Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Reflections

CURRENT MUSIC: KISS GOODBYE by WANG LI HONG

Did you people watch Channel U's broadcast of the Ren Ci Charity Show on Sunday evening? I watched only certain parts of the show but what really caught me thinking hard was actually how the head of Ren Ci (Ming Yi Fa Shi...as they call it) was encouraging everyone to call in and make donations. Given the recent hype over the TT Durai-NKF case, I guess Singaporeans all over the island have probably lost a tremendous amount of confidence in charity organisations. People do not know if their donations really reach out to the needy...And that is completely justifiable. But Ming Yi Fa Shi never gave up. He had to do one of his two stunts under harsh weather conditions that night, and if not for the crew who did not give the go-ahead for the 2nd stunt, he would have braved the rain and went against all odds to complete the stunt..all in the hope of touching more people's hearts out there and gather more calls. Instead, he made use of the allocated air-time to plead with TV viewers to donate. And I believed he was really sincere in his speech:

1. He assured donors that every cent of their donations will definitely be used to help the needy patients of Ren Ci hospitals.

2. He explained that we should not condemn every charity organisation just because of one person's misdeeds in the management of a certain orgainistion.

3. He broke down in tears in front of all of us watching that night. If you watched and you didn't feel anything at all after hearing what he had to say then I think it's pretty sad for you because you are as good as a cold-blooded person.

4. He emphasized that we should not give up calling to donate at such a turbulent time with regards to charity organisations becuase the patients are still hoping hard that we who can donate have not given up on them.

5. He said that us viewers and donors were not the only victims, and instead, the patients and those who need help financially to treat their illnesses feel most cheated by the fact that a certain oragnisation managed their funds in such a manner that they do not receive maximum benefits from donors.

His words really made me reflect on this issue heavily. My mother was so moved by what he said that she called in on the spot to give her full support. Plenty to ponder...Often we claim that we are victimised, but I bet many of you have never put yourselves in the needy's point of view...they too feel extremely cheated. So, what is your take on this issue?

Ming Yi Fa Shi. He deserves my utmost respect.



Currently watching this recently filmed HK Drama that I rented. 'Revolving Doors Of Vengeance', and I'm loving the show so much! The theme song is so nice and I love main actor Joe Ma(Ko Fung). Hez just too cool to be true. His charismatic nature really brings out the charming persona in him. If I were a HK woman I would have idolized him. Haha.

Oh Sanjiv/Sanjay, when do you want to start our fitness program proper? I'm all set to go man. Fix a time and we can all head down over to your place to do some good workout dudes! :)

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