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On a Serious Note

27 November 2008

You know I go on about design and style, Christmas frivolities and other stuff that I love. But I see an image like the one below and read the article in the China Daily it absolutely sobers me up. The earthquake in Sichuan, China, in May this year has left millions homeless and now they brace for the coming winter. They aren't thinking about advent calendars and designer bandages, they're thinking about survival and a future with no certainties.

Image Source: China Daily.

A home-bound migrant worker from Sichuan carries her child in a railway station in Shenyang, Liaoning province on Friday, after failing to find a job in the city. Many people displaced by the May 12 earthquake have left their hometowns in search of work.

Especially now as the season for giving is upon us, it's important for us to give to others - like the people in Sichuan or needy people in our own country or community. Are you going to really give this year?