Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Earthquake

I wish to tell my Chinese readers I am very sorry for the terrible tragedy that has struck China.

I have the selfish hope you do not have people in the region that was hit. But then, China is your ancestral home. The people are your people, and you will feel pain and sadness no matter where you live.

All I can give you is my heart.

I give it to you completely.

Words feel so hollow.

In sadness shared,
Hyacinth

1 comment:

Twilight said...

Thank you very much for posting a blog entry on the China quake and thinking of the quake victims.

Tens of thousands of people lost their lives in the 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan, China. The death toll is rocketing.

Just weeks ago, Myanmar, China’s neighouring country, was hit by a cyclone and a large number of survivors are desperate for relief aid.

In Hong Kong, people from all walks of life have pitched in to help the quake victims in Sichuan. Large amount of donations comes from business tycoons while other people do whatever they can to show their support to their countrymen.

May I appeal to the readers of this blog to lend a helping hand to those who were struck by the natural disasters? Keep the victims and the rescue workers in your prayer. Send donations to the charitable organizations which are organizing relief aid to China and Myanmar.

There is an old Chinese saying that goes like this, ‘Giving is happier than receiving’.

A. Ho from Hong Kong, China