Death Clock

My Personal Day of Death is Thursday, May 17, 2040, so says The Death Clock. Now, that makes me feel like canned food with an expiry date. If only that is the exact date of my death, it will enable me to plan each and every day of my life to the dot. If this site serves no other useful purpose, it is a morbid reminder for us to live life to the fullest.

I have never envisioned myself living to that age. I do not know if I want to live that long. I would rather leave when I have not become a total burden to anybody yet. But then again, when I depart this life is not for me to determine, unless I choose suicide or euthanasia.

Suicide is not an option. I believe life is sacred and should not be desecrated in such a way. But I have no qualms about euthanasia. It should be the right of every terminally ill person to choose to die painlessly and with dignity.

I have witnessed the sufferings of both my parents, especially Mum, before they passed on. The profound physical and emotional pain that Mum had to endure during her dying days are difficult to come to terms with. It is heartrending for me to see Mum in the agony that she was in and not being able to do anything at all to alleviate it. I hope I, and my loved ones, do not have to go through that when my time comes.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Death Clock”

  1. Noticed that all the pics u put up here were “touched up” before. They are great. Can u tell me how you added the shadow and other tips? I think many blogger out there want to know too, 🙂

  2. The photographs were manipulated with Photoshop. Google for Photoshop tutorial sites. There are lots of nifty tricks you can pick up from these sites.

  3. This death clock is real fun….tried workin out a few friends’ time, and one got told that he’s been dead 4 several years oredi !! Hee2…
    Frightenin news 4 me is that i m gonna live till age 98 !! Eeeyukks !!
    Now cannot wait 2 work out time 4 more frens… :o))

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