Thursday, March 15, 2007

My wish.....

Last week, my wife was back here in KL for the weekend. As usual we went out and do some shopping. One of the places that we normally go is Low Yat. As I walked down the stairs of the bridge that connects Berjaya leading to Low Yat, I catch a glimpse of an old man. I walked towards him; I notice that he is holding a fried chicken drumstick...

As he takes in a bite, I could see his hand is shaking, probably due to hunger. He was begging by the road side. The drumstick could be given by some Good Samaritan. I walks towards him, I squat down, I will normally do that if the beggar is an elderly. I took out some money, when I put the money to his bowl; I notice that the other hand was actually partially crippled. It was cut off from elbow downwards. I open up my wallet again and I took out all my lose changes and empty it all into his bowl. As I was doing that our eyes meet, I could see his eyes fill with thank you and mine is almost close to tears....

After 10 minutes walking, my heart is still wrenching with a tingle of pain. I regretted, thinking that I should gives more. When we were walking back, we no longer see him around. I hope the authority did not take him away. I wish for all human beings to have the capability to have enough to eat and live life as normally as possible.........

Flowers

10 comments:

leecs said...

some time really dont know Y government is not spending enough for the old folks....

SooHK said...

LeeCS, ya lor....

golfer said...

this is not only happening in malaysia. it happens in shenzhen also. i really pity some of these people, after i gave them the money, i don't know whether they feel relief or not, but one thing i am very sure is that i feel better.

SooHK said...

golfer, yeah you are right... it makes me feel better....

DJINSAKTI said...

AH SOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! long time no meet you. Adoi..been a long time eh ? still in Bangkok ah ? no time to read your past postings. U take care bro

AdieJin

Selba said...

Sometimes it so touchy and sad to see those old people, they look so fragile...

Shelly said...

Hi. I really like your blog. Was wondering if you want to add it to my directory? Thanks Shelly

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SooHK said...

Adiejin, oh long time never hear from you. Now I am in bangkok, will be flying back to KL this evening... I have been busy taking photo(s) too, playing at Flickr a lot... hope to hear from you again, bro, you take care too..

Selba, yeap and one day we will too be old...

Shelly, thanks for your lovely comment...

k.t.x said...

pee kappp, sawa deee wan song kran kappp. kor hai sanook na kap.

Emily said...

I used to give to beggars, but doing that now gives me a dilemma because this will encourage begging. Besides that, it will also encourage organized begging where people (esp kids) are kidnapped, crippled and forced to beg. Guess we have to trust our gut instinct on this.

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