I Slapped My Mother Once, Or Maybe More

I wasn't joking when I said that (the title). I really did it.
This is what happened.

I was 16 (or maybe 14), I can't exactly remember when. My mother and I lived alone. All of my brothers were married, two of them moved out while the other one was staying at his in-law's. It was 1.00 AM, in the dark morning. I was sleeping, and so was my mother.

Then suddenly, I heard a scream. A very loud scream. Hysterical scream. "Waaaaaaaaaaaargggggghhh..!!!!!!!". I was damn scared, and I asked myself, "what the hell is that?? (pebende pulak ni??)". Then I noticed that the scream was coming from my mother's room. I went out of my room and ran towards my mother's. While running, I told myself, "this is not good, be ready to see something horrifying! (benda tak baik ni. Bersedia untuk nampak benda xbest!)". In my mind, I was already thinking that my mother saw 'something' (that was the reason for her screaming, I thought). The image of ghosts had already come into my brain.

I went into the room. I looked everywhere, I saw nothing. No ghost. Then I looked at my mother. She was sitting on the bed, screaming so loudly with her wide eyes, as wide as you can imagine. I panicked. I held my mother's arms and asked, "what's wrong?? Mom?? (nape ni?? Mak??)". She didn't respond and kept on screaming. In panic, I slapped her!

Nothing happened. She was still screaming! So I slapped her again and again. She didn't budge. So I started reading (saying) some of the Koran (Al-Quran) verse (Qursi), but I forgot the last verse of it! I had been reading the Qursi every night before I went to sleep, but I forgot at that very moment! Then my mother started speaking, very vaguely. She said, "call your aunt.. (panggil alang... (makcik))". Then I rushed towards the telephone. I dialed the number. And again, I forgot the last two numbers! (I swear to God these are what happened at that moment, I kept forgetting things. And I'm pretty sure that 'panic' was the reason.)

So I went outside and called for help. My uncle, my neighbours and my eldest brother (he lived in the same area) responded in shock. They said that they DID NOT hear a sound. In my heart I said, "are you kidding me?? Mom was screaming like hell and none of you heard it?? You guys are living next door! (gila ke apa?? Mak jerit bagai nak rak, sorang pun tak dengar?? Korang duduk sebelah rumah je pun!)"

So five of us (me, uncle, brother, aunt and neighbour) held her tightly, together. At the same time, another aunt of mine (yes, we family are staying close by) called my eldest uncle (her and mom's eldest brother (do I need to explain this?)). He came, and thank God, he knew what to do (or read). And everything was back to normal.

After being checked by the expert (my distant aunt), she said that the 'thing' that attacked my mother was originally from my late grandmother (in our culture, we called it 'saka', some sort of heritage (in a spirit form)). After my grandmother passed away, 'it' started to feel 'lonely' and wanted somebody to listen to 'it'. My mother was the 'lucky' winner. And the innocent me was the 'lucky' witness.

I kind of lost my 'courage' for a month after that incident. I became 'phobic' at night. But later on, somehow I managed to cope with it, and thank God, I'm a better man now. And my mom, she said she didn't feel a thing when I slapped her. Hee.


Syafiq June 1, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

haha...ko dah cite benda ni kat aku...dorang patut tgk muke ko dgn tangan2 ko ble ko cite benda ni la...hahha

Igniz June 1, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

syafiq: camne muka n tangan aku time site benda ni?haha.

Nadia June 1, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

ohh. scary nye. org dulu2 suka buat saka saka neh. then yang kena keturunan die. ohh sgt kesian. i kadang kadang na caye, kadang kadang tanak caye. sbb ta pena jadi depan mata i. yg pena jadi nenek i scream mase tido ade la. ngigau rupanye. :p hikhikhik.

