A Malaysian sharing his thoughts with the world...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I work in the Borneo state of Sarawak from early 1986 to mid-1989. It became
the best part of my 32 years career in the government. I enjoy working there
and make many friends. Most like me have retired and a few live in and
around Kuala lumpur. One such friend has a condo in Ulu Kelang, not that far
away from where we live. He would call or visit us whenever they are in Kuala
Lumpur. He passed away a few years ago of cancer. And because I live in Ampang,
Selangor I could not made it to the funeral but did send a condolence
through SMS to the decease's spouse. A year later his spouse visited us
in our house and related us this story. I thought it is time to tell this
story of humanity......At the hospital while waiting for the funeral arrangement
be made a Chinaman wearing just a short came and hand over to the grieving
widow a plastic bag. She did not know the man. Thanking him she put the bag
away. Later on when she got home after the funeral she took the bag and look at
the bundle wrap in old newspaper inside the bag. She was curious and unwrap it
and found lots of money. She did not know what to do with it but remember what
that man said. Dia orang baik... [He is a good person...].... Until now she could
not trace that Chinaman. This is a true story told by the lady to my spouse and
I. We know the couple well and always found the decease a humble person indeed.
Well folks if you have a good heart and had help folks without asking for
anything back, you are always remembered even after you are dead. The Chinese
word of wisdom “When you drink from a cup do not forget that the water came
from a stream somewhere.” Yes true indeed.