Raybe Oh, the girl who ran into a burning to save her deceased fiance in last year’s infamous Tanjong Pagar accident, penned a lengthy tribute to her mother expressing her gratitude and regret for breaking her heart.
She revealed that when she was still in the hospital, her mother prayed to the Goddess Guan Yin to exchange her life for her daughter’s life.
Here is what she said (translated from Mandarin)
In the past, my relationship with my family was not particularly close. I love them, but I just don’t tell them everything, always bring good news and not bad news. My mom used to compare me to other kids and I thought I was doing nothing to make my parents proud of me.
I used to think that not asking my parents for money, but taking them to eat occasionally is filial piety. Until that day on February 13, my willfulness and irresponsibility broke my parents’ hearts. Remember when I told the paramedics in the ambulance not to inform my family, I thought I just had a minor injury and it was pitch black after that. The next time I became conscious, I didn’t know it was a few days later, I only felt indescribable pain, I slowly recalled what happened, and saw my mother, she waved to me in front of my ward and wiped away her tears, I don’t know how long she had been waiting in front of my ward.
When my mother came into my room, she carefully touched my feet, because that was the only part of my body that wasn’t bandaged. It was a warmth I had never felt before.
My mother asked me recently, do you think the Guan Yin Ma temple at Waterloo Street is responsive? I said that I think so, because when I was a child, I made a wish to have the goddess Guanyin bless me to study in Singapore, and it came true. My mother said, when you had an accident, I made a wish with the goddess Guanyin to exchange my life for my daughter’s life, but please give me 3 years so that I can take good care of my daughter and after she recovers, you can take me away .
I am so disrespectful. Too unfilial.
I really want to get better soon, start anew, be a responsible daughter and sister, not let my family worry, I want to make them happy. I will work very hard! Goddess Guanyin, please give me the opportunity to be filial to my mother, I will take her to all the places she wants to go, and let her see that even if I am not like before, I can still live well. able to take care of myself. I can do it!