13 May 2008，早报副
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…
Quoted from “The World As I See It” by Albert Einstein
joanne jie jie,
all the photos , ur perception..
wanna make me cry…is quite sad..!!!
anyway, take care when u’re driving..
Hey Joanne! God bless! I’m so glad you escaped unhurt. I had a narrow escape myself 4 years ago. Was knocked down by a car near the Novena Church. Physically, I wasn’t badly hurt … some light cuts though the impact was enough to send me into a sort of daze I’d never forget. I’d be lying if I said that incident had not changed my outlook on life and death. It made me love life even more, for there is none more precious. The Great Sichuan Earthquake saddens me deeply, especially when I’ve been to that place before, there is great emotional attachment. I’d like to make a donation to the Chinese Red Cross but the link doesn’t seem to work. If anyone knows if any organisation might be collecting donations in aid of the earthquake victims, I’d appreciate the info. Carpe diem, and never hesitate to say ‘I Love You’!
Joanne, I same as u.. When I see today newspaper. I also think that we are lucky to born in Singapore. Now, 四川的大地震 make everybody there so mess & lost.. Specially when u see the one who so close to u had died in the 大地震.. Ur tears will come out.. And Can’t accept it…
Hi, thanks for posting such a meaningful post. I am a medical student, and I used to think that there is so much I can do to save lives. But reality seems to be falling apart. The more I learn, the more limitation I encounter. Sometimes, people just can’t do much, especially in the setting of natural disasters and incurable diseases. But we do have a choice on how to lead our lives. So, live life to the fullest =D
Really enjoy reading your blogs (both in Mandarin and English), keep up the good work! And I like your dramas too =)
it’s so sad seeing how people are affected by the natural disasters.many death occurs and people lost their love ones.
anyway,do take care.
Feel pity for those people,espically the children.We are very lucky that we don’t have something like this here in Singapore.Two big incidents just happened like that.We geog teacher said that we don’t have disasters like that because we are in the,middle and we are surrounded by different countries like malaysia anf more.
I am very touched to see the comments made by all of you, to know that there are so many like-minded people, who share an interest and extend their emotions to the plights of those suffering. Thank you for moving me. 🙂
aww…its sad to hear this news and seeing how these ppl suffer..because of th eearthquake in china i also had to cancel my trip there..hope i will be able to go visit there one of these days..but i would be going gold coast instead.=) joanne jiiex..hope to see yahx so0n ok?? anyway of ya events coming up?? MISS AND LOVE YAH!!
GOD BLESS YOU .
I love reading your blog and in some entries your words have motivated my life somehow. The sad part is..i do not do blogging and I came across this music video by Joey Yung singing ‘Amazing Grace’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S02K8Bdl4q4&feature=related and it would be very much appreciated if you could tag up this video in your blog as I would like to do my part and dedicate this song to the people and sufferers in Sichuan earthquake.
Thank you very much for you time and God bLeSs! =D
hi there~! just found out about your blog recently (didn’t know you have one till i browse through one of my friend’s blog). your entries are amazing…this particular entry of yours caught very much of my attention so i decided to post a comment here. =) when browsing the newspapers as well as many fundraising show/concert on tv on the myanmar cyclone and the china earthquake disaster, my feelings was very much like you. the pain of looking at what had happened and feeling helpless was horrible. tears welled in my eyes whenever i see those articles and clips. anyway, it was God’s riots. blame no one for it…i believe in “everything happens for a reason”. i learned to appreciate things more, i realized how lucky i was just to be safe and alive!~the power of love(especially) can be seen and felt throughout the aftermath. therefore, we should live on, stop complaining and make the best out of ourselves. May God bless the victims. as for you, take care and drive safely =)
p/s: all right. it was a long one, sorry, was just merely sharing my thoughts as i do not have a habit of blogging(my blog had been abandoned for God knows how long), hehe…