59) When each day is a blessing

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While we are enjoying a life of luxury in peacetime, have we wonder how the under privileged in the past had lived through their life?  Are we able to understand how they cope with their daily stress?  Are we able to put ourselves in their shoes and empathize how tough their world were?

When we are sandwich like sardine in the train, we started to complain and throw anger on others.  When we face the cruelty of reality and went under boundless stress, did we ever question about how much we have contributed instead?  A mouthful of swear?  Confrontation?  Or even an endless sigh?

So now, are we ready to step down on these uneven steps, to perceive their way of life from this little tiny corner from the past?

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When you are away from your motherland, staying alone and dozing off on this single timber bed, what do you look for to warm your heart?  A picture of your family during your happy day?  Or a straw fan to release home sick sorrows?

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Or do you make a living by making wooden clogs?  Working day and night in your petite cubicle?

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The simple abode of a respectable Sam Shui woman with all she has in her entire life.

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 A double-decked bed come with all-in-one, kitchen wares, resting stool and even a simple playground!

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Open concept kitchen come complete with kitchen shelving, dressing room.  Are we able to understand the meaning of this living standard?

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Mirror and a pair of chopstick, let’s call it a day or let’s get ready for work?

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When space is precious and it’s a constraint, hanging clothes on a hook is the most space saving and logical way.

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Some physician may live under the same roof.  Charging $2 for a consultation, $3 for outpatient and free of charge for those who can’t afford the bill.  Are we able to hear and feel the bitterness of life?

Well, to me, compare to olden day, each day is a blessing and a blessed day!

Pictures was taken in Chinatown Heritage Center

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26 thoughts on “59) When each day is a blessing

    Angeline M said:
    February 15, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Blessings to you Sydney for helping us put things in the proper perspective.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 2:18 am

      I like the way you portrait! Seems like we are heading the same line!
      I’m so glad to see this 2am in the morning! 🙂

    "The Light-Bearer Series" Novelist, Emily Guido said:
    February 15, 2013 at 2:35 am

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU!!! Muah! Lots of love, Emily 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Emily, you are welcome! Have a great day and happy life ahead! 🙂

    lilyboat said:
    February 15, 2013 at 3:32 am

    “When you are away from your motherland, staying alone and dozing off on this single timber bed, what do you look for to warm your heart? A picture of your family during your happy day? Or a straw fan to release home sick sorrows?” This ignited certain emotions in me. Power of words! I could not even look at family pictures. Those lonely nights led me to God eventually. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

      I think with God in you, that is good enough!
      Though I have no religion, but I can feel the strong faith in you that I believe is a good news for yourself and people around you!
      Come and stay with me next door, we will be fun! 🙂

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    February 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Poignant, Sydney. It is hard to imagine such a life. Thank you for showing us these photos and for your commentary.
    Cathy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Thanks, Cathy! I like to explorer different aspect into different corner of life!
      Have a nice weekend! 🙂

    ryan said:
    February 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Thank you Sydney…
    beautiful picture. and beautiful article

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

      You are most welcome, Ryan! Without reader appreciation I am nothing! 🙂

    ajaytao2010 said:
    February 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

    Please accept & oblige.

    http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award-4/

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Sure, thanks! Sydney thanks you very much! Have a great weekend! 🙂

        ajaytao2010 said:
        February 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        thank you very much

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        🙂

    Very Inspiring Blogger Award | Ajaytao 2010 said:
    February 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    […] Sydney Fong […]

    kelihasablog said:
    February 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I love your blog Sydney. I know, I’ve said that before, but it’s always so refreshing and interesting! I love all these pictures…. each seems to tell a story. Hope you have a good weekend!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Keli! You are so sweet! You know I said that before and I know you truly are!
      Have a peaceful weekend! 🙂

    likeitiz said:
    February 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This is lovely, Sydney. And so sensitively and thoughtfully written. You give this woman’s humble home its well-deserved dignity.

    David A Lockwood said:
    February 17, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Excellent post Sydney.

    David.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 17, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Thanks, David! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

        David A Lockwood said:
        February 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

        Gone I am afraid! Thursday/Friday here but thanks anyway.

        David.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 17, 2013 at 12:22 am

        Is always coming! Haha! Good day then!

    ninasbreakfast said:
    February 18, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Excellent post and music, Sydney!
    ❤ from Southern California

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Nina, thanks! Lately just found out never follow your Blog, so much left out!
      Sorry about that! Have a great day! 🙂

    Give thanks | Defeat Despair said:
    February 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    […] When each day is a blessing  (from Sydney Fong) […]

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks Julia! I’ll get back to you to share my life story! 🙂

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