Saturday, December 02, 2006

Where there's life, there's love

Somebody sent me an e-mail titled 'appreciate life'. Well.. thought of sharing this with u guys too.. quite heart warming pictures. Kinda makes you feel how fortunate we are right? =)

Photo 1: Together, through Warm and Cold

(Photographer: An Hejie. Market Place, Town of Chifeng, Inner Mongolia)

Beyond the northern (Inner Mongolia) frontier, spring has arrived but the
cold weather lingered on. Snow fell on this April morning. Flakes danced
in the sky. A middle-aged man tended to his cart, on which sat a little
boy, wrapped up with blanket used to keep the vegetables from freezing.
From time to time, the father would tuck at the blanket to make sure that
his son was all right. These are the words from the photographer: "Set in
the dark and shadowy background and the dancing snow flakes, the pink
puffy face of the little boy stood out in great contrast to that of the
father which was apparently shaped by the caprices of life. And life was
indeed harsh. Father and son only have each other for support. When the
father yelled out a sales pitch on top of his voice, his facial expression
was shockingly touching. One cannot help but be moved."

Photo 2: Love

The father and his son live in an impoverished hilly area. They demand nothing but a piece of land to call their own. Perhaps they will not havea chance to see the outside world all their lives -- they will not knowwhat a staircase is, they will never ride in a taxi, nor will they ever step into a movie theater. But the truth is these are the people who offerus everything our lives depend on, generation after generation. The heavenand earth have nothing to repay them. Love them! At least respect them in your heart. Otherwise how can we possibly talk about ourselves as human beings?

Photo 3: Grandpas'Tears

(Caption on the photo: That day, we found that we were able to attend
school. We were so happy. But grandpa cried. Do you understand? The tears
of an elderly man...) This semester has been dealt with, what about the next?

Photo 4

Amidst Rain and Wind Your elderly mother and little children are waiting for you to come homewith the day's wages.

Photo 5: Mothers' Love

Mothers and their child.
This is life.

Photo 6: Coal Carrier

Wang Zhizhong worked as a coal carrier. Carrying a basket of coal
weighting 40kg (88 lb), he made his way up a 100m deep mine, and then
walked a distance of 1000m along a mountainous track. For each trip, he
made 1RMB (0.125 USD). He was 17.

Photo 7: Old Man Crying

The old man sells roast yam for a living. Because he doesn't have a
license, his tools were confiscated and his tricycle was smashed, its
chain cut. All the old man can do is to sit there and cry. Tomorrow.

Photo 8:

Caption on the photo: That day the English teacher arrived in our village.
She taught us our very first sentence in English: "I want go to school."

Did you hear it? It is a most heart-moving cry.

Photo 9:

No rose, no diamond ring, but if this is not love, what is love?

With enthusiasm, love your life! Love the people around you!

I find this picture the most touching. How many times do we complain that our partner doesn't do this or do that? Not being romantic enough, not giving flowers for our birthday, not being caring enuff, not understanding us but in actual fact it is the little things tat counts. Can we be there for each other when there's nothing left? When all we have is juz each other? Unconditional love, giving without asking anything in return. Tat's beautiful. =)

On another note, I finally found out why i couldn't upload any pictures, i was using Internet Explorer! Lousy internet explorer.. Went and downloaded Mozila and now everything is perfect! =) Even my layout is beautiful now! Hooray!

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Cergie said...

All these pictures are sos sad !
My mother was living in a small North Vietnamese village and in that time, because she was a girl she did not have the right to go to school
When you did not learn when kid, it's difficult later

I find the tears of the man whose bicycle and merchendises were confiscated very expressive, actually all these pictures are expressive

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-Princess Shin- said...

yeah.. the man with the bicycle is really sad right? Imagine not having anything! Everything is destroyed! We're really fortunate to have wat we have now.. =)

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teenages now a days should view these photos from time to time.

i saved these photos and view it from time to time, to remind myself, to educate myself, to motivate myself!

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