Doing charity work – A meaningful activity

 

The last Sunday, our family joined a charity program which giving free meals to poor cancer patients in the K hospital. The event was set up by a group of people who want to contribute to making the community become better.

Not the same with many groups often gather for picnics or eating, this group members contribute money and gather periodically to make meals and then dispense to poor patients in hospitals. Most of them joined with all their family members, even I see one mother of a member joins the group too.

Knowing this group, we think this is a good community we should join. Joining the group may give us some benefits declared below.

  • Firstly, now our financial status is better than before, our income has been enough for a basic life and a little for saving. It should be the time for us to start sharing our income to our parents and the society. Fortunately that our parents can still earn money, so we don’t need to support them much. Therefore, we should share a portion of the income to the poor.
  • Secondly, we should have more family activities outside which will help us go out of the house and reinforce family sentiment by spending time to do things together.
  • Thirdly, it is really good for us and especially our daughter to interact and widen relationship with new people including friends in same ages.
  • Fourthly, activities will help to realize many downside views of the life and then have more sympathy for other people.
  • Last but not least, joining the group will help us improve teamwork skills. It is really good to show and teach my daughter how to co-operate with other people in a project.

After giving all of the meals in the hospital, we went back the place where we had cooked in the morning and had a meal together. The meal contains foods that cooked together with the foods we gave patients in the hospital. It was a really cozy time in which all members talked and shared many things about the charity and spirit open-mindedly.

For the mentioned reasons, I see this is a really good community that we should join and follow. Charity and share is a work that we have to do.

 

Mediocrity vs Professional

 

One day, I had such a terrible play of table tennis that some members showed their unwillingness of playing with me and even some of them criticized my bad playing style and practice.

Although I was unhappy about my downward tendency and the club members’ behavior, I think I should accept the poor performance since being a professional in Pingpong is not my choice at present. It is ordinary that people never become excellent players without playing and practicing regularly, especially without obsession about it. Another thought comes to my mind that I shouldn’t be a mediocrity forever, I need to be an expert in at least one field.

To contemplate to my life, currently, English not Ping pong, is what I need to master in. It awards various meaningful factors to my life and my family. English is the subject that we teach to get income every day, our love and passion for studying and working, a valuable tool of broadening knowledge and skills, that I just name a few. Therefore, certainly, English is the field that I need to be a guru.

Linking back to the comments of the table tennis club’s members, that to play well, I have to be obsessive about it. Moreover, eager for learning also a characteristic needed for skill’s improvement. They told that I need to learn from other people’s performances and also have to research everything about it on the Internet. Not only play in the club, playing alone at home in front mirrors also required.  Thinking of them, I see those are all the things required for mastering any skill, not only Ping pong. Therefore, to become an English professional, I must devote all of my effort and time on studying English, dismiss everything not involves in it.

From now on, I will spend all of my time on working and studying English to approach my target – become an expert in English. I never accept to be a mediocrity forever. I think the first step is that I need to get 8.5 scores in Ielts, that I must concentrate on studying to get it in one and a half year more.

Even though there are many hurdles on the way to success, I will always remind me a motivational sentence:

"There is a will, there is a way"

“We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

The main roots of recidivism

 

This post is a practice of Ielts essay writing which I really like and think it is a very meaningful piece of writing since its practical aspect. Therefore, I think I should public it in my blog, that I hope it will benefit someone.

 

Question:
Many criminals reoffend after they have been punished.
Why do some people continue to commit crime after they have been punished, and what measures can be taken to tackle this problems?

 

Everyone desires to have a peaceful life with their family, however, many former inmates recidivate and relapse into the boring life requiring to struggle every moment to alive in prison. In this essay, I will identify reasons of reoffence and propose solutions for those.

First of all, the most prevalent difficulty for ex-prisoners reintegrate back into society is their jobs which are the most necessary living mean. Lacking social demanding jobs due to long imprisonment leads to ex-offenders’ unemployment which forces them to commit crimes again to get money for surviving. Secondly, a willingness of overcoming difficulties keeps a key role to determine if ex-prisoners re-break the law or not. After a period of staying behind the bars and with such the rapid change of our society, former inmates face many difficulties in their new lives such as finding jobs, how to make new good friends, and so on. Everything may easy and normal for us but not for them, which causes relapsing into criminal behavior of the ones who lack strong determination.

However, there are some solutions helping fresh releasing from the jail people integrate back into society, and as my supposition, the government keeps the key role of executing those. Firstly, instead of forcing prisoners to work hard to make money such as making bricks or exploiting stone, the government should train them skillful and their hometowns’ needed jobs such as construction, motorbike or car repair, haircut, and so on. Those are helpful for them to get a mean of living in our society. Secondly, not only working, in prisons, the government should run programs which encourage learning and improving human nature for prisoners. The programs may be setting up libraries, play performance, working and sporting competition. Those activities will help them widen knowledge, improve skills, love the life, and enforce their willingness to overcome difficulties which is the most important and essential merit when released.

In conclusion, don’t have practical jobs and fear of facing difficulties are the main problems that cause reoffence for inmates. Therefore, job training and difficulty struggling skill improvement programs are good solutions that need to apply for whom bearing detained punishments.

The birthday in 2016

 

How time flies! 38 springs passed rapidly, the face appears considerable wrinkles, the appearance has such ravages making difficulty in recognition, that many people said I must be in the forties.

There is one of my happiness in the past year, that I met many classmates studied in secondary school who I had not seen for the last 23 years. Moreover, there are some other friends and brothers who I used to have very close relationships and had not seen them until this year. This is such the year of reunions.

Beside of reunion pleasure, there are some great losses in the last year. Some beloved relatives will never be seen again due to the time rule. This is the year that I was most clearly aware of the rule and value of time. I recognize that lives run very quickly, so people never live urgently but should be “hurry up” as the respectful poet Xuân Diệu’s opinion – enjoy every single second of the life.

Last year, I approached knowledge of relinquishment, what are dispassionateness and contentment. I met someone that I had thought they only exist in Budha books that spending all their lives to do precious work freely for others, not the same many people just give for marketing and reputation enhancement purposes. I realized that I am dishonorable comparing with them, always calculating and scrambling for the better life.

Following with the struggle for better material life, I also experienced difficulties in doing extra work, in efforts of striving for money regardless of health and myself. I learned that the foremost matter which I need to care for is my health, not money.  The most important and invaluable things which I have are my life, my loved ones, the happiness of my family.

Lives are experiences, in the next year and also my future, I will try and experience more. However, not as same as before, all of them will be heading for personal improvement and sustainability of my family, balance life and contribution to the society.

The new year and spring are coming soon, accompany with this post is my thank to the people who have cared and supported me. Wish all of you have a year of good health, happiness, and prosperity!