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Dec 31, 2012

இ Alive and Kicking *2012*

Mmmmm ... Mmmmm ...I get wings to fly..Oh, oh ... I'm Alive sings Celine Dion...

Yeah oh yeah we are all alive after so much hoo-ha for the whole of 2012. Nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh take that whoever are responsible for the doomsday hoax, a fraud and a cruel and blatant lie scaring the hell out people that something terrible is going to happen, then publish books and videos on "how to survive the apocalypse" just like the same Y2K scare. The problem with people some how some will fall for the scam who tend believe it. They choose to waste their money buying fake information on "how to survive". Some people will buy worthless survival kits, and some will even buy spaces in shelters that are not going to be built - ever!. Rumours that electricity would be cut off with no water supply for weeks. So instant noodles is the number one hot favorite food stacked up, bursting the kitchen cabinet.

 

Fingers were all pointing at the Mayans for creating the chaos which to some experts defended that they did not prophecy or predict 2012 Doomsday. This day of 21- 12 -12 also happens to fall on the Winter solstice of the year. The Solstices is an astronomical event as well as one of the most important and major festivals celebrated by the Chinese and East Asians during the  冬至Dōngzhì Festival lit. the beginning of Winter solar term, a celebration for a bountiful harvest before taking a winter break and to begin again after the Spring festival which is the Lunar Chinese New Year.

 What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~ Albert Pike

Now that doomsday has caught everyone's attention we cannot deny the fact that death no longer exist to be swept under the carpet just because its dreadful word? There is some truth to this saying, “There are only two things you can count on in life: death and taxes.” Everyone experiences death. Death and dying are an inevitable part of human life.


The above word is 死 sǐ *die* a strictly no-no and a taboo among the Chinese community as most people must refrain from mentioning or hearing it as though the sound vibes could kill. Due to the homophones (sǐ ) for *die* sǐ  and number *4* 四 sì having the same sound most Chinese are shying away from this number but conveniently replacing it with 3A which is widely accepted.

 ❥Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.❥  ~ Jean Cocteau


Who said it's not the years you love but the life you live? (Answer is at the bottom.) Presume you shall live until 80 years old how well you plan to spend them wisely is entirely up to you. Time and tide waits for no man. 'You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again'. ~ Prudden, Bonnie.






















❖And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.❖ ~ Abraham Lincoln


 ✤Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.✤ ~ Annie Lennox

These people from Ghana are indeed very open minded and creative. So have you ever thought of your own funeral or the coffin design before? Yeah some would definitely utter "choy choy choy" immediately. Only two person I know have done their afterlife arrangement while alive and kicking. As the saying goes "Why let your children go through Hell when you are in Heaven?". One is a Canadian blogger Uncle Lee and the other my late papa who had his grave and tomb completed at age 50 with a pre-booked ancient Chinese shamrock coffin made from huge, bulky and heavy chengal wood and he lived on till 92 years. Bananaz would love to have a coffin in the shape of a F1 race car, but then there may a slight technical problem. Accordingly Heaven refuse to accept Bananaz and Hell is afraid Bananaz will take over so where on space or earth is Bananaz gonna drive his F1 Formula car then? Be contented and make do with the banana shape coffin will do.

 ♔A very prestigious cardiologist died and was given a very elaborate funeral by the hospital he worked for most of his life...A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service as all the doctors from the hospital sat in awe. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners just burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, 'I am so sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral... I'm a gynaecologist.
The vicar fainted.♔


Just another few more minutes to bid 2012 Goodbye, Bananaz would like to wish everyone a blessed 2013 with super abundance.


92 Bunchesஇ:

wenn said...

Happy 2013!

Bananazஇ said...

Wennஇ Oh Great you are first. Happy 2013

Amelia said...

Hi Bananaz, Happy New year to you and wish you all the best in 2013.
Glad we are still kicking and alive and no Happy dooms day. :)

Bananazஇ said...

Amelia இ Hi Happy New Year. Yup we're alive and blogging haha. All the very best for 2013.

Windsmoke. said...

I didn't believe the world was going end for one second. Happy New Year to you and your family. Bonza joke to.

suituapui said...

Happy New Year, 2013, to you and your loved ones. God bless always and all the best in the year ahead. Cheers!!!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Bananaz, very interesting post....
And you're right about people falling for these 'end of the world' nonsense.
In US, there were people who headed to the hills, some to underground bunkers with enough food to last months.

