A funeral of my own design

I know. I know. It sounds bloody morbid but since I’ve been spending the last few days at my late uncle’s wake, I’ve been thinking of my own death. Which may be sooner than you think. Nevertheless, since my Dad told me he had bought his Nirvana package already so that is kids won’t have to fight over who pays for it, it got me thinking about my own funeral. 

First and foremost, I went searching and found my funeral picture, a most recent best shot. Hey, I must look damn good right!!!??? My daughter rolled her eyeballs when I told her and she said, “Mom, you are dead and it will be of no consequence!!” Goodness gracious me. She just doesn’t get it. I then asked her if she would give a eulogy for me, her one and only mother. She rolled her eyeballs again and said, “Tell you what, Mom. Why don’t you write one right now for yourself and save it and I will read it out on that day for you.” That got me so pissed!!! I said no way!!! YOU have to write it or it will not be real!!! She rolled her eyeballs at me again and assured me that for me, her one and only beloved Mom, she WILL give me a eulogy at my funeral. As you are my witness, please make sure my eldest daughter does just that ok? 

I then told her that I would make a slideshow of my life from start to almost end and she started laughing. Hey!!! I didn’t trust them to choose any fat photos of me OK!!! I would only choose all the hottest photos for public consumption and I told her that I want my guests to be fed with my favourite food. LOL. The funeral has to be perfect just as my wedding was. 

As of this moment, I am still designing my funeral. I need to think of songs to be played and whom I would like to invite to give eulogies and where and how. Even what my orbituary would say. I am such an anal retentive madam that everything must be A-OK perfect. 

What touched me deeply at my uncle’s funeral was that the people who attended it ranged from ministers and businessmen to the neighbourhood tai chow guy and the house electrician amongst many others. The range and breathe of people were amazing. It goes to show that he had touched many lives all across the board not just from a few particular segments of people. I so wanted to say a few words as he had really touched my life too for real but I knew I would have been one big wreck up there hence did not. 

Life is short. Embrace every moment. 

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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