On Saturday morning, Mom was writing Call 555 : ATLANTIS ZAP.
Justine was in school in the morning. Your sister was having a netball match.
Jus came back around 11:30 am.
Mom said to Jus, "That photo you sent yesterday, there's a connection ..." :D
Jus was like, "Really?"
Mom said with a big smile, "Yes yes ... go take a shower first, I'll tell you later ..."
Fast Forward ...
Dad, Mom and Justine were at a bakery cafe in Bangsar.
Your sister and mother had hair appointments at 2 pm. It was about 1 pm then. We were gonna have a quick bite and go for our hair spa. :D Dad would hang around in Starbucks whilst we were at the salon. So anyway, Mom couldn't wait to get the orders out of the way so she could tell Dad and Justine her great, most fantastic, incredibly awesome story of the ATLANTIS ZAP.
She began her story ...
Bla bla bla ... Bla bla bla ... Bla bla bla ... Omg ... Ignore the caption ... you close one hand on Julian, and who do you see?
Omg ... Your brother has something to do with this show. For Mom's entertainment. To replace Merlin. The thought is just too outrageous to be true. Still, "too outrageous" ... is that a good reason not to believe? After all, nothing is impossible through CHRIST. So if something IMPOSSIBLE happens, is that a good reason to start doubting? Doubting Thomas only believed when he saw the wounds in JESUS' palms. Has she not been given so many signs already?
Omg ... would You take a moment and take a look at the overwhelming SIGNS before her?
Mom added, "Even if, worse case scenario, he doesn't have anything to do with the show, you gotta admit, it's an incredible coinciDANS.":D Justine and Mom were on the same "knowing" level.
Your sister understood. Your father was silent but gave a smile at all the right moments. Grin. Yeah yeah, Dad is one of us now. Haha. Sometimes, he will announce like, hey look! supposedly at a zap sign, but Mom would dismiss it and say, no lah, that's not it, there must be two, remember? and Dad would be all grumpy and muttering to himself that, Son can zap me too, you know ... Hahaha ...:D
Mom continued, "You know, on Wednesday, this line I feel like somebody's watchin' me came on twice on telly ... when I happened to be at the living room ... at a zap time ... What are the chances, you know? Omg ..."
"Then on Thursday, Daniel's name came up on 3 different shows. It was late at night, the telly was on, I was on the sofa ... and all of a sudden his name was mentioned like more than 10 times in 30 seconds ... it was like Daniel this and Daniel that, and Daniel this and Daniel that ... I was not watching the show, I only looked up to see the title SLEEPY HOLLOW ... the time was 10:18 pm (secret code : 4) ... after that, REVENGE was on ... there's a Daniel there, you know right ... and later, there was a preview of FOREVER YOUNG ... Daniel McCormick ... would be aired on (forgot the day) at 11:10 pm."
"Omg Jus ... FOREVER YOUNG??? Like FOREVER 15??? And DANIEL??? 11:10 ??? That's 21! Omg ... Can you believe this??? It's unbelievable!" her voice was high-pitched with excitement.
You're near, she knows.
You're sending her the signs, she knows. Good boy. Always, always remind Mom that You're near.
By the way, Mom just learned that this movie FOREVER YOUNG is a 1992 film, and was taken from the original story entitled THE REST OF DANIEL.
Decode : 21 ...
And The Rest of Daniel???
Omg ... Seriously??? The Rest of Daniel???
What are the chances???
On top of that, Mel GibSON stars in it???
Big, huge coinciDANS!
Truly Son, everywhere we are, there You'll be ...
Secret Code : Daniel 44
Mom was not finished. "On Friday, Dad and I went back home for lunch. PERFECT PITCH was on. Mom watched it for a bit for some ideas on dance steps. Lol. Then came this number when she heard the line I SAW THE SIGN ..." Huh??? I saw the sign??? That line was repeated like 3 to 4 times.
Yes Son, she saw the sign ... all the signs ... :D
All of them.
