By Peace | January 18, 2011
This post by right was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I had no time, really NO TIME… Even when Ricsson’s band teacher called up at about 6pm, I had to carry Isaac in one hand and holding the house phone in another hand….
Now that Isaac is sleeping, I had to quickly post it:
Written 17 January 2011:
This is a scary dream which I had ‘thought back’ this morning. I woke up without any memories of any dream, but I tried to recall… wondering if I had any dream. At last, I remembered and it was a scary one…
Traditional Chinese Medical Hall
It was a dream of a chinese medical hall (a shop) that I had gone to. Previously someone had brought me there. At the back of the shop, there was a big ‘living room’ with brown sofas and other things (hidden, not for visitors, but this man had brought me there… this man, if I am not wrong, he is FYC, Keagan…)
Pink Doll Shrine
Another round at this place, now I came to the shop myself, but an old man refused to let me go inside the shop. I made myself in no matter what. I seemed to be searching for something which I had forgotten. At the ‘living room’, there was no one around. Next, I turned left (the left wing) of the shop. I was surprised to see a pink doll shrine there. It was really a doll, a pink doll with dress (robe). The eyes were rounded…
THE HAND: Transformation and Power
Something happened at this shrine…………………..xxxxxxxxxxxxx (I do not want to reveal this now…) Standing in front of the shrine now was a man, a big sized man that looked like Billy Wang, 东方比利 ( ). Though he is a man standing right in front of me, muscular, but I was so worried…… inside him…. I followed him, need to follow him…………………………………….
The next segment of the dream which I can remember was that of me being trapped in a space ‘underground room’ with a Malaysian man, SPY. There were arrows in the room. The people were testing me. They know that I knew my directions, and they set me up……………………
Some Billy Wang News
Billy Comeback Concert 2005 @ 18 Nov 2005, 8:00PM
The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo
Standard – S$108, S$88, S$68, S$48
Last year, Billy’s Farewell Concert saw more than ten thousand tearful fans and listeners biding him goodbye.
We waited for one long ardent year, listening keenly to the occasional news of his painful surgery and hoped for his safe return from his battle with the disease that plagued him.
Finally, the wait is over. Billy Wang, is back, stronger and better than ever.
Come 18th Nov 2005, join more than 7000 listeners and meet Billy in person for the first time in celebration of his birthday (31 October) and return to Love 97.2FM with more than 7000 listeners in his moving comeback concert.
DONGFANG BILLY HAS CANCER, PLANS FUNERAL
Former DJ to host his funeral via DVD
11 September 2008
HE has planned his own funeral, down to what he will wear and who is going to host the event. He wants to be dressed in the army uniform he wore to his father’s funeral. And he is in the process of choosing the best picture he has – one that will capture his essence for his funeral photo.
Former radio DJ Billy Wang, also known as Dongfang Billy, also plans to host his own funeral here. He will address family and friends in a DVD he has been making with the help of an assistant. It is a documentary of his life as well as a record of things he wants to say individually to the people in his life.
The DVD, which is almost completed, will help to set the mood at his funeral. It starts off in Mandarin with: ‘Hi, how are you? I’m Billy. Are you surprised I’m your host?’ The DVD will also have 10 hymns sung by Billy.
Funeral all planned. The former DJ, who now heads a cancer charity, wants his funeral to be held at his home first and then at his church. He hopes no one will cry. And he wants everyone to celebrate.
The 45-year-old said in an interview with Lianhe Wanbao: ‘I don’t want people to be sad. I want them to throw a party.’ The reason for all his preparation? The fact that his cancer has returned.
Billy was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1993, but he battled it into remission. He later became an advocate for cancer prevention and cure. In 2006, he left MediaCorp Radio to concentrate on his work as the president of CareCancer Society, a charity he founded in 2003. Earlier this year, he became easily tired and his bones ached. His hair fell out and he would also become thirsty after saying only a few words. Doctors confirmed that his cancer has returned, but would not say how long more he has to live. He told Wanbao that he now takes 24 pills a day and the side-effects include giddiness, blurred vision and nausea.
He said: ‘Even though I find it hard to face death, I have accepted it. How long can I live if I have cancer? Death is but a station in life… I’m prepared to get off at that station any time.‘
No regrets. Billy said he has no regrets in life.
And for friends he quarrelled with and never met again, he will address them and say goodbye in the DVD. He also does not regret not getting married, he said, adding that his parents had spent their entire marriage fighting and marriage requires a certain personality which he does not have. He has discussed his funeral plans with one of his older brothers and a few close friends. But he cannot bear to tell his mother that his cancer has returned because she would be frightened.
He told Wanbao that when his cancer was first diagnosed 15 years ago, she found out about it only two years later. After she found out, she prayed and cried every day and when he spoke to her previously about making his will, she became red-eyed.
Taiwan-born Billy came to Singapore in the late’80s. After stints on TV variety shows here, he got a DJ job in MediaCorp Radio, where he won the hearts of heartland housewives with his no-holds-barred chats during his phone-in shows. He was named one of the 10 most popular male artistes in the 2002 Star Awards.
Billy has come a long way from his unhappy childhood. In earlier media interviews, he revealed that he had wanted to grow up fast and be independent to spite his family. His late father was an army general under Taiwanese president Chiang Kai-shek and he spent little time with his family. His mother was addicted to mahjong, Billy said.
He added: ‘We had no freedom, we had to follow our father’s wishes and (we) led a regimented life. ‘I was the youngest among the five sons. I was often beaten by my elder brother as a form of discipline.’ So he turned rebellious and experimented with drugs. He graduated from college after studying advertising design. When he was in his early 20s, he travelled, singing in various nightclubs in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. ‘When my mother and elder brother volunteered to donate their bone marrow to save me, I realised that my family loves me after all. ‘I apologised to my family and forgave them,’ he said.
Dance studio dream. Billy has set up a dance studio here called Billy House. He hopes that people will donate generously at his funeral, especially those whose weddings he had attended and given hongbaos to. Some of the money will go towards running the dance studio after his death. He told Wanbao that setting up a dance studio had been his dream for many years. On the Billy House website, the studio’s address is given as Thye Shan Mansion, New Bridge Road.
He said the place is undergoing renovation and will be open next month. He has also made handover arrangements for his cancer charity.
On 16 January 2011: SPICES OF THE ORIENT
I dreamed of “The Seven Traditional Ingredients” a message in Chinese in my dream. The wall is white and with a masking tape over some words. The wall happened to be in my kitchen, the place where I put all the oils, soya sauce etc (Spice Rack)…