I acquinted with him 25 years ago while conducting my PhD research in a new village in Perak.
He was about 50 years then. Healthy and full of energy. He spoke freely on various topics of every day living.
In the last 25 years, we met a couple of times when I went back to the new village from time to time.
In 2009, I visited him in KL when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer . He was not well.
25 years have passed. Old friends are like the falling leaves. A few have passed away.
In early October 2010, he was admitted for treating multiple diseases.
Now, I look at this old friend at the Selayang Hospital. Dependent on oxygen, he can no longer speak. His son told me that it is a matter of time that his dear father would pass away.
In 20 years time, I will be in the 70+, just like this old friend.
How will happen to me then?
Lying in bed and dependent on oxygen?
I hope not.
That’s why I choose a healthy diet now to maintain good health.