Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Generosity

Last week, en route to Sipitang, had discussion with a Chinese engineer. He is in his early 40s with a medium size consultancy firm. He was telling me how he gave his nieces and nephews who go for studies abroad, supplementary credit cards. OMG!I was a bit stunned at this. His reason was that he is obligated (willingly tho') to assist them in monetary terms so as they can concentrate on their studies and to build up their self confidence. I guess sometimes, with money, it does give u the "extra" edge to be confident. To let them travel with no worries for money.
He said that when he was a student abroad he did not manage to travel as much as he wanted and soak the valuable experiences. To date he had given 10 supplementary credit cards! and miraculously none of them abuse the privilege. The arrangement is - they can charge anything on the card, and he will be footing the bill!!! They however, have to surrender the credit card upon graduating! One of the nephews is a lawyer now and he is doing the same thing as his uncle!!! OMG! I really am amazed! imagine the ripple effect of this generous action. This is so "Pay it Forward" concept.

Yepppp!!!Generosity had not died people!!There is still hope for goodness in this world......

On to a lighter note, above is a close up pic of my "Harrison Ford" bouquet. They still survive after 1 week!!! Below are pics of my first ever try at "spraying/adding/roses" to the otherwise limp rattan bag. This was meant to be a christmas present to my niece, but upon seeing the result, I'm finding it hard to let it go......wakakakakkaakak!

7 comments:

Val Aziz said...

So cottage looking lah..nice oh.

Janet said...

Can start whimsy's own Whimsical Line Rattan Bag and other stuff oredi. Very professional looking oh!

Shabbymom said...

wow....does ur chinese fren need a cute nieces lagi kah?...u kasi tau dia ada dia punya niece bau-bau bacang tinggal d putatan...hahahahaha......

by the way, nice rattan bag!!!

whimsical said...

au bah!ada juga aku offer mau jadi niece angkat dia!wakakakaakk!

JUE said...

ITU ROSES WAS GLUED ON, OR PAINTED ON??

val, u can tell me..I KNOW u're not that rajin to lukis2..muahaha

I'm having 2nd thots abt making my bedding set...it seems that my due date looms not that far away, following my history, I can be due as early as 2 more wks, so maybe my project kena postpose to after pantang sudah....

still hang on to the kain2 OK?

whimsical said...

Jueeeeeee certainly NOT i paint.hehehehe itu guna cara apa sudah the term tu ah jue?yg lekap kan tissue and spray paint etc tu bah jue.heheheh ada suda aku pilih fabric, hehehehe aku akan simpan them for u.twins ke baby u jue mcm si angelina jolie?

JUE said...

decoupage, my dear that's the term

...TWINS I wish, senang kerja kan?

since kau kata da kain, ya la tunggu aku abis pantang la mau jahit, for the time being I'll settle for her brother's rocket & dinosaur sets (like she knows the difference!!)