Last Sunday, i took my family out for breadfast in my old neigbourhood, i really love going back to my old place, the place that saw me growing up, the place that witnessed my philandering past(hahahahah), the place that was so synonmous with good memories as far as i am concerned, and i just love going back.......
As i was seating down with my family, suddenly i saw a frail, very skinny lady wearing a large-framed sun glasses, her steps were like hampered by her infirmed body and slowly she took the seat across my table, i thought i knew her but then again it just could not be her, the person i knew was not like this, so i stopped short at greeting her.
Shortly after which i saw my friend, i called out to him " hello Ah Moh, long time no see man" happily he responded in Hokkien. " ya man long time no see" he took the seat next to the skinny lady, then my mind suddenly became confused and i was asking myself, " Could this be the wife of Ah Moh's" indeed she was and indeed she really looked so different that i wished it was not her.
I walked over to Ah Moh, before i could say anything, Ah Moh sensing my curiousity and concern, without hesitation he just said, " yup, my wife is suffering from CANCER " i knew at that moment that i did not wish to ask further, because as far as i was concerned CANCER was CANCER irrespective which part of our body it took its ruthless dwelling. I bent over and extended my hand and wished my friend's wife a good life, (that's what i really wanted for her, sincerely)
CANCER, what a feared and dreaded word, i really wish it doesnt exist at all, but then again i know i will be a fool to think likewise. You know i really dont like to hear this suddenly out of the blue when someone says this to me, " You know ah, Eugene, so and so got CANCER now" or " you know kah, Eugene, so and so just died last week because of CANCER" or the worst ever heard " So and so die already because of CANCER, and his so and so also die of CANCER not too long ago"
It is funny, isnt it? With the wonderous and the most magical mind of human, we can come out with the out of the world and perhaps the most advanced invention that have us all in awe, sadly we just cant invent just one thing that can wipe out CANCER from the face of the earth. Why is it so? could it be some kind of consipracy theory that allows the onslaught of CANCER to continue so that some corporations can make tonnes of money at our desperation and making us helpless at their mercy? you tell me.
We can conquer the moon, star and may be the Sun, but day by day thousands upon thousands are being conquered and vanquished by CANCER.
It broke my heart when i saw Ah Moh's wife, it really did.
P/S : May be life can be better and freer, if we choose to make it simpler.