Life is precious…

Yesterday night I was already lying on bed about to fall asleep when Chubby suddenly say “Is that a person sitting there?”… I was like ??? Then he continue on saying that it is very dangerous. So I stood up, walk over to the window and indeed someone was sitting at the parapet in the opposite block with his legs “outside”… I was still thinking of what should we do when Chubby says he wants to call the police… its too dangerous… I guess man are more decisive… So the phone call was made…

While waiting for the cops to come, chubby is contemplating what other things he can do… He even thought of walking over to the block and see if he can do anything… He then went on to alert my SIL and then we started standing at the window and discuss…

fortunately, the police arrived very shortly (like less than 5 mins).. and there was a paramedic with them (this I’m very surprise.. cos the police station is very near but the civil defence is a distance away)… so we decide to stand at our window and watch… actually I wanted to go back to my room… but i don’t want to be alone.. so I just hide behind chubby most of the time…

Initially the police couldn’t find the “man”… so chubby tried to wave to them and point them to the location… and finally they saw him… they were at a floor higher then the “man”… and then the police and paramedic started to discuss what to do… cos they couldn’t really “pull” him back as the place where he was sitting is a fence up area for lift upgrading.. so its almost impossible to get behind him… and soon the civil defense (read firemen) personnels arrived… and another round of discussion… they couldn’t put a safety “net” at the bottom cause there were scaffolds because of the lift upgrading.. it was a difficult situation…

we were very anxious standing at our window watching… cause we were really afraid that he would jump anytime… but luckily after like 15 minutes, the guy decides to jump back into the corridor… I was so relieve to see the sight… and the firemen still doesn’t know he has went in… we need to wave and capture their attention again to tell them that the “man” is now at the corridor… and they slowly descended the stairs and bring the “man” away…

I was so glad that the man decides not to jump in the end… I really cannot imagine what will happen if he jumps…. Chubby is thinking whether he did the right thing or not by calling the police… cause the “man” may be charged as it is an offence to commit suicide in SG… but I told Chubby we did the right thing… although he didn’t jump in the end, but we never know.. if he really did jump will we blame ourselves for doing nothing…. besides, although this is a failed attempt, we do not know if he will attempt again some other time.. now at least his family members will know about it and hopefully give him more care and concern… and also to put him through some form of counselling…

Life is precious, my friends… if you have anything that is bothering you, seek help… you can come to me to and I will lend you a listening ear… your mum went through a lot and endanger her own life to bring you to this world… no matter what we should not take our own life away…

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