From beginning to complete, from design to completion of a bridge construction. I've deeply learnt to treasure what I've and don't take things for granted. I feel such joy and complete when I contribute to the needy.
Despite the continuous rainy days at the project site, we did not stop our work on hands. It was a tough week we worked under the scorching sun and rainy days. We experienced the skin peeling off due to the sun. My fingers even got cut by the stones. However, what a touching memory when you look back with people from different walks of life came to serve together as one team. We have one dream and goal. This drove me to complete the project no matter how tired of my body.
This 8-days trip really an unforgettable journey with Wu Zhi Qiao. It was such a meaningful trip our hearts connected together with such purify friendship and goal to serve and improve the living condition of villagers. Surely this voluntary trip provided me many good memories and friendship.
This trip was not only a training and exercise to us to experience rural living, build up determination in hardship, but also a way to express our caring and love to the local villagers. As Mr. Ho remarked, "We could not leave our energy and time to the villagers, however, we could leave our memory to them." No matter where we come from, we built a bridge, and more importantly we built a bridge of mutual trust and friendship with the local people.
The contrast of real life as opposed to a project on paper, little problems and little tasks that make a lot of difference.
When different ideas collide, you will understand the wider world, and you will see a lot of valuable spirits from your companions through one thing at a time. Everyone has a completely different personality, taking care of each other, understanding each other, and finally being able to rely on and trust each other like this is a rare friendship.
Sitting on the bench waiting for the new life to start, I could not forget all those special experience. In the past few days, I always imagined that I was still in Macha, Gansu and we were still together. We were working, eating and playing, staying together all the time, this simple life is unforgettable because of everyone. Before I join this trip, I felt that it would be cool to participate. When I was working, I felt like I was doing something meaningful. I think I have participated an very powerful event. Wu Zhi Qiao have influenced not only the villagers, but also you and me!