Work Hard, Let Go, Love

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A touching TV commercial for the 2005 Chinese New Year by acclaimed Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad. She passed away yesterday from a stroke (

May I, may we, never forget the values that she so deftly depicted in all her films.

The literal translation of what the grandmother told the boy is something like "Able to eat the bitter, able to let go, have love in the heart, is enough"

(Zi de ku, kan de kai, yu ai xin, jiu ke yi le)

I and most people my age (40s) grew up in such circumstances, not to mention our parents and their parents. It was all about love, family, filial piety, understanding, forgiveness, etc. though times may be hard. May I remember and be able to teach my children such things.

And give them roots as well as wings
#hard #love #work

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