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May 6, 2011

இ Random facts III Part 2 - Blind Leading The Blind

Mango requested me to put my left hand on the tooth brush and raise my right hand and repeat after her. "I, Bananaz swear to brush the tooth, the whole tooth, nothing but the tooth...with the right tooth brush". Bananaz would rather sing 'I swear by the tooth and the brush in the sky and I swear..' *Just kidding*.  Mango is worried after I get off the bed with sleepy eyes might grab the wrong tooth brush. For the benefit of those with CVD, mine is the orange *after been told its orange* tooth brush and hers is the yellow oops grrreenn one which Mango tied with a rubber band.

Bananaz is singing two decades ago? Nope! Theme for the company dinner is 'RED', just wear anything in red ~ socks, shoes, tie, bow or scarf etc. By now many would have guess or know the answer. Bananaz was singled out by our GM for his outstanding colours asking why he dares to be different by not wearing RED? OMG...!!!!What! Am I not wearing RED? 


Thank you guys for all your kind and encouraging words that CVD or colour blindness is merely a mild disability and Bananaz survived all these years 'blindlessly'. Have been counting my blessings and very grateful for what I am today. Ever wonder how is it like to be short of one sense and living in total darkness?

Recently participated in the Lion's Annual Charity Walk called 'Blind Leading The Blind' which is into the 8th year now to get a feel of what life is all about with only darkness. That's the cheeky Bananaz blind folded with Mango's spectacles.


Better watch out we have three ferocious Lioness on the Loose, but in the Club they are better known as nice and friendly Lions. Wait a minute for lottery punters you might have something in common here. The Charity Walk with almost 2000 paxz started half an hour late at 8:30Hrs from Civic Center, Petaling Jaya with a journey of 3KM blind walk. Half the participants would be blind folded and the other half would lead the 'blind'.


There are two distinctive experiences Bananaz would like to share here is when we started to walk out to the main road all of a sudden there is an immense scorching heat like a hair dryer blowing hot air unto Bananaz's face. Thought I was standing next to the compressor of an air conditioner until I cannot wait to ask Mango. It was actually the heat of the sun and because we do not see the rays of the sun therefore our mind keep guessing what is the cause of the heat.

The second experience is on smell. Mango's intention was to lead me close to a jasmine plant to see if the aroma's of the flowers would filled up my nose but instead the smell of fried chicken at the roadside stall was drawn in much faster and stronger than jasmine flowers. It means to say with our eyes closed our other senses with touch and smell will be amplified many folds. Not using much of my hearing though merely noted and only guessed what kind of transport passed me by, like is it a bus, a motor bike or a car for I was concentrating on the walking.

Walking blindly is tough but the one leading is more tougher. She got to tell you to slow down, faster, stop, lift your left leg onto the curb walk then step down, crossing the road now, careful road not even and etc. How about joining the walk next year to feel, smell and hear for yourself.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart ~ Helen Keller

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~ Denis Waitley






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bluedreamer27 said...

hey that was a very nice campaign...
just imagine... blind people are facing all that challenges the entire life...
this reminds me of my grandma... she's not born with that condition but after getting a condition called "Glaucoma" which cause her blindness

foongpc said...

Errr....who is Mango? : D

Sheoh Yan said...

Mango is such a thoughtful wife to Bananaz. Tying a rubber on the tooth brush might just be the best idea.

wenn said...

yea..i was once the 'blind' being led by 'unblind'..great experience!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~ Denis Waitley

Read this somewhere before - yeap count the blessing

lina said...

So how many times did you accidentally used Mango's toothbrush already? XD

lina said...

Joining the Blind Leading the Blind walk must be one heck of an experience.

HappySurfer said...

That must have been quite an experience. I've always felt that the eyesight is the most precious sense of all our senses. I am grateful.

suituapui said...

Aiyar...never mind lah! What is yours is mine, what is mine is yours...sama-sama use, all the same. You were wearing red leh - something like maroon...at the company dinner. The emcee not wearing red. Wah! Last time, so handsome...what happened? LOL!!!

Small Kucing said...

Interesting event. Agree with Helen Keller

[SK] said...

so nice of Mango to do little things in every details to help Bananaz differentiate things he may have differentiate wrongly, so thoughtful.. i wonder has everything in the house got labels on them?? :)

[SK] said...

hmmm, blind leading the blind?? it's a nice activity.. and with yourself blindfolded, you can really experience the life of the blinds, and i like how you describe other senses being amplified after one of them is not functioning..

Alice Law said...

Hey... nice campaign, 1st time seeing bananaz leh, so happy!

reanaclaire said...

I saw this blind leading blind in the chinese series ... didnt know this was practised here too.. i m sure it is fun while feeling a bit fearful too, right? at least we understand how others feel...

Bananazஇ said...

bluedreamer27 இ Oh dear sorry to know of your grandma loss of eyesight. Yeah eyesight and teeth is of utmost important to us.

foongpc இ Mango? Yellow inside out and for you to find out, solution is out there in 1248.

