You were born in a big family as an elder son in a difficult situation, you willing to sacrifice your studies in primary school and went to work to support the family.
You always give the best to me and my other two brothers, as a leader of the family you always work so hard to make sure we have a better life. Although you are not rich in financial but you are very rich in your own principle of life. You are so loyal to your wife (my mom) and so taking care of us.
We seldom have conversation when I was a kid. You sacrificed all your time on work just to earn some extra income to support the family, but I know, your heart always with us, if not you won’t sacrificed everything you had and gave it all to us.
I remember when you came back early from work, you’ll bring me around with your old Honda C70, I really missed that bike because at that moment I only can be with you together. You also sent me to school with that old bike early morning so I no need to walk to school.
When I fell sick, I knew you’ll comfort me before you went to work, you’ll touch my forehead to feel the heat. When I injured you’ll get a day off and sent me to see doctor. I can see how worry you were when anyone of us not feeling well.
You look very tough from outside, but your heart is very soft and kind, you never beaten up anyone of us even though we made mistakes, you only scolded us then will not talk to us until you calm down.
You like to read newspapers, every morning you’ll go buy newspaper together breakfast to us, in the evening you’ll buy night newspaper together with supper to us. You always make sure we never suffer of hunger, until now everytime I came back you sure will ask me ‘have you eaten’? I really touched and speechless when you asked me that.
I’m really hurt and sad to see why you still never have an easy life after you’d retired for more than 5 years. You still are looking around some part time jobs to support the family. You had given out all your saving just to ease my brother’s burden and you still never gave up with it.
Last year during Hari Raya, you purposely went to work, after work it was heavy rain and you met an accident on your bike, you never told me that until my younger brother told me about it. You don’t want me to worry about you but when I heard that news my heart was so hurt and I was crying the whole night. I was unable to come back home to visit you because I was the only non Malay officer in office on duty in Hari Raya holiday.
I really wish I can give you a better life now, I’m really shame on myself why I can’t do as you what did for the family? Now I’m understood how hard you’ve been gone through in your entire life. I’m trying very hard now not to upset you and I promise I’ll give you a better life soon.
You are really my Superhero… my Role Model… my best Dad in the world!
Happy Father’s Day to All Fathers in the World.
I Love You Dad!!!