Category Archives: Compassion

Thank you Bomba Malaysia (fire fighter) for saving the kitten

One of the fire fighters climbed up the 20-feet coconut to bring down the little kitten.

One of the fire fighters climbed up the 20-feet coconut to bring down the little kitten.

Thank you Bomba Malaysia for saving this kitten, who was chased by dogs and climbed up a 20-feet tall coconut tree. We believed she got stuck in the tree for 24 hours and couldn’t get down.

When we heard and found her, we couldn’t help her but to call Bomba of Melaka for help. After 15 minutes, they came with their gears and saved the kitten from the tree.

Thank you again, we appreciate your effort and kindness.

May all bEE happy 🙂

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Terima kasih kepada pihak Bomba Malaysia yang menyelamatkan kucing. Ia melarikan diri ke atas pokok kelapa yang lebih kurang 20 kaki, akibat dikejar anjing. 15 minit kemudian selepas kami telefon pihak Bomba, mereka pun tiba and menyelamatkan kuching itu dari pokok kelapa.

Terima kasih and semoga berkhidmat dengan lebih cemerlang 🙂

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I am Fei Fei. I am 8. I was a stray puppy…

My name is Fei Fei. I was a stray puppy.

My name is Fei Fei. I was a stray puppy.

‘My name is Fei Fei. I am 8.’

‘I was a stray puppy until I came into CJ’s family. They now have a family and a furry daughter like me.’

‘When I am free, I love to run and swim in the stream nearby. I think slippers are nice to chew.’

‘Cats in the family are my friends. I love more of their dry food than my own food. I’ve stopped many fights between my friends with others.’

‘I love human. Sometimes they can be unpredictable yet they are very obedient. When I sit, they will give me their hand and say, ‘hand’. In return, I give them a good hand shake.’

‘I can be fierce sometimes when I see strangers in the neighborhood. I saved my mom once for being robbed at the house. I too alarmed the neighbors when someone tried to break in their cars.’

‘Because of me, my family no longer feel lonely. Because of me, they feel safe and loved. Because of me, they have new pairs of slipper always.’

‘There are many me on the streets. Please bring them home with compassion, they will lovEE you and become your good friends and family.’ 🙂

How the poor live? 什么叫做贫穷?

Travel photography

happy family near the beach of a fishing village in Vietnam

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on, and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”

[source : http://zhidao.baidu.com/question/187629410.html]

 

一位亿万富豪想让他的儿子体验什么叫作“贫穷”,于是就把他送到乡下的穷亲戚家去亲身体验。他儿子在乡下住了三天三夜。

在回家的路上,他父亲在车里问他:“你觉得怎么样?”

“很不错”,儿子回答。

“乡下跟我们家有什么区别吗?”父亲又问。

儿子说,有许多不一样。​

1、我们家有一条狗;他们家有四条。

2、我们家院子里有个游泳池,里面是加工处理过的水;他们家有个大池塘,水很 清,里面还游着各种各样的鱼。​

3、我们的花园里有电灯照明;他们的院子里有星星和月亮照明。

4、我家的花园一直到围墙边;他们的院子一直延伸到天边。

5、我们买饭吃;他们做饭吃。​

6、我们听CD;他们听小鸟、青蛙和其它动物的音乐会,当他们在田里工作时,所有这些美妙的音乐都会伴随着他们。

7、我们使用微波炉做饭;可是他们的木材炊饭比我们好吃的多。​

8、我们家四周都是围墙;他们家任何时候门都是开着,迎接朋友们的到来。

9、我们与行动电话,电脑和电视紧密相连;他们与生活紧密相连,蓝天,碧水,绿草,树荫和家庭。

父亲对儿子的观点很吃惊,最后儿子总结说:“谢谢,爸爸!你让我看到我们有多么的贫穷!”

