I - Drama Melayu
Demi Masa, Bahagian 1/9
Saya seorang sahaja yang rasa, atau pun semua orang sebenarnya rasa bahawa telemovie Demi Masa yang ditayangkan di Cerekarama TV3 baru-baru ini, idea dan plotnya 95% serupa dengan kisah seorang anak dan ibunya yang buta sebelah, yang sering disebarkan melalui e-mel? Suratan atau kebetulan?
My mom only had one eye. I hated her. She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me?! I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school one of my classmate said, "Eee, your mom only has one eye." I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear.
So I confronted her that day and said, "If you're only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?!" My mom did not respond!! I didn't even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feeling.
I wanted out of that house. So I studied real hard, got a choice to go to Singapore to study. Then I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life.
Then one day, my mom came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn't even meet her grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her. I screamed at her, "How dare you came to my house and scare my children! Get out of here! Now!" And to this my mom quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared out of sight.
One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiousity. My neighbours said that my mom died. I did not shed a single tears. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.
"My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to Singapore and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So, I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.'
With my love to you,
II - Iklan Jam
Saya seorang sahaja yang rasa, atau pun semua orang sebenarnya rasa bahawa iklan-iklan jam analog bermutu tinggi dan sederhana, akan memaparkan waktu 10:10? Sejak kecil lagi, saya masih tertanya-tanya sebab sebenarnya. Buat masa ini masih terdapat khilaf tentangnya, yang mana ia agak menarik juga untuk dibaca.
Selepas ini kalau nampak mana-mana iklan jam, cuba perhatikan waktu yang disetkan.
III - Masa yang AnehSaya seorang sahaja yang rasa, atau pun semua orang sebenarnya rasa bahawa masa itu satu konsep yang sangat aneh? Mengapakah masa ini terlalu paradoks sifatnya, yang mana konsep masa ini adalah sesuatu yang sangat membebankan bagi mereka yang paling kurang memilikinya?
Mungkinkah golongan yang paling terbeban dengan masa adalah mereka yang sudah pun didatangi dengan 5 perkara sebelum sempat melakukan persediaan yang sebaiknya di waktu mereka sihat, muda, kaya, lapang dan hidup?