Igniz June 1, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

nadia: hehehe..comel je:)

anis June 2, 2009 at 1:16 AM  

scary movie for real. hee~

Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

haha..slapped ur mom ek.

saya pernah terbaling baldi ke muka mak saya.cool kan?haha

Igniz June 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

anonymous: sy slapped my mom, ada purpose..anda TERbaling baldi kat muka mak anda, apa purpose?:P

Ina Bendtner June 2, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

wowwwww! I do hope that my mom will do that (like your mom did) and err maybe just for a reason, (I can slap her like you did to your mak)


Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

biler dah panic, sumer basic things pon terlupa.

but heck, that was one freaky experience that hopefully, none of us will have to endure again. You're lucky your relatives live so close together. Kalau tak? Naya jerk

p/s : Syafiq, Igniz doesn't have to tell me face to face, bacer pon dah bley imagine the frantic hand gestures. hahaha :D

Igniz June 2, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

Ina: why do you want to slap your mom?XD

Sha: yup, i was really lucky.huhuhu..gile panik masa tu..

p/s: when i'm telling a story, i tend to express myself a lot using my expressions and hand gestures..so sometimes it makes me look a bit like a clown..(maybe that's what Syafiq was talking aboutXD)

Ina Bendtner June 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

sbb die suke bebel! so who knows sekali kene bonus kat pipi terus senyap?

Igniz June 2, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

Ina: erk..tammau masuk campur..no komen..tammau tammau..heehee..(^.^)V

Anonymous June 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

masa tu baru lepas sidai kain di ampaian.dengan gembira saya masuk kerumah sambil melambung lambung baldi.(hope u can picture this.seriously)

tiba2 baldi yang dilambung itu tercampak ke muka mak saya yg sedang lalu di hadapan saya. =)

cool kan?habis saya dimaki hamun.haha

n June 2, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

antu eh?heheh salah satu benda buat aku takut balek kampong.pnah jupe antu xde pale naik scooter. kool je

Igniz June 2, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

anonymous: that's a....'freak' accident, i would say..hehe.nasib baik tak injured teruk..apada main lambung2 baldi..heehee:P

n: naik scooter takde kapla??sah2 tak pakai helmet!saman!XD

nkecik June 2, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

bukan je x pakai helmet. lesen pon xde kot :p

Igniz June 2, 2009 at 7:26 PM  

n: itulah rakyat kita..XD

faz June 3, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

nenek sy juge ada benda saka.saka ni.

n now benda tu da mula dtg kat mak long sy..

org ckp die akn pegi kat anak sulung kan??
errrr..naseb bek bkn ank sulung..

serammmmmmmmmmmmmm :D

Igniz June 3, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

faz: seram, tapi gelak sikit punye besar mulut...':D'..tak konsisten langsung percakapan dgn expression..cet.hehe.XD

aiMo0o June 3, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

uuuuhhhhh.... takowt nye...
len kali u letak la dalam botol bnda tu, sape2 nak tgk bayar singgit.. mesti bleh kaya... hik3..
any how.. i belief in those things, it happen a lot.. x nak buang ke?

Igniz June 3, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

Aimoo: X senonoh betul...boleh plak dia suh buat business..len kali ckp la awal skit..eheheXD..dah 'buang' da pun benda tu..huhuhu..

anisizatyA.J June 4, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

i thought tampar seriously, like disrespect smtng..gila shocking.ceh.hehe..well,hope ure not gonna be the 'next lucky one' hahaha

Igniz June 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

anisizaty: heeeheeee:)

wunny cool sajer June 5, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

tampa ade sbab xpe kot.
p/s= ase cm td sy anta cmmnt for the wrong entry laa.
sowie. ;P

Igniz June 5, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

wunny: tu la pasal..hehehe..maaf diterima, tapi kene blanja sy makan SUBWAY:P

Anonymous November 27, 2011 at 2:24 AM  

then what happen now?does the saka still kacau ur mom?

Igniz November 28, 2011 at 10:10 PM  

anonymous: nope. skrg dah amannnnn.... :D

Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM  

o i c..haha..when i saw the title,i thought u slap your mom for no reason or maybe u r once a rude boy,hehe..btw,i juz realize that i was commenting at your 2-years-ago entry..hehe,didnt realize i've read this far..you are a one good writer though,n dat's a compliment..:D

Igniz December 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM  

anonymous: thank you! :D

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