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Another Heartwarming OT, an aspiration & inspiration – Somewhere Out There August 27, 2009

Posted by @Karen_Fu in faith, human quality.
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Updated on 17 Jan 2011 :

Please surf to Somewhere out there for 2011

to watch an replacement for the missing video below.  The new blog post also contains Kaitlyn Maher’s performance & thoughts for 2011. Cheers!

What I really like about this music Video is the purity of these voices.  To me, this angelic music video is not just about keeping old friendships and the like alive regardless how far apart they are; but also reminding us that we are all citizens of this same common world that we all live in. As the world is getting flatter, anything that is done in one point will inevitably effect the other directly or indirectly.  If everyone were to think we are all only residing in different rooms of the same huge house as a large family; we could just probably free ourselves in many areas of thought that will liberate us of our negative thoughts.  Unless we  free our minds and reduce them to the purest point, we probably will never really make any real change and advance ourselves as truly cultured people.

Maybe these little mice and the earlier little Chipmunks could really teach us some neat though simple lessons about life and hopefully change for the better… It may sound really too simple, but in reality its a large feat to be accomplished in human history.

OT special – Somewhere Over The Rainbow Song Review of Thoughts August 26, 2009

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Working around and after time is a fact of city life and I admit being tired about it all. But I always love this song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ for many of the most mellow reasons – the lyrics, the tune and especially the simple melody that radiates so much positive energy. Almost childlike as it sounds, it makes you want to sing and bring forth a lot of smiles and cheers with everyone in the world.

A dream is what moves us and the colorful rainbow is the bridge that links peoples, cultures and lands together in hope, peace and happiness. We can only live in goodness and happiness if and only we could join hands together regardless of race, creed and nationality. The colors of the rainbow are so pretty and to see friends shaking hands and asking, ‘how do you do?’ and they reply, ‘I/We love you’, would be such a wonderful feeling. Simple care and concern is what alleviates the pain, sorrow and struggles of many people; melts the hatred and discrimination and many unwanted jealousy and fights of any kind, in any form. Troubles would simply melt like lemon drops…

Dreams that you dream once in a lullaby, dreams do really come true. Someday you wish upon the sky and hopes over the rainbow, as the blue birds fly.. while the trees are green and red roses too… are singing along with you under the sparkling stars. Take 2 steps back, breathe some fresh air, see around you; feel the surroundings more; think how many years you’ve passed; and count how many years you may have. Then everything in the negative will not last and stay in you anymore.

Sing along with the Chipmunks & make even the simplest space a very joyful and blissful way !

Hope this makes a lot of sense from someone over the rainbow in Singapore !

Teresa XuZhe-Woman of real substance August 10, 2009

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Woman of real substance

Woman of real substance

Teresa XuZhe didn’t know when she was born except the fact that she knew she was born in the year 1897. So she assumed the date of 7th July as her birthday since that was easy to remember. Somebody of her disadvantaged  background could beat all odds, despite with only basic education to become a learned scholar in her own right, clearly has the character clearer than the brightest diamond. She is a respected humanitarian and real scholar for us to learn from her passive but genuine keenness to do good for all.

I think she is one fine example of a woman of real substance. I feel that life has not treated her well enough.  But she has never disgruntled about her life being lackluster than most others both materially and immaterially. Neither did she complain of her loneliness in her silent pursuement in doing good for mankind– ranging from helping the homeless, the hopeless and to the dying who are much younger than she is. Compared with most urbanites especially women, she doesn’t ask for life’s material comforts. Many women would yearn for material needs and  usually do it at the expense of family. Her life overseas away from home was not a sweet one, which was with racism and bullying. Yet she held no grudge and love all the same. A rare humanitarian, an exemplar character, she performed her duties because she genuinely thinks its her calling. It wasn’t the type where being kind was ‘just a calling’ and looking for ‘world peace’ had to be in a loud shouting manner  for  all to know; but it was in a passive but powerful determination to do it all.And gladly so for most of her years in silence before we discovered her and her deeds in the last 10 years.

I am really glad she is still alive and is living for us to discover her. For many, charity has hidden agendas– either in the disguised name of fame ; or sometimesin the form of money/ tax exemptions. This BBM (public Service Award) is too little for her years of service for mankind at her own motivated will, which she gave to those who needed the love and care.

She is also a live example of what life would eventually reward a genuinely kind soul. She lives a life of no complex worry; neither does she harbor jealousy, hatred or greed in a changing world where deceit, hypocrisy and greed remains a strong force to be challenged with. I often wonder why she is unmarried? She should have. It reminds me of the many other kinds of women and men we have who have families which they cannot managed and a life in a mess of breakups with stranded and ill-behaved children. These people do not deserve a family where they actually taught their offsprings  to continue their ills in their lifetime. In that sense, I often wonder why life has not rewarded her a blessing that she deserves. I really feel she deserves far more and I genuinely wish I could give her something really good in return. I’ve not thought of anything as yet.

For now, all I can do is to post about her on the blog. I hope her humanitarian spirit could live on by simply passing a message around by her deeds. Life may not reward the very kind, but certainly it will punish the ill hearted and the greedy. Let this be a lesson learnt.

[picture taken from LianHeZaoBao 9 August 2009]

reference link

  1. https://daringtochange.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/our-national-treasure-teresa-xuzhe/