Friday, November 17, 2006

Do you believe in luck?

Listening to: Sandy Lam - Zhi Shao Hai You Ni
Feeling: Excited


I do. Not because I tahyul or anything like that but because it has proven itself again and again.

Only last month mom went to Ipoh for a short trip. While they were there, uncle wanted to visit this temple that was apparently very good (or something). Since they were there, mom decided to ask the gods about our home, dad and me.

Mom is not exactly the staunch Buddhist/Taoist but the first thing that came out from Tai Seng Yeh's mouth shocked her. (Tai Seng Yeh is the legendary Monkey God in 'Journey to the West'. Although he was a work of fiction, there are still people worshipping him like a god) He asked why mom have so many 'cards' placed on our altar. Initially mom wondered what sort of cards we have around the altar and asked 'Tai Seng Yeh' what sort of cards as she didn't remember having placed any cards around the altar.

'Tai Seng Yeh' said "The ones you took from the temples. Those that haven't been hoi kong' yet. ('Hoi Kong' literally means 'open light'. It means something like blessing or inviting the gods to the object, and it is usually for statues of gods or prayer beads)

Mom was shocked because we do have cards depicting gods around our altar. And yes, she did take them from the temple. She was asked to take them down. I guess from that moment she had already made up her mind that this 'sifu' was very 'leng' or miraculous.

When mom asked about me, Tai Seng Yeh told mom that I have a nice smile and had always been smiling... to my friends. He said that I only smile to my friends and not to my family. Bingo... another one that hit right on the spot. This was getting kind of freaky because it was all right on the spot. Next he predicted that I will be involved in an accident which will cost me a fortune. This accident will also involve the rear end. Mom interpreted it as a car accident where someone will bang me from behind and asked me to be careful...

You know the freaky thing is.. I got involved in an accident today. A very stupid one because I banged a parked car. My colleague's car by the way, which was way shittier than wrecking a stranger's car.

I was trying to park (side parking) beside his car because I wanted to unload my products as I had a shoot today. Since I had a lot to unload I decided to park there because it's nearer to the entrance. To cut a long story short, I pressed the accelerator instead of the breaks. I couldn't believe I did such a stupid thing like that.

I had been driving for four years and I had never pressed the accelerator instead of the breaks and vice-versa. How could I have done such a thing? Actually at that split second I thought there was a ghost pressing my feet against the pedals. Sigh...

I ran out of my car to check on my colleague's car. Only a few scratches and a broken number plate. So I quickly unloaded my items and removed my car as that space is not mine. As I drove I heard this rattling sound. I looked at my bonnet on my left and saw it bulging up... SHIT. Quickly parked my car again and checked the left side. Only then I realized that the whole left part was dented in. Pretty badly too...

Guess shit happens and it did happen and it will cost me a bloody fortune. My colleague just called me and told me the cost to fix his car was about RM600. WHAT? For that few scratches? Apparently the inside of bumper was all screwed up and had to be fixed. On top of all that, he wanted it to be fixed in the Proton Service Centre and everyone knows fixing it there is more expensive than doing it in the workshops. Since his car is new, he wants it to be fixed in the Proton Centre. His car is a brand new Gen-2. About 3 months old? Felt damn bad for him.

Yes, like I've said, I do believe in luck and I believe that my luck for the whole year had been used up. Now I am fucking broke. My car is pretty badly banged up too, I think that would be about RM600 to fix. It's insurance month in a few weeks time and on top of all that, I still owe my mom money. Wow... Guess I am running on negative... again. Sigh

Just my luck.

All donations are welcomed. Contact me at pinkity@gmail.com for account number *cries*

4 comments:

danielhenry said...

oh... kerlian!!! yiks... i dare not step out of the house now... OMG... so che... eee!!! but i tot after knowing you're bad luck you're suppose to be able to like prevent them from happening!?

Pinkity said...

Hahah.. Dun kerlian me la... I will email you my account number so you can place a donation. Anyway, when you were messaging me on MSN I was on but couldn't reply as the replies kept bouncing back... Why ar?

And the bad luck thing... I think it was CARMA. getddit? CAR-MA...

UGH.. bad joke but please laugh along anyway~

amylmeiwei said...

so sori 2 hear tat. I know how izzit like when u r broke but ur car insurance is dying soon... last year i was in tat situation too, I didn't haf money 2 renew so I was driving without road tax for 3 months leh... luckily i didn't kena. hahaha...

if ur car is not very very badly damage, then leave it 1st lor, renew insurance 1st... later on when u r a bit "song dong" oni fix la.

the tai seng yeh really so "leang" ar? it's so creepy tat he talked like he's been spying on u guys lar.

Pinkity said...

My car is pretty fucked up. Shall take a picture tomorrow and load it up. Will also take a picture of the car I smashed into and had to pay RM600 for.

All my colleagues are actually asking me not to pay if cause it's just ridiculous that I have to pay such a big sum for a few scratches...

Sigh...

Life goes on