别哭, 别哭

31 05 2008

“妈妈别哭,别再抱着我幼小的身躯。我已经没有往日的温度。请给我换上爱穿的衣服拿来我爱读的书。假如天堂里有学校,我会在梦中告诉你考试的分数。”

                            -中国诗人周碧华用诗悼念在四川大地震丧命的N小学生。

Extracted from i周刊





Mundane Life

23 05 2008

Copied this from bing‘s blog.. will wanna share here…

The paradox of our time in history is that

we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families,
more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense,
more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We’ve added years to life not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street
to meet a new neighbour.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.

We plan more, but accomplish less.

We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more computers to hold more information, to
produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods, and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom.

A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just
hit delete.





Sg not a destination for the Olympic Torch Relay?

22 05 2008

Considering Sg is so called in close/strong ties with China…

Considering Sg is the first country to hold Youth Olympic in yr 2010…

Considering even countries like Malaysia and Indonesia are part of the stops for this Beijing Olympic Torch Relay…..

So why isn’t Singapore also a stop for the Olympic Torch Relay????

Who decide the destination, routes and stops???

So…. with… such… thing….. Sg is just considered a little (read: unimportant/insignificant!) red dot?!?!?!?!?!

*confused*





Red Cross Donation

20 05 2008

With so much casualties and losses, these people/nations definitely need more cash… to buy food, clothes, medical needs, and also build facilties… etc etc

So if u can afford, do give more to those needy ones..

Make a contribution towards the Red Cross China Earthquake Appeal

Make a contribution towards the Myanmar Cyclone Nargis Appeal

How you can help?





Daddy’s Prezzie

16 05 2008

16th May 2008

Met up with paper cutting master – Deng Jian Hui during Chinese New Year (CNY) 2008 bazaar… He was from China.. was very good with cutting the paper figurine… professional and fast…

Did one family portrait for my daddy’s bd prezzie..  Had it passed to my dad in Sydney via a friend.. Yes.. it is my daddy’s birthday today!! =)

Happy Birthday Daddy!! *muack*

A paper cutting portrait of our whole family – Daddy, Mummy,juskawaime,3 brothers& 2 sis-in-laws

A quote from bible:

我们一生一世必有恩惠慈爱随着我们,我们且要住在耶和华的殿中,一直到永远。

                                                                                                 –  诗篇 23 章 6 节

Also done paper cutting portraits for my brothers and sis-in-laws

My 2nd bro & sis-in-law – 志豪 和 洁庭

My 3rd bro & sis-in-law – 志勇 和 慧丽

Also did paper cutting for myself… this was given free..

I shall always practice what is written:

常常喜乐 (Rejoice)

不住的祷告 (Unceasingly pray always)

凡是谢恩 (In everything, give thanks)





Dance of the Dragon

16 05 2008

9th May 2008

Watched this movie – Dance of the Dragon -with Jo at The Cathay at 9.45pm

Dance of the Dragon 

Nowadays Movie online booking via Credit card can be very convenient and hazzle-free.. Just book ur movie tickets online, choose ur seats, provide ur credit card details… payment is then made on spot.. Once reach the theatre, queue up to get ur movie tickets. Said that u booked online, pass them ur credit card, they just slide down ur credit card, and printed out the movie tickets while confirming with you the movie details.. And ur off to see ur movie.. NEAT! =)

What Jo thinks of the movie… “Lot of Qs mark, Qs mark Qs mark scenes”

Quite a slow paced movie.. and I do not really into slow movies most of the times…

Jo was blaming me for seeing this show together with me.. just coz of my Fann Wong is acting in it!! hahaa… She thought the CNY movie Ah Long Pte Ltd featuring Mark Lee and Fann Wong was much better! hahaaa

But this is what she sms me when she return home, “Not really a bad movie la.. Goodnight!”





China Earthquake in Sichuan Province

13 05 2008

We should pray for those pple in Mymmar, Beirut and now China..

Even my overseas colleagues in Xi-An can feel the tremor..  And the Aftershocks are still on-going at 12th May various times like 11pm, 2am, 4am… and 13th May 11am…  This time seemed to be worse than 1998 time. All my Xi-An colleagues also run down the building during these earthquake and aftershocks.. seems like 15 pple reported dead in Xi-An.

