Monday, October 29, 2007

Reflections

From the desk of Mama Piggy:


Miss Piggy, circa late 1970s.

My mother tried to abort me, not once but twice, when I was a one and a half month old foetus. There were just too many of us. I was the fifth child. Obviously, I clung on to dear life. (Maybe the herbal preparation my mom took was not "powderful" enough to get rid of me. She subsequently went for a jab at the Women's Clinic which didn't do its trick either.)

At age four, I got hit by a pickup truck at my kampong one evening. I had followed my brother across the road to the provision shop, without him knowing. On other days, I would have been too scaredy-cat to cross the road. But that night, I remembered vividly, the lights at the provision shop seemed especially inviting and bright, and it seemed to beckon me to walk over to the other side. BANG! The impact sent me flying some 20 metres across the road. Except for some bad grazes on my limbs and face, I had no other injuries. Amazing, no? But the pickup truck's bumper was badly dented, according to my mom. The poor driver, he must have been frightened out of his wits.

As the saying goes, 大难不死,必有后福. Maybe, as a friend said, good karma had ripen during both instances.

Whatever it is, it is great to have made it to this world. And while I am here, I shall make it a point to help others, to relieve others of their suffering wherever I can, and to not contribute to the suffering of others.

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35 years ago on this very evening, a piggy was born to the household of Lee in a kampong called Lorong Halus, off old Tampines Road.

12 comments:

Mary said...

Oh mama piggy, you are so strong. My mum tried aborting me too because i was created unintentionally; i am the elders in the family. It was not easy for me to accept the facts but whatever it is, i am glad i have a life with my cats.

Mary said...

And Happy Belated Birthday, mama piggy.

Cat said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mama Piggy :)

xy (zj) said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! may ur life be blessed with lots of happiness, meows & furs.

Kootoo | Muffin | Milo said...

Hahaha, thanks all! :)

Mary, guess we made it here for a special reason - to be with our cats!!

Cat, long time no see!

XY, lots of happiness yes, meows 3 are enough, but fur???? :D

kuro.shiro.neko said...

mama piggy, you look the same... hehe..

happy belated birthday from the gang of 6+1

VeganCatsg said...

Glad to be born in the same "time frame" though chronologically and as a male (weaker sex that dies before females as evident by overwhelming Ah Por's than Ah Pek's in nursing homes), nearer to my exit :)

calsifer said...

Many purry meowmories, Mama Piggy.

Did the KMM crew do anything to mark the occasion?

Milo's first, isn't it?

Yours,
Comrat-in-tnrm

southernoise said...

happy birthday Mama Piggy!

zelin(: said...

wah...xiao gu u say u folo which brother ar?

cat_aunty said...

Happy belated birthday!!! May many many cats come your way muahahaha

Kootoo | Muffin | Milo said...

KSN - where got same? Now bui bui liao :P

Vegancat, born in the 70s too, eh?

Calsifer, Milo barfed on my b'day :D

Thanks southernoise, hope you won't miss your Fatty Bom Bom Lapis too much ;P

Cat Aunty, if many many cats some my way, I will have to take over your moniker and become the Cat Aunty!!

~ Mama Piggy signing off from her cubicle at work