Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Under One Roof's actor Zaibo has stage 4 cancer


Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/under-one-roofs-zaibo-has-stage-four-cancer
By Benson Ang, The New Paper, 19 September 2018 at 06:00 am


Beloved Malaysian actor and comedian Zaibo, best known for portraying mee rebus seller Yusof in the 1990s sitcom Under One Roof, has stage four cancer.
PHOTO: Beloved Malaysian actor and comedian Zaibo, best known for portraying mee rebus seller Yusof in the 1990s sitcom Under One Roof, has stage four cancer.
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Former co-stars have already raised $1,800, with another round of fund-raising soon

Malaysian actor and comedian Zaibo, best known for portraying mee rebus seller Yusof in the 1990s sitcom Under One Roof, has stage four cancer.

Friends and former colleagues have rallied in support.

Zaibo, 62, told The Straits Times by telephone on Monday that he has oesophageal cancer, which has spread to his stomach, lungs and left rib cage.


Zaibo with visitors after he was warded in the Sungai Buloh Hospital earlier this month.
PHOTO: Zaibo with visitors after he was warded in the Sungai Buloh Hospital earlier this month.
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He said he started vomiting whenever he ate solid food a few months ago and lost 10kg in eight weeks.

Zaibo, who lives in Batu Pahat in Johor, was admitted to his local hospital last month. The actor - whose real name is Zainal Ariffin Abdul Hamid - was referred to Sungai Buloh Hospital, near Kuala Lumpur, earlier this month, where he was warded for a week.

He was discharged about a week ago and is awaiting the results of a scan that will determine his treatment.

His diet is restricted to liquid food, such as high-protein milk, soup and plain porridge.

Zaibo, who also has high blood pressure, high cholesterol and gout, is optimistic.

He said: "I don't feel sick. I can walk, talk, do housework and take my kids to school."



Zaibo, or his real name Zainal Ariffin Abdul Hamid, with his wife and long-time friend, Siti Hawa Syawal, a single mother of nine, on their wedding day.
PHOTO: Zaibo, or his real name Zainal Ariffin Abdul Hamid, with his wife and long-time friend, Siti Hawa Syawal, a single mother of nine, on their wedding day.
He said: "I don't feel sick. I can walk, talk, do housework and take my kids to school."
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His upbeat mood is a far cry from when he was diagnosed - he locked himself in his room for three days.

"During that time, however, I thought to myself, I know at least six secondary schoolmates who have died.

So, if it is my turn, what is unusual about it?
"

He added: "There are also many cases of cancer patients who survived. So I might die or I might not."

His co-stars from Under One Roof have reached out to him. Vernetta Lopez, 45, who played Denise in the series, told ST yesterday that her heart skipped a beat when she heard the news.

The Mediacorp Gold 905 DJ added: "I was shocked. When we filmed the show, Zaibo had always been a sweetheart, buying snacks and gifts for everybody whenever he came back from Malaysia."



Zaibo's co-stars from Under One Roof have reached out to him.
PHOTO: Zaibo's co-stars from Under One Roof have reached out to him. Vernetta Lopez, 45, who played Denise in the series, told ST yesterday that her heart skipped a beat when she heard the news.
The Mediacorp Gold 905 DJ added: "I was shocked. When we filmed the show, Zaibo had always been a sweetheart, buying snacks and gifts for everybody whenever he came back from Malaysia."
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The Under One Roof cast raised about $1,800 among themselves to help Zaibo with his medical expenses, she said. They are also planning another round of fund-raising via a crowdfunding platform next month.

Zaibo is grateful for the funds raised by friends, former colleagues and the public. While he has a fight ahead of him, Zaibo is taking great cheer from the fond memories he has of his Singapore acting days.

He said: "During the production of Under One Roof, I worked with lovely fellow actors and a beautiful, supportive production team."


The people who reached out, or came to see me, were those I met from all parts of my life - my childhood, schooling days, working days.
PHOTO: "The people who reached out, or came to see me, were those I met from all parts of my life - my childhood, schooling days, working days. They represent the journey of my life, and seeing them really touched me."
The cast of Under One Roof (clockwise, top left): Moses Lim, Koh Chieng Mun, Nicholas Lee, Vernetta Lopez, Norleena Salim, Zaibo and Daisy Irani.
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Zaibo is grateful for the funds raised by friends, former colleagues and the public.
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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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By Benson Ang, The New Paper, 19 September 2018 at 06:00 am
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[1] Benson Ang, The New Paper, Under One Roof's actor Zaibo has stage 4 cancer, posted on 19 September 2018 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/under-one-roofs-zaibo-has-stage-four-cancer


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