During these 7 days, I have a lot of feelings.
This trip also answer my questions wandering in my brain for long
I tried to feel everything in the trip and let up the past
I can feel the fate and chance that brings people. I have chance to go to Infanta. Companion with some enthusiasts, we work together, play together. We shared the happiness and hard time.
I feel that most of the life time is waiting. Waiting for something necessary. I feel that something cannot be delayed. If you miss the chance, it is hard to meet another. Just like attending in this service trip, we have lots of excuses. Some says do not have enough money, some says do not have the right timing or cannot get along with others, etc. You think that until a day you quip yourself well, then you attend this service. The fact is you could never equip yourself well. One day, you can do it, but at the same time, you have already missed the chance.
I can feel that someone’s need is so simple. Maybe just a corner for you to sleep well, or even just some food and water enough for living. And one thing we need most is happiness of our lives. During these 7 days, I found that if your heart desire for happiness, then you can get it. Life is simple, satisfied with what you have is the origin of happiness. Live simply and marvelously, and you will find pleasure of living. I feel the combination of sadness and joyful, and their compatibility. Since you have suffered the hardship, you will find that happiness is not easy to get and you will cherish it more.
I find that people like to self-defense. Sometimes due to self-protection. Some due to ignorance, and some due to fear. Actually we can breakthrough these limitations. You can find that the things you missed and ignored before, and you learn to treasure it.(Who say that you cannot bath under the shortage of water? Eggplant is not only for eat, it can be in other good use.)
I can feel the power of smile. A copper-poisoned girl cannot moved with cramped limbs and difficulty of swallowing. Her heartfelt thanks showed from her carefree smile.
I can feel the power of trust. When someone who is believe in you, you will be empowered and then miracle happens, like an old man with stroke could walk after treatment.
I can feel the close relationship between human beings and the environment. It will give you a hand if you ask for.
I can feel the fragile of life and the toughness. With one false step, life could be ruined. But it is so moved that when you see people helping and supporting each other and the persistent of life. I think of a saying of “You can be ruined, but cannot be defected.” (When I read the news of Manila’s hostage crisis and the poor medical facilities in the Philippines.)
I find that relationship between humans can be so simple. Though I do not know you, you treat me kind and friendly. Thanks for all volunteers and people of Infanta, members of CMA and all the participants. I like you all very much! Thanks for giving me a chance to know you better and recognize myself once again.
When I am a little girl, I like to listen to stories. I do not know that listening to stories can be an occupation. (???)
This time, I went to other country, listen to some unthinkable stories. Though it is different from the wonderful world in Arabian Nights, but every single stories makes me feel like I am one of the character in it. Hope time do not pass so fast, as I want to continue listening to it.
First of all, it is a 50-year-old woman, she became a widow a year ago and now lived with her daughter. In these years, she started to have limb pain, low back pain. She feels like some phlegm blocked in the throat. She is little bit fat. Her tongue is pale with white coating. She had sink and slippery pulse. She looks unhappy. Did she think of the days with her husband? Or felt worry about the future? Or felt nervous of acupuncture? Anyway, she lied and I did acupuncture for her. ”masaki?”I asked. I knew that it is painful.
After acupuncture, I asked if her pain had been improved. ”masaki ?”I asked again and it is the only Filipino word I knew. The answer was so disappointing. She was still”masaki”. And I did the physical examination for her, it was pain of her pelvic joint. Then I did the bone-reset treatment for her. The result was not good as I expected.So I decided to prescribed her Chinese medicine. It is combination of chai hu gui zhi tang and wen dan tang. I gave her 2 doses. After 2 days , she came back and told me the pain was improved. So I asked her to come for follow-up again. But then she rejected to do acupuncture, just took the medicine and left.
We had home visit to a young man. He broke up with his girl friend and lost his job. Now he was sick , it was not common disease but scrofula. It started at left side of neck and then spread to chest and armpit. We gave him some psychological therapy and prescribed him with Chinese medicine. Though I could not see the effect, as it could not be cured in 2 to 3 days, I felt positive of his prognosis. You will get well soon ! 26-year-old young man!
During home-stay, I saw an old lady. I talked with her daughter and knew her story. She did not have good relationship with her husband, she was upset an angry about that. Though they made up now, she still had headache nausea at the morning. She always knit the brows. Maybe she still thought of the past. Do you know that I am waiting for you to tell me your story? I hope I cam help to unlock the knot in your heart.
Each and every stories recalled in my brain. I found that there is story behind everyone. Although it was not always a happy ending, if you have benevolent integrity. Do not worry, confuse and fear, and let the story kept going on. No matter is it brilliant, unfortunate or just very common, it is a good story! In these 7 days, the stories I heard were totally different from those I listened before. And each story was unique. I am glad to be one of the characters in their stories.