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Come back …Please, Come back

Posted by DreamSharer on May 27, 2012

I finally went back to see you
You were better than I expected
Sheltered and preserved,
Like an ancient landmark,
preserved forever in a snow globe till I came to see you,
reminding me of our memories sealed in a timeless bubble

Last time, I walked through these streets
It was 9 years ago
I walked through while watching the blue sky
At night, looking at the silver stars
And now I am finally walking in my city
Reminiscing about too many memories
That I could never forget

Walking along the beautiful trails at the canal
I am remembering how beautiful my life was here
I’m so immersed in my thoughts and I am not ready to go back yet
I finally came back home, can’t I just stay?
Leaving home was the hardest choice I ever had to make
But it doesn’t matter because even for a day, now I am home

Ottawa is where I left my heart so long ago
I left it on the high Chapel hill in Orleans
But I still remember the morning dew
And the fog that chills the air
I walk now under the blue and windy sky
Feeling the warmth of the golden sun shining upon my skin

As I walk through every old familiar corner
A feeling of tranquility resides inside me
And I hear the voice of my city ”
Saying to me, “Please, Come back
Come back to the longing tulips
To the yearning roads

Come back to the green Parliament building
To the beautiful Rideau river”
I hear the voice of my city weeping
As it begs of me to come back
Saying to me, “Please, Come back
To where the bright golden sun is glowing
And where our memories are waiting
Come back to where your freedom is, just come back!”

2012 Peace of Minds Walk for Schizophrenia

Posted by DreamSharer on May 27, 2012

Today was a reminder to me that no reward is greater than the satisfying feeling you get when you give your best unselfishly for others, especially for children and individuals suffering a psychiatric disorder like Schizophrenia. To do something so simple but great at the same time to support those who need you; how amazing is it to work for a cause when you know you are needed and when you know you are appreciated?

Fundraising events and other humanitarian volunteering opportunities apply that special touch, that extra smile and willing pair of hands to help make the difference needed in your community and every community.

Today I was able to give the greatest gift of all, my help by doing a walk for hope. All I had to do was spare a little time on a Sunday morning and share a little of myself with the world.

It’s a great feeling to know that your contribution is helping so many people. I enjoyed today’s event although it was a big challenge for me to raise any money but I know with all my heart that even that $20 I raised will do something to help those people who needed my help. Fundraising events always present you with a good team spirit and lots of fun too. I feel very privileged to have attended today’s SSO Peace of Mind’s walk for Schizophrenia which will benefit the people who are in so much need.

I am passionate about why we need to fund-raise and volunteer in our society, ultimately it is to help save lives.

Programs like the Peace of Minds Walk depend on volunteers like us whose help is essential to the cause they are fighting for. Volunteers help the SSO raise thousands of dollars each year and help in many different ways, from giving talks to running merchandise stalls at various events. I hope I will be able to participate again at the Peace of Minds walk and hopefully to be able to help ensure raising the necessary funds, reaching my fundraising goal next time and provide the support that the SSO needs to continue providing such vitally important and life saving services.

I have always had a passion for helping people and doing something like today’s fundraising event is just so fascinating. I truly found the walk I did this morning very refreshing and more fulfilling than anything else and I felt that I was truly making a difference even by doing something small like that. All day today, I kept hoping to be able to inspire as many people as I can through my walk to support the SSO to continue their counseling and community programs and their research, etc. for those suffering a lifetime of schizophrenia!

I kept in my mind all day that, charities rely on the goodwill and generosity of the public to keep running and that is what kept me going through the day despite the challenge of my team not being able to raise much funds but I realized that the Peace of Minds’ walk is fortunate that so many people support it in many ways especially to be there on location on a Sunday morning with their children to walk and raise money for those in need. The park we walked through was packed with couples, people, children and whole families who joined to walk together hand in hand to help support those suffering with schizophrenia.

Having the opportunity to feel that you are part of something rewarding and charity-related that really does make a difference to society and to people’s lives is truly something very special and worth committing to.

Bastoy’s Halden Prison

Posted by DreamSharer on May 26, 2012

Scandinavia, Norway specifically, is currently the world capitol of moral respect, human rights and politically correct thinking. One might argue or ask is this the right treatment for murderers and rapists?

While I believe that Bastoy’s Halden Prison’s actions are commendable and very respected, I think this system overlooks one fundamental pillar of human rights. That pillar is Justice. Justice is about taking the right measures to punish those who kill or hurt another, not making the criminals feel like they are on vacation. What we have here is a system that puts criminals first not victims first and to me this contradictory to the natural world and to what fairness means to humanity.

