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23rd Mar 2013 saturday night was not bad at all. The movie event was warm and touching and fully packed with content, thanks to the particpation of everyone: particpants and volunteers. first we had a simple dinner cooked by xunmei
pusa. she spent the afternoon preparing the food, frying the ginger, boiling the soup and water for the noodles. Yes, we had noodles and it was delicious. We had our dinner with the movie LORAX showing. We enjoyed it a lot. It was both fun and inspiring.
星期六晚上是一个很不错的夜晚,这要感谢活动参予者以及悦众义工们的热情参予。电影欣赏会即温馨又感人,活动内容环环相扣,十分充实,是一个心灵飨宴。不只是心灵的充实,肚子因为顺梅菩萨美味的晚餐也非常地充实。她花了下午的时间准备食物,炒姜,煲汤,煮面线。我们一边享受十分美味的简单晚餐,一边观赏动画电影LORAX即有趣又具启发性。
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Followed by, we had a sharing session on the movie's main theme and topic about environment which was started off with Xinyin's introduction, and wenrui pusa's sharing of what he had experienced with regards to the environment. It is not a young or old sharing. Experience sharing is universal. It combines the old and the young. and then it started the ball rolling, we got earnestly engaged in the discussion in between having fruits and drinks.
接着是我们对电影里关于环保的主题作分享与讨论。欣颖,我们的法青秘书,为我们作一个开场白为我们的讨论做一个话题背景介绍。然后文瑞菩萨开始分享了他跟环保有关的经历,启动了我们的热烈讨论。分享是不分年龄不分老少,分享能把老少结合融合一体。在茶水间与享用水果的当儿,我们谈地不亦乐乎,流连忘返。
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our discussion goes into the earth hour session where the lights turned off and the candles were brought in. the atmosphere was good with the candles in the lotus glass holder with its petals sending the glow softly touches our hearts.
当讨论进入地球时间时,我们把电灯给息了,亮起了一盏盏的莲灯,气氛顿时变得温软柔和。柔和的烛光从莲花瓣散发轻轻触动我们的心房。
we shared our experiences on about what we have done our part for the environment we are living in like saving paper means saving trees, being vegetarian means saving the lives of the animals which in turns saves large areas from deforestation used for rearing and feeding cattles. We also shared on incineration plants incinerating tons of rubbish(beds, furniture in good condition etc) we throw away everyday where it was used for land reclaimnation where no life form are able to life in because of its poison emitting.
我们彼此分享了我们对我们所居住的环境里所扮演的角色与付出。例:作为一位素食者间接和直接的救助了许许多多的动物不必要的伤害与杀害,也间接地免除为了饲养这些动物使得森林被大量砍伐。我们也分享了有关我们所自造的垃圾被用在填海使得泥土中毒而无法长出任何的生物或生态。
Understanding where the source of our food comes from and the process it takes to reach our table is not what money can buy. The money that we pay simply couldn't pay the price of all the efforts it takes to come to us.
谁知盘中餐,粒粒皆辛苦:大地给予我们的、和大家的努力付出是无法用金钱买得到。
For example the flour that we are using to bake our bread and cakes. We may spend a dollar or two and simply get a kg of flour.
However the efforts for making the flour and to have that flour to reach its current form is tremendous. First, the rice is grown in the fields with a lot of people soaking their feet in the lands planting each stalk one by one into the soil flooding with water, then wait for the rice to grow with the sun rises and sets day after day, night after night under the vigilances of the farmers. Once it is ripen, the rice is cut and the grains are separated from its stalks. and then the process of separating the outer layer covering the grain before it can be grounded, not to say the different types of flour need different treatments of the grains in order to achieve the quality of the certain type of flour needed to create the type of bread or cake.
例:我们烤蛋糕所用的面粉可以用一两块钱就可以买到一公斤。看似简单,但背后的工程却十分庞大。首先农夫必须双脚浸在水里把一根根的秧插在泥土中。然后日复一日地等待着与照顾下长成稻草直到收割。稻米成熟后,米跟草根给割开,再把衣拔开,才呈现白色的米。如此这般已经耗费不少的功夫,更何况是把它磨成种类的面粉,然后把它制成我们日常所食用的不同种类的面包或糕点。
Food does not simply appear at the flick of the finger. It saddens the heart to see people ordering food beyond their consumption and throwing away unfinished food where there are millions of people still being food deprived and suffering from hunger.
食物不是垂首可得,弹指变出现的东西。在富饶的环境里过着丰衣足食的生活,却任意糟蹋如此珍贵的食物,不想还有上百上亿的人们长期过着水深火日,无法温饱饱受饥渴交迫的日子。
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Zhiren pusa shared with us the video clips on deforestations and the tons of food being thrown away at a supermarket simply because the product has exceeded the expiry date on its package but in actual fact the food is still consumable and good.
志仁菩萨跟我们大家分享了一些有关森林的砍伐和超市里大量食物只是因封套过期被丢弃的短片
Think again, can we re-evaluate the efforts we put in monetary terms? Our efforts are priceless, it is beyond what money can pay. The salary we are earning is for us to sustain the necessary operations of the day that includes food, transport, housing, clothing.
从新想一想,我们能以金钱来衡量我们所付出的心血、汗水、和眼泪吗?我们所付出的是无价的、是金钱无法买到的。一切的开销是为了维持我们日常所需的衣食住行,而且也间接地支持着我们所付出的、所做的事情。
The efforts we put in caring for the environment that we are living in will have great repercussions no matter how small a part we do.
因此,不管我们做什么事情不论大小都会对我们周遭的环境有着极大的回响。要居住在一个好的环境下,我们要有好的行为:为我们所居住的环境里给予关怀呵护,少丢垃圾,用环保筷、自备水杯水壶。
Every little thing counts.
小小善举益处良多
We rounded up our event with thanking our mother Earth for her compassion and her tremendous forgiveness for the uncaring treatment we have been giving her in return in contrary i.e. deforestation, burning the excesses of our unwanted derived from our wants etc.
最后活动结尾,我们感恩大地有如慈母般的慈悲带给我们无限的资粮,也忏悔我们对大地的伤害并感谢大地无限的包容。试想想我们好不关心我们的一举一动、我们的行为已经间接是对环境的破坏并带来了地球的毁灭。
We Hereby, thanked all our participants for their efforts and their willingness to share and participate in our event. We had a great night together.
在此感谢大家的参予以及无私的分享及付出,使大家有一个非常棒的夜晚。
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