I went for the free screening of Jane’s Journey last Saturday (14 April) by Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore (JGIS) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I went for the previous screening when she came in 2011.
It was wonderful, as usual. Never fails to inspire me, and give me hope, that there’s still much reason for me to continue what I’m doing and study what I want, and hopefully be able to make some difference in this world.
Jane Goodall is a British lady who love animals, and went to Africa, before she was 25, to live amongst the Chimpanzees there, observing the way they lived. She made the important discovery that the Chimps used tools! They would take a branch, strip off the leaves, and put it down an ant hole to fish for ants. The documentary was not solely scientific, it also chronicled much of her personal history, including her two husbands and her son. She is now an advocate, traveling around the world for more than 300 days a year. Her Roots & Shoots programme is not just about saving animals, but also about the connection between communities, the environment, and the animals.
There were some things she mentioned during the video that I really liked; noted them down in my handphone, which has since died. I need to get a new Sony Ericsson/Blackberry charger, cos I managed to ruin the charger I have.
But here’s where Google saves!
If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
The turnout that night was pretty good, I think. Probably around a hundred or so people came, a mix of local and foreign expatriates. Singapore American School is a big supporter of JGIS (:
The only disappointing thing was the fact that after the documentary ended, the two boys who were sitting beside us left their trash behind on the grass, not bothering to trash them in the bins.