I see this system as prioritizing rehabilitation to these prisoners, but this system seems to overlook the pain and well-being of the law abiding citizens. I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, but seriously many of those citizens out there work so hard day and night while abiding with the law to earn a decent living and then comes those who commit a crime and get into Halden Prison and live a life that all citizens out there would die for? What do you think? Wouldn’t that make you wanna break the law or kill someone to get into a prison like that?

Unfortunately, there is talk that the famous mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik who targeted immigrants and children of foreign origins, may be sent to Halden. Is this fair? A terrorist mass murderer who lit up discrimination and killed children and innocent people would end up living in what I would like to call a romantic getaway! Any sane human being with a conscience desires punishment and justice, for someone who committed the worst of all crimes in his racist and terrorist advocacy and cause. So should a murderer like Breivik live in a well designed nice smelling luxurious dorm room more modern and luxurious than most people in the world today? Should he have access to hiking trails, cooking classes, and a sound studio at his fingertips? Oh and before I forget thanks to the humane kind of thinking today, he can get access to more sunlight through his vertical cell windows.

The purpose of this post is to show the absolute lack of human rights in “the nicest Prison in the world.” It is like championing the human rights of those who trespassed any human rights and forfeited those rights when they took innocent human lives or raped or molested children or women.

For God’s sake how about making the worst Prison for victims then if we should make a nicest prison for murderers and rapists?

The most wonderful friend anyone could ever ask for!

Posted by DreamSharer on May 1, 2012

Nine years ago, I met the most wonderful friend anyone could ever ask for.  Very shortly after meeting, we became best friends although we did not like each other at first. I always knew we would be close. Till this day, I’ve never met anyone like her. She is too amazing that words just cannot describe her, and our friendship is very strong. I am so lucky to have found a spirit that always watches over me even when I am miles and oceans away from her. The bond we share as best friends is so rare, and so special beyond imagination. Whether you believe in this stuff or not, but I know that we are both connected in souls. We spend all of our time together even when we are not in the same place or country because our thoughts are always with each other. My best friend is someone I miss like nothing else and I think about every single day. Your determination and optimism is something I aspire to achieve every single day. I will forever hold you in a very special place in my heart. You have  lots of courage and the most expressive face I’ve seen on anyone else.

We have an almost telepathic connection; I knew when you were in distress from across the miles, and you would send me a message or call me whenever I was thinking of you or needed you. We had secrets together, code words that only we knew and expressions that only we understood from things we remembered or said to each other in the past. Tell me who else understands me the way you do? I miss you so much more than I can show or explain.

I remember the nights I spent at your apartment when you insisted that I would sleep on the bed and you’d sleep on the floor. You slept on the floor beside the bed and we both fell asleep while talking and laughing together.

You are a very big part of my life. I miss our time at Gloria Jean’s do you remember that? Do you remember when we used to spend time at Virgin’s Columbus Cafe drinking Dark hot chocolate? Do you remember those times as vividly as I do? You know what I also miss? I miss the way we said hello to each other every time we got together.

I miss having you to talk to because you would listen and not judge, and comfort me without words. I want you to know that I am not complaining because I am grateful for every second we spent together. Being your best friend has taught me more than I could have been taught by life’s experiences and more than I even realize today. The lessons I learned from you still unfold everyday and will continue to do so in the future.

Throughout the years, we were inseparable. You changed my outlook on life and on friendship.I just wanted to tell you how much you mean to me. I don’t know what I would do without a great best friend like you. I would climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest sea, walk across the hottest desert just to tell you how incredibly special your friendship is to me.

True friendship is a very divine quality and one of the sacred ties between humans in this world. To find a true friend is something very rare nowadays. You are very polite, good mannered, extremely intelligent and sweet tempered. You never break your promises to others. You continuously learn from your mistakes and from others too. You are always helpful to others in their time of need. You are a true friend in need.

During the times I needed you most,  you spent many sleepless nights keeping me company, being there for me, listening to me and giving me hugs when I needed them. Sometimes even sitting by my side throughout the night till I fall asleep after crying for hours. Tell me honestly, who else did that for me? Who else never failed to be there for me in my times of need never giving up on me or ditching me for whatever reason?

All these qualities you have my moonlight companion make you the best friend of the year every year and I am so proud of you my sweetest wonderful best friend. There is no other person in this world like you or who is a duplicate of you and no one can ever replace you just always remember that.