Monday, May 18, 2009

Death Becomes Her

Someone died right outside Raft3r’s house yesterday.

Even for Malibay, that rarely ever happens.

Apparently, a middle aged woman collapsed on the street from a heart attack.

Sprawled to the ground, she was immediately surrounded by curious villagers.

Instead of calling for help, people just gathered around her and stared in amusement.

A relative of the woman knocked on our door to ask for help.

They wanted a car to bring her to a nearby hospital. We readily obliged.

Even before they can take her to a doctor, she passed away.

I do not know the woman personally. I would like to think she has already lived a full life. But I can’t help but think about her unfinished business on earth.

Death is already an accepted part of life. It is the uncertainty as to when death will come knocking at your door that is the hardest to deal with.

38 comments:

prinsesamusang said...

its uncertainty makes it hard to accept therefore death is not an accepted part of life. first of all, if death was accepted, people would live their lives differently for sure. condolences to your neighbor even though you don't know her.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Yes. Ginamitan ng logic. Hehe. Kaya ko naman sinabing accepted part of life, kasi kasama talaga sya sa package eh. Combo meal, kung baga. Hehe

the donG said...

kawawa naman siya at sa daan siya namatay. my friend has a clinic there but he's a dentist. ill check if he learned about this.

may her soul find peace.

Ganns said...

It's such a typical Pinoy thing to stand by the wayside and observe what will happen next.

I imagine that woman may be alive today if someone actually took it upon themselves to care.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Tatay ko dentista. Baka sya ang kaibigan mo? Hehe

ganns, Ganyan talaga ang buhay. =(

laieesha said...

wow... that's... wow. that's so sad!

Did it make you wanna hug everyone around you and tell them you love them?

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

whatta experience? parang isang eksena lang pero pang -highlight na. ano kaya ang cliffhanger?

ewan, masakit talaga ang mamatayan parang kahit matagal na e may sundot pa rin.

parang naiintindihan mo pero 'di mo maunawaan.

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Hindi naman, It hasn't come to that. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Napakamot ulo ako dito, ah. Hehe

Beth said...

death is inevitable.

But if I have my way, I'd rather die of a sickness so I can have more time to spend to my family. I don't want a suddent death. But it's really up to God to determine how He will take my life. :)

(wala na din ako say at angal nun ksi nga dead na ko nun hehehe)

I love this post! :)

Raft3r said...

beth, Ako rin ayoko ng sudden death. Gusto ko slow and agonizing. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

ako rin eh... minsan naguguluhan na rin ako sa mga comment ko dito. hahaha!!!

bat ano bang part ng comment ko ang hindi mo naiintindihan kaya hindi mo maunawaan?

hahaha

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Eto: parang naiintindihan mo pero 'di mo maunawaan. Hehe

Judayski said...

uy, medyo somber ang post ha. basta lets not fear death, rather, an unlived life! sabi nga sa tuck everlasting, "we don't have to live forever, we just have to live."

naks. effect ng dalawang claritin yan! :)

mimi said...

Oh my!
Den, the woman you are talking about is Tita Olive Coral, she is an active church servant in our Parish. When I heard the news it crushed my heart. I'm in Ilo-ilo right now for a training.
It suddenly brought back memories to me... I felt tears roll down my eyes... She has breast C.A. and I heard that a day before she passed away, she had chemo... and because it was fiesta that morning, she asked her husband that they hear mass... They were already preparing for mass when she suddenly collapsed and when she was brought to Makati Med she was pronounced as D.O.A.
Grabe, Makati Med, Breast C.A., Death, Active Church servant it's like we are talking about my Mom.
Brighter side of things... They are in a better place than us. No more worries... No more stress... Just at peace with our Creator.
Eternal Rest Grant unto Tita Olive and my Mother Marycon oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them...May they rest in peace, AMEN!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Sober o somber? Hehe

mimi, Hey! So glad to hear from you. I still have Dj's Xmas gift! Hehe

atticus said...

*sigh* pareho nga tayo ng post. haaay.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Prayers help a great deal. Kaya mo yan.

Pinoy Wemaster Forums said...

Its really sad. kakaloka.

Raft3r said...

pinoy wemaster forums, Yun nga lang. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

Andy Briones said...

Dati nung bata pa ko, while on a car, we passed by a jeepney driver who got hit with an arrow by a holdupper (labo nga, pana ang ginamit). Buhay pa yung driver, so my parents decided to bring him to the hospital. They placed him at the back, right beside me. I freaked out. Sigaw ako nang sigaw palibasa totoy pa ko nun. =P

Naagapan naman yung driver, ayun buhay.

liza said...

Yes, typical pinoy nga, usi muna bago tulong. Pero I believe din na pag oras mo na, oras mo na talaga kahit anung gawin mo.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Naks. Sosyal. May car. Hehe

liza, You got that right. Pana-panahon din lang yan.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

That is so sad! :(
Kaya ikaw, Rafter, ingatan mo health mo, specially ang puso mo. Kahit bata ka pa, dapat maging maingat na.

Raft3r said...

hi! i'm grace, Yes. I will do that, ma'am. Hehe

len said...

Haaaayyyy...

Ever since my mom died when I was 9, I realized how fleeting life is; that tomorrow is never promised.

So life is too short to be wasted on hatred, bitterness, negativity and meaningless things.

Enjoy life! Aja! hahaha

Raft3r said...

len, Waaaaaaah. Momma's boy si Raft3r. Kaya di ko alam gagawin ko pag sakin nangyari yan. Hehe

len said...

So consider yourself uber lucky. :P

For those left behind, death can completely change one's life.

Raft3r said...

len, That is so true. Kaya elibs ako sa mga kagaya mo!

Wendy said...

Ay naku, ayaw na ayaw ko yang mga usi. Sana tumulong na lang kesa mag-usyoso.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Di Pinoy pag di usi. Tama ba? Hehe

Wendy said...

Di naman lahat. Di ako usi. Promise, hehe. O sige na nga, usi ako pag may artista within the vicinity.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. You should work for us. Dami artista lagi samin. Hehe

The Scud said...

same thing happened to a neighbor a few years back. we helped but his feet was cold when we carried him to the car.

kaya we should be thankful we're alive. :D

eden said...

kawawa naman.. May she rest in peace

kengkay said...

awsss, kwentong malibay nga. daming uzis talaga- mabuti naman at may raft3r na tumulong sa kanila ano? am sure masaya na rin sya kung asan man sya.

at least alam ko na kapag asa tapat ako ng bahay nyo pwede akong kumatok para hingin yung libreng salamin ko :D

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Nyahaha. Pwedeng-pwede. Basta't IKAW. =)

Curbside Puppet said...

bad naman ng mga usisero na yun.

Raft3r said...

curbside puppet, I love bad people. Hehe