May 13, 2008 is a normal day to me. I finished work till 2:30am. Before I fell into sleep, I had a quick check of the sports news on Sina. Suddenly, the news about biggest earthquake in Chinese recent history (中国地震局将汶川地震震级从7.8级修订为8.0级) in WenChuan, an unknown country town SiChuan Province and more than two thousands people already died came across me. I was totally in shock. Immediately, I made a call to my home in Beijing. Luckily there is no network congestion at all. My father answered the phone. Everything OK there. When I finished the call, it’s already 3:30am.
The morning in office is totally uneasy, full of anxious and worries. The Sina website was overloaded. I couldn’t open any other pages except the front one. I tried several times after work to call home again. This time all failed to reach.
Next few days after earthquake erupted, I followed all the news I could get. A lot of old time memories came back to me. Year 1976, 唐山大地震后的第一天，我父母抱着我和４岁的弟弟，穿着雨衣，坐在两个板凳上，与一群无助的人们，在雨中待了一天一夜的情形始终历历在目。
When I saw the photo several kids crumpled together under the debris after rescue workers found their bodies, I couldn’t hold my tears. Why human beings are so vulnerable (感觉人的生命是如此脆弱)? Why 佛祖 (Buddha) 说生命只在呼吸之间? I can only tell me this is life.
However, almost on the same day, when I saw another photo, a student holds a drip and helps his schoolmate trapped in the rubble of a high school in Beichuan, waving people for help, suddenly, I felt human beings are also so strong IF YOU BELIEVE hope still alive (感觉人的生命又是如此的顽强). Because human beings are also live in a cooperated community (团结协作的群体).
天道无情人却有情。Soon after the catastrophe happened in China, Earthquake relief donation has been quickly set up by Chinese Consulate in Melbourne. 做为炎黄子孙的一员，I urge all the people if you still have 中国人的血液在流淌, please show your love, sympathy, generosity and support to all the WenChuan Earthquake victims and their family, no matter you have already realised your dreams oversea, no matter you still in fighting with any other kind difficulties here. One thousand dollars are never more. One dollar is never less (一千元不算多，一元钱不算少). This is the time. This is the time that we can show to the world – 中国人不仅可以成功地举办奥运，而且中华民族是一个伟大坚强的民族，中国人是永远不会被任何艰难险阻打垮的。