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Reflection From Hunger For Us

I found a video through Mel Avila Alarilla's blog. This video is truly very very touching and with humility I want to share with you, a tragedy of humanity. Chicken A La Carte - written, photographed and directed by Ferdinand Dimadura. A short story about the hunger and poverty brought by globalization which shows a forgotten portion of society, the people who live on the refuse of men to survive.

During life, do you ever felt hungry? How it feel? Did you stomach ache? A simple question for reflection! Maybe in your heart will say that I can only make this post and doubting to the real act. Well, I want to say that in the blogging world, here's what I can do and differ from what I have done in the real world, especially because I ever had experience where I only could eat once a day when still young and living in a city far from family. Felt hungry and ashamed to request from parent because I have grown. That was my unforgettable memory, never forget it. So, now I am truly grateful to God with what I have, even God gives more to me, especially a loving wife and a cute baby.

Do not feel low-self with what you have now because there's still a lot of people under you. Conversely, there is still the sky above the sky. If you feel touched by this post, with humility please spread this video on your blog by your own writing.


  1. I just met you when I saw your comment on Jean's

    I can't remember ever being hungry. I eat too much. My husband just called dinner. It's Chicken a la something-or-other.

    Your video is Chinese? I wonder if you are too.

  2. this video is touching.
    however, birth control (in indonesia we call it as KB) is indeed important to reduce the burden of the parents. the family has 3 children and 1 baby to come. it would be easier if they have only 2 children.
    in my case, my company serves us lunch. i indeed see so many wasted-food everyday. that's why i always take the food by myself, not more than i can have. i did try to influence other to do so, but not easy.
    this is a nice posting, tikno! thanks for nice reminder to all of us.

  3. Thank you for giving us a good oportunity to think about the world.

    I have visited your country three times and know how rich in nature and humanity is.

    Naoto Matsumoto

  4. Bikehikebabe,
    Perhaps you better don't eat too much for your health. Maybe food nutrition balance is a better way.
    About the video above, I'm not sure (don't want to know) about the ethnicity. First, I'm not the authors. Second, I only know that the video has influencing me for realizes the meaning of life.
    If you ask for myself, the answer is yes.

    Birth control program is good but does not guarantee 100%, and the baby is a gift from God.
    People said that hunger come from poverty, and poverty come from low skill, low education, lazy, and perhaps the destiny.
    I like how you appreciate food, not take more than we can eat.

    Naoto Matsumoto,
    I'm happy for you. I like your blog about "Tao" because many deep thought there.
    I have never been to your country (Japan) but I often use the "Made in Japan" here.

  5. I saw this from Mommy Rose's blog last week. I was crying while watching it. My daughter asked me why then I told her not to waste food because many have nothing to eat.

  6. I always tell kids in our family to eat everything they had on their plate and don't waste a thing. I used to say to them that we are grateful to have food and don't be picky since lots of people don't have much to eat and we'll just be thankful of what we have.

    The kids is watching this with me and somehow learned another important lesson. Later, I won't be surprise if they can share what they have to the poor.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this issue. I would love to grab this sometime and post it in my blog.

  7. I will certainly do so. Thank you for this great sharing. I felt so little suddenly...I felt not being grateful in life and took things for granted..maybe because I don't live the way the do...It make me shed tears.
    I will spread this...
    warmest regards, Honey

  8. Thanks for letting us think about the world.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. Feel free to visit again.

  9. Hello Tikno, thankyou for visiting my blogand commenting.I like your blog a lot.

  10. i like it....
    ( Duta Business School )

  11. Anonymous07 May, 2009

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left me there.

    I was also interested in your video.

  12. Hi tikno:)

    Very interesting post. You have portrayed Hunger in a very powerful way.

    Yes, I have felt hunger pangs when I was working and I had to meet a deadline. I used to work without having food. I know I can always make it up later.

    There are millions of people who are dying of hunger and starvation in this world. We have to focus on helping them.

    Have a lovely day:)

  13. To choose to know how you feel, to truly feel what you feel, is a very eye-opening experience. Thanks for this wake-up call.

  14. really sad stories,,,..
    i am thankful that god gave my family to eat everday and good health for everyone!

  15. Anonymous09 May, 2009

    Sooo..., what's to be done ?

  16. Rossel,
    That is a good learning for our children.

    White Shadow,
    I'm happy you like this video. Hopefully you are willing to write something about hunger in your blog, so we are always aware to the meaning of life.

    First time I saw this video on Mel's blog, suddenly without conscious my eyes became red.

    Femin Susan,
    I will visit you.

    I also like your blog. Welcome from India.

    Abe Lincoln,
    Hopefully you like to spreads this video. Thank you.

    Joseph Pulikotil,
    Thank for sharing your experience here. As I'm also have the same experience with you will more means to this video.

    Liara Covert,
    Thank you.

    Thank you for your comment.

    Well, give charity to the disabled beggar.
    Just a very little care before think further.

  17. Hey Tikno, just been through your video. Must say, I felt like crying after watching it. This is just one sad truth of our society where we are one witnessing one harsh reality - the growing gap between the rich and the poor. This gap is increasing day by day and its high time that something is done for them.

    Its great to see people like you coming forward and letting others know about it. hope it makes some difference :)

  18. Aswani,
    The gap will increasingly wide if each person does not cares. Hopefully this post can touch the reader's heart.
    Thank you for the kind words.

  19. Thanks for passing by my blog. Yeah, hunger is a very painful experience especially if there is no available food to eat.

  20. Arlene,
    Thank you for your comment.

  21. Great video! I'll post that to my blog! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  22. Gabrielle Eden,
    Thank you so much.


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