カスタム検索
NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: Misato-san Charity Auction !

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Misato-san Charity Auction !


昨日の夕方から始まった美里さんを救う会のチャリティーオークションに行きまして、岡部さんは緊張していたけど目標に向かってたくさんの方に応援してもらったと思います。僕は昔試合で入っていたキックのパンツを出しまして、何と3万円で買ってくれた人がいました!それに会場に美味しいちゃんこを用意されていたのですごく温かい空気でした。横のほうではずーと奥さんと子供の映像流れていました、本当に可愛い子供さんです。そのお母さんがいなくなったら寂しいな~と思いました。もし、応援したいのであればNTT回線のみで電話かけるだけできふできます。0990-51-3310番ですのでよろしくお願いします。それで昨日会場に入る前に夕日を見てしまったので車すぐに止めて写真を撮りました、でも携帯で撮った写真なので迫力はあまり無いかも。実際に見たときはすごいかっこいいかったです。

Last night it was the evening of the Charity Auction to try and help save Misato's life. I went there and auctioned off a pair of old shorts that I had worn in a fight, it was kind of sad to part with those shorts. But at the same time I knew that the money was going to something important. I don't know what I would do if I was in that kind of situation, but I think that Okabe-san is doing everything he can to help his wife. He also has a little daughter of his own, 4 years old about the same as my youngest girl. And seeing them together makes you think what would you do if you found yourself in that situation...I know that there are many people all over the world that are suffering, and that kind of money needed to help Misato's life could also be used to build schools in Africa or Thailand to help educate the locals....
Because it is not poverty that is the main killer in the world, it is ignorance. It is not knowing what to do, think of the people in Sierra Leone working in the diamond mines. If they were educated enough to rise up and take care for themselves, there would not be such poverty in a region of the world that should be thriving. Having such awesome natural resources should somehow translate into something more valuable. But the thing about Misato's life is, that it is someone close by that is asking for help and that is very hard to deny. I mean if you turn off the TV then you can almost forget the crying mothers and wounded babies of the world, but when someone is calling you directly asking you to help, how do you deny that? And why deny it at all, some days we must ask ourselves the question. I choose to help, I choose to try and make a difference in the world today, and if we all choose to do something good, even if it is only once in a while then I am sure the world will be a better place. It is the way of life, karma will come back to you. So do good and good will return, do bad and Karma will creep up and bite you one day you least expect it. I took this picture on my way to the Hotel yesterday, and although it was taken with my phone, I think you can imagine how powerful that ball of fire looked like in the sky over Tokyo