Monday, May 24, 2010

I was scared of sudden death......

As i was leafing through the pages of newspaper last saturday, i saw a picture of a friend (my buddy's brother) , and as i zoom into the detail of the reported news, i was devastated to read that my buddy's brother succumbed to heart attack whilst chit-chatting with his friends at his shop last friday evening.

He was 43 years old, a year younger that i am, a health freak and a dragon boat enthusiast and a jolly kind. I remember i used to pass his shop selling leather products, and i love to shout at him, " ah siang" and in respond he would return with a big grin.

I was not feeling nice over the weekend result from my friend's sudden demise, the cliche has it that " Life is Short, therefore live life to the fullest" and i wonder what do we mean by living life to the fullest ? Can somebody please tell me?

If God's willing i really dont want to die a sudden death and especially living behind my two wonderful boys at this ages of theirs.

Sorry folks for sounding so glum the start of the week......... wishing you a great week ahead

P/S : We could not choose death but we could choose God



21 comments:

  1. neither do i... guess we have to do yearly medical checkup, eat good and exercise frequently. And, enjoy each day that the Lord has given us. Have a good and blessed week!

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  2. Living life to the fullest for me is to live up to our own purpose of life which God has already given to us.

    Live out the passion that I have for people and even if I'm gone today, I will still be able to leave a legacy behind. Dont think too much of death cause it will take your focus away from life itself =)

    Enjoy your week ahead people!

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  3. we can't stop it if our name is in his book...wonder...last night i also think about this and start hold my breath just to listen to my hubby & son's snores...I am happy to sleep with this "wonderful music"...珍惜,把握每一分相处时光!

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  4. Me too, Eugene... I've always thought of this and how it will affect Amanda. May God let me guide her till she's ready to be on her own. And to you too... Amen.

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  5. no one knows.. unexpected things do happen... live life to the fullest.. hahaha.. we cannot, right? we have our responsibilities right in front of us.. not enough money and no leave, how to enjoy fullest? but meanwhile, live without harbouring grudges with one another is already good enough.. :)

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  6. I wouldn't mind...just dropping dead! I think that's the best way to die - better than falling sick, suffering for years and years, operation after operation... I always pray that God may be merciful and kind.

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  7. scary scary.. when am in the hospital saw got one patient passed away, i oso get scared dy. sigh. :( its like i just talked to the patient n be friend with him the day before and the next morning like diz. :(

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  8. Life is impermanent as the saying goes birth, old age, sickness and death there is strictly no escape. But going too soon is very sad coz lots of things not done or completed as yet.
    Agree with suituapui just drop dead or die in the sleep is best. I would wish to die during meditation. Have you ever hear of these words during any quarrels or fights where people will say angry words in Hokkien "lu boh hoe si" [you don't die good]. Why? They want the fella to suffer and not instant death. That's truly a bad curse and should never leave the lips. Don't feel too sad for your friend perhaps the higher SELF got bigger plans for him tQ.

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  9. Hi Caroling you are back. Great..

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  10. Oops Xmas came too soon sorry its Caroline ~;). [slip of the fingers no fault of the mind] tQ.

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  11. RIP to your friend. Yes, I won't want to die so soon too leaving behind my children. I'm also scare.

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  12. waaaaaaaaaaaaa very scary news....better to check yearly....and live healthily

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  13. Eugene, for that reason, live life to the fullest. Enjoy what you're doing and do the things you want to do. Have a great week ahead

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  14. live life to the fullest means never to have a half-full cup of your favorite coffee or .... beer.
    Gan Pei !!(not can't pay,...okey?)
    see,...so simple & yet so many of you can't give Eugene an answer.

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  15. That was the best way to die . Some people died in their sleep. That is good too.. the worst one is lying on bed year after year and need people to wipe taht sorry looking ass.

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  16. alamak!

    not a good topic for monday :(

    if this happen, what will happen to my family and love one? :(

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  17. This happened to my BIL's father this year too, he was playing mahjung with his friends and suddenly go heart attract and die on the way to hospital !! so scary .. and leave behind his love one .

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  18. Life is unpredictable and irrational! :/

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  19. i scare too. i guess eeveryone scare as well. they need time to arrange somethings before go...

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