Sheoh Yan இ Yeah thanks she is a great soulmate.

Bananazஇ said...

wenn இ that was a good experience right!

MRC இ Heard of this complaints before - why ah no double eye lid, why ah eyes too small and why ah eyes like gold fish..count our blessings.

lina இ none woh those were brand new ones straight away got tagged haha. Yeah real good blind experience.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Yes it is one of the most important.

suituapui இ That's my GM who wore a red bow. Last time no blog yet hahaha. Thought growing old gracefully? Age is just a number and a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. muahahaha

Small Kucing இ A great overwhelming event strongly supported by the Lions & Leo members.

Bananazஇ said...

[SK] இ Come to think of it no labels woh other than those like sugar and spice. Got to know one blind operator in HP factory (now called Agilent) in Penang coz of some biz dealing and by just a mere 'hello' over the phone during my second call she knows its me. Terrific hearing ability.

Alice Law இ Wah you so happy like kena lottery? haha. Appeared in some other blogs maybe you are not aware of it. lolz

reanaclaire இ Yeah initially a bit uneasy and fearful of kicking stones or fall into some potholes but must give full confidence to the 'leader' and Mango did a very good job in leading the blind. Hats off to her.

Autumn Belle said...

I said it before but I'll say it again. Mango and Bananaz - seperti pinang dibelah dua.

My most unforgetable experience was my first time helping a blind man cross the street. I didn't look back while leading him, so he bump into a lamp post! - A case of the sighted leading the blind to disaster. A blind leading the blind could have done much better :-(

Now, I'll always look back and 'visualise' to be blind too whenever I had the chance to help the blind again.

Isaac Tan said...

Woot, nice look with the blindfold XD reminded me of batman! :P

Wenny said...

Hey Bananaz, now I can visualise your look. I just need to put Yuen Biao's face in my mind and I know it's you. Errr ... sure you are not him living here under Malaysia's Second Home Program???

Mei Teng said...

Whoa..blind leading the blind walk. Dangerous la...unless the roads are totally cleared and void of obstacles.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Colorblind? So that explains the rubber band. :-)

Being blind is tough. And I know that it will be hard for me if I ever go blind. I hope I don't.

That's a good experience. May more people understand blind people and help them in any way.

*The Old Geezer said...

Random fact #3 part 2 was very interesting :-)

Bananazஇ said...

Autumn Belle இ Terima kasih. Oh dear did that blind man hurt himself? Nowadays with so many of the iron manhole covers being stolen rampantly have to be extra careful. My sister-in-law fell into one deep manhole up to her chess level while crossing the road at night. She is considered lucky suffered minor bruises only.

Isaac Tan இ Batman eh and not Badman haha.

Wenny இ Yuen Biao? That was Bananaz 2 decades ago now could look like Sammo Hung lah..Sshhh! Secret cannot disclose following Andy Lau's strategy hahaha.

Lily Riani said...

you changed your interface.... btw, am back!!!! yeay! not from traveling but from overload of work.

i hv the same prob as your, i confuse my sis's and my toothbrush. boy! she is sooo not happy.

Bananazஇ said...

Mei Teng இ Its very safe they have polis to control traffic and crossing the roads. The 'unblind' leader must take good care and be specific with choice of words.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab இ That's the whole purpose of the 'BLB' project for public awareness to help the blinds as often as possible.

*The Old Geezer இ Thank you like your latest 'My Final Post'.

Bananazஇ said...

Lily Riani இ Welcome back! Overload with work is sometimes good news. Hard work is better than no work. Most ladies dont have CVD. Tie a rubber band then haha.

Pete said...

1248 buy 4D can kena kah?

Bananazஇ said...

Pete இ Can pao ka liao haha.

Bengbeng said...

if 4d can kena, bukan main shiok nye :) aje

eugene said...

Yup,,counting the blessing, blessed to have known a friend like you and your lovely half Mango,,,,,,,

you look cool with the "decades ago" pic,slim then and slim down,,

Say Hi to Mango for me, will ya?

Bananazஇ said...

Bengbeng இ When luck is on your side its so easy to strike. My friend bought a new car nobody kena but his mother-in-law kena. She bought the wrong number heard wrongly. See? haha.

eugene இ Be grateful! Sure will say Hi to mango for ya. tQ on her behalf.

Wai Kitt said...

Every morning after i brushed my teeth, i'm the one who will put the toothpaste onto my hubby's toothbrush and standby there for him to brush later. Thus no such problem occur.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

just the moment i wanted to ask who is Mango , i saw comments here dat ur wifey! :D so thoughful! ;)

lena said...

how thoughtful of mango! that'is such an interesting walk, i guess that has brought much awareness to all participants to 'the world of the blind'. are you a member of the lions club?

Yvonne said...

