Monday, June 27, 2011

Before You Complain, Watch This

My friend Al asked me to watch this hour long video clip. I normally skip the rest after the first few minutes but this one, produced by the BBC got me glued to my monitor to the end. Helped no doubt by the smooth internet connection, excellent video resolution, script, audio quality and most importantly, the message. Life is deplorable and often inhuman in the squatters of Manila where millions of poor people live in wooden shacks and share food with the dogs. A struggling jeepney driver shares his story with a London bus driver who sees for himself a different world. So before you say that life is unfair, put yourself in Rohelio's position, or that of his neighbor, and you will see yourself differently.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Peter,yes its a wonderful documentary with loads of learning materials and i thought be good to share. After watching the clip i am humbled and thankful for the blessings.According to Confucius, humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Most of the world’s religions value humility above other qualities.Thank You for putting it up in your blog.
Regards and God Bless fr AL MAL.

Peter Yew said...

There were a few touching moments when Josh wept at the abject sufferings his host and family went through to make ends meet, often with nothing left even for medical bills. It showed the pits of how human dignity can be reduced to and through sheer willpower they live from day to day. They are true survivors and I owe them my respect. The documentary urges us to extend our help to those struggling to break out of the poverty trap. In whatever we can we must. I contribute to World Vision Malaysia, a worthy project.

Anonymous said...

Dear Peter, thank you for mentioning WORLD VISION MALAYSIA,being a worthy project.I have checked out the site and now got interested. Will also contribute. Thank you so very much regards AL MAL.

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