In terms of ‘serving God’ in the Christian term, I am not one of those kind samaritans who can devote all his/her life to doing the same thing. It is not that I love God less or I am not so Christiany or what but it is my nature that I cannot sit still in one place for long.
I always have this crazy thought that even life itself is not permanent. If my mom is around, she will probably give me a few good tight slaps because of my ‘crow’s mouth’. When we were kids, we cannot talk about the word ‘death’. Or anything that can invite bad luck.
But nay…I don’t subscribe to those things. No wonder I can go on those scary rides like the above Space Drop without worrying if I am going to be dead of heart attack or some technical mishaps.
Let me put the above video that I shot on Sunday morning. Not many people will struggle out of bed at 7 plus am on a Sunday to go to a place where no one invites you. The Lion’s Club invited a lot of press but no one asked me. Never mind…I went because I believe at this point in my life, I am into sharing videos of charitable bodies. Last year, I was into volunteering at Mt. Miriam. Then, one of the nun in an old folks home asked me if I can spend a few mornings reading and talking about the news to the old folks there. I haven’t decide because I love my flexible time to do CJ.
So, yesterday morning, I got to the Padang Polo and wasn’t sure what and how to cover the event. I tried talking to a few walking blind people but hahahaha, I am too dumb to realise that they probably can’t communicate with an annoying woman asking them stupid questions.
Then, I spotted the kids from the Sek. Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal (I think it is a bad name for special kids, you know?) and decided to follow them instead. Once upon a time, Doc C had told me my son Vincent may be one of these kids. So, I had broken down that fear of disabled kids. Admit it, people, many of us are fearful of people different from us. We do not know how to talk to them, we are afraid of their looks, we tend to treat them differently. They are not. They are just like us. The kids are just as lovable, warm and in fact, more trusting and readily embrace us.
After the walk, there were speeches. It was under the hot, hot, hot, glaring, burning sun. But I am one of those rare, stubborn one who sticks to doing something inspite of not knowing what to cover. But hey, I got a few nice clips of nice people with inspiring words.
Part of the speech from Mr. Daniel Soon touched me. He was quoting the lyrics of Winds Beneath My Wings which is a song that I had sort of labelled ‘Vincent’s memorial song’. And the police chief surprised me with some warm speeches. We always have that distrust of them, seeing them as the authoritarians. But he tried to change the perception and I will give him a second look. I had seen the Penang police worked during demos and though I had said they are not as bad as the public portrayed them, many disbelieve.
So, overall, I managed to produce a video on the St. Nicholas’ Home for the visually impaired funds raising Walk For Sight 2010.