“Is she really my biological mother?” Wang Yong Zheng had asked himself in anguish. As a child, Wang had never been on the receiving end of kind and caring words from his mother; after the passing of his maternal grandmother, mother and son drifted even further apart. This bad relationship became the seed from which a knot in Wang’s heart sprouted, troubling him for many years.
During the period from 29 November 2013 to 1 December 2013, Chief Director and Choreographer of the “Dharma as Water” stage adaptation, Sister Ci Yue, and her team of eight volunteers made the trip down from Taiwan to Singapore. They helped boost the morale of the Singapore execution team and the actors of the stage adaptation in three short days, giving them a final burst of encouragement as the countdown to the opening began.
“Yes, daddy is not considered a good man, but he is willing to change,”says Shen You Cheng. His daughter, En Qi, is his“little teacher.” She not only urges him to learn sign language, but also uses the Jing Si Aphorisms to remind him to drop his bad habits. The family of three encourage one another and together, they have signed up for the “Dharma as Water”stage adaptation, and in so doing, their family life has become more interesting!
Taking to heart the sense of urgency that Master Cheng Yen so often speaks of, Zhou Chun Hua does not allow herself to slacken for even a moment. The feisty sexagenarian actively takes part in Tzu Chi activities and has even taken on the role as a sign language facilitator for the “Dharma as Water”stage adaptation. She works hard to overcome the challenges she faces with a hearing problem, and being English-educated, had enrolled herself for a community hanyu pinyin course in order to better memorise the Chinese lyrics of the adaptation.