Nov 10, 2009

SCDF

Reading the news yesterday, I noticed the SCDF were featured quite a bit in various articles. None of them good I might add. There was this one article that made my freaking hair stand. I bet yours did too if you read about the man who killed his two kids in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. If that wasn't bad enough, he torched his flats and then rolled himself off the parapet!!!

I've been reminding myself lately that I shouldn't judge another person. But when it comes to this guy, how can I not?! It's one thing to take your own life. But the children??? That's sad man. Real f'ing sad!

What about the heartlanders that saw him fall to his death? There were even witnesses that saw him lie down, sit-up and lie down on the parapet before rolling himself off from the 12th floor. I imagine I would get endless nightmares if I saw something like this happen.

My thoughts are with the poor wife. She lost her husband, her flat and her children in a flash. Can anyone recover from something like this? I tried picturing myself in her situation and I just can't. There's nothing anyone can say or do to make things better. Period!

Ladies and gentlemen, we all have problems. There's not a day I don't wake up without a worry. I honestly think that there is a solution to every problem. You've just got to look real hard for that solution. It isn't easy but it sure as hell can be done. It does help to talk to someone. I for example talk to my wife and close friends. These guys know who they are and I'm extremely thankful for having friends like them. If you don't have a person you can confide in, call the SOS hotline! Don't be shy or embarrassed. Come on man, what's there to be embarrassed about if you are already thinking of taking your life??!

For those of you that are worry free and aren't feeling suicidal, you can follow the SCDF on Twitter. I've been following them for the past two months and their updates are pretty cool. There's an official SCDF blog you should check out too. Visit myscdf.wordpress.com when you have the time.

2 comments:

  1. Tsk.. why drag the kids to death?

    Seriously I am not sympathetic with stupid ppl like this. I sympatise the wife. If he was indeed under financial difficulties, why burn the house down?! He could have just tried selling the items in his flat or something instead of destroying them? Go to hell if he must but at least leave some assets with the wife! Not only has he burdened her by killing himself, she now has to tend to the destroyed flat too. Not to mention the loss of 2 innocent children.

    Psychologically sound aside, he is a stupid man. He deserves to burn in hell.

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