Chicken A-La-Carte

Watch this 6-minute video.  Then reflect on what you already possess and enjoy, and count your Blessings.

Chicken a la Carte
Director: Ferdinand Dimadura
Drama produced in 2005

This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are thousands of people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left these people.

Food for thought - Tks honeystar for the clip...

The children rushing INTO the bin image has been clouding my mind since i viewed the clip. It tugged at my heart strings till it ached and i couldn’t control my tears… I have shown it to both my girls – and they too were too stunned for words. They wondered aloud, "Why are the kids smiling when they get those food…"  and they kept going OMG so poor thing… so sad… and me… i just kept tearing… and tearing… and tearing… hard to stop.

The lit up face of the youngest bb… tsk… tsk… Can we imagine ourselves giving food from the bin for our own? I tried.. and its so so so hard. I cannot imagine myself putting them through such act, that being said, i have not reali known the reality of deprivation and desperation. That’s why i voted for "responsibility" during the recent poll, cause if we are to bring children into this world there is a BIG responsiblity for us parents to uphold…. in sooo many areas to look into just to ensure proper upbringing… and not just in academic or financial sense too. So, if we think we are not ready or can’t, best to go for a birth control plan so as not to let innocent lives suffer.

Not so much on not praying and not enuf respect for food on the table for my kiddies, cos they diligently say their prayers before meal times. We also always INSIST they finish all on their plates which they can do most times.

I suppose for younger kids we can downsize their portions to avoid wastage. Eating outside order one plate first and share between them. Can finish or still hungry can buy 2nd helping, if cannot finish at least we as parents, also not so full to the brim to help. What more with our own plate to finish as well..

Thanks honeystar, for sharing this gem of a clip. It reali calls for serious reflection.

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I let my dd watch this

I let my daughter watch this and ask her how she feels.
She said:”sad”.

but it doesn’t change much on the next day mealtime!

I WISH ALL THE KIDS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL WATCH TIS!

It is make me with tears. the kids do they prays before eat . but nowadays our kids not even thanks  or respect for  foods .

Going to let my son watch

Going to let my son watch this tonight. Our children nowadays do not know how lucky they are. So picky with food. The children in the video show so much more appreciation in having just leftover food on their plate. But it is really very sad to see the video. My heart ache for those children.

the first thing that hit my

the first thing that hit my mind was the government should educate the people, especially those poor ones, on birth control.

We do not create lives to make them suffer.  Sometimes I really think if I brought my baby into this life to suffer.

Fortunate or not, its about choices. Some parents choose to focus on their child development, some just excuse themselves for being tired and lazy and just leave the child to ‘grow’ on their own. Too many explanations, too many excuses, too many reasons and too many stories. The word here is choice.

I think what the poor people have is lack of guidance and knowledge. If they have some help in birth control, lesser children will suffer and may bring more social and behavorial problems to society. The parents reproduce as they like, the kids eat as they like and this in turn may bring more problems. The kids themselves either do good or follow the examples or force to do something they do not want.  When i saw the littel girls eating, the most frightening thing came to my mind. The human traffickers, the rapists, etc.

The list goes on… I just hope their goverment will help educate them on birth control..

Taking things for granted

Actually, I think our kids know how fortunate they are.  The problem is, they take for granted that the situation will last forever.

Some kids don't realise how fortunate they are

I watched the video in the office and told my hubby and daughter to watch at home last night.  Couldn’t stress enough to my gal how fortunate she is.  I’ve been telling her that by comparing her with her cousins but I guess this video hit her hard.  Showing it to my hubby as well – he has the bad habit of buying more food than required when ask him to ‘ta pau’ home and those we cannot finish will always end up in the bin.  Hope this will change their thoughts on wasting food.  A very heart wrenching video.

I want my daughter to watch

I want my daughter to watch this video too! Young children these days that we owe them something; that they own the world and deserve everything that they want. After watching this, perhaps we won’t be so Kiasu? But just be thankful that they are healthy and have enough to eat every day!

You have to watch this

I watched this out of morbid curiosity, and it started innocently enough, showing how young Filipino teenagers, very much like what we have in Singapore, going to fast food restaurants and having a meal.  My stomach then curled when the next frames showed a man coming around to the kitchens to collect left-overs and I felt totally disgusted at what I knew I was about to see.

But I was completely unprepared for what hit me next.

The ecstatic looks on the faces of the children, the celebration, the laughter.  I cried, not for the children in the picture, but for myself and what our own society has become.  I want my children to watch this movie, to understand how large numbers of people around the world live and find meaning in life despite the harsh conditions that they face.  This is not a movie about how poor people live.  This is a movie about how poorly we live.

Chicken A La Carte : Inspiring Short Documentary

Watch this 6-minute video.
Then reflect on what you already possess and enjoy, and count your Blessings

 Chicken a la Carte
Director: Ferdinand Dimadura
Drama produced in 2005

Synopsis:
This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization.  There are thousands of people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition.  This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society.  The people who live on the refuse of men to survive.  What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left these people.

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