Mom exclaimed triumphantly, "You see? It's like I see the signs I see the signs, and later in the evening, you sent that photo ... except that I didn't see the sign until the next day, when I checked out Atlantis on the wiki and saw the Julian name ... Your brother must have whispered to me ... I mean, c'mon on ... Why else would I search wiki for information on Atlantis, for cryin' out loud? And I had just told him (in draft Call 555 then) that Atlantis was made to replace Merlin ... and true enough, Wiki says Atlantis was created to fill the gap that Merlin left ... Omg ..."
At the hair salon ...
Mom was ushered to the seat at the extreme right.
Fast forward : About an hour later, as the girl was styling your mother's hair, the girl asked, "Any problem with the relaxing?"
Mom was surprised. The girl remembered that Mom came here 2 MONTHS ago to do a relaxing treatment which cost her a small bomb. Close to RM500. She must have been nuts to agree to that service without checking on the price first. Dad had said, he didn't see any difference. Mom thought it was okay, but nothing to shout about. You mean, the girl was following up on her even though that treatment was done 2 months ago???
You mother hesitated before answering, "It's okay ..."
The girl probed further, "Any problem when you wake up? After bath? Any problem at all?"
Mom replied, "Well actually, my husband said he didn't see any difference at all ... and I still have to tie up my hair because it looks untidy ..."
Mom was not prepared for what the girl was about to say.
The girl offered, "Maybe you come next week, and I re-do for you ... for free ..."
Time stood still. What??? FOR FREE??? The girl was gonna re-do for Mom even though it was like 2 months ago that Mom went there for the last service??? Omg ... Son, is it You? It must be You! You must have whispered to that girl that your mother was not too ecstatic about that last service. Oh my. When Justine and Mom were both done, we walked over to the cashier together.
Your sister lamented, "Aiyoh, why she cut so short?"
Mom assured her that her cut was nice. At the cashier counter, whilst waiting for the girl to give us the bill, Mom suddenly noticed a greeting card with a face of a young chinese boy on the top of a shelf on the wall towards her right. She walked nearer to look at it, trying to figure out who that boy was. A Hong Kong pop teen came to this place?
She walked closer to the card.
The name Daniel was scribbled across on it.
It was this same picture that she saw at the salon (post card size)
Mom said aloud to Justine, "See the card? It says Daniel ..." Omg, what are the chances? Mom asked the cashier, "Who is this Daniel person? Hong Kong singer?" The cashier replied, "No, local ..." Justine said, "Oh, that boy Daniel, Malaysian Idol ..." The cashier said, "Yes yes ..." As we were walking out, Mom couldn't wait to tell Justine, "Omg ... Your brother just gave me another FREE hair service ... He gave me a FREE one on my birthday, remember?"
Justine demanded to know how and why and how come and what about her.
Smile It was raining.
Justine and Mom crossed the road and hurried into the mall. We went up the escalator to Starbucks. Dad was on a sofa chair, reading newspaper.
Dad and Mom took a walk to Borders bookshop. Justine stayed at Starbucks.
Something totally amazing was about to happen.
Omgosh. Dad went straight to the magazine section. Mom took a long walk round the Borders store, starting from the left. She walked around, until she came back to the entrance where there were some books on promotion.
She stood there ... just looking. Then, she found herself picking up this book.
She flipped the pages and opened the book - randomly.
She saw it instantly.
How incredible ...
"I sense Dan's presence lightly behind me ..."
She took in the page number. Page 153. Decode : 144
Oh gosh. What are the chances of picking up a book, the only book that she had picked up since she stepped into the bookstore, and finding that most amazing line?
It was unbelievable. Mom sent a text to Justine immediately. "Come to Borders now."
Mom was bursting with excitement, "Omg, you're so not gonna believe it, but I came here with Dad, I walked one big round, and then stopped here ... picked up this book ... and turned to this page ... see the line???"
Justine couldn't believe her eyes either.
Later, we went into a boutique that was having a sale.
Mom decided to try on some jeans. Your family would soon be travelling, and she thought it would be nice to have a new pair of jeans, especially when it was half price.
In the changing room, as she was trying on the second pair of jeans, she almost fell backward when she heard the song that had came on in the store. FALL FOR YOU ...
Fall For You -- The second song that You sang to Mom the night before You left us.
