Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Crazy man in a crazy weather

After a month of lack of posting due to my busy schedule, I would like to share this incredible true story.

While I was working in Beijing last week, I witnessed an unbelievable act of craziness. It was around 7 p.m. at temperature of around minus 10 degree Celsius. The man was in the middle of the walkway, apparently searching for taxi. He was unsheltered from the icy wind and temperature that can easily freeze a glass of water in 10 minutes.

And he was only wearing a T-shirt and a thin sweater. No conventional winter coat. Immediately he stood out in the crowd as at that crazy weather, it was almost like a crazy suicide attempt. He was there for at least 20 minutes. I can almost guarantee that Fear Factor would not even consider that act in their programs.

He survived, thanks to God's kindness. I asked him why he did that. He said his girlfriend was feeling cold because she just had a winter coat and a blouse underneath. He gave her his coat to prevent her suffering in the cold weather. They were looking for a taxi to go back to their hotel but at that place and time, most of the taxi drivers did not want to help. So, they had to stay out in the cold weather, trying to get a taxi driver that is willing to give them a ride. I had my fair share of experience with bad attitude of taxi drivers in China. So, I can understand how hard for them at that time.

What I did not understand is why he wanted to risk his life like that. He said he did it because he love his girlfriend very much and he is willing to die for her. He did the only thing that he saw as the only choice to guarantee the safety of his love one, that is to sacrifice himself for love.

He said he almost died there. His legs were already numb and his heart almost stopped pumping.

This made me thought of the memorable scene in Titanic, where Jack sacrificed his life for Rose. Like the movie "Romeo and Juliet" too.

But this story is very REAL, as real as my life.

I do not know why I choose to blog about this but I found his love is really touching. In this world and generation, it is hard to believe such person and love exist except in the movie.

It makes me realize that this world is always fill with wonders and possibilities. It makes me believe love is the greatest and most beautiful thing in this world. And to love, we need to sacrifice ourselves sometimes, to give and not counting how much we take.

Love may even be crazy, so crazy that no one else can comprehend.

Finally, I wish for the long life and happiness for the Crazy Man and his beloved girl.


autumnmusic said...

wow... but how did you manage to talk to the guy?

Francis said...

Love it's Blind.

Susan said...

After 20 minutes, they still could not get the taxi so they went into the subway to take the train. That's where I managed to talk to the couple.

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