Reflections About Learn-A-Thon 2011 (Part 1)

by Patrick Liew on December 5, 2011

On November 28, 2011, I walked out of Kallang Theatre to a cool evening, but my heart was gratefully warmed.

I told about 1000 people in the auditorium that Learn-A-Thon 2011 is a “modern day” miracle. Here’s the story.

On October 23, 2011, I read in the Straits Times that the Prime Minister of Thailand had issued a warning to the people. The floods had turned into a crisis, the ‘biggest disaster since the 2004 Tsunami.’

One day later, I read that Bangkok was in a race against time to ‘keep out rising waters.’

According to a report in Newsweek, this was Thailand’s ‘worst flood in 50 years.’ It has affected one third of the country.

The crisis could even be worst in other poorer countries, including Cambodia and Philippines. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much information in the local press.

The floods have caused hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars of damage.

Food was running low. Residents were not certain what’s going to happen to their lives.

Unlike other crisis, floods could affect everybody and over a larger area. It might cut people from public utilities such as electricity and even food supplies.

Danger lurked in every corner. Lives were at stake.

My heart ached for the people going through the flood.

At that point in time, I was inundated with work. In addition, I was planning for three business trips to Australia, Malaysia, and the USA.

What can one person do?

How can I help with my limited time, money, and other resources?


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

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Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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