It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had weird dreams. In this dream, my dad allowed me to drive the Camry back from Kedah, which should be quite impossible because it is his company’s car. The de-mister(is it those line line things lining the backscreen of the car) was on fire and smoke was filling up the car. I sprayed water on it to put it off.
Suddenly, I found myself outside a hotel/club house. I’m not sure which one it is but it has been around for quite awhile. My motive was to interview this famous clown. So famous that the clown was almost celebrity. I had big bouquets of flowers and balloons in my hands but ended up forgetting about the balloons and when I came back for them, it was without air. I had to wait till nearly midnight before that famous clown could come out to meet me. When the clown came out, we acted very weirdly towards each other. Sort of clumsy. sort of shy. The clown’s name was Daisy.
Suddenly, the clown is actually Lilian Chan, who is doing her part for charity. Sort of like a Patch Adams kind of concept. We chatted for awhile and I didn’t get to ask any clown-interview-esque type of questions but ended up telling her how old I really am.
Then I drove the car back and my dad asked me why I was so late. I told him that I went to my friend’s house to play Dota. (Wtf?)
I went downstairs and a few of my family members were congregating there. My cousins, my godmother/aunty susie, grandfather’s cousin sister and a few more. My staircase was transformed into a mural of family portraits and amidst the family portraits, was a photo of my grandparents’ ash-storage-place at the crematorium. My grandfather’s cousin sister saw the photo and broke down. Then suddenly I turned around to look at my godmother and she transformed into my grandmother. My grandmother and all of us were crying and hugging each other and she asked us to take care and be good. Then she asked me to paint my godmother’s nails for her. Very strange, because in real life, my godmother is always asking me to paint her nails for special occasions. After that, my grandmother transformed back into my godmother.
The next day, in the Seventeen magazine, a big photo of Lilian Chan and her clown-act stint appeared amidst the pages. She mentioned about me interviewing her. Her birthdate was written extra ordinarily big and next to it, there was a big thought bubble that said, “Guess how old is Jolene? The girl who interviewed her? The first to guess it will win a prize!”
The next thing I knew, I was driving out of a shopping mall with Liss and then I saw my entire family waving at me from the main entrance just as I was descending the parking lot curly-wurly slope(think like the one in One-utama’s old wing.). I got out of the car and was so excited to see them. Suddenly we found ourselves in a back alley and we were there as an entourage. A few of my relatives were squatting near the drains in a long line and there was a white van(the type florists use). In the front seat, out stepped both my grandparents. We knew that they were dead but there was no hoo-hah about it. We congregated in that alley to conduct some last rites for them. They were like their usual self, nagging us about our punctuality and .. I don’t know, acting their typical selves. The strange thing was not that it did not feel strange to us at all.
The immediate family members were given strange costumes to where. I had to change in front of the relatives and I wasn’t wearing a bra .. and I don’t know if they saw anything. But the pants they gave us to wear were horrifying. It’s like those that babies wear, with a flap on the bum? Yeap, there’s a hole, no flap. So my bum was for all to see.
After we performed the rites, my grandparents disappeared.
Then I woke up and my housemates have already left for dinner. It was maggi mee again for me.
1 thought on “Weird Dream (Starring Grandparents, Lilian Chan, Liss etc.)”
c.ho Oct 28, 05 Delete
i have a question.. yesterday when u had your dream.. how long has it been since your grandparents passed away?
yeah.. the chinese believe i think, that ppl who’ve passed on do speak to ppl in their dreams.
Jayelle Oct 28, 05 Delete
lilian: first part: i know, i’ve been told. 🙂 I can’t wait to tell my family members though.
hehe, sorry about that. but u were portrayed as a very noble character in my dreams..hope you don’t take it to heart.;)
giant sotong: in simple words: i’m going bonkers eh?
Samm: hey hey;) was just a dream.
yuin: all in jest.. just a dream;)
luzzio: i’ll ask u about it when i come home tonight
eve: i don’t know why! i just blog it immediately when I wake up.(i wrote that entry like minutes after my nap)
meldee: yeah, i know that when people die, they’ll appear in dreams. this goes alongside the big moth superstition.
meldee Oct 28, 05 Delete
they say that if you dream of the departed, they’re trying to tell you something.
Eve Oct 27, 05 Delete
how come you can remember your dreams so clearly? I do have weird dreams too but cant really remember what exactly happened after i woke up.
luzzio Oct 27, 05 Delete
I had a dream about mama…she was crying.
yuin Oct 27, 05 Delete
that’s pretty wierd..
lilian chan? clown?
uh oh..she’s gonna kill you 😛
Samm Oct 27, 05 Delete
Chan Lilian = Patch Adams
Samm Oct 27, 05 Delete
Chan Lilian = Patch Adams
Giant Sotong Oct 27, 05 Delete
See? Formalin fumes are the bad. Or maybe it’s the MSG. Anyway… .
lilian Oct 27, 05 Delete
One, it is very comforting to dream of our deceased loved ones, isn’t it? Count yourself lucky ‘cos not everyone has the ability to dream of the dearly departed. Usually, people said the grandparents will come into the dreams of their fav. grandkids. Remember to relate them to your aunts and uncles. I am sure they will enjoy knowing you dream of your grandparents. I guess when your grandparents were around, they had been jovial with all of you, hence your relations to the funny dreams.
Part two – Quick, find me a place to hide! LOL. My nose, so red, so huge.