Archive for 十一月, 2016

I didn’t expect him to take me in again

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He spent seven years sleeping on the streets, and would take drugs and commit petty crime just so that he could be sent to prison and have a roof over his head.

But after 19 stints in jail, 48-year- old James Giam has found his footing as head chef of social enterprise and eatery Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh.

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Mother refused to abort Quintuplets despite doctor’s advice

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Love What Matters, Facebook, Susan Thompson

When someone with authority like a doctor pressures parents to abort their children, it takes a lot of courage to say no. It takes even more courage when the mother is pregnant with quintuplets. But the mother in the true story below is so glad she chose life!

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刘文祥——以行动证明不输健全人

刘文祥到冰岛旅游时,成为首个在冰岛潜水的听障者。(受访者提供)

刘文祥到冰岛旅游时,成为首个在冰岛潜水的听障者。(受访者提供)

自幼失去听力,学习进度遇阻,遭人嘲讽“将来只有扫地的份”,失聪策略员把握青春岁月,完成自助旅游、冰岛潜水、极限运动等“愿望清单”,以行动证明听障者的付出不输健全人,甚至能人所不能。

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It was indescribable seeing them again – 11 years later

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When Singaporean film-maker Mak Chun Kit returned to the Tanzanian orphanage last year where he had volunteered as an English teacher a decade ago, he was upset to discover that none of his orphan friends had managed to turn their lives around.

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Loving Couple Holds Hands As They Drift Off To Heaven Together

cuplRecently, one couple showed everyone what the marriage vow, “Til death do us part” really means. In the heartbreaking photo shared by a granddaughter on Reddit, her 100-year-old grandfather and 96-year-old grandma hold hands as death tears them apart after 77-years of marriage.

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超越障碍 重拾人生——陈祖兴

陈祖兴一度觉得自己被人抛弃,陷入忧郁。(严宣融摄)

陈祖兴一度觉得自己被人抛弃,陷入忧郁。(严宣融摄)

陈祖兴虽然不是马上经历死亡的威胁,但他在几小时内失去75%的视力,这对爱好文学并以此为业的他来说,是命运开的残酷玩笑。

陈祖兴是教育部奖学金得主,到剑桥大学修读英国文学,回国后曾在华侨中学任职,甚至升到科主任。他也在国立大学攻读英国文学博士学位。然而,就在他顺利交出博士论文的三天后,2009年的某一天,他忽然感觉眼睛疼痛难忍,看家庭医生后,医生叫他立刻到医院开刀。

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There is magic in the world

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Andy Stein shifts on the balls of his feet, leans against a wooden railing, and fidgets. Behind him, a group of children calls out from a distance, “Tio Mago.” Stein, 52, bounds up the brick steps of the Senderos de Paz, a home for Colombian children ranging from ages 3 to 10, with the same youthful energy as the dozens of tiny audience members, awaiting the show.

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