Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

A (somewhat) tribute to Aya

I was feeling a bit bored. Wanted to play some computer games, but ended up watching youtube instead. And somehow I typed in '1 litres of tears' into the search box, and there I am looking at clips of the show again.

Everytime I see the clip, or the show, I feel a sense of bitter sweetness (especially in this time of the night), lots of sadness, and at the same time admiration for resilence for the main character, Aya - which is based on a real-life character. She has something which alot of us could learn from - including myself. Her main theme/motto throughout her life is how to make use of whatever time she has life to do something useful to the rest of the people. Even when she's critically ill in her hospital bed, the only thing in her mind was weather she can be a useful person to the society. And she will be very happy even if she managed to make just one person happy. (I'm watching the clip again and again at the sidebar of this blog. LOL).

Even though she's ill, she firmly believe that she's unabled, and not disabled. She will do her best not to burden her friends and family. Another thing to mention is her dad's initial refusal to apply for government subsidy for her illness, firmly believing that they should not rely and burden the government. They are still capable to coping and hence need no help. To have citizens of such mindset is truely a country's fortune.

I definitely have alot to learn from Aya and her family.


Colleen said...

It's really touching.. life is unexpected.. things happen when we expect the least.. shld treasure watever we have..

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