Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Exude Awesomeness

WW shared this on FB last week and  I feel that I absolutely have to share this here.
This guy, dear friends , is a brilliant example of someone who excels in not immersing himself in absolute self pity.



This guy exudes awesomeness. CP or not.

Watching him takes me back to my final year community project at SK Jln Batu a few eras ago..We had to spend a whole day with the special needs students in one of the classes. The kids were mostly blind, so our goal was to teach dental awareness among these little darlings.

We thought we were pretty smart coming up with big blow up models of teeth and food items so they can 'feel' them with their fingers as we babbled about oral hygiene.
I remember asking one of the kids, while holding one model of a molar :

" Can you tell me what that is by feel?"
" A big fat flower?"
" No it's a molar"
" Tipu la , my tooth isn't that big"

Epic fail.

Anyway, during their talent show, most of my friends bawled their eyes out watching these kids perform, thinking of what they missed being blind and all.
But what changed me that day was what happened during recess.

We assisted the teachers to line them up. One kid somehow got into a quarrel with another kid in front.
Tetiba je,
Swing!
Dia kasi hayun kaki dia kasi penyepak kat mamat kat depan.

And naturally, as kids will be kids, mamat depan in retaliation, swung back his tiny feet in all different directions to get a hit at his mate.
And one kick made direct contact to my shin.

Gile sakit.

But I laughed so hard.

And it was like some sort of enlightenment.
I absolutely knew that these boys would be fine.
 They won't wallow in despair but they will push through.
They don't need our pity or tears, they just need our support.

They will prevail.
And so will we.

And we are all superheroes in our own little way.

 

11 comments:

  1. Adoi!kalau tulang tu terkena bucu katil mmg rasa nak marah semua orang.

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  2. Rasa macam nak gi berlari sekarang je lepas tengok video tu. Pang!right on my face

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    1. Masa mula tgk video ni, xtau nak buat apa.
      Mula rasa nak gelak, pastu rassa bersalah, tapi bila tgkkan dia ni ok with what he has, I felt proud of him.
      Dan saya gelaklah (dan insaf sket)

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  3. Awwwww....

    Your post teared me up. About the kids. *sappy me*

    I will prevail. I will go out and run. Tomorrow la. Dah tengah malam dah ni. :P

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    1. Lari je la siang. Malam banyak kawaq :D

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  4. I can imagine the kids...mesti cute. I am touched reading this. Special-needs-child mom sungguh. Huhu.
    And Zack in the video.... totally totally awesome. Nearly everything he said was motivational. And he also cracked me up heheheeee :D

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    1. Isn't he awesome. I loved his other Workout Wednesday videos.
      Makes me feel guilty sitting on my lazy bum

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  5. babe, aku nak share post ni dlm fb aku bole taaaaakkk?

    ~jas

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  6. Hi Julin, interesting posting....And I'm really impressed with what you do.
    Good for you. The world needs more people like you, especially one with a lively sense of humour.
    Have a fun weekend and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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  7. Thanks, Uncle Lee.
    And thanks for reminding me to keep a song in my heart.
    It was a tiring day yesterday :)

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