Do not be afraid to contradict the world. How resonating this sentence is…
Watched Mother Teresa of Calcutta over the weekend. Order the DVD online at SGD$29.90 from Popular. Those words have been in my head eversince. Jen liked the part where Mother Teresa likened herself to a pencil and that God was the writer. She squealed with awe and said “wah liao…” I am rereading the book about her. Actually, I find the writing (Spink, 1997) about her life very soothing and a balm to a very convoluted/ing world. The parts I really like in the film is the part where she leaves the convent prior to starting her work in the slums and how she dissolved the funds committee during a business-like meeting where $3 mineral water was served and talks about how SMS was going to reduce some of their logistics costs were carried out. $3 apparently, was a year’s school fees in Calcutta then. (Of course as I write, I am drinking a S$2.10 cup of coffee; I must try my best to consume less expensive coffee…).
Spink, Kathryn (1997). Mother Teresa : a complete authorized biography . Kathryn Spink. HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco: c1997. ISBN: 0062508253 0062515535