Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Good day, my fellow readers (however few they are). How were your week? I certainly hope that what you intended to do had been accomplished. Before I have lost track (and interest) of what I intended to write about, I must quickly jot it down here. Here goes:

My younger sister used to say that her least favourite months were from April until July for in these few months, a lot of family celebrations occured. Firstly, my birthday falls on April. Then, the widely celebrated Mother's Day on the month of May. On June, we have both my mother's birthday and Father's Day. Lastly, my father's birthday falls on July itself. And with the birth of my youngest sister which was few days after my father's, life for her for these months were rather miserable. If you ask why, she would had told you that she would had to spend a lot of money on these few months. But we, the rest of the family members, often retort back by saying, " Why would you need to spend so much money? Not like you are going to buy us presents or anything."

If you did not get the little joke we family shared, nevermind. Only those who knew her would get it.

Anyhow, it's that time of the year again that we gather around to honour the men in our households who work all days and nights to provide comforts for his families, who would go through thick and thin to ensure his children would get all the best that he could provide, who would battle all evil that might harm his family. It is the day where we express our utmost gratitudes and loves for the fathers in our lives.

This coming Father's Day, my sister and I got ourselves a lovely belt for our beloved father. Hopefully, he will like it. It just occured to me that my father will be hitting 50 this coming birthday. How's life flew by. In less than five years time, my father would retire from the working world and it would be my turn, hopefully, to support the family. While I'm sure that my family would be just fine even without my contribution, I would like to do my part for the family. Hopefully, by that time, I would be in the working world and not on the unemployed side, what with today's economy.

I do hope he like it

Enough rambling. Before I finished my post, I would like to wish every father in the world (and my dad) a Happy Father's Day.

On a new but related topic, today, in conjunction with the Father's Day celebration, 8TV, one of the leading, in my opinion. broadcasting station in the country, had aired the critically-acclaimed Hong Kong movie, After This Our Exile (父子 in Chinese, which mean Father-Son). While I did not watch the movie from the beginning until the end, I did catch the last 45 minutes or so and I was aghast with the way the relationship between the father and son had ended.

Before I begin explaining why I was not happy with it, I must first briefly tell the gist of the movie. The movie starred Aaron Kwok and Charlie Yeung as the husband and wife of a young boy, played by a newcomer, Gouw Ian Iskandar. The movie was set in the small town of Ipoh, Perak. When I began watching the movie, the father was already in heavy debt with the loansharks due to his gambling addiction and his wife had escaped from the marriage, leaving the boy with his father. The boy was loyal to his father, therefore, refusing to leave with his mother.

In order to pay back the loansharks, the father had asked his son to steal from the houses along the street. At its climax, the boy, which was forced by his father to enter a stranger's house, was caught stealing red-handed and had to endure severe beatings from the man. Totally helpless against the man which was twice or thrice time his size, he was beat until fainted while the father, standing there, at one point wanting to go rescue his son but was hit by a car, ultimately left his son to fend for himself when the polices arrived.

I was so angry at the father for forcing his son to steal. As a father, he should not use his own son to steal, and thereby, ruining his future, however desperate the situation may be. Fathers should protect their children and provide as best as they could to them. In the movie, the father should have leave the boy to the care of his mother, knowing that lives would be difficult should the boy stayed with him. He should do whatever he can, even making the boy hate him, so that he could have a good life ahead.

I believe, as a father, one should try one's utmost effort to secure a good future for one's shild. Being a father is a huge responsibility and if you are not up to it, I would suggest you not to rush into things. If I feel that I myself is not ready, be it mentally or financially, I would not want to have a child for when you are a father, you are not only responsible for yourself but also your wife and child. I would rather be childless rather than condemning them by bringing them into the world. Oh, my. My parents would surely kill me should they come across this.


Torres Looi said...

Nice blog, Hapi Father Day!

chifanG said...

ya,a nice blog,a nice movie too,i had watched it~~~
happy father's day too~~~

meiling said...

yaya.happy father's day le!!waw belt nice..
chifang tat movie nice meh??i jus watched it for the last 5minutes nia..haha..coz i waiting time pass to watch my beauty and the sad lo..john and natalie were out...

KyuubiPandoraChan said...

Hmm...I heard about that movie but never watched it...XD You sure sound like you are going to be a good father.