Justine came a-knocking on the door. Mom smiled through the closed door, "Fall For You ..." Jus was like, yeah ... Omg Daniel Phua. Everywhere we are, there You'll be ... <3 You were definitely with us in that mall that day, Daniel-Son ... How awesome! Omg, how awesome! Keep the zaps coming, Son. Have to go now. Love You so very much. <3
Mom was looking through some sample books that the agent has brought for her.
For next year.
Another year is coming to an end.
Gosh. Time never used to go by so fast when your parents were in school. Days of the week, months of the year ... is it the same as in heaven, Son? Do yall run by calendars? What would an ETERNITY calendar look like? Hmmm ...
Resurrection was on television.
Yeah, Resurrection ... it's a new series on TV ... new to Mom anyway. She's only like seen it 3 or 4 times ... when it happened to be on telly when she's lazing on the sofa in the living room, after dinner.
When Mom first saw the preview, she'd said to Dad, "This show is made for me ..." :D How nice if those we love, who have passed on, return ... Note that she said PASSED ON ... and not the Dee - Eee - Aye - Dee word.
We must never say that word, your family.
Nor You ... although You would not have any reason to say that anymore. It's a BAD word, really. Worse than the F word. O.O It doesn't do any good to anybody. That word should not have been created and should be removed from all dictionaries!
She hears your voice ... and sees you mocking her with your dramatic, trembling hands.
A smile escaped her.
Thank You JESUS for HIS resurrection ... because of JESUS, You are alive today.
Gawd, our JESUS is AWESOME.
Could You tell GOD that Mom said that? And tell JESUS again that Mom said THANK YOU WITH ALL HER HEART for saving her Daniel, and keeping Daniel safe until she and his family are reunited again, with him, some time in the future, somewhere over the rainbow. Hmmm ... How Mom misses your handsome face, Son ... <3
If only ...
Where was she now?
She has side-tracked ... again.
Ah, Resurrection ...
Don't be mistaken. Mom's not obsessed with this TV Resurrection show.
Of course she's not.
It's not like as if it could replace MERLIN or SMALLVILLE.
Now, those -- You could say, she is obsessed with.
Don't know why.
Anyway, if You must know, she's now following ATLANTIS, the TV series. Please don't tell anyone just yet, because Mom's not sure if this is a uh, cool thing to do.
Dad says, NOBODY watches Atlantis.
She can't help herself.
The show is created by the SAME producers of MERLIN.
She's intrigued by the same kind of spice and flavour. :D This ATLANTIS show was created for her. To replace MERLIN. Her son knows how much she enjoys watching MERLIN. Okay, so don't tell anyone that either ... because your father also says NOBODY watches MERLIN, only Mom. Is this true? (Make a face here) It doesn't matter. Mom thinks Dad secretly enjoys watching MERLIN too, just that he doesn't want to admit it. Hehe.
Besides, the 3 main characters ... Hercules, Jason and Pythagoras.
Did You hear what your mother said?
HERCULES??? As in your version of Her-choo-lis??? (Orange Dot Blog)
JASON??? Like --- JASON??? DANIEL JASON??? Helloooo ...
If You stare at the two names long enough, You'd be able to see what she sees.
Yup, HER SON definitely has something to do with this show.
Haha. She should have been a detective and help to solve crime.
What are the chances? 2 out of 3 ain't bad, don't You think?
2 names that have a connection to You.
She found herself frowning at Pythagoras.
Let's see ... some kind of triangle connection.
Never mind. It will come, this triangle connection.
Seriously Daniel, did You whisper to the producers and the script writers? Maybe You did ... and You know what? Maybe You -- did. :D Smile. At this point of writing this paragraph, your mother checks, or investigates further, if You like, the ATLANTIS (the story behind) in Wikipedia.
Read read read ...
Announced on 11 February 2013, Atlantis was created to fill the gap left behind by Merlin ...
Omg what! Read that line again, please.
Omg, isn't that what she just said? To replace MERLIN???
Yesterday (Friday), Justine sent this photo in the WhatsApp Family, with the message :
"Is this boy surname LEE?
Ignore the caption. Copy and pasted."
Mom recognized the photo instantly.
