...

Omg ...

Omg ...

It can't be.


Gosh, what are the chances???


Oh My Lord.

The time was 3:04 pm.

Mom turned to Dad excitedly, "Omg ... When You Say Nothing ... that song ... When You Say Nothing At All ... that song that song ... We just saw the DANIEL and the HELLO ... and now we hear this song ... Omg ..."

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart

Without saying a word you can light up the dark

Try as I may, I can never explain

What I hear when you don't say a thing 

Oh gosh, Son ... that was super amazing. 

What a reinforcement. 

Mom had told Dad when she showed him the ZAP DVDs, that "Son is saying hello, it's his 21st today ..." and now out of the blues, she hears the lines :

Try as I may, I can never explain

What I hear when you don't say a thing

Oh wow, Daniel.

It's true ... there is no explanation. 

Everywhere we are, there You'll be. <3

Talk to You tomorrow, Son. :D

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hello Son,

Oh gosh, Son ... it's almost a month since Mom last wrote.

It's been a crazy, crazy week after week after week.

After week.

Still, You never fail to zap your mother daily.



Daily, You remind her that you're near.

Thank you, Son.

Miss You very much, Daniel. There is not a moment that you're not on our minds.

Your mother was searching for some images and came across this.


That made her stare ... for a while.

Then, just as she scrolled down, this image greeted her.


Rainbow ...

She found herself smiling.

It wasn't until some 10 minutes later, when she received the familiar ZAP ZAP ZAP.

The song SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW came on from the telly.

Oh gosh. 


What a coinciDANS.

Mom had glanced at the time on her computer -- immediately.

9:25 pm.

Decode : 21

A secret smile.

But of course.

That reminded her of Dad's boarding pass the day before.

Dad was up north, and taking a flight back to KL.

He had sent Mom this:-


Dad's sms @ 9:12 am (with the image) read : On board now.

Mom studied the boarding pass slip and a smile appeared on her face. :D

You must have seen that, huh. :D

Did You?

Would You look at all her angel signs?

From the top : There's the big D.

No prizes for guessing what the D stands for. Then ...

2101 ???

Decode : 4

Boarding time 09:10 am.

Why, that's 44

Her eyes darted up to 18MAR14.

A chuckle escaped her. 

Secret code : 18(3)14




Moving down to 00046.

Honestly, she couldn't help grinning.


Like 23?

Why, that's a clear 1994.

Your birth year. :D

Only B5 has no connection ...

Aiyoh Maaaa ... she hears You.

How could a tiny little boarding pass bring so much -- joy -- to her?


That's not even the highlight.

Dad sent another sms at 11:06 am and said : 

Co-pilot Daniel Fakri 


Oh my Lord ... You can't be serious.

What are the chances?

At 11:06? 

Secret code : 4

Mom replied : o my lord,  same as the singapore flight?

(Last weekend, your family was in Singapore. On the return flight back, the steward who made the usual announcement just before we landed, introduced himself as DANIEL. Gasp here, please! Dad and Justine were with Mom. We all heard.)

Anyway, Dad replied : Different airline. Daniel spoke on behalf of the pilot. Good English.

His next sms read : Son was supposed to be a Pilot. :(

Mom noticed the time of that sms and replied : you sent that 11:11 am.

Decode : 4

Truly Daniel, eveywhere we are, there You'll be.

Oh and You know what?

Yesterday afternoon, at home, Mom was at the sofa. 


Lunch break.

Why she has to rest so much these days, she's not sure.

Suddenly, without warning, at one precious moment, she saw before her eyes, a beauty expert giving some beauty tips, and then, lo and behold, appearing on the screen was the consultant's name :



OMG ...

Mom had grabbed her mobile to check the time.

It was 2:48 pm


Always perfect the zaps are.

Decode : 2(48)

Is that not a clear 21?

That evening, whilst Mom was on the computer preparing some school work, the name Ralph Macchio was mentioned about like, 10 times, on an episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Mom had glanced at the time.

She scribbled down on a piece of paper before her.

6:38 pm.

Decode : 44


Ralph Macchio?

1984 Karate Kid.



Two times???


Honestly, what are the chances?

No chance.

Angel chance.

Your 21st is coming round the corner, Son.

Keep the zaps coming.

Talk to You in a bit. 

Gotta go now and get some school work done.

Love You, Daniel-Son. <3