Saturday, May 17, 2008





Anonymous Anonymous said...

back then when i was backpacking. i went to 都江堰. hard to accept the fact. it is like, you just had a wonderful dinner with a good friend, and then he is just gone, in the blink of an eye.

same. i went snorkeling at Phi Phi island. when the Tsunami hit that coastline. it broke my heart. when these disasters happened, and they relate to you in a way that you cannot even describe, if you have been there.

then you start to ponder. start to let go of certain things that have been disturbing for years.

some struggles in life, in character, in relationship (friendship, family, etc.), seemed to be trivia. some desires seemed to be unnecessary. some happiness cannot be taken for granted. some forgiveness just needs a little courage. some pains seemed to heal itself. some regrets in life, seemed to be wisdom gained. some hatred seemed to be able to manage.

and, learn to let go. learn to appreciate. learn to be grateful. learn to love. learn to trust. learn to help. learn to tough up a little when time is hard...

5/18/2008 5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and, learn to hope.

5/18/2008 6:04 AM  
Anonymous wai said...

we all are too overwhelmed by the 5.12 China earthquake. However, back in early May, Cyclone Nargis battered Myanmar.

To date, 22,000 people have perished, over 41,000 are missing and as many as 1 million people have been left homeless...

It means more than just a number that we see here. More than that.

What am I trying to say here? I also don't know, to be honest.

Just reminded of the theme for Teacher's Day in 1994 - 感恩,知足,惜福。

5/19/2008 7:02 AM  
Blogger 非舞者 said...

The Burmese cyclone and the Chinese earthquakes are equally tragic events. It is understandable however there are emotional and technological reasons why one event appears to be more heart-breaking than the other. Emotional reason: one is more heart-broken over the tragedy of his/her family, and by extension his/her kind. Technological reason: we receive more reporting of the latter disaster. We are emotional animals after all.

5/19/2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger 非舞者 said...

Nevertheless, what we can do to compensate our emotional prejudice is to lend equal helping hands to the victims of both tragedies.

5/19/2008 9:55 AM  
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5/19/2008 11:57 AM  

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