Tue, May 13, 2008
Reuters
China quake kills nearly 10,000 in Sichuan province
CHENGDU, CHINA – AN earthquake devastated southwestern China, killing close to 10,000 people and trapping hundreds of others under schools, factories and houses while the worst-hit area was still cut off from rescuers on Tuesday.The 7.8 magnitude quake, centred in Sichuan province, struck in the middle of the school day on Monday and toppled at least eight schools. Chemical-laden factories and at least one hospital collapsed, trapping hundreds more, state media said.The death toll appeared likely to climb in China’s worst earthquake for over three decades as troops struggled on foot to reach the worst-hit area of Wenchuan, some 100km from the Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu.

Officials said there was no word from three townships nearest epicentre in Wenchuan, a hilly county of 112,000 people.

 

About 900 teenagers were buried under a three-storey school building in the Sichuan city of Dujiangyan. Premier Wen Jiabao, who rushed there, bowed three times in grief before some of the 50 bodies already pulled out, Xinhua news agency reported.

Xinhua said at another Dujiangyan school 420 students were trapped and workers had so far been able to rescue less than 100.

‘Not one minute can be wasted,’ Mr Wen said. ‘One minute, one second could mean a child’s life.’

In Chengdu, many residents slept outside or in cars, fearing more tremours in the city where at least 45 people died and 600 were injured.

The government has rushed troops and medical teams to dig for survivors and treat the injured. Sometimes struggling to contain his emotions, Mr Wen vowed to spare no effort while urging crying and injured residents to stay calm.

Severed roads and rail lines blocked the way to Wenchuan, and local officials described crumpled houses, landslides and scenes of desperation.

‘We are in urgent need of tents, food, medicine and satellite communications equipment,’ the Communist Party chief of Wenchuan, Mr Wang Bin said, according to Xinhua.

Townships collapse
Most farmers’ homes in two townships had collapsed and there was no word from the three townships nearest the epicentre, which have a population of 24,000, the report added. So far Wenchuan has reported 15 dead, a number likely to rise steeply.

More than 7,000 may have died in Sichuan’s Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County, where 80 per cent of the buildings were destroyed, Sichuan television said. Beichuan has a population of 161,000, meaning about one in 10 there were killed or injured.

‘Even if it means walking in, we must enter the worst-hit areas as quickly as possible,’ Mr Wen said, according to Xinhua.

But a paramilitary officer marching with a hundred troops towards Wenchuan described a devastated landscape that is likely to yield many dead and to frustrate rescuers.

‘I have seen many collapsed civilian houses and the rocks dropped from mountains on the roadside are everywhere,’ said the People’s Armed Police officer Liu Zaiyuan, according to Xinhua.

Thunderstorms forecast in Sichuan for Tuesday could make rescue attempts more difficult and dislodge more loose rocks.

Most phone lines in Wenchuan were down and a website for the region’s Aba prefecture said the quake had cut several major highways and communications were largely severed in 11 counties.

Landslides had cut off three major rail lines leading to Chengdu, stranding 31 passenger trains and 149 cargo trains, Xinhua said, but no casualties had been reported.

The US Geological Survey said the main quake struck at 0628 GMT (2.28pm Singapore time) at a depth of 10 km.

Its force was felt across much of China and caused buildings to sway in Beijing and Shanghai and as far away as the Thai capital Bangkok.

Shock to region
The quake was another shock to the region already trying to cope with the devastation of a cyclone this month in Burma.

Some 1.5 million people in Burma are facing hunger and disease after the cyclone ravaged the Irrawaddy delta, leaving an official toll of 31,938 dead and 29,770 missing.

The Sichuan quake was the worst to hit China since the 1976 Tangshan tremor in northeastern China where up to 300,000 died.

This time the devastation was worst in hilly farming country, where winding roads can be hard travel even in normal times. The area is near the famed Wolong panda reserve.

The disaster has come at a bad time for China, which holds the Olympic Games in August, and has been struggling to keep a lid on unrest in ethnic Tibetan areas.

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