我们一天比一天更贫穷,因为我们已经感受不到上帝为我们创造的大自然。

我们每天想的都是拥有、拥有、拥有、更多的拥有,从来没有想到过存在与奉献。​

[source : http://longquanzs.org/articledetail.php?id=35077]

Philippines children’s disaster appeal (UNICEF)

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. (image by REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines November 11, 2013. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. (image by REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

When emergencies hit — they hurt children most. This is especially true in the Philippines with super typhoon Haiyan. Early reports indicate hundreds dead while UNICEF estimates that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster.

It is this year’s most powerful tropical storm and is also the latest natural disaster to strike a country already reeling from monsoon flooding and a massive earthquake that struck in October.

UNICEF, with humanitarian partners, has deployed assessment teams to support the government to respond to this latest disaster. We are rushing emergency life-saving supplies such as therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits to the affected areas.

We urgently appeal for your help so that we can respond to the needs of the children and families most affected by this latest calamity.

Please donate today!

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[source : https://www.unicef.my/donations/helpunicef]

Indonesia: Rescue of starving orangutans highlights conservation plight

Starving orangutan, Indonesian Borneo (image: IAR Indonesia)

Starving orangutan, Indonesian Borneo (image: IAR Indonesia)

Footage of starving orangutans in West Kalimantan on Indonesian Borneo shows the wanton destruction of the great ape’s dwindling habitat in the pursuit of wealth.

Despite being a member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), Bumitama Gunajaya Agro violated the rules of the organization by depriving orangutans and other endangered species of their homes and food through deforestation. International Animal Rescue and conservation staff from the Indonesian government have already rescued four starving orangutans from the palm oil plantation. They will be moved to areas of forest with more food.

From a press release by International Animal Rescue (IAR):

We know that there are more orangutans isolated in small patches of forest in this plantation along with other protected wildlife such as proboscis monkeys. All the animals in this plantation are under threat and therefore this company should stop all land clearing immediately, carry out habitat assessments and develop strategies to protect all the endangered wildlife in their estate.

–Adi Irawan, Program Director, IAR Indonesia

Footage of the rescue operation shows the shocking condition of the starving orangutans.

In related news, conservation officials rescued two Sumatran orangutans in a village in Aceh. Many orangutans have been pushed out of their habitat in the Rawa Tripa peatland region of Aceh due to the construction of palm oil plantations.

From the Jakarta Globe:

Under such conditions, the orangutans can’t find sufficient amounts of food, so they starve to death. Sometimes, they are even murdered by locals or plantation workers.

–Ian Singleton, director, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program

Despite laws designed to protect the species, much of the struggle seems to depend on NGOs and volunteer conservationists. One such group is the Orangutan Project, founded by Australian Leif Cocks, who, together with local volunteers and other orangutan groups, patrols the jungles of Sumatra and Borneo in order to “deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia”. This is a dangerous job and according to Cocks, a member of his team dies in the line of duty nearly every year. Read more on that story onnews.com.au.

The growth of palm oil plantations is largely fuelled by the biodiesel, food and cosmetic industries, owned by multinational corporations like Nestle and Unilever, who pump palm into every product they can.

Check out similar stories of starving and abused orangutans from Science Daily and theDaily Mail.

Orangutan family in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Borneo. (image: Russ Watkins (Flickr CC))

Orangutan family in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Borneo. (image: Russ Watkins (Flickr CC))

[source : http://asiancorrespondent.com/104391/indonesia-rescue-of-starving-orangutans-highlights-conservation-plight/]

Midway: Message from the Gyre

Chris Jordan's photographs of bird carcass with stomach full of plastic.

Chris Jordan’s photographs of bird carcass with stomach full of plastic.

Sharing a heart wrenching video I saw from the net. People need to realize what we do to our environment and take the appropriate steps to keep it clean, and in our current situation clean it up.

Do our beautiful earth a favor, start with each self by producing less garbage and manage our waste better. 

The MIDWAY film project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.

We frame our story in the vividly gorgeous language of state-of-the-art high-definition digital cinematography, surrounded by millions of live birds in one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, MIDWAY will take viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.

Production of the feature film “MIDWAY” continues through 2013.
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