There is so many depressing things happening all around me from bad sales to thinking about our current Prime Minister to the people who lost their lives in the earthquake in Italy. Not necessarily things that I can help change or anything but I do sit down and ponder about it sometimes. We all do.
Make up is only a way for me to 'escape' from the daily routine life and I personally find it relaxing, for many of us out there, we all have our very own reasons why we love make up and why we do it but that's not the topic here today.
The highlight for today's entry was an video entry submitted for the 2006 56th Berlin International Film Festival on the theme of Food, Taste and Hunger.
Out of 3,600 filmmakers around the world, only 32 films were chosen to be screened. (And here I am thinking that our bank's rejection rate was high T.T ) and this film titled "Chicken a la carte" topped the competition for the most popular short film.
The films really brings awareness as well as a sense of humility. It reminds me that I should stop worrying about the petty, stop wasting food and to set a side a small fund to help others and also, be thankful and grateful for everything that we already have. Compared to my rantings of being too broke to buy this or that lipstick, there are people out there that worries about putting food on the table for their kids.
If there was something worth worrying about, it should be on how we can help ease these people's burden. I'm not saying that "Hey, let's all send big, fat cheques to these people! Problem solved" NOT, this may be how Malaysia does things and it works cause some people are still getting fed and fed and fed...
*Ahem* but then again, to some of us who are sometimes referred to as "squatters" in our own home country because of the colour of our skin, it's best to remember the Chinese proverb "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime"
We can always contribute in many different ways, small steps at a time and it doesn't always have to involve money. You can cook for the poor, donate to Sisters of the poor, RSPC, spend some time in the Old Folk's home. What does it have to do with the video above? Probably nothing but hey, you'll be contributing to making this world a little nicer place to live in.
Please please, if you could just spare 10 minutes of your time, do watch it.