In this era of young people carrying iPhones and Samsungs, it would be easy to forget that life is still very difficult for some people.
Last week, there was a hockey tournament in Club Aman which both my daughters were involved. In the team where my eldest daughter played, there was a girl who came to the competition with very little.
Since this was not an official school tournament, no allowance was given. By the end of the day, her father had only RM10 in his pocket, which he used to buy food for them to share.
To make matters worse, they were just evicted from their home and had to move to another place recently.
Fortunately the team won third place and there was some prize money which was divided among the players. It was just a small amount but enough for the girl to give to the father to buy petrol for his bike.
The whole thing puts hockey into perspective. It puts our worries about poor revenues and weak economy into perspective. It puts life into perspective.
Here I am, worrying about slightly less income and weak stock market with a full stomach for me and my kids when for some people, it is just so tough to make ends meet and bring up their children.
(Don't worry about this girl as she stays in the hostel and her friends takes care of her when she is in need)