So tomorrow is Thaipusam. Happy Thaipusam to all Hindu visitors here at this blog. And for the very first time, KLites and Putrajayans can be with their brethrens in Selangor and several other states taking the day's off.
Talking about Thaipusam, Batu Caves would certainly be the focal point for its celebration in the Central region. And talking about Batu Caves, I have my own story to tell about it.
Not really a story about Batu Caves, but rather a story that has Batu Caves in it.
Well, here the story goes.
How many of you have climbed the stairs of Batu Caves? I for one have never done that and I'm pretty sure not many of you have done that either.
But out of love to his child, Jazimin had on one night before last Ramadan climbed the 272 stairs of Batu Caves in the middle of the night.
No, he's not there to fulfill a vow or anything like that but simply in responding to a call he received saying that his then missing child was there!
We were at his home that night when he got that call. He asked me to follow him along but I refused and told him that the call was probably a prank just like a number of other prank calls he had been receiving before.
But I guess he just could not take any chances, he was just desperate to find his little sweet child, so off he went to Batu Caves (with someone else) climbing all the 272 stairs all the way to the top.
But it was a prank call indeed. The child was not there, no one was there except for the guards guarding the place. I guess the caller must be jumping up and down in joy seeing this desperate father looking for his child high and low without knowing the meaning of the word "tired".
How cruel man can be. And the same specie is having fun with Nini's father now, giving him with all the false information on Nini.
That's why when the Indonesian lady was caught, Jazimin's first reaction was "Serves her right!" as he had endured the pain of being fallen victim to all these prankters.
Prank calls were abundant. Besides the call tipping Jazimin that his child was at Batu Caves, there were also other calls tipping some other locations like at some unused mine (lombong terbiar) etc etc.
Therefore, lets make it a standing procedure not to publish the personal number(s) of the victim's parents from now on any longer. Let the Toll Free No. or the Police's 999 do the job. The "monkeys" would be extra careful when dealing with the police, I think.
In the meantime, let's pray for Nini's safe return.