This is an interesting event :)

I'm grateful and blessed for I can see bananaz and those dear to me everyday.

mNhL said...

u gave such a sweet nickname to your wife - mango (my favourite fruit). hehe

Daisy said...

I like this post. My husband also has some problems with seeing colors properly, but it is a minor thing. To not be able to see at all would indeed be a much bigger challenge. It's good to realize how lucky we are and be grateful for it. :)

Lrong said...

Very interesting and light hearted post... had a laugh reading it...

Bananazஇ said...

Wai Kitt இ That's another wonderful idea but what if he wakes up earlier than you, guess he got no problem with CVD haha.

Caroline Ng May Ling இ Mango is Bananaz's Soulmate 1248 haha sorry using html scripting nowadays lolz

lena இ Nope Bananaz not a member regret to say not much time for charity

Bananazஇ said...

Yvonne இ tQ yes count our blessing and be happy for what we have got.

mNhL இ Nick was adapted from Kenwooi.com who teased those Chinese educated people yellow in and out..haha

Daisy இ Just slightly off colors is not that bad at all.

Lrong இ Kamsia glad you had a good laugh.

Annie Q said...

heard about this "game" before, blind leading the blind and you have to put a lot trust on the person who lead you. This also can see that you put trust in Mango, let her lead you and in real life too. Agree? :)

EastCoastLife said...

I cannot imagine what the world would be like if I cannot see the primary colours. I'm short-sighted and it is a blurry world when I don't wear my eys. I count my blessings that I can still see. :P

Regina said...

The first part was pretty funny..well, I enjoyed the quotes and found this intriguing. I knew a couple who were both blind (one from birth and his wife lost her sight just before her teens I think), they had a large family. I remember different things, like how they folded their money a certain way. But ya..it is as you've described. The kids were pretty wild (lol)(couple boys my son's age). Anyway, I think your post was cool and that would be neat to participate in something like that-

London Caller said...

Ha ha... You must have forgotten to show them your red underwear.

Or you just too malu to show huh?

Bananazஇ said...

Annie Q இ Yup you nailed it 'Trust' is paramount for the leader. Would like to borrow this and say to Mango "whatever you cook I swallow where ever I go your follow" haha.

EastCoastLife இ Be contented and life would be blissful.

HappySurfer said...

Beautiful sunshine today.. Happy Sunday, Bananaz!

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Yup your blog shows temp at 89F. You have a great Sunday too blue skies and everything nice.

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Hahaha! I love this simple post especially looking at all the photos. You looked like a Batman with glasses too.

And the toothbrush...why brush only a tooth? not teeth?

Cheers!

Bananazஇ said...

willie a.k.a reptoz இ Batman is OK not Badman. Oh this is a swearing practised in court its about 'telling the truth nothing but the truth so have to use tooth instead of teeth..tQ

Life Ramblings said...

It is incredibly hard to imagine the woes of a person experiencing blindness. i'm thankful that i can see and hear. btw, your cool portrait reminds me of the Green Hornet. lolz

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ Whoa Green Hornet haha. Just the other day Unifi.my was down and while on the line with the technician who asked me what color of lights do I see on the modem red or yellow? Answer to him is only can see 4 lights instead of the usual 5 and only one is blinking. What red and what yellow? Oops!

Anabelle said...

hello- bananaz!!!! how are you my dear friend? as always i saw your link coming to my site which i am deeply grateful.. by the way, my website has a new url.... you might want to change the link in your website.. its http://www.artworksbyanabelle.co.cc

thanks!

Anabelle said...

hello- bananaz!!!! how are you my dear friend? as always i saw your link coming to my site which i am deeply grateful.. by the way, my website has a new url.... you might want to change the link in your website.. its http://www.artworksbyanabelle.co.cc

thanks!

Netster said...

I wanted to post my comment and always got busy and so here I am.. what am I missing?

I think Bananaz drawn to friend chicken more than completing the task. hahahaha

It's hot! i can see the hair all stood up and try to run hehehe

This is a very good team work/ team building excises.

It's a way how every management lead their employees these day... blindly! and they fire the wrong talent.

They all should do this team building often to understand more how to communicate and be the people's people :)

HappySurfer said...

Happy weekend, Bananaz!

HappySurfer said...

Wow! Talk about vibes.. While I was here, you were at my blog. Cool, hor?

Bananazஇ said...

Anabelle இ Bananaz is great tQ. OK will update your url.

Netster இ Yeah team building on 'trust' and also to have the feel of empathy to the less fortunate.

HappySurfer இ Really? Cool..Great minds think sama sama haha. Happy surfing weekend. tQ

Bananazஇ said...

Regina இ Oh Blogger.com brought back the comments after MIA for sometime. Blind people are very sensitive to touch and know the value of money well by their finger tips. tQ.

London Caller இ Oops forgot to wear my super underwear that day hahaha. tQ for dropping by.

beng said...

let us trade ma-in-laws :)

Bananazஇ said...

beng இ Trade in-laws? Stock Exchange closed no trading haha.

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