Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hero

Children who adores their parents would definitely say they are the best among the very best.
I am one of them. Unfortunately my father passed away when I was 19. All I remembered was that he was the greatest man I have ever met. He was an awesome carpenter, green fingered gardener, very organized, well spoken, well traveled and extremely smart.

I adored him so much that I hated the days I had to wear skirts. I was not happy when I could not fit into the only shoes that was the same brand as my dad's. I pained me when he showed how much he dislike my favourite Teddy Bear (I guess it was because it was not from him).

As much as I want to be like him and have all his traits, I am none of those. I know I have his sense of humour and unfortunately his temper.

Recently I found out that dad never ill- spoke of anyone. No matter how bad he was affected, he never, never, never ill spoke of anyone. He was a kind hearted man and was liked by all his friends.

I met a man who was working with my dad. When he found out that I am my dad's daughter he was thrilled. From being unfriendly he turned to be very talkative. It sadden him when he found out that dad had passed away. I can't remember much about the conversation I had but I remembered what he had said about my dad repeatedly... " your father was a very nice man who enjoyed eating " I also found out that my dad made long trips for food.

So, yeah I got that too, the love for food....

Well just be it. Not an awesome carpenter, not a green fingered gardener, not very organized, not well spoken and not extremely smart. I just wish to be remembered as how my dad is remembered. A nice person who never ill spoke of anyone... and maybe a person who enjoyed food as well.

6 comments:

Ross said...

sometimes people only realised when they are no longer alive...sad kan...

Zaza: where are you...?

Horatio said...

It's through your writing i get to know the things i didn't know about you..thanks for opening your heart and sharing it..

aiz said...

ross, unfortunately during my brief adult life, dad suffered from stroke so i never had any serious conversation with him. but i have realised that dad was the greatest man i have ever met and never saw him aged... i was furious when a stranger refered him as my grand dad. so, yeah i have known all along that he was the best among the very best.... i just never knew that people would remember him as a nice man who never ill spoke of anyone no matter how badly he was affected.... that's all...
and yeah,

WHERE IS ZAZA????



well H,
some people express better in writing and if they have to cry, the computer screen becomes the witness... they can't say back can they? haha

husni said...

love u

aiz said...

husni, love you too?

Anonymous said...

if u think u are not organised, i do not know how do i desc myself..