Hubby asked if i will write this down in my blog which i promptly replied YES!
It all happened last Saturday 13 June ( hmm unlucky number :P ) ...
We were all ready to drive into Malaysia with my parents. While the custom officer was checking our passports, he showed mine & told us: "Madam, your passport has expired." Imagine the shock on all of our faces, esp mine :( How could this happened?!?!? Hubby also looked in disbelief but indeed, my passport expired last Nov 08. We were directed to the Customs Office & were advised to go to ICA to request for the Document of Identity (some soft of a temporary passport) inorder to travel. However, this would be subjected to the Officer-in-charge for approval. I could see the disappointment in Mingheng's face & with tears started flowing. He was looking forward to this trip & started counting down the days. Thank God the Office-in-charge gave her approval without much questioning. All that was done by 1pm & we happily set off to Tuas checkpoint again. But alas! we were caught in a terrible jam at Malaysia checkpoint :( it took us another 3 hours to clear. Finally, we arrived at our destination GENTING at 9pm. Well, i considered that early as we thought we'll reached around 10pm-11pm.
Fortunately, there weren't any crowd on Sunday hence it was a breeze for the family to enjoy all the rides leisurely. The boys had so much fun esp in the bumper car rides! They went for countless times :) Since we spent all our time taking rides on the first day, we decided to do something different on the second day. It was also a good move as there were more tour groups which arrived and queues seemed longer too. We spent time shopping, playing at games arcade and went for a magic show DREAMZ at night. It was a good suggestion by hubby and all of us enjoyed it. It was an eye-opener for the boys! They were so impressed & amazed with those tricks performed by the magicians. A few worth mentioning: separately the body parts & disappearing acts of both humans & the ferocious animals (white lion & tiger)
We got ready to drive back by 11am and the traffic was pretty smooth :D Played the CARS movie during our journey to keep the boys entertained. And in no time, we were back to Singapore at 4.30pm :D
Watched the news at night and found out there was a coach which collided with another car on the way up to Genting! Thank God for our journey mercy and also, that we werent caught in another traffic jam :)
Can't wait for our next family trip, which hopefully will be this year end on a plane ride to somewhere ..........
I just have to pen this down to remind myself NEVER TO ATTEMPT JAY WALK :(
What happened to be a groceries shopping turned out to be traumatic ...
Since Mingheng has a last science paper and Ruiheng was a distraction to him at home, i decided to bring him out to do some shopping.
It was closed to 5pm when we headed home. we took the usual path, which at one stage, was to jay walk across the other side of the road. it was a normal path whereby many people will simply jay walk across since it is a long way to get to the traffic lights. it was a 2-way traffic. we were crossing opp direction with this woman who was with another girlfriend (both looks like indonesian to me) The way she attempted to cross the first time was so dangerous. The taxi was really closed to her and then she suddenly dashed across. The taxi driver horned so loudly! She managed to escape unscathed and was smiling. Then i frowned, turned to look at Ruiheng, wanting to tell him it was dangerous to dash across at such a last minute. The next scene i saw, barely 20 sec apart, she got knocked! I saw her being sent flying high up and landed on the ground!!!! I screamed so loud and started crying :( She was standing just so closely to me then... i stood there and cried for a long while before i managed to cross over to the other side of the road (which i was supposed to initially) when i reached, i squat down, shivering and cried again. I know i shouldnt be doing that, esp infront of Ruiheng, but i couldn't help it :( it was like a scene that i would only see it in the movies but now i witnessed it right infront of my eyes :( When i finally got up to my feet, i quickly hold Ruiheng and started walking home in a daze. Ruiheng was such a brave boy. He held my hand and hugged me while i was crying... kept asking : "mummy are you ok??" There was complete silent as we were walking back when suddenly Ruiheng popped a question: "mummy, do people vomit after being hit?" I was shocked and asked why he asked. He replied he saw that auntie had something flowing out from her mouth, looked bloodish and a bit whitish. Without a second thought or explaining anything, i told him to erase all that from his memory. And i asked him a silly question.... "did the auntie saw u?" He calmly replied: No. I know i am becoming a little paranoid here but i just have to find out if she was looking back at him. Upon reaching home Ruiheng related what we witnessed and my 'tap' was turned on again :(... it was just too traumatic for me :(
At that moment when it happened, i uttered a prayer for the victim and thank God for protecting us. I was thinking the taxi could have swerved and hit us when he tried to avoid her during her first attempt to cross the road. And i also thank God that i have Ruiheng there with me... without him i don't think i could walk home... he was comforting me all the while.
This has been the 2nd accident that had happened within 2 weeks nearby my house. The other scene was almost cleared when i walked past and it was unlike this fatal one...seems to be a motorcyclist and a car collided.
It is a very high price to pay for jay walking... I will never never NEVER do that again. I am constantly praying for that poor victim, that she is still alive... please remember her in your prayers too....
I have always enjoy reading Sumiko Tan's column in Sunday Times. Do you? She wrote about the above subject yesterday. Is physical pain more terrible than mental pain? Whichever is worse, few can run away from either. And i fully agreed with which she wrote most of the time.
One of the example she cited was about her colleague who went home one day only to discovere her beloved beagle had gone missing. She later found out from a neighbour that her dog jumped out from the balcony and a thunderstorm that afternoon must have caused him to panic that he died on the spot! To add insult to tragedy, no one had thought of keeping the dog's body for the owner. His body was simply thrown into a rubbish chute :( Her poor colleague did not even have a chance to bid goodbye. So sad right? even though i did not have pets, i felt so much for her colleague. How devastated she must have felt.
Well, yesterday MH experienced pain too! Toothache :( of cos these are two different type of pain. This pain he has serves as a signal that it is high time for him to pay a visit to the dentist. Which he refused to! why?? he is darn worried that the dentist would extract his tooth. He needs lotsa coaxing.
My gynae & mid wives commented that I have high pain threshold since i managed to deliver my 2 boys without epidural. I would conclude (for myself) that mental pain is more terrible. Perhaps I can add on that it is very torturing! I really can't concentrate on anything once i experienced mental pain. I am glad that God is always there to help me overcome it :) Though i have not been faithful all the time, He never fails me. Thank You for being there for me.