Grandma Li: Stay young by helping others

by on 週六, 19 十二月 2009 評論

Grandma Li lives in the countryside of Taiwan, in a small town near Chiayi City called Dalin.

As I entered her house in the morning, her welcome really touched my heart. She is a very cheerful old lady, whose generosity and kindness reminds me alot of my own grandmother. Although she could only speak Taiwanese, which I do not understand, she tried all day to remember some Chinese to converse with me. Grandma Li offered the most beautiful and grateful smiles to Oliver and my camera as we photographed her.

Grandma Li spent her whole life taking care of her family. After her children left home, she took care of her sick husband until he died a few years ago.

Unlike alot of old people in Taiwan who are quite isolated and spend their days alone at home, Grandma Li decided to make her life more entertaining by participating in Hongdao Association activities.

Indeed, the whole day we spent with her was punctuated by her activities with the Hongdao Association.

In 2008 Grandma Li earned the Golden Award for her voluntary work at the Hongdao Association.


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Aurélie Kernaléguen (柯蕾俐)

Settled in Asia since she was 17, Aurelie was one of those young kids, who, to the question "What do you want to do later in life?" always answered: "A reporter, but abroad"... After obtaining her Masters Degree in Journalism at National Taiwan University, she started to work for Radio Taiwan International. She is also very interested in photojournalism and spends her spare time wandering in the Taiwanese countryside with her camera. Interested in understanding better Asian culture in all its diversities, she likes to connect with many locals and especially the minority tribes of Taiwan. And if one day you do not see her around in Asia, it means she went for her other dream in life: living on a ranch in Wyoming in the amidst of only horses and green grass.

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