Anyway, to each his her own beliefs....
Me....I was eating an apple and watching a TV movie.
Here's wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year.
You stay easy, my friend.
Lee.
Ps, how's that eye of yours?

Daisy said...

Yes, I'm still here too! Haha! Your joke at the end about the cardiologist made me laugh. Wishing you and yours all the best in the New Year, Bananaz! :-)

lina said...

LOL at the closing of your post Bananaz.

The "I'm the gynaecologist" part. :)

lina said...

The coffins for those in Ghana are sure interesting as they are made to reflect the person's career or hobby or passion. Can be a shoe coffin or a bottle of beer coffin. Interesting. Right? :)

lina said...

Happy new year to you and family Bananaz. :)

khengsiong said...

Happy New Year!

Hayley said...

Good morning Bananaz!

Happy new year to you and family! ;)

Mr Lonely said...

Happy New Year~~

MEcoy said...

i was moved by this
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal

anyways i love that song

happy new year my friend looking forward to see more of you

Rurousha said...

Happy New Year, Bananaz!

Beautiful quotes and stories in this post. That quote by Jean Cocteau is especially poignant.

死? Big taboo in Japan, too, so we pronounce 4 as yon instead of shi.

Arbitrary trivia for today: when I worked in Ghana (as a journalist), I attended a funeral and witnessed several others in the streets. Ghanaian funerals are very jolly parties! Can I be buried in a coffin shaped like a book, please? ;)

Rurousha said...

PS: If yellow skin + white inside = banana, what is white skin + yellow inside? I'm a custard slice?! (@_@)

Leovi said...

The end of the world no one can know, it is well known that trade with the fear of the people is a lucrative business. I wish you happy 2013.

HappySurfer said...

Your chart on the number of days left reminds me of a story I posted some years ago - the story of 1000 marbles. Have you heard of it?

Happy New Year to you and your family, Bananaz. May it be a year filled with blue skies and all things nice!

Bananazஇ said...

Windsmoke இ Me too never at all disturbed by any prediction. Happy New 2013

suituapui இ Happy New Year 2013 to you & family

Lee இ Heard in cold countries their first greetings is 'how's your feet?' just like here we usually wish 'chiak pa boey?'. Eyes getting better tQ.You have a great new year 2013 ya.

Bananazஇ said...

Daisy இ Yeah no more doom but blooming New year 2013. So for dentist's funeral would have lots of molars? haha

lina இ Coffin can be anything I guess haha. You have a great new year 2013.

khengsiong இ Same to you take care

Bananazஇ said...

Hayley இ Happy New Year 2013 to you & family too

Mr Lonely இ tQ for dropping by. You ahve a great new year too

MEcoy இ Mabuhay! Happy New Year 2013. Love Celine Dion's songs very much

Bananazஇ said...

Rurousha இ Guess Asian are particular of the word die I presume. Oh book perfect idea. Yummy custard slice. Egg is white outside and yellow inside haha.

Leovi இ Yeah they are opportunist making ton$ out of innocent and ignorant people.

HappySurfer இ 1000 marbles, hmmmm not quite sure. Oh yeah with less 8000 days left Bananaz has to double up his economical value to the max before saying sayonara haha. Happy New Year 2013 and wishing you brighter sunshine in most of the days.

London Caller said...

You are not going to believe this.
There was a coffin exhibition from Ghana in London last year. Ha ha... So many funny shapes to choose from.

TZ said...

Dude, happy new year

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lena said...

Happy New Year to you!no doomsday, we're still going to stay here for long ;)) all the best for 2013!

Merryn said...

Happy New Year Bananaz!

EastCoastLife said...

Wishing you a blessed and joyous new year!

Leovi said...

In the West the winter solstice takes place the morning of 25 December. The Christian Church began celebrating the birth of Christ on this day to ensure follow-up.

foongpc said...

Happy New Year 2013!!

foongpc said...

Wah! Talk about death during the new year? It's like taboo to a lot of people haha!

foongpc said...

What an interesting table telling you how many more days to live haha!

foongpc said...

Hahaha! That last joke was funny! : D

Kian Fai Koh said...

Happy New Year Bananaz Boss! :D

hahaha sorry ah, dam busy la me . . .

