BLIND

Siew Lee’s brother Alan introduced to us DIALOGUE IN THE DARK recently held in KLCC.

DIALOGUE IN THE DARK is basically a WORKSHOP, similar to the FAMINE CAMPAIGN… which allows the Public to experience what a BLIND person experience on a daily basis.  You enter a DARK ROOM, COMPLETE DARKNESS! and pretend you were blind for that entire Hour.

The guide would introduce herself to us and guide us through the Dark Room (Giving instructions such as “TOUCH THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WALL!”, “CAN YOU FEEL THE BENCH NEXT TO YOU?”, “PLEASE FOLLOW MY VOICE” etc etc… So there are a couple of THEME that we go through; such as TRAFFIC! and how we- as blind people- need to walk across the road; learning how to utilize those beeping noise coming out from the traffic light; Or how to use an ATM Machine without being able to see the numbers or options on the screen; and even buying the daily necessities in a Busy MARKET where we get to touch, feel and smell different veges and fruits and spices.

At the end of our tour in the dark, we get to have coffee. We pay real money, to drink real coffee, and have a  real conversation with our Guide.

Siew Lee’s Mother repeatedly asked our Guide at the beginning of the Tour.. “Wah How do you manage to see/guide us in the dark?! Very impressive!”

This is when the guide finally responded; revealing to us that she is actually a Blind person. Hence, not having any trouble moving about in the dark. It was a shock to us, and this led to a Q&A question.

The Q&A question essentially is to expose us to the reality of blind person’s life and how from this experience, we will be able treat them with respect and equality; but aside from the awareness aspect.. this was supposed to help us to appreciate our sight as well as other little things we could have taken granted for.

Being Malaysian, the questions asked  were probably more ‘General’ and ‘safe’.

Ie: When did you get blind? How do you travel? What do you do these days? How did you get involved in Dialogue in the dark?

To communicate a message.. specifically the message of APPRECIATING WHAT YOU HAVE, I felt the blind person could have spoke more about her struggles and hitting rock bottom when she first found out that she could not see. 

I would have asked questions such as “what was your first reaction when you realize that you would not see again”; “how did you communicate to your boss and your colleagues that you were not able to come work”, “how do you find purpose and joy in this life”..

after that session, when we walked out from the Dark room and saw our guide, Siew Lee’s Mother shut off my entire sadistic train of thoughts by saying to our Guide ” Praise the Lord for you are such a Joyful person!”, “Do you know Jesus? (which she replied yes)”, “Your are a beautiful person”.

For me, a broken person’s testimony is powerful. But a word spoken to another person’s life through the lens of God and unconditional love, as simple as it is.. can be even more powerful.  

How you do one …

How you do one thing, is how you do everything else

this is what my boss said about my attitude when I was not giving my all at work as well as not hitting my sales figure last quarter. 

he was right.

i am a quitter. 

I quit chasing my sales number when I knew it is impossible to hit it;
I quit working over-time when I knew it was taken for granted;
I quit trusting my boss when he didn’t fulfil his promises;
and I’m quitting my job, because I no longer feel valued in the company.

 

 

 

 

 

french toast

Vic Kie: I LOVE French Toast! I’ll Marry a Guy who would make me French Toast for breakfast.

 

Me: Wah! Not very high arr, your requirements.

 

Vic Kie: Its not about whether the guy CAN make french toast, its about whether the guy WILL make french toast for me or not. I know its not the hardest thing to make in the world, but it is usually the easiest thing that is overlooked in a relationship. Just like being an Encouraging wife, encouraging one’s husband is not difficult, but most don’t do it.

 

Me: Woah, how true. 

 

NOTED WITH THANKS. 

BANKRUPT

REVELATION 3 (NIV)

15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

How do you purchase gold from God when you are spiritually broke?

Same in the natural, we need to file for bankruptcy; in times of desperation and we know we have been defeated in life, financially.

Spiritually, we must repent of our lukewarmness; Admit that we are spiritually bankrupt; Ask God to provide for what we’ve lacked; Start doing things His way and start living godly lives..

I know that’s the only way, I can afford gold and gain wealth/value in His economy; and that’s what I’ll be doing.