People say that when you are approaching your golden years, you like to read the obituary section in the newspapers because it tells you if you circle of friends have gotten smaller. But I had always been fascinated with obituaries since I was young!
It says so much about life. You know, it is very expensive to book a space in the obituary section? It is much cheaper for your friends to put a condolence message for you. So, take note and tell your loved ones to place a condolence message for you instead of placing an obituary. I had placed both obituaries and condolence messages before and hence, was told that the rates are different.
Like for e.g. tell your wife to place an obituary that goes something like this?
With deepest condolence to myself for the lost of my income source. May Mr. X rest in peace and blesses me with dreams of first prize 4D, DaMaCai, Toto and lottery.
With much happy condolences to myself on the loss of my ork-kai-nah (fierce hen). May Madam OKN blesses me with many SYTs as replacement.
I read a lot of obituaries because I like to count the number of wives the person have had. Then, I try to separate out which children belongs to which wife. Sometimes, a man may have 3 wives and 24 children. Then, multiply by 2 and multiply 3. Wahlau-eh, it is nice to try to figure out which children belongs to which parent.
I also like to see how the names of the children, those Chinese ones, carry either the same middle or last names. It appears very grandiose, isn’t it? Like the children of the Emperor of China? Last time, when my mother-in-law passed away, she had too many great-grandchildren and grandchildren. Therefore, my atm had to spend about RM1K just to accomodate the names.
Of course, when you see some grand old dame or duke passed away, you know that they had lived a good life. But sadly, sometimes, obituaries section carry the death announcement of young people. You can almost sense a big loss in your heart to see a life taken away at such a young age. Then, there are also obituaries of small children and babies which is even more heartbreaking. I sometimes, shed a few tears, staring at those happy faces photos of the deceased children.
I don’t know about others but I can see how my obituary is going to appear next time, probably another 50 years down the line. It will appear on http://chanlilian.net one day with this message :
5xmom bo liaok (no more, elek puacik, not boh liao as in no good)
Go find other blog to read?
Now, must make mental note for someone to remember my login password to blog it for me, right? Otherwise, how am I going to blog my own obituary leh? Who leh, can outlived me?
P/S : With May 1st approaching, I usually dipped into these ‘wish I can die faster’ mode. Don’t bother about me, I find my amusement this way. Expect more morbid blogs till May 1st is over.