Friday, 25 April 2008

Reminiscing My Childhood

Grr.... Is my patience thinning? I'm someone who is rather patient but I'm not sure why waiting for the bus for a period of 15 mins and I feel like cursing the bus for taking so long. I guess I saw the bus that I'm suppose to be taking left in front of my eyes that's why I'm so impatient.
Today, my aunt is celebrating her birthday but its one day late. Its quite meaningful though. My aunt and grandmother will be shifting to their new home tomorrow so today's the last dinner at the home where I grew up in.
When I was born, I would stay there for most of the day and would only go home at night. My grandmother is the one taking care of me. Apparently, I grew up at my grandmother's house. I remember my mum telling me that I would be standing at my baby "cage" to watch TV and as the show goes on, I'll be making noise, stomping my feet and shaking my baby "cage". Can you visualise that? When I visualise it myself, I find it very funny and cute.
Come back to the present, I had a filling dinner so I couldn't have my dessert - red bean ice cream (usual flavour that my aunt buys). I took it home. A thought suddenly came to my mind, I'll have it while walking home. It's been more than two decades since I have ice cream on the move. Reminiscing my childhood days again. I feel people looking at me, a man wearing long sleeve eating ice cream. I was feeling a little embarassed but at the same time feeling young again. Hehe... Everyone will have a his/her side of "child at heart". Hmm... its great to reminisce once in awhile.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Charitable deeds

I was reading the new testament today on the bus and I was moved by what it was written in Matthew 6 - "Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven."

I guess, being a more behind the scene person, I totally agree that charitable deeds should not be done for anyone to see. It must not even told to anyone that one has done a charitable deed. Should one do deeds for reward from Father in heaven? My thoughts - though the verse states reward will be from Father in heaven, I believe it will be a wonderful feeling even if there's not reward from Father.

I remember that the charitable program is coming on. Artistes will be performing to encourage donations. Attractive prizes will be presented to encourage people to donate but at the same time hope to try their luck to get the big prize. It is a win-win situation. Do humans have to resort to encouragement or pushing factors to perform charitable deeds?

A charitable deed shouldn't be encouraged or pushed, it has to willingly come from one's heart. I hope more and more people will help the needy without thoughts of reward.