Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Morning at Nursing Home

The Kidsread program has ended for the year so i have my saturday mornings more freed up to join some other volunteering activities. Spent some meaningful time this morning playing Bingo with the elderly folks at the Man Fut Tong nursing home. The two old ladies whom i was helping with during the Bingo game was smiling broadly at the end of the game as they had won a few times during the game and had amassed a plastic bagful each of prizes. :)

While helping an old lady to her bed after lunch, we striked up a conversation. It was a nice interesting chat and she started to tell me about her late husband who had passed away a few years ago. The old lady started weeping uncontrollably when she relate how well her late husband had treated her when he was alive. It was tears of loss and I can feel my heart aching with her. Told old granny that she is the lucky one. Because, not everyone is fortunate like her to have someone who loved her deeply and treat her that well like her late husband.

We chatted more and moved on to other lighter topics before i have got to go. The old lady thanked me for coming to see them and spending time with them and telling me her name again. I walked away thinking that if only i have more time, i'll really like to come back to volunteer more.

I wish there is less heartaches and sufferings in this world.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Importance of a Compassionate Attitude

Such wise words from the Dalai Lama. I wish more on-paper-leaders such as someone i know, can have enlightenment on the values of such attitude, instead of just focusing and glorifying on their hard skills.

Sometimes i wonder, how can someone who doesn't motivate nor empower his people, someone with no consistency in his actions and words, no integrity, makes disrespectful, sexually discriminatory and bullying remarks, someone who looks at things through telescopic lens, acts secretive instead of being open and above board, likes bossing people around and generally having no EQ be made a leader. It greatly appalls me. It is dangerous when people who lack character, wisdom and leadership qualities are given powers to lead.

Anyway, i am just thankful that i don't have to work for such people and my past few bosses had generally been great bosses to work for. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


If feelings can be fluid,
i wish mine for you 
will just flow away. 
It's been so very long
and still i feel like
i'm stuck in stagnant water
while everything and everyone else
just flows and passes me by