Monday, May 19, 2008

2:28pm

today at 2:28pm, a 3 min of silence across china, hong kong and macau was observed to mourn for the earthquake victims. 3 days of mourning across the country started. it's raining here in hk today. the rain really adds to the grief.
the death toll today is estimated at 34,073. another 9,500 remained buried in sichuan and more than 29,000 were missing. watching and reading the news report every day only reminds me again and again how fragile life is, how everything can be taken from you in seconds, regardless of who you are, rich or poor, young or old.
let this be a great teaching for us; to reflect upon how we really want to live our lives. why we are working so hard for every day. what we are chasing after for. is this the life we want if we were to die tomorrow. be it natural calamity, epidemic or any unfortunate events, it can happen to any one of us at anytime.
i always like to remind myself by telling myself, i dun need to wait for unfortunate things to happen in my life to then be 'awakened'. that would be too late. lets start living now. not tomorrow. not when i made more money. not when i moved into a bigger, nicer house. becos the list of desires will just go on yet life is slipping us by. lets re-live our lives now feeling alive, with love, gratitude, and awareness.
p.s. wrote this blog late last nite actually, but i wasnt sure to publish (and keep this blog solely to fashion and styles). after the night rest, i feel its important to express my inner thoughts with you here too. besides fashion, there's a lot more to life. yah? : )

1 Comments:

Blogger ok_jk said...

I definitely agree. Thanks for posting. It's a very, very sad situation for people who are not involved either, but our heartfelt sympathy to those in China who are directly affected.

It also stings a bit more b/c of the One Child Policy in China; many of the children who died had no other siblings, so parents are even more thoroughly devastated.

May 21, 2008 11:05 AM  

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