ocean heaven…

what will you do?
if you a father of a special need child?
and your wife has pass away many years ago?
on top of that doctor said you are dying?

Mr. Wang was only a lonely and poor guy
living in a small rented house
works as a mechanic in a “ocean park”
brought his son to work every day.

Dafu grew up to be a good swimmer
enjoy swim with sea creatures everyday
meet a clown girl who play juggling
He and Ling ling learn how to make friendship

Dafu live happy go lucky in his own world
don’t understand his father pain and struggles
when the clown girl leave to another place
Dafu wait her call by the phone booth

Mr. Wong work very hard to train his son
how to cook egg for himself
how to take a bus on his own
to understand the value of money

He didn’t have much sleep at night
sewing the tag on his son clothes
struggling with the pain of his sickness
wondering about his son future

try to find a place for his son
in a special need boarding school
don’t have the time for romance
even though he has crushed on someone

the lady is nice and quite pretty
she love Dafu and his father too
Before leave he gave her money and photo
she return the money but took his photo.

one more thing he wants to do
Swim with Dafu as a sea turtle
leaving his love and sense of presence
when he finally really have to go.

Title: Ocean Heaven
Produce in Year: 2010
Director: Xiao Lu Xue
Stars: Jet Li, Lunmei Kwai, Yuanyuan Zhu, Wen Zhang
This movie in Shanghai Media Award
Won Best Film: Ocean Heaven 2010
Won Best New Director: XUE Xiaolu 2010
Won Best Actor: Wen Zhang 2010

This movie was one of 3 movies (Temple Grandin and Taare Zameen Par) that played at Usmar Usmail Building, Kuningan in the “Special Need Children Awareness” Festival & Campaign by College of Allied Educators (CAE).
My heart and appreciation goes out to the parents who are always fight for their special need children.


happy birthday Daddy…

I love you daddy
you are my hero
(and you always in my dream)
I love you daddy o daddy
You are my superstar…

I remember this song sang by Ricardo & Friends many year ago. I used to sang it with my brothers and sisters when we were small, and it happen that we call our father “daddy” and not “papa”. But to tell you the true, I can truly say “I Love You Daddy” just a few years back.

I am proud of my dad coz he’s work very hard to get where he is now, and I also admire his heart coz he always help other people, family or not. but now I can say I love him coz as I get older I realize he is the best father for me.

I feel bad did not get a chance to met him today, coz he was busy at church the whole day, so do I. My brother and sister took him out for lunch and I couldn’t make it. But I am glad we got to talked on the phone in the evening and I can pray for him.

I wish my dad will enjoy his life now, coz he is so blessed by God, and I hope I can enjoy his present many more years. I love you Daddy.

i wrote this cause i owe my father my life…


There are lots of things that annoying me about my father. For example, in the past he was so authoritarian (he still is sometimes), he wants us to do what he says. He always have to be the one who wrap up the conversation, so whatever we say become less important compare to what he said. He’s advising people in prayer, he say things over and over again. Basically he love to talk, but for me he talk too much. Despite of those demeanors,  there are 3 things I want to imitate from Daddy (that’s how we called him):

1. Pray..pray..pray. In any situation, good times or bad times, in the house or in the public place, near or far (on the phone too), he always pray. When I was a teenager, I feel boring (ashamed sometimes) with this ritual, because my father always wants us to pray together and when he pray his voice is so loud. Imagine in a restaurant with many people there, but he always said never ashamed of what we believe. Now as i have my own family, i realize  how true it was, i can’t even do one thing right without go to God and consult from Him. My daddy taught me to rely on God.

2. Education is VERY important. I am glad to have a father who has a deep conviction about education. He’s not only pray and push his kids to finish college, but he himself gave us example to never stop learning. I remember he took law as a major in a university many years ago, even though he never finish it but it’s a great experience for him. After retired from his previous  job, he works as a lecturer in a banking academy in Jakarta. I can finished my master degree not because i am so smart and motivated but because my dad always encourage and support me.

3. Saving!!! maybe because he used to work in a bank so he know what’s the meaning of saving or investing. My siblings and I would never go study abroad if my dad didn’t save his money for that. When other people still in la..la.. land, he already invest his money in the insurance. He never go crazy spending money for pleasure even if he can effort it, but he put it into saving. I remember when we were small we went to eat in a restaurant, 2 kids must share 1 plate of food. He never gave us much money for allowance. It was upsetting at the time, but now i understand the meaning.

My dad came from a simple if not poor family, He’s working so hard to make it as he is today. He truly start from the bottom and make it to the top. It was not easy to working full-time and raise up 6 kids at the same time (of course my mom played an important role here), but I really believed he’s success because of these 3 convictions. I can’t imagine  stand in his shoes and stay strong like him. But everybody has their own path. I pray that I can inherit some of his best trait to help me to go through mine. I love you Dad, Thanks a million!