I was rebellious since young because I felt like I could take good care of myself. Also, I love staying out late at night, which would make my parents worry. I always go against my parents’ will just to get what I want. However, something hit me that got me to realise what I have been taking advantage of.
I met with a bicycle accident in May 2015. This was the worse tragedy that happened to me. It was at 3 am at Kranji Resort. My intention was just to explore and sightsee how Singapore looked like at night. However, my parents were half-hearted to let me go. I went against them no matter what.
As I was cycling down a long slope, I thought I could make it. Halfway down, I lost control of my bicycle and I got panicked. It didn’t occur to me to even brake. I swerved to the left and I tried to scream to alert my friend who was in front. Unfortunately, I bang onto him, flew out of my bicycle and slid on the ground with my face flat. It all happened in a spilt second. I got up and found blood all over my face. I didn’t know how bad I looked. All I knew was I was very traumatized and couldn’t even talk. In my mind, all I could think of is what would my parents say and how would they react. Thank You Ya Allah SWT for kind strangers who called for an ambulance and brought me to the nearest hospital to get me cleaned up. I had 4 broken teeth, 1 stitch on my nose bridge, 6 stitches on my upper lip, water clotting on my forehead, bruises all over my face and abrasions on my knees. I was discharged the same morning and was told to stay at home until I’d recovered.
It was heartbreaking up till now to see and realise how much my family has been there for me, because I was blinded by chasing what I really want to do instead of being thankful for what I have. They taught me true love and sacrifice. I thank Ya Allah SWT for saving my life that night and for opening my eyes and heart to what I have been missing. I thank Ya Allah SWT for transforming my life to be a better person and to be closer to those who truly care. I thank Ya Allah SWT for amazing an family who stayed strong for me. I would try my best to make them proud. I would put them first before anyone else. My family is who is the best of me and I would do anything to make them happy :’)