1.05.2010

Life Transformers

So I decided to watch this series, called Life Transformers, after reading Sharon's blog post. It's a Singapore TV production about people in Singapore living close to poverty, and living in the worst possible living conditions ever. Most of you wouldn't have expected this eh.. By the way Singapore is displayed to the public. Well here's real life for you. There was one story that really captured my attention. And it was one that also really broke my heart. It was about a man in his mid 70s, who's working to make ends meet for his family. 2 of his daughters committed suicide due to drastic circumstances, and so he's left with 3 children, and a grandchild. One of them is away in a foreign country working, and the other two left are just in total shock and are mentally unstable following their sisters' deaths. I couldn't help but cry while watching it. It is so sad and hurting to see the old mourn for the young. And at that man's age.. he shouldn't even need to work. His children should be the ones taking care of their parents and providing for them. In so many ways, I wished I had the power to do something to take the burden off a little. Maybe it's because he reminded me a lot of my grandfather. But regardless, in my mind, no one of that age should have to struggle so much just to make ends meet. Seeing how he talked about his life, and the situations he encountered during his lifetime, really makes you think about yours, and makes you reevaluate your own life. Why do such things happen to good people? Sigh.

2 comments:

ko0ty said...

That's such a sad story. I like hearing those stories because it gives me a perspective of what is going on in the world but I don't at the same time because I feel so helpless.

6o4honey said...

yeah i agree! it breaks my heart to hear of how the lives of those people are affected due to unfortunate circumstances.