Anxiety really feels the mood in the morning. After so long joining Tzu Chi, finally I would meet Master Cheng Yen (or Shi Gong Shang Ren). After finishing our breakfast, we headed to Jing Si Jing She. There we met several Indonesian Tzu Chi Volunteers who were giving reports to Shi Gong. We waited for our turn to meet Shi Gong.
Then, we were called to a room where Shi Gong and Indonesian Volunteers will hold the meeting. Then one of the Shi Bo told Shi Gong that the one in front are one family consisting of 22 family members who all of them are Tzu Chi Volunteers and consisting of 4 generation. From my Grandma Grandpa up to my nephew. After Shi Gong heard that, Shi Gong said to the nearby Shi Gu / Shi Fu “wa lai beh khi khua i lank” (I don’t really remember cause the nervousness, meaning I’ll go see them) to prepare the bracelet and red pocket special from Shi Gong
Day 2 in Taiwan!!! ( Actually I’ve written this post this afternoon but dunno why when published, it became a blank page so I’ve to start all over :(, but it’s alrite haha)
After an amazing first day, I suddenly felt so anxious about second day. Second day will be awesome cause we will go back to Hualien. The center of Tzu Chi and the origin of Tzu Chi. Besides the anxiety, we were a bit late in the dawn and fortunately we could catch the bullet train just in time. Haha. Bullet Train from Taipei to Hualien takes approximately two and half hours.
In the train, I basically slept lol but upon arrival in Hualien, the scenery is just FABULOUS. You felt like you are one with nature. The beautiful of the scenery just can’t be describe by words.
Finally, I arrived in Taiwan!!!! Not arrived but went back home to Taiwan!!!
My curiosity of Taiwan has been escalated since my Tzu Ching friends went back to Taiwan 2 years ago and I didn’t follow them and after I experienced firsthand in this first day in Taiwan. My journey to Taiwan is due to my family journey in Tzu Chi where 22 members of my family have become Tzu Chi Volunteers and we wish to tell our beloved Master Cheng Yen (Shi Gong Shang Ren) this good news and on 13th April 2014, we began our journey to Taiwan where we transited first at Kuala Lumpur.
Our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan was at 1am and I thought my energy will all gone when we arrived in the morning at 6am. But surprisingly, Taoyuan Tzu Chi Volunteers welcomed us with such a warm welcome and suddenly all the sleepiness dissipated. Taoyuan Tzu Chi Volunteers consist of 17 volunteers of Commissioners and businessmen. It was a really honorable welcome for us.