Youngster like me busy and didn't blog hop much must spank pi gu ok? XD

anyways, dun believe too much in 4 numbers = death or what. What say 1 time "4", it is better that say 2 times "4". 事事顺利嘛!

Kian Fai Koh said...

and . . . . the 死 word got 化 word.

逢凶化吉。

do more good deeds and good stuff, sure got good return :)

Take care boss! hehe

London Caller said...

I also don't know why they are called "broom".
Maybe witches used to dry this plant and make them into flying brooms?!

Yan said...

Happy New Year 2013, Bananaz.

You have read my toes and my ears. Time to read my body. Just kidding. You have missed out a post of mine.

Anyway, New Year is a time for us to learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow.

You have a nice day.

LifeRamblings said...

Season's Greetings to you and yours. Happy 2013!

Lrong said...

Happy new year to you and your loved ones!

Simple Person said...

hapy new year to you and your family

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ They are quite creative to make whatever kind of coffin

TZ இ Happy New Year hope you are better now and not lost all the best.

lena இ No more doom but bloom from 2013 onwards.

Bananazஇ said...

Merryn இ Happy New and a breeze-ly 2013

EastCoastLife இ You have a great new year too

Leovi இ tQ for the info regarding the West & winter solstice, right a follow up. gracias.

Bananazஇ said...

foonfpc இ fight taboo with taboo like the fire thingy haha. You have long way to go to use up the days but use it well.

Kian Fah Koh இ No bozz here la. tQ for more details on 死. Learning more Chinese now no wonder always here old folks or in movies about doing good deeds receiving good returns. Lucky have the Chinese dictionary handy to translate for me. xie xie.

London Caller இ Could be true the broom later could fly

Bananazஇ said...

Yan இ Yeah you reminded Bananaz could also read your belly button too and from what I see...not telling haha. Like your 'New Year is a time for us to learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow'.

LifeRamblings இ You ahve a great spectacular year too with lots of awesome pixz in your posts

Lrong இ Same to you too. So impressed with your underwater journey with the nice pixz

Bananazஇ said...

Simple Person இ Wishing you and Fui Fui a great and brighter new 2013.

Angie said...

Hi Bananaz
hope its not too late to wish you Happy New Year.
A very hilarious post this hahaha... laughed at how if neither heaven or hell wanna accept Bananaz haha.. perhaps will then be floating somewhere in the universe in a F1 race car or a banana boat shaped coffin. hahaha.. and laugh cough cough at the Cardiologist funeral joke. Oh my..hahaha.
As morbid as it is, dying is part and parcel of life after all.

All the very best for the new year 2013.

Bananazஇ said...

Angie இ Hope you are OK and not cough & laugh too loud to wake up the neighbors. Never too late wishing you the same for 2013. God bless

CH Voon said...

Happy New year 2013 :P i am late this year@

Leovi said...

I would like that when death do decide to visit me sweetly and fast.

London Caller said...

It's really cool to have a hotel right to the sea.
We have some resorts on the sea in Port Klang, right?

Bananazஇ said...

CH Voon இ Never too late Happy New Year 2013 now with two children lagi tua bo eng.

Leovi இ Yes my wish too, sweetly and fast with no suffering

London Caller @ Sorry not too sure there is one in Port Klang. Shall have a look out or ask around next time

Diana Diane Teo said...

I am wondering who are those people so silly to buy those fake information on "how to survive". I do believe a lil bit on the doomsday but I won't spend money on those silly things. Rather spend on travel. Hehehe..

Anyway, thanks for stumbled upon my humble blog- Travel & Living Journal of DT. Yeah, I flew quite number of times cause I grabbed great flight deals such as return ticket KK-KL-KK for RM12 only. =D

Happy New Year to you

Bananazஇ said...

Diana Diane Teo இ tQ for dropping by. Well we do have ignorant people. Just imagine the taxi fare alone cost more than the airfare haha.

Bananazஇ said...

Diana Diane Teo இ Oh yeah Happy New Year to you too and wishing you more fun going places in 2013

EastCoastLife said...

I have instructed my son to cremate my body and scatter the ashes into the ocean.

Dead already no need for grand send-off. I won't know if he flushes me down the toilet also. LOL

London Caller said...

Ha ha my mistake!
I think it's Port Dickson. Ha!!

Leovi said...

I think small we go to school to learn to live, and we go over to learn how to die.

Bananazஇ said...

