I’m recharged after my 7 hour nap. Saturday was a very long day, though I did have fun and managed to catch up with some of my friends. No more late nights, they’re just so bad for the health. And I have no voice now!
I was observing the pianist during the mandarin service, trying to remember all the procedures. I haven’t touch the piano in 3 weeks and I need stamina to play. I better start practising again. Hanon everyday man. After the mandarin service, I decided to go down for the English service because there was a very good speaker – Dr Tan Lai Yong. He was in the papers a few months back after serving as a missionary doctor for 15 years in China. He successfully trained a handful of barefoot doctors to provide basic healthcare to the villagers. RESPECT. I was really inspired by what he shared.
He talked about how diarrhea is a leading cause of death in China especially among infants. A simple cure would be an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) that can be made using ingredients/resources in the villages like water, sugar and salt. An ORS made correctly, should tastes like tears. He hosts many doctors from around the world who come down to China to provide medical treatment. When they are taught how to make the ORS the simple way and that QC is that it have to taste like tears, they are confused. (“What do you mean taste like tears?”) On the other hand, when it is imparted to to the villages, 9 in 10 of them understand when you tell them the ORS they make have to taste like tears.
Coming from a management school, being selfish is acceptable. And I don’t mean selfish as in the unwillingness to help one another. I think people are still nice to one another. But we become selfish-beings the moment we don’t look beyond the high walls of our corporate world and turn a blind eye to poverty. We permit ourselves to be cast into thinking wealth should be our only care. I can’t really say for sure, what ought to be, because I entangle myself in conflicted arguments trying to figure it out.
haha okay time to lighten up. Had my 1030am ritual brunch with my dad – porridge with yu sheng! Both of us finished the big plate. I wonder when I will ever stop eating it. I have eaten it almost every Sunday for the past decade.
After some grocery shopping, I totally crashed. Woke up in the evening and went for a nice seafood dinner by the beach – the usuals crabs, mussels, drunken prawns. Life is gooood. Though as a family I think we kind of worry about our cholestorol because of our weakness for seafood.
And I realize I am particularly mean and sarcastic to people from a certain profession. I like to think that my sarcasm stems from my cantonese roots, but thats just a poor excuse for bad behavior. Got to change my attitude! Be nice be nice be nice.
I miss Andrea I can’t get a cat/dog because I don’t think I would have time to play with it! Maybe a hamtaro? But don’t think I would be able to find a hamster as awesome as my albino pudding (type of hamster breed). Haha. I can spend time building a hamtaro wonderland with a sand bath, a fun wheel for naps and exercise, tunnels to play catch……