Chinese throughout the world celebrates Autumn Festival (Winter solstice) today.
And it is a depressing day for me.
I went to visit my friend at the nursing home en route to see a customer in KL. My friend cried again...he looked shriveled and weak, lying on bed resting......
"They assaulted me...pulled my mouth, forced me to eat...almost choked me...." . "They" means the staff.
"They scolded me using vulgar words.... I am an old man, how can they treated me like this.."
"My children would not believe what I said because they didn't see what have I been through..."
I can dismiss his complaint as making up story or simply his senility... But I believed him.
Today I met him in his room. He was resting.
He shares a small room with 2 others. One is on wheelchair, one is mobile. I heard the charges is about RM1000 per month.
The mobile one passes motions in the room on a bucket chair (He refuses to go to the toilet). Two roommates have to put up with the stench daily.... covering their noses with towels... disgusting...!
My friend is withering if not dying in the nursing home.
In the evening, I took my 2 godsons and their sisters to McDonald's for burgers and fries. The day ended in a more positive note...seeing children enjoying themselves.