That's YOU, on the left, with JULIAN on the right. This photo was taken during Julian's birthday party. The both of you are looking at his cake. You would have been 8 years old in this photo. Mom replied (sms) :
Dans and Julian. Yes, (Julian's) father is Eugene Lee. What caption??
Justine wrote back :
"Is this boy surname LEE?" Mom replied : Julian Lee. Your fren rite? I don't know. Have to ask Amah. Why? U see fb. (to check the surname, was Mom's intention) Justine sms-ed back : I said, ignore that caption laaaaaaaaa. Mom read that line and stopped herself from sending further replies. What was that?
A joke? She was not amused. Why would Justine send that photo and make a joke out of it? Your sister, out of the blues, send that old photo of You and the Julian boy, and did not even mention your name. That text only managed to get Mom to refer to the boy JULIAN, and after referring to him, the instruction is to ignore him.
What the ...
Really, she was not in the least bit amused with that sms.
Later that evening, (Friday evening) when Justine came home, Mom said flatly, "I don't understand what you're trying to say about that photo ..." Your sister sighed her impatience, "Somebody posted in fb, and I just copied to the family whatsapp laa ..."
Mom thought about it.
You could say she put a lot of thought to it. She went to bed thinking about it.
The next morning, this morning (Saturday morning) she got up, and her first line to Dad was, "Why would someone post that photo of Dans and make a joke out of it?"
Dad brushed her complaint off with a big yawn before mumbling sleepily, "Don't take it too seriously ..."
Mom thought the joke was in bad taste. She cannot understand why she was so bothered by it.
But NOW ... now ... at the time of writing this Call, and communicating with her son, she suddenly sees the connection.
The Pythagoras connection. :D
Just stay with her on this, and reflect for a moment ...
That strange sms ...
Is this boy's surname LEE, said the sms. Mom knows the boy being referred to, is Julian.
Then, ignore the caption, the sms instructed.
Which means, ignore Julian.
So, if she ignores Julian (in the photo), her attention will automatically be on -- Daniel.
Omg ... There is an underlying connection, don't You see?
Ignore JULIAN Murphy the scriptwriter ... and who do You see? Teng teng teng ...
Omg ... seriously???
How incredibly awesome!
Gosh, Mom does wonder whether You have anything to do with this ATLANTIS show ...
Omg ... She investigates further.
Any more signs?
She continues reading the information on Wikipedia ...
The first series was filmed between 1 April 2013 and 1 November 2013.
She looked at the dates carefully before a gasp escaped her.
1/4/2013 and 1/11/2013.
Secret code : (14)(24) and (21)(24)
She found herself staring at all her angel numbers.
How can this be?
Oh Wow ...
Where was she again? O.O
So anyway, there she was before the telly, browsing through her stack of sample books, looking up now and then to watch the RESURRECTION show ... listening ... Then, at one point, she heard this line : "It feels like somebody's watching me ..." 0.0
Say what? She sat up.
Omg ... She grabbed her cell.
It was 8:57 pm.
Mom said aloud, "What's eight five seven?"
Dad replied, "Twenty ..."
Nah, that's wrong.
Let's see ... and she allowed her brains to think outside the box.
Bend the rules, her son has said.
And so, we count this way, and we count that way ... Here count, there count ...
Secret code : 4
Go figure. :D
Smiling to herself, she scribbled the ZAP onto her note pad, making a note that it was from the show Resurrection, which was at the material time, INCORRECT, but Mom was not aware then. The time was a bit off though. 7 minus 5 divide by 2. Was she desperate or what?
Grimace. Her zap times are normally so angel perfect!
Still, that line was for her. Her son's near, he's reminding her.
It was much later that night when she suddenly heard that same line again from the telly.
"It feels like somebody's watching me ..." 0.0
Resurrection was long over.
Huh? That line is not from Resurrection?
No, apparently not.
It was a preview of the movie STRANGER WITH MY FACE.
Oh my. Are You correcting Mom?
It's not Resurrection la, Ma ... :D
Immediately, she checked the time.
It was 9:48 pm.
Secret code :21
ZAP ZAP ZAP ...
Mom went to bed that (Wed) night with a big smile on her face. :D