Happy Friday

Faith in humanity

Hello, Happy Friday everyone.

Phew, we can’t believe we actually made it here today. It was a lovely day yesterday.

To end the Friday on a happy note, here is something we read recently that amuses us:

Miss D was registered at school for ‘Habitat for Humanity’. It is a charity event that the school organizes and the kids get to go to a place called Sentul, about 1 hours drive from Jakarta to build housings for homeless families.

It is a very successful event. Last year they have built over 10 houses.

This year, it will be even better.

To register, we need to sign a waiver (ie. Accidents, injuries etc).

Normally, we will just sign any form the school hand out. No one actually reads the details, right?

But this is the first time Miss D goes to a Charity event, and we are in Indonesia, we are a bit curious and read anyway.

Particle no. 3 really caught our attention:

Hmmm, we never expect to be so close to danger and become a hostage one day.

Our guess is that it probably would not happen here in Jakarta, right this moment. The locals are very friendly and it is actually not as dangerous as we had imaged before we came.

Yes, you see the guides at shopping malls, guides in our houses. But no one actually will fear for their lives here. Not among our friends anyway. Maybe we are just naive. But that’s what we see.

(Security Guard at shopping mall, there are lots of them every where)

(Security entrance at shopping mall, bags are scanned prior go inside)

So we had a good laugh over this hostage particle, and really hope it will never happen.

Fingers crossed.

Well, the couple below is not that lucky.

This is a joke we love (BTW Miss D is really into Joke books), and hope you enjoy the twist too.

Faith in Humanity

After shopping for most of the day, a couple returns to find their car has been stolen. They go to the police station to make a full report. Then, a detective drives them back to the parking lot to see if any evidence can be found at the scene of the crime. To their amazement, the car has been returned.

There is an envelope on the windshield with a note of apology and two tickets to a music concert. The note reads, ‘I apologize for taking your car, but my wife was having a baby and I had to hot-wire your ignition to rush her to the hospital. Please forgive the inconvenience. Here are two tickets for tonight’s concert of Garth Brooks, the country-and-western music star.’

Their faith in humanity restored, the couple attend the concert and return home late. They find their house has been robbed. Valuable goods have been taken from throughout the house, from basement to attic. And, there is a note on the door reading, ‘Well, you still have your car. I have to put my newly born kid through college somehow, don’t I?’

Please give lots of hugs to your loved ones. Be safe and have a happy Friday.

(side note: just read the news about bombing in Libya , and the US ambassador to the country, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed during an attack on the consulate in Benghazi on 11/09/2012, read more here. Very saddened by this.)


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