Framing A Memory
One of the friend, Mr Lau, first began talking about his story. He took out a framed memento of a tie inherited from his father. There were 3 items inherited by Mr Lau, namely a ring, a Pagol watch and a tie. In the past these were normally kept in old biscuit tins underneath the bed. When Mr Lau came to Kuala Lumpur seeking better job prospects, there was a break-in and the other two mementoes were stolen, leaving behind only the tie. He felt regretable over the loss of these mementoes and even visited pawn shops in the city hoping to recover the 2 lost mementoes. He regretted not keeping these precious mementoes in a safe deposit box just because they were located too far away from his house.
An Unfulfilled Wish
Another friend, Mr Kooi, too began his story. Mr Kooi’s grandfather was a soldier in the war and was awarded with a medal of bravery for putting his life on the line for the country. Before his grandfather passed away, he gave the medal of bravery to Mr Kooi’s father for safe-keeping. Mr Kooi’s father would constantly take out this medal to show him and relate the story of his grandfather’s exploits in the war. One day, Mr Kooi whole family decided to move to Kuala Lumpur. Mr Kooi's father not knowing what's living is like in the new environment and afriad that he might lose this precious medal, he decided not to bring it along with him and kept it in a safe deposit box in the bank. After settling in Kuala Lumpur, Mr Kooi’s father had constantly asked him to take this medal out so he can take a look at it again. However, with Mr Kooi busy work schedule, he was unable to do so. It was only until one day when Mr Kooi’s father had a serious fall and was warded in the intensive care unit in the hospital, Mr Kooi was once again reminded about this matter.
Mr Kooi then rushed back to his hometown but was unfortunately caught in a traffic jam. By the time he reached, the bank had already closed for the day. He had no choice but to return to the hospital empty handed and told his father he would go again the following morning. Regrettably, Mr Kooi’s father passed away that same night and he regretted not being able to fulfill his father last wish of seeing the medal again.
An Expensive Closet
The last friend, Mr. Tan, who used to be in the house renovation business, then added another a story that happened to one of his customer. That customer was a well-known tycoon in the city, and the tycoon built a strong room in the house. The tycoon felt that with the strong room and vault, he would be able to keep all his valuables and important items safely, just like in a safe deposit box, except that it will be in his own house. The vault was built with the latest technology using sophisticated security coding.
One day, while the tycoon and his family were on a overseas vacation, thieves broke into the his house and spot the vault. Fatefully, the tycoon and his family were home before the thieves left his house. The thieves threatened and forced him to open the vault, took all the valuables and locked his family inside the vault. Luckily they managed to escape unharmed.
After this scary incident, the tycoon refused to keep any precious possessions inside the vault and even left it unlocked thereby turning it into an expensive clothes & wardrobe closet! He learnt his lesson that storing valuables at home can cause such danger to his family. Now the tycoon keeps all his valuables in an external safe deposit box in the bank.