EastCoastLife இ Oh no just like Uncle Lee flushed his dead fighting fish haha. Think that would not even exist in his thought at all.

London Caller இ Aha that sounds better even though Bananaz may be in his cave all the time at least can know the situation in Port Klang haha. You've got half korek with Port..lolz

Leovi இ Its part and parcel of life like the night follows the day.

rainfield61 said...

You continue to count down.

And in an unhappy manner.

I am forever eighteen.

LifeRamblings said...

i don't believe in the Doomsday theory. Every year there is a prediction like this and it's a silly hoax.

LifeRamblings said...

have a great weekend Bananaz.

Leovi said...

No, my funeral is not something that worries me, what worries me most is a death with suffering, I have more fear of pain than death.

HappySurfer said...

Good Sunday morning, Bananaz!

So good to see you at my blog so early in the morning. :D

No go kai-kai, meh? Or go for a good char kway teow or dim-the-sum goodies?

HappySurfer said...

Yeah, that widget thingy
Sure is something kinky
Supposed to help
But causing more than a yelp.

You have a wonderful Sunday
A sunny fun day
Forget about Monday..

HappySurfer said...

Ooh, I just read your Pun of the Day about bar-gain. Made me smile.

London Caller said...

Come and visit England again lah.
When was the last time you were here?

Bananazஇ said...

rainfield61 இ Happy forever eighteen

LifeRamblings இ They are opportunists making a name or $$$ for themselves scaring people

Leovi இ As the Chinese saying literally to be 'good dying' i.e. free from suffering with no pain

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Good Sunday full of sunshine. Nope no kai kai, no char kway trow & no dimsum merely eat at home haha. Give it a final try on the widget. Cool sometimes the pun could be very hilarious. Did you say Monday? What day is Monday? haha

London Caller இ Would love to go London again. Last trip in 2000 something. Wait la have to wait till the printing of $$$ dry first, nowadays lots of rain. Most of the east coast towns are flooded already haha.

Leovi said...

No red. They are blue, yellow, green and pink.

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Two upon five..failed

HappySurfer said...

Why you so bad wan? haha..

Nice pun today too and psst.. so true: "Some who go sip also gossip." Brilliant!

Leovi said...

  Yes, I think we're used to lose colors.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Not bad la where got? hehe. Love Th.e changing pun. Bananaz no gossip one but talks a lot haha.

Leovi இ Sometimes colors are over mixed we can't get to see real color anymore.

Leovi said...
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Leovi said...

When I die I want to burn, as my picture today.

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Your pixz today is terrific. Awesome love it so much. Kudos

HappySurfer said...

haha.. Pole-dancing, I like that.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Thought they would make her pok-kai & fall flat on the bench..haha

LifeRamblings said...

i've told my family members to cremate me when i die and scattered my ashes into the sea. better still, spread me somewhere exotic like Niagara Falls. :S

LifeRamblings said...

hope your week is going well Bananaz. cheers!

Bananazஇ said...

LifeRamblings இ Wow Niagara Falls that would be something new & unique. You have a great week too.

Leovi said...

Yes, in this life does not lack heart.

Small Kucing said...

Happy New Year...errr...greeting a bit late..you wont mind hor :p

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Heart is the engine that runs the body

Small Kucing இ Still a new year and its never too late Happy New Year to you & family.

London Caller said...

Oh Red Lion still exists.
Truman's long gone.

Red Lion is a very popular pub name in England.

Leovi said...

Yes, a sad elephant ...

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Red Lion stays

Leovi இ Why a sad elephant with so much to drink and nice colors should be happy

Twilight Man said...

I am asking myself why am I always so slow in giving my comments in Bananaz's blog? Forgive me dude!

You are the not the only one that I am late...I am only fast in those I get pressured to hurry up. There is a gang of bloggers in the watsap daily, so they kick my ass often and entertain me with their antics and silly talk.

Twilight Man said...

I like that quote by Abraham Lincoln and that is what my father used to tell me.

My late grandpa used to tell me in Hokkien that coffins are for dead people and not old people. He was ticking me off for telling someone that the older people will depart first. I think I was in primary school at that time. Oh, I miss my wise old grandpa.

Twilight Man said...

This is the first time I see the chart showing the number of days in our lives. Interesting!

Bananazஇ said...

Twilight Man இ Better late than never. Right, coffins are for dead people and not old people but to get ready haha. Wise man!

 
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