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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Story side:

The story took place some time back and revolved around a young lad

Named Sam. Sam at that time was working as a programmer, in a small IT company

located in Singapore. During one particular working day, the whole of

Sam's company was requested to work OT in order to meet a deadline due

tomorrow. By the time everything was done, it was already past 1 am and Sam was

the last person left in the office. He was left wondering whether there were

still any bus services at this hour. He decided to try his luck and

quickly tidied up the office, locked up and rushed towards the bus stop. The bus

stop was situated by a small narrow road with dense forestation

surrounding the area. Sam waited for about 20 minutes and was about to make his way

to the main road to catch a cab when a double deck bus appeared from

nowhere. He hesitantly waved it down, boarded the bus and the only person he saw

on the same bus was a frail ghastly looking old woman. The old woman was

dressed in white attire. Sam felt uneasy upon seeing her and was about

to go up to the upper deck when a voice ranged out in Cantonese, "Young

man, don't go upstairs. upstairs dangerous." It was the old woman.

Her comment sent a chill through Sam's bones and he figured that the

upper deck might be "dirty".He decided to heed the old woman's advice and grab

a seat at the lower deck even though he felt uncomfortable by her presence.

It was an agonizing 20 minutes journey before Sam reached his bus stop.

He quickly alighted and turned to steal a quick glance at the old woman,

who stared right back at him by the window. Without further ado, Sam

hastened his pace and was fortunate to reach home safely.

The next day, Sam was requested to work OT and ended up being the last

person left in the office again. It was already past midnight and Sam

was contemplating whether to take a cab home but decided against it in the

end as money was tight. So he made his way to the bus stop again and after

about 20 minutes, the same double deck bus appeared. Sam boarded the bus

and saw the same old woman again. He decided to go to the upper deck

again when the old woman called out to him, "Young man, don't go upstairs.

Upstairs dangerous." Even though, he heard it before, he still felt a

certain fear inside him. To be on the safe side, he reluctantly took a

seat at the lower deck again and reached home with no incidents.

The third day, Sam was asked to do OT again. By now he was feeling

readed and worried as he didn't want to repeat the same process again. But he

obliged nevertheless since it's his livelihood. He was, you guessed it,

the last person left in the office again. He made the same journey to the

bus stop, occasionally checking his back as he walked. The double deck bus

arrived, he boarded it and saw the same old woman again. As he proceeded

to go upstairs, the old woman warned him again, "Young man, don't go

up stairs. Upstairs dangerous." Sam was fed up with the old woman by now and

decided to go upstairs even though he was feeling a bit scared. He saw no one

else when he reached the upper deck and slowly made his way to the back of

the bus and sat down. Sam's heart began pounding away as he waited anxiously

for something to happen. After 20 minutes, with nothing happening, Sam

wen t downstairs to confront the old woman and asked her why she kept saying

it's dangerous upstairs. The old woman turned, stared at him and replied,

"Young man, don't go upstairs. Upstairs dangerous. Upstairs got no bus driver."

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