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Friday, 22 August 2014

Day of National Mourning

I had plans to post something fun yesterday, but decided not to as we prepare to receive our Malaysian souls who were brutally killed in a tragedy last month. One of the 20 remains of MH17 victims which were flown back home on the Day of National Mourning, is that of MAS stewardess, Angeline Premila Rajandran. The Klang-born stewardess is described by our mutual friends as a genuine dog lover who treats her pet as her own child...

Couple of days after the tragedy, The Star even got in touch with her brother and reported this story. It gave me goosebumps:

Angeline Premila’s final message to her family was: “Look after my dog Lexi.” The 30-year-old air stewardess, who was one of those who perished in the MH17 tragedy, was an animal lover and her brother Murphy Govind, 29, described her as the pet’s “mother”.

Murphy said Angeline Premila sent the message minutes before boarding the ill-fated flight from Amsterdam.

It feels like she knew something after all... :"

Angeline's Lexi. She must be
sorely missing her mummy.

I hope when the time comes, the furkid and the parent will be reunited over the rainbow bridge and they would live happily ever after again.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone on board the ill-fated flight, their families and friends. I can not imagine what they are going through now. And while we're at it on this Day of National Mourning, I would like to take this day to remember EVERYONE who had been affected by the loss of someone in their lives. Those who perished on flight, on road, while working in the oil palm plantation, those who died due to illnesses, while giving birth, those who perished in various accidents, those who were killed in crimes, those who died while serving for the country, and many more. I think it is important for us to remember that someone has suffered with every single passing of their loved ones. Regardless whether they could afford a flight ticket or not, today we remember every departed soul and their families, without being selective. As I sit here today, I'm greatly humbled by the finality of death. I hope I could use my brief journey on earth, to do good, love and make someone's life better. Today we are united and humbled in grief!


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Robin Williams, You'll Be Missed

I woke up to yet another heartbreaking news today. Actor, comedian and entertainer Robin Williams passed away in what appears to be a suicide, following his recent battle with depression. Besides being an outstanding performer, one thing people don't know about Robin is that he's an animal lover through and through. He doesn't eat meat, eggs, dairy products or anything that has to do with animals. He doesn't wear leather or wool. Simply put, he's a vegan. But more importantly, his principles stretched beyond his diet. Robin is compassionate about animals and spreading the love in general. While most celebrities will spend their holidays and fortune to pamper themselves at some beach resort and fancy yachts, Robin had contributed a lot to help animals live a better life. He had worked tirelessly and gave generously to help promote the love for animals and raise awareness.

As described by charity site, Look To The Star, Robin uses his incredible energy to help a variety of causes. From visiting children’s wards in hospitals to entertaining troops in war zones. His frenetic behavior and humour never failed to coax those in difficult situations to let their problems go and laugh. Robin’s charity work has covered the spectrum from health care and human rights, to education, environmental protection, animal rights and the arts.

I grew up watching him and had always been empowered by his witty one liners. And to think that the man who gave so much laughter and joy to the world had passed away after suffering from depression, it's just heartbreaking. True enough, no one sees the tears of a comedian. While they make everyone laugh, and appear jovial, they exhaust all their positive energy on the stage and take nothing back. Deep down, their soul is empty and they suffer in silence. Sadly, it is profound in the case of Robin McLaurin Williams.

May you find peace over there. Thanks for everything you did to make this world a better place. You'll be sorely missed.....

Here's a quote by Robin Williams which always made me embrace and cherish my love for pets..

Reason why I trust and love my furkids more than people..They will never ever make me feel alone :')

Here's a video of Robin Williams showing exactly how much he loves animals.... I've posted a couple of videos of Koko here. But this has to be one of my favourites.

Even Koko seems to know that Robin brings laughter to everyone by asking for tickles....
RIP Legend :""