Seventy-Eight-Year-Old Woman Loses Eyesight after Five Years of Imprisonment

OH my

Wonderful Falun Dafa !

December 02, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Liaoning Province, China

( Ms. Sun Ying, 78, from Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, was cured of late stage cancer 14 years ago through practicing Falun Gong. However, during the 14 years of persecution against Falun Gong, she has been arrested 15 times and illegally sentenced twice for refusing to give up the practice. Nine years of imprisonment has wrought tremendous damage upon her mind and body, and shortly after her release she lost sight in both her eyes.

Below is Ms. Sun’s account of the persecution she experienced.

Late Stage Cancer Disappears

My name is Sun Ying. I’m 78 years old, and I’m from Bayuquan, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province. I started practicing Falun Gong in January 1999, and before that I had rectal cancer, for which I underwent surgery in 1996. After the surgery I lost control over my…

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What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world

TED Blog

The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges. How do we care for our elderly?

[ted_talkteaser id=1877]In today’s talk, Jared Diamond examines the vast differences in how societies across the globe view and treat their senior citizens. Some groups revere and respect their oldest members, while others see them as senile and incompetent, making them the butt of jokes. In some societies, children care for their parents at home, while in other cultures, children put their parents in homes where others care for them. Some cultures even see their elderly as a burden and resource drain, and opt for more violent approaches to senior care.

The Western system for elder care is far from perfect, notes Diamond, and everyone…

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Book map for the bookworm

Book of words

Book Map
In this age and era, most of us do not really need a map in our lives since we can pull out an interactive one straight away on our smartphones.

But when I saw this gorgeous book map, I stopped and marvelled at it because contained within the labyrinth of streets and alleys, there are more than 600 literature titles packed into it. Doesn’t that already make this fictional work droolworthy? A Christmas gift idea for your bookworm friend perhaps?

Book Map 2

Book Map 3

The map can be bought online HERE.

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Child Abuse becoming a rampant act in our small society- do you believe the law can protect our children?



 I have been feeling uneasy ever since I read on haveeru news about the sentence that practically free a teacher who is convicted of child molestation in the Maldives.

Yes, I am talking about the Qari Thaufeeq case- where the Criminal Court of Maldives, sentenced 15 lashes and 6 months banishment for act of child molestation, yet he gets to walk free- as Criminal Court allows gives a free pass- a first time offence!? NOW that made me angry, really angry.

 What about the kids? They will be haunted by this for life, their parents will carry this sadness forever.

Child Abuse has been defined as an act, or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker that results in the death, serious physical or emotional harm, Sexual Abuse, or exploitation of a child, or which places the child in an imminent risk of serious harm (42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g)”


Even though this doesn’t involve me personally, I am affected personally. I feel that this is simply injustice towards all of us, each and everyone must be concerned. 

Where is the Gender Ministry today? What about Prosecutor General? Where are the NGOs? Why is everyone quiet on this subject!

I admit my research on this subject is limited, yet I find this subject neglected in our society, while some countries are proactive to protect their future generation, we sit and let it slide by, thinking that it is someone else’s problem.


“The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind’s most basic duty to protect the innocent.”James T. Walsh


Some of the reports on this subject in our country tells us that we, our future generation is in grave danger:

“Alongside providing details of these allegations, official police figures given to Minivan News have indicated that a total of 163 sexual abuse cases were reported last year. The same statistics also revealed that 108 sexual abuse cases had been reported up to the end of May 2011. According to these figures, 30 of these cases allegedly involved victims aged between 2 to 12 years” -report by Aishath Shazra, July 2011, Minivan News


Among the main issues affecting children and women in the Maldives are gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation, including sexual and other forms. A 2006 Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences found that 12% of women aged 15-49 reported that they had been sexually abused before the age of 15. Approximately 1 in 3 women (34.6%) aged 15-49 reported experiencing at least one form of physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime.” -report by UNICEF,


We still seem to keep quiet- tolerate- and move on with life. But I cant seem to move on, I want to see Justice for victims and I will not stop speaking about this! My only solace… JUSTICE for victims

afraid of taking risks? yes or no

afraid of taking risks?  yes or no

I am known as the rational person, looking out for my close ones. I thought that was pretty good for a girl my age, until now.
I find my self stuck in this dilemma where I want to be now and what’s right for me at present?

And then it clicked- I would have never been here today if I had not taken those steps forward to do what I wanted & it’s the same now.

My advise- choose what your heart desires, life is short: choose the path that brings you happiness & don’t be afraid to take a risk to achieve your goals.

PS. foto credits to unknown

Dusk is just an illusion..

Dusk is just an illusion..

“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it.
And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time.
How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook