Turn it Off

Among my circle of friends and family, July has got to be the month with the most birthdays (I am a July baby myself). Last July 21st something odd happened. It was late morning and everyone was gone except my niece and I. My niece was upstairs, while I was downstairs making sure my nephew turned the television off in the living room before he left. Once everything was in order, I proceeded to the front room to do schoolwork.

I was about ten minutes into my work when the television suddenly turned on. Initially, I thought that my niece came down to watch television, but I would’ve seen her come down since I was near the stairs. When I called out to her she was still upstairs. So I headed back to the living room to turn off the TV.

I was sure that I turned the cable box and the TV off, so I shrugged it off thinking that is was some kind of electrical issue of some sort (and that TV’s sometimes turn on by themselves?). Later that day, I began making dinner before my family came home (I’m living with my sister and her family at the moment).

I usually watch Netflix movies on my iPad while waiting for the food to cook. While letting the food simmer, I sat down at a table across from my niece who was on the computer. I was halfway through the movie when I had to continue cooking, leaving my iPad on the table. I’ve developed the habit of closing all running apps on my iPad before doing anything else, so I did just that and headed back to the kitchen.

A few moments later, my niece called out “Your movie is playing!” I told her that I stopped the movie and exited out. that it was not possible for it to play again, I asked her to turn it off again and close the app. This time I made sure that the iPad was within my sight while cooking in case it was my niece playing tricks on me.

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Another moment later, she said that my movie was playing again, and it was. I finally decided to see for myself, and saw that a completely different movie was playing, one that I never watched before or even opened. This puzzled me, and know for a fact that my niece didn’t do it, since I changed my password to prevent her from messing with my iPad.

That night my mom from the Philippines called. We chatted on the phone for a while, then she mentioned that it was her deceased brother’s birthday, and that my dad’s brother who was suffering from the late stages of prostate cancer has been in a coma for a while (he passed away the next morning). Maybe it was all a coincidence, maybe not.

Weird thing is, it happens every year. Like I mentioned in one of my other stories, I always experience weird things on deceased people’s birthdays and death anniversaries, but I am usually unaware of these occasions until after I relay my experiences to my mom. I’ve gotten so used to it that it doesn’t really unnerve me anymore.

KCH

KCH

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