De Mesa, Shane Anne O.
May 21, 2012
The given article of Conrado de Quiros on a Philippine Daily Inquirer entitled Deliverance was about the encounters of a Police Vietnamese immigrant in Fukushima, with a 9-year old Japanese boy. As these Vietnamese, Ha Minh Thanh, worked for the charity organization, he saw this little boy whom had been patiently waiting in the line for food. Worried that the boy might run out of food, the man called him and spoke to him. The little boy told him that he had lost his family and other relatives. Feeling sorry for the boy, he offered him his own bag of food. The kid took it and ran up to the end of the line, placed back where the bags of foods were and left. Shocked, the man asked him why he didn’t eat it. The boy answered him, “Because I see a lot more people hungrier than I am. If I put it there, then they will distribute the food equally.” The Vietnamese was amazed of how the society can produce such young people who could actually understand the concept of sacrifice. The concept of the article was really about sacrificing; How we are different from other societies that ours are not as good as any other countries, How other countries prefer to be faceless or nameless when it comes to volunteering and here in our country, we flaunt our names on Charity works in order to look good in the eyes of the people and How it is hard for us Filipinos to think first of the welfares of others or to sacrifice for others. Not too long ago, The Vietnam war had affected millions of lives for over a decade, A massive human cost of death and countless injuries, physically and mentally. Vietnam was scorched by napalm, dead bodies were scattered everywhere. And now, if we would look at how Vietnam has made it, it spontaneously survived the war times. People understood the concept of sacrifice for the greater good. Vietnam’s War is no different from today’s tragic event in Japan. The 9.0...
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