Few months ago, I had to quit all my jobs (I was working four part-time jobs back then) to be my sister's primary caregiver. One of the jobs that I was working in was a senior assisted living home. Due to lack of funding, from time to time, the event manager will come up with various fundraising events hoping to raise some fund for the senior home. One of the events is the Survivor contest. How this contest works is we put down $5 to bet on which contestant will win the Survivor (a reality television game show). Each person can only bet on one contestant which means whoever pay first will have more contestants to pick from as oppose to those who pay late. Before I quit this job, even though I don't watch that show, I place a bet in this contest in the thought of donating the $5 to the home. By the time I paid, I am only left with three contestants to choose from so I randomly pick a woman. Surprisingly, recently I received an email from the senior home telling me that I've won the contest and that I've won $50!! Even though it's not a very big amount, but I am already feeling very lucky :)
Another thing that make me feel I am especially lucky was after hearing a life story of one of my neighbors. She was born in a very poor family in China. Life was so poor that there was never enough food nor can she afford education. The only way to earn a better living was to escape to another country. This was very common back in the 70s and 80s when many cannot even afford the basic needs. Her whole village (about 80 people) chipped in and purchased a small ship planning to escape to a refugee island in Taiwan. While they were on the way there, their ship's engine died. None of the people know how to fix the ship and from then onward, their ship basically float with the ocean waves. To make thing worst, there weren't any food left in the ship. For over 30 days, they were stuck in the sea with no food and just half a glass of water each day. There were many bigger ships that passed by them but no one was willing to lend a hand. At about day 36, their ship began to sink, they had no choice but to tear the ship apart and use the wood as a life belt. Thankfully by then, they were actually very close to seeing some land (and that is Philippine). A little boy was playing with his father's binoculars and saw the 80 of them floating in the sea and that was they were rescued and became refugees of Philippine. After residing in Philippine for a few years, the lady along her husband and children immigrated to Canada and this was when she finally live a better life here. Her story reminded me how really lucky I am!
Outfit of the day: Casual Office Outfit
|A winning smile :)|
What I am wearing:
Caramel Bag - Zara
Nude Parka - Gifted from friend! I have been looking for one at an affordable price for the longest time and she just gave it to me <3
White shirt & grey heels - H&M
Pants - Bluenotes
Yellow belt - Ardene
|My exaggerated cat eye makeup|
|I always like to tied my shirt short like this to fake that I have longer legs|
|Just realize what a terrible way I carry my bag, squishing it like a pancake!|
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