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Grumpy Old Dad


My dad has become grumpier as he aged. He’s becoming like Ah Soh Po pek! po pek! po pek! Can be worst than mom yo! Sometimes I can feel negative energy surrounding me after his outburst. Some people will call it bad chi. Are everyone’s dad like that one ar?

Che-Cheh: Dad, don’t eat too many fei chu yok (fatty pork). You’ll get high cholesterol and heart attack after that and then your hands and legs cannot move… then you will be on the wheelchair. (I’m saying like this to scare him)

His reply:
AIYAH everyone will get sick when they’re old. *grumpy grumpy grumpy* Those that live & eat healthy also get sick. *more grumpy* So how?

What I’m trying to say here is no matter what we tell or advise him, he will find a reason to fight back. Hmm fight back is a strong word. Retaliate like a kiddo is more suitable. He wants to have the last word. Unfortunately I’m like him. So we have wars of words. Po pek! Po Pek! Pi Pok! Pi Pok! Most of the time I let him win because he’s just too stubborn! (like me la but I’m old enough to understand what it means to give way)

No harm is done to our father-daughter relationship. It’s just perang saudara that will be forgotten in few hours. Kinda fun actually!



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13 Comments

  • Reply Jemima July 14, 2008 at 10:27 am

    When you reach his age, you may become as grumpy as he is now. :devil:

  • Reply wuching July 14, 2008 at 11:24 am

    in my situation its my mum who’s being grumpy but looks like I’m heading that way too!

  • Reply saoirse July 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Po Pek Po Pek… :laughing: I just love hearing the story between you and your dad. Yeah, my mom is like your dad… grumpy a lot… sometimes I do tell her to leave me alone whenever the work pressure is high. Luckily, she is like you, know when to give way. :LOL:

  • Reply Dawn July 14, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I know how it is when I was living with my parents. Both “ngee ngee ngor ngor” til I have to close one ear all the time. But the fei chu yuk thingy, no matter how I tell them then, no effect, but now both hve high cholestral and BP, fei chu yuk, oily food and whatever deep fried all gone from their daily menu except for special festivities.

  • Reply Lex July 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    you know, i dont exactly have to wait until my dad grow even older. we’ve already begun the tug of war LMAO

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 15, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Jemima, I think I’m becoming one already. :crying:

    Wuching, you grumpy about what? Hehe

    Saoirse, hahaha I can’t imagine if both parents po pek po pek.

    Dawn, now that’s the difficult part lor getting old and have to jaga what we eat.

    Lex, eh fun what. We get to experiment with all kinds of words. Hahaha

  • Reply cbenc12 July 15, 2008 at 11:16 am

    hahaha i guess thats rather normal la.. i also always asked my dad not to eat this and that.then he will say, aiyah nvm la, once in a blue moon..his blue moon is like every few days.. :S

  • Reply jam July 15, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Old men are like that. Bring him for a medical checkout and let the doctor does the talking. I think he will take in more what doctor going to tell him.

  • Reply hcfoo July 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds like my dad too hehe I guess we just have no choice but to let them win

  • Reply cc July 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    My dad and I are alike too, very strong-minded. When we argue, oh boy, major fireworks!!! :not_listening:

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 16, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    cbenc12, now I know it’s normal that everyone’s dad behave like that.:laughing:

    Jam, we brought him for a full body checkup last year. Doc asked him to quit smoking. He did for awhile then smoke balik.

    Hcfoo & CC, i wonder whether we will be like that later. Stubborn old lady. 😀

  • Reply pacco July 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    old man memang like dad…i can’t stand my dad also… sometime we shout at each other on what food to eat…

  • Reply Che-Cheh July 17, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Pacco, same here… we practically shout at everything! :laughing:

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