Curry Fish Head
This is one scrumptious meal that had me holding back my tears as I ate.
A long time family friend invited my family for a meal one weekend. He brought us to his favourite restaurant which serves scrumptious seafood.
He ordered a huge Curry Fish Head and several specialities of the restaurant. When he was ordering the dishes, I noticed that his wife was frowning. Sensing my concern, she confided that her husband is having final stage lung cancer. Knowing he doesn't have much time left, he gave us this farewell treat. I was shocked and chided her for not letting us know earlier, also he shouldn't be eating these spicy and oily food.
The wife sadly shared that her husband has given up hopes of getting well and intended to enjoy his favourite dishes until the day he dies. He throws away whatever herbal brews or medicine his wife brings him. When we tried to persuade him to abstain from consuming these rich foods, he refuses.
Yesterday night, we received news that the cancer has spread to other parts of his body and he is warded. We shall be visiting him this Sunday.
The past week while I was on medical leave, I watched a Korean TV drama series which has a 'sob sob' theme. The beautiful lead actress has cancer. Armed with scrumptious snacks and a box of tissue papers, I spent unproductive time chasing the drama. Silly me.