What are my thoughts at the end of 2009?
A bus terminus can generate lots of thoughts especially at the end of the year. It is so dynamic!
May be they can be illustrated by my photos :
"Mom knows best most of the time"...Ask the Simpsons and the Ingalls. Here's a photo of a mum buying tickets for her family.
"Will Sungei Merah be flooded as usual?" I am sure if Dujianyian can arrest flooding 2000 years ago....we can have the technology to do so today to overcome flooding in Sg. Merah in Sibu.
Mothers every where are struggling to raise their children! So fathers need to pull up their socks and work harder. Guys do tell me that most fathers recognise their responsibilities....and I am glad they are serious about their job description. Fathers should be like umbrellas - give shade to their family no matter what kind of weather comes...come rain or shine...they should be there.
So children remember your mothers who have undergone so much to bring you to this world (9 months) - to feed you when you were toothless - to help you walk - to help you go to school on the first day - and to nurse you when you have your fevers......It is a life long journey...some times the vehicle is a rickety bus and the road is bad like what the Aup Road used to be.
2009 must have been the Year of Mothers (ranging from Obama's grandmother to Aung Sang Sun Kyi to the ordinary mother) who tried their best to meet the credit crunch and the ups and downs of each day....they sacrifice for their family ...they step aside for major decisions to be made....they forge ahead when no one can help them ....they stand before their sons to take the bullets ....and they starve to provide food for their young children....they fight against soldiers to prevent their daughters from being raped ....they work three jobs to help their children finish college..and in their old age they continue to look after their family members...like planting rice mother's work is never done.....what has not been done by mothers?
Happy New Year 2010!!
Sources : Dujiangyan (simplified Chinese: 都江堰; traditional Chinese: 都江堰; pinyin: Dūjiāngyàn) is an irrigation infra-structure built in 256 BC during the Warring States Period of China by the Kingdom of Qin. It is located in the Min River (岷江, Mínjiāng) in Sichuan Province, China, near the capital Chengdu (成都, Chéngdu). It is still in use today and still irrigates over 5,300 square kilometers of land in the region.Wikipedia