A water purifier machine for parents #4
You are listening to the program “1001 green things” of Phuc Khang Corporation. This time, I would like to tell you a story “A WATER PURIFIER MACHINE FOR PARENTS”.
Today, a special package from a daughter was delivered to her parents with a message: “A small gift thanks to my first pay to my dear parents.”
I don’t spend my first pay on my favorite items. I don’t treat my friends to a joyful party. I don’t spend it on a trip or my personal needs. But I would like to dedicate my first pay for those who gave birth to me and also brought me up.
In my school age, due to experiencing obstacles in our family, I myself took on many jobs to cover expenses of living far from home in order to reduce the financial burden on my parents. On holidays or Tet holidays, I wished I were able to spend my pay on my parents’ favorites, but I couldn’t afford them.
Now, I have graduated. Keeping my first pay on my hand, I felt extremely happy. It was the first time I had ever seen the achievement of my hard work and effort. Earning an income (not so high) from my own labor was respectful. I think it would be more respectful if I spent my income on my most beloved people in this life – my parents.
Having expected so, all kinds of thoughts about what to buy for my parents raced through my mind. Surprisingly, saltwater intrusion in the West was broadcast on TV. I remembered that some days ago, my mother complained bitterly that she had been suffering from being itchy and unpleasant. After questioning her, I learned that my hometown had been intruded by saltwater which caused itchy and unpleasant feeling in the bath. Additionally, saltwater intrusion affected daily activities of my family and our neighbors. Regularly every day, at 4AM, 12PM and 5PM, my father had to tie 30-litre plastic can to his bike and arrived at a depot to buy fresh water. We had to spend 150 thousand dongs on clean water for our daily activities.
Saltwater intrusion affected not only people’s lives but also farmers’ harvest crops in the west. Rice fields were dried to death, reducing or destroying crop yield. Durians shed unripe fruits and leaves due to lack of irrigation. Born to be a farmer’s child, I felt comprehension and compassion towards what my parents and my countrymen were encountering. May experts and authorities develop a solution to the problem so that people’s lives can get less strenuous.
On the countryside roads to visit my hometown, I used to see tractors carrying tanks of clean water to supply for villagers. I also learned that this water was just USABLE, not DRINKABLE because it was taken from shallow drilled well in the arenosols without filtration.
Personally, I was only a graduate with a lot of concern but without any expertise to resolve the situation. What I can do now is to change the mindset of my circle of acquaintances, within my abilities, to understand how precious clean water is. Those with abundant water show waste while those with inadequate water show haste. That is what I can do for our acquaintances. And for our family, what I can do now is to ease my parents’ hardship with my first pay. It is the water purifier machine.
I hope that this little useful gift can substitute for the daughter’s gratitude to her parents. It will somehow better the quality of life in our family. Thank you for your compassion and dedication to me.
Ladies and gentlemen,
You have just listened to a story “A WATER PURIFIER MACHINE FOR PARENTS”. Phuc Khang would like to infer the concern and hardship of people in areas intruded by saltwater from the thoughts and piety of a little graduate. Clean water is so precious that you had better not waste it if you have abundance because there are many people struggling for a single drop.
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