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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Futile Love Affairs (多情自古空遗恨)
There is a Chinese
saying that goes:
“Only hatred is left
when one gets too emotional, because love seekers normally ended with heartless
persons come to see me now and then wanting to seek revenge. Some even say that
they wanted to commit suicide by wearing red clothing in the hope to transform
their souls into vengeful ghosts (厉鬼). I only have to tell these vengeful folks the below true story and
many people would call off their intentions:
years, 20 years to be exact that I have sealed the spirits of Mei and her baby
in a small coffin to prevent she seeking revenge on Paul, the person who have
made Mei pregnant but jilted her some 20 years ago.
decades ago, Mei and Paul were my college mates and the couple was thought to
be the best match couple at that time; Mei was pretty and Paul handsome. Well,
we all know that college love affairs seldom become fruitful as upon
graduation, many would choose to further their studies overseas.
time for a person is the time waiting for results after final exams as there
were not many things to go about; for a couple like that of Mei and Paul of
this is the so called ‘honeymoon’.
Paul and I
eventually further our studies to UK a few months later, but Mei had to stay
back because she was pregnant supposedly with Paul’s child. As far as I know,
the couple stayed connected for the first 6 months or so but eventually Paul
lost interest and found someone new.
One day, I
received a letter from Mei enquiring on Paul’s conditions as it seemed that
Paul never returned Mei’s mail or phone call. At first, I tried to tell Mei
that Paul was just busy with his assignments; but later I too stop replying to
Mei because I didn’t know what to say anymore.
graduation, Paul got married with his new found sweetheart and returned to
Kuala Lumpur. I too returned to Penang to do what I do best.
lapsed, one day Paul gave me a tinkle: “Hey, Mr. Liew, I need your help. I know
that Mei is still mad at me. The reason I am calling you is that I need your
help to arrange a meeting with Mei to sort things out since you are a close
friend of Mei…”
To tell you
the truth, I wasn’t too admired about Paul’s personality, so I just said: “Hey,
bro. How can I know of Mei’s whereabouts? You are the one who made her pregnant
and jilted her!”
of Paul continued at the other end: “I know it’s my fault! I have seen Mei at
my wedding; she also appeared in my wedding photo too! Can you please contact
I wasn’t in
the mood to talk then so I just hung up the phone.
to curiosity, I called up Paula and asked about Mei. There was a long silent on
the line and Paula finally said: “Mei had committed suicide when both of you
are in UK. She just couldn’t bear the scold and sneers of her parents and
figured… It was Mei’s ghost Paul has seen!
months later, an old woman rang up and introduced herself as Paul’s mom: “Mr.
Liew, you must help my son Paul… he is insane!”
continued: “After Paul’s marriage, he constantly yelled at night that there was
someone ‘in between’ him and his newlywed wife. When they are sleeping together
in bed, the couple felt as if an icy log is in between them… Paul’s wife, Nancy
also thought she saw the figure of a girl carrying a baby lingering in the
house. Now Nancy wanted to divorce Paul as she said she has no peace days and
nights… Can you come and have a look?”
resist the old lady and I too was curious. So down I went to Kuala Lumpur to
find out. At Paul’s place, Paul couldn’t recognize me. He only murmured
repeatedly: “It is all my fault, please let me go…”
point, Paul’s sister was possessed and she started to talk: “I am Mei, I want
to take Paul’s life. No one can stop me for I had the order from the King of
those horrible words, Paul’s parents immediately kneeled down to beg for mercy.
But I wasn’t the person who would like to see old folks feeling sad, so I told
the spirits to get lost or be imprisoned for a long time.
To make a
long story short, since Mei’s ghost wasn’t look like the she would let Paul off
the hook, I had to bind Mei’s spirit together with her baby’s into a coffin
until today. Paul had never recovered from his madness since. I think he would
have to pay for what he had done.
of the story is perhaps no one is free ‘dead or alive’. Even spirits are not
free to seek revenge! Maybe I shall release the spirits of Mei and her child soon
as 20 years is a long time. Also I don’t like to transgress the orders of ‘King
of Hell’ even though I am practicing Yamantaka!